The trips don’t begin when the team climbs on the airplane. The trips begin months before with planning, meeting, and especially praying. Preparation for the trips begins really, as soon as we return from the one before. We met many times in the months preceding the trip. We want all our plans to be God’s plans, so we spent much of that time praying that His will be done. Then the departure day arrived. We left Wednesday afternoon and arrived in Kabale on Friday evening. We were grateful for the safety that God provided through our whole time of travel. When we got to the Center we were surprised to find 150 kids. The first week we did lessons based on 5 different Bible characters from the Old Testament. We used each character to point toward the story of Christ and God’s plan for salvation. However, during the week God showed us that the lessons were important, but the real way to reach the kids was through individual connections. The Lord began to train our eyes to look for those opportunities for personal conversation. We were also able to take some time to visit families at their homes. On the visits, we could care for some of their needs. We purchased goats, chickens, mattresses, and blankets for the families that we visited. We had the chance to harvest at the land as well. We picked and shelled beans for hours. But it was worth it. All of the food we collected is being used to feed the kids.
On the following Sunday, we had church at the Center. Greg preached on John 3 and how we all must be born again. After the service, we had a special meal for all the kids and their families. In this time, we were able to pray with many of the kids and their parents. On our last few days we watched the process of getting the kids back in school. We came to realize how big of a process it really was. As if enrolling 100 plus kids in school isn’t hard enough, Junior also must get them ready and take them there. It was a great trip, but the most exciting part was when kids came to tell us of their experiences of being born again. That’s why we go. It was such a great encouragement from God on the work we are doing. This trip was very productive physically, but most importantly, the spiritual breakthroughs.
2 Roads growing relationship with local pastor and school director, Edward Kanyesigye.
While the July 2016 mission trip team was in Kabale, they visited a school which two of our sponsored children attend. During this visit, the team met a local pastor and school headmaster named Edward Kanyesigye. A few years ago, Edward began a ministry that gives homes to street children called Akanyijuka Homes. Eight students live in a house with a house mother. They also started Akanyijuka Primary School. The team really felt God leading them to grow closer with Edward.
During the most recent trip, the team was able to meet with Edward and discuss opportunities to become involved with his ministry. We ask you to be in prayer as we seek God’s will in this relationship.
Join us in Prayer
- That each of us will have a deeper awareness of God in our lives
- For God’s will as we go to Kabale, Uganda in July 2017
- For Junior Tukwasibwe, our associate in Kabale
- For the children in health, education, and above all their salvation and discipleship
- Against the evil forces working in Kabale
- For the hearts in Kabale; that they will be like fertile soil and that God’s Word will accomplish
Its work in theirs
Will You Sponsor Me??
This young lady’s name is Harima. She turned 16 years old this year. Harima lives with her grandmother. Her grandmother doesn’t have enough to provide for herself let alone to take care of her 16 year old granddaughter. Harima loves to be in school when she is given the chance. How about supporting her monthly so she can have better future? For more information visit only2roads.org