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Aid for South Sudan Refugees in Adjumani

April 16, 2014
One of the Refugee camps near Adjumani. Adjumani is just across the Nile River from us.

One of the Refugee camps near Adjumani. Adjumani is just across the Nile River from us.

 

Through the donations of several people RAU was able to purchase over 9,000 pounds of dried cassava for South Sudanese in the refugee camps near Adjumani. Because we were able to purchase the cassava here locally we eliminated  a lot of transport costs and in turn could actually buy more food!

The cassava will be ground and mixed with sorghum. At this time there are around 100,000 in these camps. We are working closely with the OPM (Ugandan Office of the Prime  Minister) and the United Nations (UN). Justin, a brother in Christ, who works in the camps has taken care of these important and necessary details.

These  people need outside help to survive

These people need outside help to survive

The OPM and the UN will be the ones who actually distribute the the cassava. We will be allowed to be there when it is distributed to document that it is indeed reaching the people. Justin is currently working on an interdenominational church structure where refugees will be able to meet for worship. With Justin, we now have  a place and the contacts where RAU can begin discipleship training and evangelism in the camps. Also, as more funds come in for food aid, we will be able to show the love of Christ by giving food to those who have no means themselves to obtain it. When we are in the camps I will post another report along with pictures.

Justin is our man inside the camps

Justin is coordinating efforts in the camps

Please pray with us that we can be a good ambassador of the Lord Jesus Christ in the midst of these South Sudanese refugee camps. Pray for South Sudan as there is still no peace!

Please also pray that we can obtain a vehicle that will make it much easier for our outreaches in these camps as well as for discipleship training in Yumbe and Obongi.

 

 

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Off to Adjumani

Off to Adjumani

 

Please consider helping us so that we can be a part of sharing the gospel in the camps, discipling believers, and feeding the hungry. Thank you!

Please consider helping us so that we can be a part of sharing the gospel in the camps, discipling believers, and feeding the hungry. Thank you!

 

Thank You!

Jacob (and Carol) Lee

Web Site: www.ReachingAfricasUnreached.com
Blog: www.ReachingAfricasUnreached.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ReachingAfricasUnreached

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For those who have asked, small packages and letters may safely be sent to:

Jacob & Carol Lee, PO. 55, Moyo Uganda, East Africa

Our “wish lists” may be found at Amazon (Click on the “Wish List” link and type in our names)

The greatest evil is having the gospel and not doing everything within our  power to get it to those who do not have it. May the Lord grant each of us His followers the wherewithal to be obedient disciples!  

Tax deductible  charitable donations may  be made via PayPal.  PayPal also has a way to make reoccurring monthly gifts. To do so  please click their link below. PayPal deducts  a small amount from each gift as a processing fee. All gifts given through PayPal are now tax deductible as Reaching Africa’s Unreached has 501 c3 tax exempt status as a charitable organization.  If you wish to write a check you may write it out to R.A.U. and mail it to Lifegate Missions, 395 Lifegate Ln., Seguin Texas 78155.

Another Pastor’s Retreat

April 11, 2014

 

 

Adjumani Pastor's Retreat

Adjumani Pastor’s Retreat

We had the great joy of being able to host 9 pastors/church leaders from Adjumani District this week. Our group was to be 17, but 8 were hindered in various ways from coming. Travel here is very difficult as most rural pastors  have to walk. RAU provided transport via bus from Adjumani to Moyo but they had difficulty making it to the bus in Adjumani by the time it left for Moyo. Lord willing we will have other opportunities to interact with those that could not make it.

2 Timothy 2:2

2 Timothy 2:2

Having a smaller group has definite advantages. We were really able to engage with each man in a personal way with teaching and one on one fellowship.  By the end of the week we had all grown close to one another. Each man  received a Global Study Bible which we used in the sessions.  Throughout my teaching I showed them how to properly use a study Bible. They also each received 9 books, most of which were given through the Gospel Coalition International Outreach. These books and others (around 3,500) as well as nearly 1100 Global Study Bibles arrived in the container in January.

 

The Hall of Tyrannus (Acts 19:10) is meant to be a place where pastors,church leaders,evangelists, and church planters are stenghtehed in the fundlementals of the faith so that they can go back to their congregations encouraged so that the in turn can encourage their church members to spread the faith of King Jesus to the unreached in their area.

The Hall of Tyrannus (Acts 19:10) is meant to be a place where pastors,church leaders,evangelists, and church planters are strengthened in the fundamentals of the faith so that they can go back to their congregations encouraged and,  in turn, encourage their church members to spread the fame of King Jesus to the unreached in their area.

 

Studying God's Word together

Studying God’s Word together

 

Teacher’s

Patrick Bukenya

Patrick Bukenya

David Kabbble

David Kabaale

Myself with Abraham Aluma interpretting

Jacob with Abraham  interpreting

 Worship

Study

Many thanks to the Gospel Coalition International Outreach for the books we are able to place into the hands of pastors.

Many thanks to the Gospel Coalition International Outreach for the books we are able to place into the hands of these, and many other pastors

 

We can sleep 18 pastors in these tukalus.

We can sleep 18 pastors in these tukalus.

We were served wonderfully by our RAU staff

Lucy and Gracie

Lucy and Gracie

Carol didn't actualy "mingle" posho but she did serve graciously in many ways!

Carol didn’t actually “mingle” any posho but she did serve graciously in many ways!

Mindra

Mindra

 

Sam

Sam

Fresh mango pineapple juice

Fresh mango pineapple juice

 

Godfrey and I enjoying a late night snack of sweet potatoes and white ants (termites). The white ants are delicious!

Godfrey and I enjoying a late night snack of sweet potatoes and white ants (termites). The white ants are delicious!

 April 29-May 2 we will have another group of pastors with us. It brings great joy to my heart and to all of us at RAU, to partner with pastors in the West Nile Region of Uganda. Our prayer is that every area without the gospel and every village/town without a church will be reached with the glorious gospel. Please continue to pray for these pastors’ retreats.

You may remember, as a result of our Yumbe outreach in mid February, we came into contact with a baby who had a cleft pallet. We were able to provide care and transport for the child and his parents first to Arua for assessment and then to Kampala for the surgery. After their arrival, an NGO took care of the surgery while RAU paid for the care in the hospital and transport back to Yumbe District. We are waiting for instructions on a followup surgery which is still needed to be done in Kampala.The parents are Muslims and have seen the love of Christ in action for their child and are very appreciative. Pray with us that the parents will put their faith and trust in the Jesus of the Bible.

Before Surgery

Before Surgery

After surgery

After surgery

Pastor Ben one of our cohorts in Yumbe was contacted about a second child with a  severe cleft pallet . The child also resides in Yumbe District. We are still gathering information on how we could also possibly help this child. Pray with us as we seek to help the child and be a witness for Christ in the Muslim region of Yumbe. These families have no hope except for someone from  outside their community showing love on their behalf.

Help us help this child

Help us help this child

Pray with us as we seek to make Jesus known through the proclamation of the gospel and acts of mercy!

Pray with us as we seek to make Jesus known through the proclamation of the gospel and acts of mercy!

 

Below are listed the things I would ask you to pray for and consider helping us with if you are willing and able to so:

*Prayer for the pastoral retreats and funds needed for them. It costs about $1500 to host each pastors’ retreat. We are limiting the number to 18 for these retreats as we want the the teaching to be more intimate and the dialog to be easier.  The world will be reached through multiplication not addition! A little over $80 per person allows pastors to stay with us for these times of encouragement and teaching. Investing in these men will reap untold eternal dividends.

* Pray for the Obongi Town Church. Please continue to pray for us to find a suitable plot of land where this church could be located along with a Obongi Branch of the Hall of Tyrannus. We currently  have $3,000 that has already been given.  May more come in!  I would like to go there each Monday for discipling the church leaders.

*In my last newsletter I told you about a plot in Yumbe for a Hall of Tyrannus branch office there . At this point, no funds have been given for this purchase. The plot costs $6000 and it will take at least another $6000 to renovate the the structures on the plot and build a protecting perimeter wall.  With the $12,000 we could have an operational Yumbe Branch of the Hall of Tyrannus for weekly discipling of pastors and leaders in Yumbe. Please consider helping us proclaim the gospel in Yumbe which has very few believers. We believe that we can best do our part in this by targeting leaders with teaching and encouragement on a weekly basis.

*We are needing to get a disk for the tractor which came in the container. This would greatly aid us in raising crops on RAU’s land. The crops could be sold to help fund the ministry. We are also looking at planting another 100 mango trees for the same purpose.

*The first ever Aringa New Testament is coming out in June. Three dollars will purchase one. We would like to purchase many of these New Testaments for our work in Yumbe District. Perhaps families might consider a loose change challenge or even a Sunday School class could do the same.  The $1,500 has been provided to print and publish  20,000 Quest For Joy tracts published in Aringa for distribution in Yumbe. PTL!

* Please continue praying that at some point soon we can get the Medical Clinic and Christian School operating. With 17 acres we have the room and there are Ugandan brethren who could help facilitate the Clinic and School’s operation. I have written in the past about these great needs in this area of Africa.

Thank You!

Jacob (and Carol) Lee

Web Site: www.ReachingAfricasUnreached.com
Blog: www.ReachingAfricasUnreached.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ReachingAfricasUnreached

——

For those who have asked, small packages and letters may safely be sent to:

Jacob & Carol Lee, PO. 55, Moyo Uganda, East Africa

Our “wish lists” may be found at Amazon (Click on the “Wish List” link and type in our names)

The greatest evil is having the gospel and not doing everything within our  power to get it to those who do not have it. May the Lord grant each of us His followers the wherewithal to be obedient disciples!  

Tax deductible  charitable donations may  be made via PayPal.  PayPal also has a way to make reoccurring monthly gifts. To do so  please click their link below. PayPal deducts  a small amount from each gift as a processing fee. All gifts given through PayPal are now tax deductible as Reaching Africa’s Unreached has 501 c3 tax exempt status as a charitable organization.  If you wish to write a check you may write it out to R.A.U. and mail it to Lifegate Missions, 395 Lifegate Ln., Seguin Texas 78155.

Life is but a mist!

April 2, 2014

 

“…What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes….” (James 4:14). With my gray hair increasing and with more aches and pains seemly each day I realize more and more my “mist” is a lot thinner these days! When I think on this and also the fact that I must give an account of my life in Christ to my maker and redeemer ( 2 Cor. 5:10), and that His great love is given to me each and every moment, my choices for this day and my limited days (Ps. 39:4) are much much easier!

How will they hear unless someone prays for them and goes to them with the good news?

How will they hear unless someone prays for them and goes to them with the good news?

Rejoicing With The Angels

March 31, 2014
Obongi Town Church

Obongi Town Church

 

I just had a couple great days in Obongi studying God’s Word with a large crowd, most of whom are new believers. I traveled with  brothers Abraham, Asili, Dennis, and Sam on  Saturday (29th) for discipleship training in the morning and early afternoon. Later in the day, 22 people made an open proclamation of their faith in Christ Jesus through baptism in the nearby Nile River. On Sunday Sam and I returned to bring more teaching and encouragement.

Baptismal Candidates

Baptismal Candidates

While the participants all expressed gratefulness, I have been the one to be frequently encouraged and exhorted, as well as convicted, by the Christians here in the West Nile region of Uganda. Case in point:   when Sam and I traveled back to Obongi on Sunday the believers wanted to make sure that we would be there the whole day so that they could receive their fill of teaching. After we left Saturday, they stayed up until 1AM studying God’s Word, praying, and worshiping. They slept at the church and were up at 5AM to pray again. When Sam and I and arrived Sunday morning we found them in the midst of vibrant worship. Most of these believers are very new in their faith and love of  Jesus.

Students of the Word

Students of the Word

They want so much to be together to worship, pray, and receive the Word. If we had had our own vehicle  (we hired a vehicle on Sunday), no doubt, we would have started teaching in the morning and gone  late into the night, soaking in God’s Word together. Each time I would finish a lesson, we’d sing a song and Pastor Godfrey would say,“We are now ready for your next teaching.” These new believers in Christ, in the midst of persecution, are teaching me much about what it really means to love the Lord! My Christian friends, be encouraged by these Obongi believers to spend your Sundays with the same heart and love for Jesus!

Feeding  God's Word to hungry souls is one of the greatest joys a teacher can have

Feeding God’s Word to hungry souls is one of the greatest joys a teacher can have

Pray for Obongi Town Church. Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU), together with its partners here and in the USA,helped start this church last November. Pastor Godfrey, who was mentored at RAU, is doing a wonderful job leading and feeding this new flock. We have secured a place of worship which we are renting.  Tarps which came from Texas via the container gave us good  shade and a nice covering for the ground for people to sit on…thank you Danny Hoffman. We are continuing to look for a plot within the town to build a simple structure along with a Hall of Tyrannus Obongi Branch.

The Obongi Town Church is the only evangelical church within this town of 20,000+. There was big crowd for the 22 baptisms on the 29th and I am told that there is a “stir” in this Muslim dominated town about this “new” thing that is happening there. During the the baptism, several women came to a co-worker and told him they want to follow Christ but are afraid of what their husbands (Muslims) will do to them.  Standing in the Nile waist-deep in water, co-worker Abraham preached a powerful gospel message right before the first baptism.

After one of my teachings on Saturday, a Muslim man came to one of the brethren and said he wanted to follow Jesus too and was added to the family of faith! This converted Muslim man then brought a friend on Sunday who, in turn, also believed upon the Lord. In total 7 people people trusted in Christ in the  two days of teaching while listening in on or attending the discipleship times. PTL!

I never would have imagined that teaching from the parables would be used of the Lord to bring people to Christ. My messages were directed to the believers for their encouragement. It was through teaching on the Parable of the Mustard Seed and Leaven that the Muslim man was saved and then on Sunday, after the message on the 10 Talents another trusted in Christ.  Even another, after the message on the Parable of the Two Foundations, trusted in the Lord. It is not known exactly when the other four put their faith in Christ, but each of these seven who trusted in Christ confided in one of the church members who then in turn pointed them to Christ Jesus. What joy it is to be in the middle of what the Lord is doing!

Godfrey is on the far left, the man in the white is the the converted Muslim and one next to him is the friend he brought Sunday. A brother is sharing God's Word. He trusted in Christ alone for his salvation and joined us for the rest of the day for the teaching.

Godfrey is on the far left, the man in the white is the the converted Muslim and one next to him is the friend he brought Sunday. A brother is sharing God’s Word. He trusted in Christ alone for his salvation and joined us for the rest of the day for the teaching.

God is adding people to His church in Obongi and there is much rejoicing, not only in heaven, (Luke 15) but also in Obongi. This new church along with Pastor Godfrey have received continual opposition since it’s start.  The persecution will no doubt continue but the Lord will sustain His people and cause them to “GROW IN GRACE“. Pray for this church in Obongi and all the believers in the nearby regions. Pray also for RAU as we seek to strengthen Christ’s bride in the West Nile Uganda, especially  in the unreached areas of Obongi and Yumbe.

Taking a break with Pastor Bosco, Michael, and Pastor Godfrey

Taking a break with Pastor Bosco, Michael, and Pastor Godfrey

 

Children being dedicated to the Lord during the Sunday morning service

Children being dedicated to the Lord during the Sunday morning service

 

Children resting during our lunch break

Children resting during our lunch break

Sam with some of cooks. They are mingling cassava flour which is the main food Obongi

Sam with some of our cooks. They are mingling cassava flour which is a staple food in the Obongi diet

 

 

Nearby neighbors

Nearby neighbors

 

Please pray for the upcoming pastors’ discipleship retreats here at RAU.  They are scheduled for April 8-11, April 29-May1, May 20-23, June 10-13, and June 26-28.  These times are expressly meant for teaching and strengthening pastors/church leaders in the faith. Lessons begin in the morning and go until bedtime. The pastors are provided for while here.  Because most of them have no means of transport, we also arrange for bringing them here and transporting them back to their homes. RAU’s first and primary calling is summed up in 2 Timothy 2:2, “and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” I do covet your prayers for these retreat times that the Lord would give refreshing to the church leaders so that they may go back to their congregations empowered to  feed their sheep and help their churches become multiplying churches!

Below are listed the things I would ask you to pray for and consider helping us with if you are willing and able to so:

*Prayer for the pastoral retreats and funds needed for them. It costs about $1500 to host each pastors’ retreat. We are limiting the number to 18 for these retreats as we want the the teaching to be more intimate and the dialog to be easier.  The world will be reached through multiplication not addition! A little over $80 per person allows pastors to stay with us for these times of encouragement and teaching. Investing in these men will reap untold eternal dividends.

* Pray for the Obongi Town Church. Please also pray for us to find a suitable plot of land where this church could be located along with a Obongi Branch of the Hall of Tyrannus. We currently  have $3,000 that has already been given.  May more come in!  I would like to go there each Monday for discipling the church leaders.

*In my last newsletter I told you about a plot in Yumbe for a Hall of Tyrannus branch office there . At this point, no funds have been given for this purchase. The plot costs $6000 and it will take at least another $6000 to renovate the the structures on the plot and build a protecting perimeter wall.  With the $12,000 we could have an operational Yumbe Branch of the Hall of Tyrannus for weekly discipling of pastors and leaders in Yumbe. Please consider helping us proclaim the gospel in Yumbe which has very few believers. We believe that we can best do our part in this by targeting leaders with teaching and encouragement on a weekly basis.

This is the plot with buildings which are for sale in Yumbe town for sale. This would make a beautiful place to establish a branch of the Hall of Tyrannus in Yumbe. Please consider giving so that we can began discopling pastors and church leaders here on a weekly basis.

This is the plot with buildings which are for sale in Yumbe town. This would make a beautiful place to establish a branch of the Hall of Tyrannus in Yumbe. Please consider giving so that we can began discipling pastors and church leaders here on a weekly basis.

*We are needing to get a disk for the tractor which came in the container. This would greatly aid us in raising crops on RAU’s land. The crops could be sold to help fund the ministry. We are also looking at planting another 100 mango trees for the same purpose.

Our perimeter fence was in bad shape. First we had to harvest teak logs for posts and then bring them to the fence line. The tractor has been a real blessing to the work. With a disk it would be even a greater blessing!

Our perimeter fence was in bad shape. First we had to harvest teak logs for posts and then bring them to the fence line. The tractor has been a real blessing to the work. With a disk it would be even a greater blessing!

*The first ever Aringa New Testament is coming out in June. Three dollars will purchase one. We would like to purchase many of these New Testaments for our work in Yumbe District. Also for around $1,500 we can have 20,000 Quest For Joy tracts published in Aringa for distribution in Yumbe.

* Please continue praying that at some point soon we can get the Medical Clinic and Christian School operating. With 17 acres we have the room and there are Ugandan brethren who could help facilitate the Clinic and School’s operation. I have written in the past about these great needs in this area of Africa.

Thank You!

Jacob (and Carol) Lee

Web Site: www.ReachingAfricasUnreached.com
Blog: www.ReachingAfricasUnreached.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ReachingAfricasUnreached

——

For those who have asked, small packages and letters may safely be sent to:

Jacob & Carol Lee, PO. 55, Moyo Uganda, East Africa

Our “wish lists” may be found at Amazon (Click on the “Wish List” link and type in our names)

The greatest evil is having the gospel and not doing everything within our  power to get it to those who do not have it. May the Lord grant each of us His followers the wherewithal to be obedient disciples!  

Tax deductible  charitable donations may  be made via PayPal.  PayPal also has a way to make reoccurring monthly gifts. To do so  please click their link below. PayPal deducts  a small amount from each gift as a processing fee. All gifts given through PayPal are now tax deductible as Reaching Africa’s Unreached has 501 c3 tax exempt status as a charitable organization.  If you wish to write a check you may write it out to R.A.U. and mail it to Lifegate Missions, 395 Lifegate Ln., Seguin Texas 78155.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March Gladness

March 23, 2014

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
Philippians 4:4

The Lord continues to bless and open doors for us and enabling us in our pursuit to spread  the fame of King Jesus where He is least known. Thank you for your prayers and support. I often think about the truth of 17th Century missionary William Carey’s “rope holder ” example, “Saving souls can be likened to a man drowning in a deep well and a volunteer can do nothing unless there are people who will hold the rope for him to be lowered till he reaches the drowning man, and then pull them up to safety… I will go to India as a volunteer to seek sinners drowning in the well of Sin. But I can’t do it alone. I need rope holders.” We, like Carey, will not nor can we be effective witnesses for Christ here in Northwestern Uganda and the nearby regions without your loving and sacrificial support. I thank you with all my heart!


We have an active, upcoming schedule in which we need your prayers for blessing,wisdom, and support. There are four pastors’ retreats  at RAU on the docket and more to be planned. At these retreats we transport 17-20 pastors/church leaders to RAU and provide for them while they are here from a Tuesday to  a Friday. We seek to provide an environment which is conducive to teaching, learning, and study of God’s Word. Because of the generosity of God’s people back in America we are able to provide each man with a Global Study Bible and numerous books which came through the Gospel Coalition International Outreach.  Each retreat costs RAU around $1,500 making it a very inexpensive way to walk out 2 Timothy 2:2. If the the world is going to be reached it must be through multiplication not addition!

I am also working with local pastors to mentor young men in their congregations for leadership in their churches and for new church plants. This is perhaps the most exciting task I have as a missionary. To work one on one with men who are passionate about our Savior is a grand privileged! These men are not satisfied with just coasting through life. They want to see the church grow and become strong in the Lord and to see churches planted where there are none.

Sam and I with Godfrey before we send him off to RAU's first church plant.

Sam and I with Godfrey before we send him off to RAU’s first church plant in Obongi.

As I have written in the past, the two most unreached areas near us are Obongi and Yumbe. The Lord is blessing the work there. The new church in Obongi and its pastor, Godfrey, who was mentored here, are receiving much persecution in the midst of many coming to faith in Christ Jesus. I told the congregation recently that persecution is not  necessarily a bad thing (Philippians 1:29 & 2 Timothy 3:12). They are pressing into a region where the prince of darkness has had his way for a long time.

March 29th and 30th I will be in there with Sam and Abraham  for teaching throughout the days and baptisms on the 29th. Godfrey reports there are up to 40 new believers ready for baptism from the Obongi Town Church and several surrounding village churches!

Previous baptism in Obongi last November

Previous baptism in Obongi last November

The church is growing and the need for ongoing discipleship is very great.  We have pastors/leaders from that region coming here to RAU periodically, but it is too far for them to come often. I feel the increasing need to go there to them as well, and more so when we have a vehicle. Three thousand dollars has already specifically been given to purchase  land for a Hall of Tyrannus Obongi Branch. This is a wonderful start! After the Obongi Hall of Tyrannus Branch is built the Obongi Town Church could also meet there until the funds are raised to build a structure of their own. Currently, the new believers there have been meeting under a trees….it has been even hard to find a tree, at times, under which to worship and have teaching because of the opposition. The rains are about to begin which makes a tree a less desirable place for teaching and worship. Nevertheless, the teaching and worship will not stop… no matter what! Please pray with us for Obongi and the growing number of believers there.

In this town of  20,000+, besides the church which Godfrey pastors, there is only one Anglican church with a small group of believers. A piece of property in the town for a Hall of Tyrannus branch and church structure would help in discipleship and lessen the pressure from the unbelievers in the community who are opposing the work. Please lift up Obongi daily in your prayers and especially Godfrey as he faces almost daily, public ridicule and yet without growing bitter, but rather being patient and prayerful.  He recently spent a few days with us here to talk over the issues and to have some time to be apart for reading and prayer and loving care.  He also frequently suffers from physical ailments, including Malaria and GI troubles.

The Lord has opened doors in Yumbe as well. I have written in the past about Yumbe so I will not repeat myself. Something new in the works is the first ever New Testament in the Aringa language being published. It is being dedicated in June and I have been invited to be an official part of its dedication. Also, pastor Charles from Yumbe has translated John Piper’s tract, Quest for Joy, into Aringa and I just received permission from Desiring God to put it on the web page and publish it for distribution in Yumbe. An Aringa NT costs around $3  to publish. Here is an opportunity for you to help put a first edition Aringa New Testament into the hands of believers in Yumbe. RAU would like to get a good number of Testaments to use in our discipleship. 20,000 Aringa Quest For Joy tracts  will cost around $1500+-.  Doug Salser with Literature Ministries International has agreed to help us with this like he did with the Ma’di version of Quest For Joy. Lord willing, a short term ministry team will be able to bring them to us from the USA. The gates of hell cannot hold back the advancement of God’s Word!

Open air preaching Yumbe Town

Open air preaching Yumbe Town

There is only an Anglican and Roman Catholic church structure in Yumbe town which has some where around 35,000 people. The Muslims are upset that these churches are even there and it has only been by God’s grace these churches have kept their doors open. The Muslims are now even more militant in their position that no other churches or a Christian Organization be established in Yumbe town and will “severely” punish any fellow Muslim who rents or sells anything to a Christian.  I have also been told that well over 90% of those who meet in these two churches are not even from Yumbe but are people working in the town from the outside…mostly government jobs. The Ugandan constitution allows the freedom of all religion in the country and  the Lord using this to help us and others do Christian work in Yumbe.

This is main street Yumbe. It has a population of 35,000 with evangelicals numbering less than 1%

This is main street Yumbe. It has a population of 35,000+- with evangelicals numbering less than 1%!

In the the midst of this I received information that a Christian brother was willing to sell his plot in Yumbe town which already has two structures on it. There is also room for growth on the plot.  There are very,very few Christian brothers who have any land in Yumbe town. He is willing to sell it for $6000 and it would take approximately another $6000 to refurbish the buildings and build a perimeter wall for protection. There are two nearby Mosques. Pastor Charles already rents and lives in one of the building and is watching over the property. He could do the same for us if we can get the property.  Sam and I, along with pastors Ben and Charles, looked at it on the 19th and we liked it! RAU Africa board members Patrick and Abraham also think the property is an open door for RAU.

We are actively bringing pastors here from Yumbe and also young men for discipleship. For the work of God to grow in Yumbe there also needs to be active,regular, and ongoing discipleship there in Yumbe itself…training others who teach others is RAU’s main purpose . Pray with us and consider helping us spearhead this gospel work in Yumbe.

With these branch Halls of Tyrannuses in place we can go weekly or biweekly to train pastors and leaders along with also bring them to RAU for retreats. It seems the Lord has opened this door for us in Yumbe. Please pray with us and believe God with us for a Hall of Tyrannus Yumbe Branch where pastors,evangelists, and church planters can receive ongoing teaching in the Faith.

Last week I was in Kampala and personally, along with Patrick and Sam, met with the Ugandan broker who ordered the ’99 Land Cruiser for RAU from Japan last Fall. I urged the broker strongly that we are going  to get a lawyer to enforce a refund if he did not repay RAU its money. The Ugandan broker is also a medical doctor and does this on the side. In the past, he has successfully handled over a dozen vehicle transactions with the same Japanese broker/company. I came to the meeting “loaded” and with simmering anger but, after meeting the broker and talking with him, I ended up rather liking him and having to repent of a bad attitude. The Ugandan broker has been working with Interpol and begged we give him one month more and so we agreed in writing that at the end of a month’s time if he has not received the money back from Japan he would have to pay RAUback personally the $15,000 we gave him for the Land Cruiser. We really need a vehicle, especially with our frequent travels to Yumbe and Obongi. Once we have the money back we will try to find a strong vehicle in Kampala this time fit for the rugged travel here. Please be in continue prayer in this matter….thank you!

Lastly, let me leave you with a link which has eight different maps which as the title of page suggest may “Change the Way you look at Africa”

May the Lord richly bless you, keep you, be gracious to you, and make His face shine upon you!

Thank You!

Jacob (and Carol) Lee

 

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