Sunday, June 30, 2013

5 days and counting.......................

Ministry Partners,

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
—Hebrews 13:15 (ESV)

With only 5 days until I commence the new ministry journey God has called me to in Uganda & Rwanda, praise is continually in my thoughts and on my lips.


I have already seen God's faithfulness and provision in so many ways but most recently as He poured out favor for IRM upon the government of Uganda. They had recently made the decision that there would be no more evangelism within the prisons there because of the poor actions of previous visitors but Pastor Herman continued to tell them about IRM and the good work we have been doing in Rwanda ....then....last week the decision was made to allow IRM to enter 3 prisons.

Indeed, only God can can change the hearts and decisions of man so that His will would be accomplished.
Yesterday was the final team meeting and last night  the team was introduced to and commissioned at New Life Foursquare Church in Canby, the covering church for IRM, and that will follow suit again today at both services. I am so thankful to the Lord for the four dedicated men and women He has put together this year to serve alongside the IRM Rwandan partners and me.

 Terry Fillis, Alfred Mupenzi, Brian Youd
Leslie Yoder, Arlene Tatum, Toni Anderson

I was happy to hand off the four suitcases of supplies that I had walked around in my living room and dining room, filled and weighed numerous times during the last two months, to each of the team members to bring when they travel to Rwanda on July 25th.

The 22 Excel spreadsheets that I did originally, for every aspect of the trip, seem to change from day to day as do the events on the itinerary thereby needing to be redone and tweaked. I must say I continue to learn what the words "be flexible" mean. 

Please continue to pray for the trip, the team and for me concerning:
  • Open hearts for the Gospel
  • Personal Health for the Rwandan & U.S. team
  • Travel and in-country safety 
  • That we would find favor with everyone we encounter
  • That we would watch the Holy Spirit pour out his power as never before, on the people of Uganda, Rwanda and each team member.
That none would be lost,


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Just 13 days.............

Greeting Ministry Partners,

It is hard to believe that in just 13 days I will be boarding a plane for my 10th trip to Africa, this time going to both Uganda for the first time and then Rwanda.

This darling child is now in the arms of Jesus 

For those of you who do not receive a hard copy in the mail you may go to my web site and download a copy. Just click on the link on the right hand side of the opening page.

The team and I would very much appreciate your prayers for this trip July 5 - Aug. 11, 2013.

Once in Africa I will be updating this blog every day as ministry time and internet allows. I am already giving God praise for our time there and the amazing things we will see Him do in all the lives of the team members as well as the lives of the people of Uganda & Rwanda.

I am so looking forward to this trip and I know I will enjoy this summer and pray you will enjoy your summer as well.

A big "THANK YOU" to each of you for faithfully supporting the ministry of IRM and also the "Bibles for Rwanda Project".

That none would be lost,