Greetings! I trust everybody had a great Independence Day celebration. It is, of course, not even a thing here. So, all us missionaries get together to celebrate in our own way. We had a great time – burgers, tube steak, potato salad, the works. Afterwards, we had a piñata (a giraffe) filled with some of the American candy we brought back with us. Gaelin killed it with one blow, spilling it’s tasty sugary guts all over the ground – we’ll make the next one stronger. 🙂 The kids had a great time.
I am pastoring the 4 churches we have out at Nakivale right now while Jeff and Carla Bassett are in the States for a brief furlough. So, I am dividing my time between the 4, 2 one Sunday, 2 the next. This lets our Pastors-in-training get some practice leading the service and preaching. My two are near to being ready to make fully independent.
I have been preaching through 1 Corinthians. I love how timely that book is. It spells out in a very logical manner why we do certain things as Christians, and how to work out our own faith in fear and trembling. It has been dealing specifically with fornication lately, a problem here (and nearly everywhere really). It says some very useful things about the family also, which flows naturally into the class I will be teaching on Marriage and the Family soon. Pray for the effectual preaching of God’s word. Thank you for praying for Ngarama. We continue to see people saved there. They are nearly done repairing the storm damage we accrued a little while back, which is a blessing. Now that the road is so good, I can afford to go out there for more frequent visitation because my car and body aren’t being beat to death.
We will be having another Marathon VBS soon once the children get done with their current term. Pray for this. Always profitable.
God bless you!