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Just back from Uganda!!!

Discussion in 'Evangelism, Missions & Witnessing' started by dcorbett, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. dcorbett

    dcorbett Active Member

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    Hello, fellow Christians - I, along with 17 other members of Lighthouse Baptist Church, just returned from a survey trip to Uganda where we visited Bro Phillip Hudson and family, along with several other missionaries that he works with. WHAT A BLESSING!!! The hunger for the Gospel is alive in Uganda!!! We spent one afternoon passing out tracs in the main marketplace in Kampala, and people were running to us, asking for tracs!! And Bro Phil has started 3 churches, all being pastored now by native Ugandan pastors - Currently he is working with Bro James Pridgen at Gospel Light Baptist Church in the city of Kampala itself. The Sunday we were there, over 200 in church!!! They are working towards getting a Ugandan Pastor trained to take that church too, but they also have a group of Congolese refugees that attend that church and want to start a church in the Congo when the war (or persecution) is over, and they speak French and Swahili.

    All in all, the trip was an absolute eye-opener for me in my missions giving and support. [​IMG]

    In HIS service
    Debbie C in Colorado
     
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    Welcome Back.

    It is so good to read of how the Lord is working in other countries. I hope you will post more news of your trip. So glad it was such a blessing to you,

    God Bless

    Sheila [​IMG]
     
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    it was a true adventure and an eye-opener. The people in Uganda are so ready to hear the Gospel!!!

    Debbie C
     
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    Glad you are back and had a wonderful trip. Tell us more!
     
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    well, the average lifespan of Ugandan people is 43 years of age...AIDS is the number one killer. I saw jaws drop when we showed up with 3 people over the age of 70, Pastor is 63, and a lot of us in our 50s. NOONE lives that long in Uganda unless they are educated and celibate.

    Pray for those missionaries - elections in Uganda next year, and the current President is term-limited, but doesn't want to leave, so a civil issue (war) is brewing unless he peacfully vacates.

    Wonderful pineapples, watermelon, papayas, passion fruit, watermelon....but the meat left a lot to be desired.

    :cool:
     
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    It sounds like an amazing experience for you. I hope the people you met in Uganda were encouraged by your visit. I am sure they were. It is wonderful that they have such a hunger for the Gospel. There is so much we can learn from them. Can I ask if you took any pictures that you could post?

    God Bless

    Sheila
     
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    I do have lots of photos. I need to go back and let Diane or someone teach me how to post photos so the folks here can view them.

    Debbie C
     
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