Have you ever had one of those “this is the best year yet” moments? I truly believe that God moves us “from Glory to Glory” in every area of life, and this truly is the best year yet! I pray this is proving to be true in your life to! Here comes the normal apology for slow updates (ready?): Please forgive me for being slow at writing these, I’m trying to get better 🙂
We started our year with our youth camp for Real Life Generation (Our youth ministry). It was awesome!! 150 kids gathered together to worship, receive, and have fun. I’m continually amazed at the power of camps. When you take people out to the middle of nowhere, away from their normal lives, and set up venues for them to seek and wait on the Lord… awesome things happen! All our speakers did great, worship was at a whole new level, and a true sense of Unity was gained in the students. Brent was the main speaker and killed it!! People are still talking about camp and all the life change. Of course we had an epic eating contest. Chugging hot sauce, eating butter, and of course puking. Brent and our youth pastor (Kenneth) jumped in and won in their teams! (I was the judge and gave them a little grace.) I’m looking for a youth group to rally together to help make our games at camp next year even more awesome. If you’re interested let me know and I can give you the details.
We started our 3rd year of Ignite at the end of January. I am amazed at how fast time flies! We are blessed to have the opportunity to disciple 12 new students this year. We started the year with an encounter retreat at our lake property, Bwerenga. Our students gained freedom in many areas and were able to come back excited, and ready for the year. Again, it feels like the best Ignite yet! We’re a little over a month in and the change is noticeable already. Continue to pray for them as they take these 6 months to seek after the Lord, and find what He has planned for them!
In the last month….. I …. got……a …… car!! Thank you so much to everyone who has been so faithful in giving, and praying, and supporting in so many ways! I was able to find an awesome Toyota hatch-back with low miles, imported from London, with one owner. Runs great, and is truly a huge blessing to my daily activities. The fact that I don’t have to ride on a taxi and take 3x as much time getting places is awesome! Thank you again!
The next couple of months are going to be just as busy, if not busier. We have a team from The Ventura City Church coming in a few weeks. We are planning a high school outreach day here at the church in March. Our annual youth conference is coming May 9-11. We have a team coming from Westside and FLC in Idaho for this. Continued Island work, and Ignite. We started 2 services as a church, English only at 8:00, and English/Luganda at 10:30. I love watching God work!
Thank you so much for all your support, encouraging emails, and prayers. I am able to serve the Lord here in Uganda because of you!! The church is growing, lives are changing, and its made possible by you! I want to effectively pray for you as well. Please send me any prayer requests, and or updates, so I can pray and have our Ignite students doing the same. My arm is all healed up and I am using it again 🙂 Clapping better than ever. You’re awesome! I miss everyone a ton, I wish I could give you a hug and tell you how great you are in person, but this will have to do. I’m doing great. Falling more in love with the Lord everyday. He continues to speak and is my strength and encouragement. I’m having the time of my life being able to serve Him here in beautiful Uganda, with a great church, and great people! Brent and Virginia are awesome as ever (I like em… I like em a lot!) Please feel free to send me emails with any questions, I’m quick to reply and can give you short updates sooner!