Volume 1, Issue 45
Kingdomwork Ministries International
I have written many newsletters about what the Lord is doing in Africa, but if my
memory serves me correctly, this is the first newsletter I have written while actually IN Africa. Usually we are either deeply focused on a project or we are striving to complete the mission God sent us to do that the communication piece has to wait until we get home. This trip I find myself---totally unexpectedly I might add---with some “free” time as I wait for tonight when I go to the airport to return to the U.S.A.
How did I get some “free” time you might ask? I have always made it my practice to be brutally open and honest about what KMI is doing, good, bad, or ugly…….so I must confess that this trip did not end the way I wanted it to. Brian Love, one of our KMI Board members, traveled with me on October 5; we were to teach at the 10th annual Sipi Pastor’s Conference (SPC10). Even though we were interrupted for half of a day due to the death and burial of Pastor Mike’s dad, we were still able to successfully complete the conference. The pastors
were very happy with their week of instruction, and Brian and I felt blessed to be able to share with these gentlemen.
The plan was for Brian to then fly home on the15th after the conference, and I was to stay until the 18th and help with the concrete footing work in preparation for reinstalling the steel footbridge we moved from Kabacheriya to Kaplobotwo. My plans fell apart for various reasons, but mostly because the ministry that was going to guide the project was forced to
change their plans. We DID get Brian home as planned, but I had to totally rewrite my schedule. I was able to set up two meetings that I had hoped we would find time for, and then I just had to wait for my plane for a day and a half. So there you have it: I am waiting to catch a plane and I thank God that I only have 7 more hours before going to the airport.
Brian spent the week teaching from the first 11 chapters of the Book of Genesis. These are foundational for all the Bible and even though the 12 Ugandan pastors had read Genesis many times, they were totally enthralled with the in-depth teaching they received from Brian. His insight and understanding brought the scriptures to light in many instances. Brian was very clear that there are some areas that are still unknown to us and some questions that can’t be answered, but none-the-less, we can know much about the Truth of God’s word.
I spent my sessions sharing what I have learned from Jonathan Cahn’s Book of Mysteries, where he---being a born-again Jew (or Messianic Jew as they are often called)---offers great meaning and insight to many specific Hebrew words. Such understanding helps bring the scripture alive. I ended by teaching about the Jewish Passover, and sharing how Jesus transformed the Passover into what we call Holy Communion today.
The Lord God reminded me once again that we get to make my plans, but it is He that guides our feet and steps. As it turned out I was able to reboot the end of the trip and spend a day with Dr. Isaac Mubezi and his family. We discussed the plans and hopes for a January 2024 medical camp down at K & K, which was very helpful. Two days later I was able to meet with the Ugandan attorney who helps us with all of our legal issues and actions. It was great to get a refocus with him and to discuss the upcoming necessary proceedings.
As I write this newsletter we are looking toward 2024 and beyond, and what the
future might bring. We have the following in mind, and await on the Lord’s green light for each. Please be in prayer as God touches your heart on any or all of these events:
1. January 2024 Medical Team from the US combining with Dr. Mubezi
for a week long primary care medical camp
2. Summer 2024 Construction teams to build the church at K & K and to
finish the bridge relocation project
3. October 2024 Sipi Pastor’s Conference 11 (SPC 11)
4. TBA 2025-2026 Construction Team to build a medical clinic at K & K
5. TBA 2025-1026 Small Construction Team to build a soccer field at K & K
6. TBA 2025-2026 Small Team to teach chainsaw safety and wood cutting
7. TBA 2025-2026 Possible medical teams in 2025 & 2026
After two years of drought, starvation, and discouragement, our people in the K & K Region finally received some rain this week. It was great to be here while that happened to share the joy with the people. They have planted some and now have hope of their first real crop in 3 years. Our sincere thanks to all of you who provided funding for the truckloads of food we purchased for the community over the past two years just to keep them alive. They expressed GREAT thanks and appreciation for the love shown to them by people who have never met them and those who have. It is good to see hope on their faces once more.
The Amazing Grace Primary and Secondary Schools are moving on well. The children are currently sitting their national exams. For those in grades Primary-7 and Senior-4, these are of immense importance. The P-7 students must pass in order to move on to secondary school. The S-4 students must pass in order to either enter a vocational school or continue to the Advanced level of secondary school so they can then go on to University. We now have students attending Livingstone International University, a Christian university within 2 hours
of K & K. This has long been a dream of mine and I thank God for bringing it to reality.
I tell you all of this so you will realize that YOU DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THESE CHILDREN!!! Without your love, kindness, prayers, and financial support none of them would be going to school, none of them would be attending University, and none of them would have a hope for a future. YOU GIVE THAT TO THEM!!!
Once again, on behalf of the kids at K & K, I say it and mean it: “Thank you for giving to the Lord. I am a life that was changed. Thank you for giving to the Lord: I am so glad you gave.”