Friday, July 6, 2012

Wrapping It Up In Kampala

Today is our last day of reaching schools in Kampala. It is Friday morning July 6th. On Monday we will focus on reaching schools in Entebbe here in Uganda. As of this morning we have spoken in seven schools and eight classrooms sharing Christ with 3521 students and with 440 indicating a first time decision for Christ just in Uganda! There will be lots of work for the Ugandan Student Venture staff and volunteers to do when we leave next Thursday for Kenya again. In Kenya and Uganda together our team has reached 6752 students for Christ with 632 indicating a first time decision for Christ. Keep praying we finish strong.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Uganda!

We arrived yesterday. We are doing well. We start schools tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at 7 am.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

On To Uganda

Yesterday we finished our time of reaching students in Kenya. Now our team will travel to Uganda tomorrow morning. We finished our week at a Maasai school of 120 students and saw 10 come to Christ. Jedidah, one of the Kenyan Student Venture staff, was with us at this school since her father is the headmaster at the school and he came to Christ with me. Afterwards he told his daughter. See their picture on my Facebook page. Overall our team shared Christ with almost 2500 and saw almost 200 decisions for Christ at the five schools we were at. Now it is onto Uganda! Keep praying!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

On The Road In Kenya

Today we traveled two hours east of Nairobi to a school just one hour from the Tanzanian border and in sight of Mt. Kilimanjaro (if it had been a clear day that is). We shared Christ with over 1000 students and 101 indicated they came to Christ. I also had the opportunity to lead a teacher to Christ at this school. I haven't been able to get my pictures to upload here nor my videos. However I have been able to put them on my Facebook page so check out my pictures and videos there.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Reaching students in Kenya

Our team has shared Christ with 480 students in two schools. We have seen 38 students receive Christ. Pray for the health of our team as Meredith is sick today (Wednesday, June 27th)and is staying back at the hotel. Also, Adam is sick and after arriving at the Life Ministry office with him I had to send him back to the hotel to rest.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Beginning Assemblies in Nairobi High Schools

On Monday June 25th we will be starting our mission to the high schools here in Nairobi.  We will do this here all week and this next weekend travel to Kampala, Uganda to do the same thing.  Pray for our team as we start working with students.  We trained with the Kenyan students this afternoon after church.  Everyone is tired but beginning to get over the worst of jet lag.

We have received all our luggage except for one bag which should be here in the morning (Monday).

Thanks for those of you who have recently sent into our Campus Crusade for Christ account (link is on the column to the right down the page about three quarters of the way) as I'm still needing to raise a bit more for this mission (still need about $3,000 so pray that comes in before I return home).

Everyone is getting along great on the project and they are getting to know the Kenyan student leaders and staff here.  We just had dinner (Sunday night) at Fred Abok's apartment here in Nairobi.  There was standing room only as all of our team of 33 and the Kenyan Student Venture staff came to eat together.

It is raining now so pray it stops for tomorrow!  Thanks.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Arrived in Nairobi, Kenya

Our group of 33 landed late on the evening of June 22 but without any luggage.  It is 4:30 pm on the afternoon of June 23 and we still are without our luggage.  Pray it arrives here soon! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Journey Begins

Today high school students, Cedarville students, Student Venture staff, and other adults are flying into Chicago for our Africa Briefing.  Pray for the nearly 40 of us and those we are leaving here as we are in Africa for the next month.  We will be overnight in Chicago then at 6 pm on Thursday, June 21 we begin our first leg of two eight hour flights to Nairobi, Kenya where we will be for our first week.  Pray for us to connect as a team!  This will be the adventure of a lifetime. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Leaving for Africa in Ten Days

It is hard to believe that in only 10 days our team will be beginning the journey to Africa for one whole month! There are still a number of things to trust God for and so pray for these items: 1) That we will come together as a team - we have students coming from California to Florida! 2) That everyone will see God raise all they need for this project - at this time some are only half way there including me. 3) That God will bring students and adults to Himself - pray John 6:44. 4) Pray for the health and safety of our team. It will be 10 years since I was last in Africa and so I have included here a video of a student who was 19 back then and still attending high school. He tells the story of what happened at his school the day we came there. Enjoy the video and please pray, pray, pray!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Pray for the Kenya/Uganda Project

With only one month to go our team of nearly 40 students and adults are in the final preparations for a month of ministry in Africa. Pray for our team to see the reminder of their financial needs to be met. I'm currently at about 36%. Pray for the hearts of the Africans we will be meeting with in both Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Uganda Team Requests

It looks like the team of high school students, Student Venture staff, and college students (three from Cedarville and several from other colleges) will be between 12-17. That is a bit of an uncertain range and for that reason we could use your prayers! Pray for those accepted to the project to track through the steps they need to take to get their passport, raise their funds, etc. in a timely manner. Pray for the 4 students who have not finished their applications and need to get the parent consent forms and references in so we can finish the process with them. Pray God raises up a prayer team for every member including our leadership team: myself and Carolyn Wiley (SV staff in Indy) as well as our finanical teams. Also, please take the time to view my Uganda prayer letter under Resources in side bar on the right. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Returning to Uganda

This summer, after my daughter's wedding to Kevin Dennis in Orlando, FL on May 13th, I will be traveling to Uganda for a one month mission into the high schools. At this point there are three Cedarville students coming with me as well as high school students from across the country, Student Venture staff, and Kenyan and Ugandan adults. While there is still much to do for this project please pray for the students and adults who will be part of this team! Our team will leave June 19th and return July 19th. It will be 10 years since I was last there! But we were asked to come by the Africans. In fact there will be 5 teams this summer into East Africa. All the teams will meet in Kenya for about one week. Three will stay in Kenya, one will travel to Tanzania, and my group will travel to Uganda. Last time I was there Loyce hoped we would send another team to help them. She also tells about what happened there last time! Enjoy listening to what our team of ten saw God do back in 2002.
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