Friday, June 12, 2009

Getting Ready to Serve in Uganda

As we prepare to leave to leave Elma, Wa. for Kampala there are so many things to do and say. We have been blessed to have served for 29 years in this community. It's very difficult to say goodbye to coworkers, fellow servants in the teaching community that have played such a great part in the lives of our family. Our three children have grown and flourished in this place and Jan and I thank you all for that.

To the members of Bethany Baptist Church, we are greatful that you have allowed us to serve at Bethany for so many years. We hope to be able to share with the people of Kampala the love that you have shown to us. We ask that you continue to lift us up in prayer as we serve the children of Kampala.

Pray that God will continue prepare our hearts and minds for this opportunity to serve Him. Pray that the hearts of the children would be open to receive the Gospel of Christ. Pray that God the Father would keep us healthy as we learn to serve Him there. Pray that we will be found faithful in all God leads us to do. Pray that we will be bold in our efforts to share the love of Christ with all we meet. Thank you for being faithful in the work at Bethany, the prayers, and in the offerings you have given to missions that that have made it possible for Jan and I to go to Kampala.

Romans 12:1 (The Message)

Romans 12

Place Your Life Before God
1-2 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

1 comment:

  1. Lynn and Jan,

    I didn't realize you were posting to your blog already. Checked out the website to make sure I could get to it, and what, if anything was there...More then I thought!!

    Lynn,you were a great teacher when I had you; I will remember shooting baskets, and the racing we did...On to bigger things! I believe you were called to this, and the people you are going to touch are going to be touched for the rest of their lives as I have been. I will pray for you!
    God Bless!!