Thursday, 13 March 2008

Things are coming together - What an amazing God!

As of this week we have received detailed proposals from two of the projects that are closest to our hearts here at St James. There are at least four more to come in March. The Tumaini Children's Home has asked us to help with some essential building work, and some development of their site to make it a wholesome place to live. They have big vision for caring for the hundreds of Orphans in Kakira. Our first big step after that is going to be linking families to sponsoring education and health care for the 80 children in Tumaini. Meanwhile the March team visiting after Easter will be taking out gifts to the Tumaini home to cement our relationship with them further. Please pray for Pastor Nicholas who has had a bad motorbike accident and severely injured his knee.

Pastor Nicholas and his wife Marie

The second proposal is from The Centre For Evangelism run by Pastor Paul Luballe in Iganga. This is one amazing man of God who has no funding streams at all for the amazing work he does planting churches and giving life skills and hope to child headed families. We have comitted in principle to support him in his development of training Pastors for three years. He has a chance to plan for the first time.

Children at the Life Skills Centre Built by CFE Pastor Paul

The feeling of elation in receiving these proposals and knowing that in only a few days we will be able to start allocating and sending funds given (now at £213,000) by the Church family is almost unbearable.

We have prayed and worked hard over the past year as a church family. God is opening doors for us now in awesome ways.

I am writing a talk called Songs Of Holy Week today and the proposals that sit on my desk speak of the hope and potential of resurrection life more eloquently than anything I can think of right now. New life in Jesus translated into real hope for new life in these communities in Uganda. What a privelege!

We hope to post the summary proposals on the web site and you can read them. Please do, they are truly inspiring.

If you have not given to Love Africa yet then you can do that any time. Just ask the Church office for the envelope with details and forms. Every PENNY goes to the projects...EVERY PENNY!

Please continue to pray for the team that is visiting in March and for the Steering Group that meets on March 20th.

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