Every Good Work

Every Good Work

By Carol Lee

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And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Genesis 2:8

God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.

Genesis 1:28

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10

When we work, we are, as those in the Lutheran tradition often put it, the “fingers of God,” the agents of his providential love for others. This understanding elevates the purpose of work from making a living to loving our neighbor and at the same time releases us from the crushing burden of working primarily to prove ourselves….

“But in Genesis we see God as a gardener, and in the New Testament we see him as a carpenter. No task is too small a vessel to hold the immense dignity of work given by God. Simple physical labor is God’s work no less than the formulation of theological truth. Think of the supposedly menial work of housecleaning. Consider that if you do not do it—or hire someone else to do it—you will eventually get sick and die from the germs, viruses, and infections that will breed in your home. The material creation was made by God to be developed, cultivated, and cared for in an endless number of ways through human labor. But even the simplest of these ways is important. Without them all, human life cannot flourish.

From “Every Good Endeavor”

~~Timothy Keller~~

In past and present humans have attempted to sort work into hierarchical importance or deem some work “spiritual” and other work “profane or secular.”  Timothy Keller, in his book, “Every Good Endeavor,” has made a good case for all work being the reflection of God’s ethic and design.  The need and desire for meaningful work is imprinted into our nature which is made in God’s image.  Every manner of work which is not contrary to God’s moral law is valuable and valid.

This is a reassuring thought for us at Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU) because if we accepted the prototype of “spiritual vs mundane/secular” work, much of what we have been doing these past few months might be considered outside the scope of a Christian ministry.  These days, since returning from the USA, have been filled with sweat and energy related to building a house and planting crops and shopping for supplies and many other repetitive, “normal” activities of everyday life.  We rest in the truth that ALL we do here is for the glory of God and the good of our neighbors and fulfills the Lord’s overarching, sovereign plan for us.

Jacob put “the pedal to the metal“, went full steam ahead to finish the expansion of the Hall of Tyrannus  until complete (we can now comfortably seat 45 if so desired) and, now, is working on the Mission Duplex so we can move there and make things ready for guests and partners who come alongside us.  It is what needs to get done to be ready for upcoming ministry events. The house is in the finishing stages which requires Jacob’s constant oversight and direction.  Construction in rural Northern Uganda is not an easy task — there are no ‘Home Depots‘ to run to when a supplies or tools are needed.  To ‘re-do‘ something means chiseling through concrete or explaining a new way of doing a particular job — change is hard! Both of us will be relieved and  thrilled to enjoy the fruit of Jacob’s labor (and that of the very competent builders, of course) very soon!

While the building has been going on, rainy season started.  This means that the ground had to be plowed and ground nut seed peeled and readied for planting. Twenty acres of former bush-land required a lot of “subduing” to make the land fully productive and beautiful.  This required foresight and planning and the hiring and overseeing of community members to do the labor-intensive work of planting.  The grafted mangoes have done beautifully this year because of the phermone traps which controlled the fruit fly population (notorious for ruining perfectly good fruit.)  We have had steady customers coming to buy the mangoes for resale in town — which had been our goal from the beginning.  Seed beds were started so that vegetables can be planted and seedlings sold.  Emma is continuing on with the Ag radio program. We are very grateful for M.A.R.S. partnership in our agricultural endeavors.  Rainy season is here more in earnest now to ensure that our labor and investment of inputs is not in vain.

From time to time we have visitors who come to learn and see what is happening at RAU.  It was our pleasure to have Shannon Albert with us for a week.  She is a missionary to the Dinka in South Sudan (near Aweil).  She came to receive some Ag training and ideas for new crops to try in her area where, she reports, production is limited to a few staples which have been around for centuries.  Shannon is hoping to multiply seed and introduce new crops to provide variety and added nutrition.  In addition to the knowledge and hands on practice, she took back with her yam and two types of beans as well as passion fruit seeds.  Her company was a blessing and Jacob and I were both impressed with her passion for the gospel as well as her tenacity to stay in what most people would consider a “hard place.

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This week we harvested our special variety Cassava (disease resistant and able to be harvested and eaten in 6 months time).  Our plan is to cut up and dry the Cassava tubers and then grind and mix with Millet for the famous “Kalo” which so many here love to eat. We also want to get the planting stock into the community.  Recently, Emma brought to our attention that meteorologists are predicting severe famine for north and northeastern regions of Uganda which will affect food sources. The rains came almost a month later than normal.  There is already an effect seen in the prices of certain commodities.  RAU’s plan is to use some of the mixture for our retreats, but also to store and provide in the event of famine.

This past week we welcomed some local visitors and representatives of our local Rendi Ke Chiefdom.  Here is what I wrote in a FaceBook post:

Friday was a very special day at RAU. We had a visit from some distinguished emissaries from the Rendi Ke Chiefdom (which comprises all of Moyo Sub-County and Moyo Town Council.) During a Cultural Gala held while we were away, the Chiefdom had awarded RAU a Certificate of Appreciation for its part in improving the livelihood of the area through our Agricultural Extension service (Demo Plot, weekly call-in Ag radio program, inputs, training sessions and one-on-one extension service). The visiting members came to give appreciation in person to the organization and to see, firsthand, some of the things being accomplished, to learn and take away some new ideas to share with their communities. Jacob said that they expressed a great interest in the spiritual training as well as some of the technical know-how of the buildings, including the septic system. While the Chief of Rendi Ke could not attend personally, he sent a hand-written letter to Jacob expressing his thanks.

Part of the overall plan has been “multiplication”: of knowledge, practices, seeds and improved varieties of inputs which have resulted in increased production and the inspiration to think of farming as a business rather than simply subsistence. This model is an outworking the principle found in 2 Timothy 2:2 which applies to farming as well as to the Biblical training offered at RAU: “Teaching faithful people who will, in turn, teach others to teach others.” In this way, knowledge will be passed on through generations as well as spread to a wider population of practitioners.

It was a lovely visit and an opportunity to give mutual appreciation for services rendered to the community. We sent them off with a ESV Global Study Bible, the Desiring God tract, “Search for Joy” in English and Ma’di, and a bag of some of the tasty mangoes we are growing here. A special thanks to Christopher Mundruku for arranging this event.

The focus of RAU’s ministry, whether Biblical/Pastoral training or Agriculture is prepare people for multiplying and expanding the reach of good things through multiplication.  It’s about preparing and being prepared and ready “in season and out of season” so when opportunities arise people are ready to rise up to those opportunities.  One of the tiers of the “Reaching and Teaching” modular education extension is comprised of refugees from (North) Sudan and a few from South Sudan.  These refugees have talked of their displacement in terms of being part of God’s design for them to get training before returning to their respective countries and communities.  In light of recent political events in the Republic of Sudan, citizens there have experienced a greater freedom of speech and worship.  The underground church has been able to “come out of hiding” to worship publicly for the first time.  RAU is taking advantage of this open door to get resources (Bibles, books and Kindles loaded with teachings as well as the Jesus Film) to pastors and leaders there.  How hopeful it is to simply get the word of God into places where it is difficult to find.

“The Word of God is like a lion. You don’t have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself.”

~~Charles Spurgeon~~

At the end of March, we spent a Sunday at Aya Baptist church with several of the Metu Mountain churches plants (Alugodu, Ijujo, Cinyi and Oku).  It was exciting to see the progress on the church structure for the Aya Baptist members.  We have some wonderful friends in the USA who have wholeheartedly taken it upon themselves to partner with RAU and the congregation to see a structure built which will be a blessing for Sunday gatherings as well as other meetings and trainings.

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Aya Baptist, under the leadership of Pastor Ojji Tobious, is a beacon of light in the community.  Through this church, a number of churches have been planted in remote villages.  Aya Baptist has become a sending, church-planting church!  Jacob and I had the opportunity to meet personally with the leaders of these church plants and to listen to their struggles and encourage them. Our hearts broke for the difficulty of the task to which they have been called and for the discouragement they were feeling.  Few pastors in the USA (or even here in Uganda) would be willing to walk up and down mountain paths every week to shepherd fledgling believers in the faith who sometimes show up and sometimes don’t because they are out in their gardens or hunting for food. Pastors here must be bi-vocational to make ends meet for their families and there are few jobs available near their homes.  They rightfully feel the burden to provide for their families. Please pray for these men as they try to remain faithful to a most crucial calling while also remaining faithful in their own households.

Just as we made every effort to encourage and strengthen ours brothers in the Lord, so we encourage ourselves in times of weariness, loneliness and busyness.  What we are doing is not just “busy work” or “less than spiritual” or we would just as soon pack up and leave.  What we are doing, if we examine ourselves and adjust our motives and attitudes, is for the Lord and for the blessing of others and is in obedience to Jesus’ command to GO and make disciples of all nations.  Within that very spiritual directive fall all of the daily activities which can seem to be insignificant–inconsequential–in light of eternity, but, oh, so necessary!

As we have seen, this means that Christians cannot look down on labor involving more intimate contact with the material world. Caring for and cultivating this material world has worth, even if it means cutting the grass. This also means that “secular” work has no less dignity and nobility than the “sacred” work of ministry. We are both body and soul, and the biblical ideal of shalom includes both physical thriving as well as spiritual. “Food that nourishes, roofs that hold out the rain, shade that protects from the heat of the sun. . . . the satisfaction of the material needs and desires of men and women . . . when businesses produce material things that enhance the welfare of the community, they are engaged in work that matters to God.”

Keller, Timothy. Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work (p. 52). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

As we prepare for a busy season of teaching retreats and outreaches, please pray with us the Lord’s blessing, wisdom, guidance, grace and provision:

  • Wednesday, April 24th, Jacob will be at the South Sudan Diocese Christian College here in Moyo presenting tools to assist the students in dialogue with and witnessing to Muslims.  He will be presenting them with the booklets that he created for that purpose.
  • May 10th: Jacob and Charles (and the youth of Pilgrim’s Church in Yumbe) will be conducting an evangelistic outreach in a marketplace within Yumbe District. Plans for more are in the docket.
  • June 16-27: Rocky Point team for Reaching and Teaching Module on Hermeneutics with (North) Sudan refugees.
  • July 12-24: Forest Hill Presbyterian team for Reaching and Teaching Module on Systematic Theology, Church History and Ordinances with (North) Sudan refugees.
  • Strategizing for evangelizing and new church plants in remote Metu Mountain villages along with on going discipleship
  • Continue to pray for Gospel efforts in the Republic of (North) Sudan and for a peaceful and peace-producing new government as well as a true cease-fire in South Sudan so re-settling can occur.
  • Thank you for your prayers and financial support! May God richly bless you!

Thank you and God Bless you,

Carol (Jacob) Lee

Go to RAU’s Facebook page for up to date reports, pictures, musings, and exhortations:
RAU was recently registered with Amazon as a non-profit organization to which a percentage may be donated for every dollar you spend there.  Here is the link if you are interested:
For those who have asked, small packages and letters may safely be sent to:
Jacob & Carol Lee, PO. 55, Moyo Uganda, East Africa
The greatest evil is having the gospel and not doing everything within our power to get it to those who do not have it!
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 When at least 35% of the world, “the unoccupied fields”, have no access to the gospel, we (believers) must all do all we can to reach them. We who are saved owe the gospel to every lost person, most especially the 2.4 billion who will not hear unless someone breaks into their “unoccupied field” with no thought of their own life!
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 Sowing seeds of love and kindness should not be separated from preaching the gospel of sovereign grace but completely intertwined with it!
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 I am sure that none of us will say when in heaven that we prayed too much, we sacrificed too much, proclaimed the gospel too much, and were too passionate to get the gospel to those who have little to no access to this gospel of grace. Let us together press on to make it our  ambition to preach the gospel where Christ has not been named!
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Our goal in our gospel witness is to take our eyes off the “risk” and place them on the cause for the risk. When God compels us like this he often will not tell us the risks…after all there are no risks for the all-knowing, all-powerful God. So let us be AMBITIOUS (Romans 15:20) to see that ALL are reached with the gospel of grace (Romans 1:16) in ALL places…there are no closed doors to the gospel, just some which are more difficult to go through!
 Jacob Lee
Tax deductible  charitable donations may  be made via PayPal or check.  PayPal also has a way to make reoccurring monthly gifts. Reoccurring monthly gifts are very helpful to the ministry. To do so, please click on the PayPal link below. PayPal deducts  a small amount from each gift as a processing fee. All gifts given through PayPal and by check are tax deductible as Reaching Africa’s Unreached has 501c3 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.

Pressing On!

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Scripture Union Youth group in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement receiving Bibles
We have been back to Reaching Africa’s Unreached several weeks now. We are very grateful for all your prayers and loving support. As Carol stated in our last newsletter, we enjoyed our visit back in the states with family and friends along with the opportunity to be in a number of churches. We were greatly encouraged and refreshed. Our only regret is that we did not get to see more of you, as well as spend more time with those of you with whom we were only briefly able to talk.
We landed safely in Entebbe with all our luggage full of ministry supplies: 18 tubs and two suitcases along with our four carry on’s. We first spent several days in Entebbe and Kampala taking care of business things. The tubs headed north on the bus and we took the one hour 15 minute flight from Entebbe to Arua in our favorite puddle jumper. In Arua, our friend Eric met us and drove us on the four-hour drive to Reaching Africa’s Unreached. We left the land Cruiser parked at RAU. Our first shock  being back was the intense, dry heat. We had seemingly been cold the whole time in the States and now we were in 100+ degree heat with our bedroom staying in the high 80’s up until early morning.
We have hit the ground running. One week after arriving (March 16th) Carol and I had the joy and honor to be at Emma and Vivian’s commitment as husband and wife before God, the church, and the community! The morning was spent in the church and the afternoon and early evening was in Emma’s ancestral home village, Opiru. It was a beautiful testimony of respect for culture, clans, and hospitality from family and community.
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​ Emma and Vivian’s joyous day!

Our major immediate push is to complete construction projects. It is looking like we will have the expansion of the Hall of Tyrannus completed this Monday or Tuesday. Our seating capacity will now easily accommodate 45, if need be.  We have trainings scheduled every month from May through December. The other on-campus building project is the mission house which, in effect, is a duplex and will hopefully be finished in mid April. We are believing and praying for like-minded, full time missionaries to join us. Please be praying with us for the connections we made while in the States which make us very hopeful that prayers are being answered.
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The other project which is being worked on is the Aya Baptist permanent church structure. Through the love and faithful gift of donors the walls are up. The next phase will be the roof. Aya is the central location for Metu Mountain church plants on the south side. With a permanent site we will be able to host multi-day trainings there for churches in this area where the population of believers is growing rapidly. Discipleship is key and RAU is called to come alongside the local church in support. On the Northern side of the Metu Mountains we have other church plants for whom we wish to do the same. The Arapi/Gbari Community Church is where we want to build a more permanent structure so that it, too, can be the center of the new churches in that area for discipleship like Aya. The slab is there and we praying for the funds to complete the structure. The smaller Metu Mountain village churches now have or are close to having simple bamboo church structures with metal roofs. These are necessary for keeping the rain and sun off people’s heads. Also in Obongi, there is also a simple church structure with an iron sheet roof. These small churches were previously meeting under trees or under tarps.
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We looking forward to seeing the four new wells (bore holes ) which were sunk in remote Metu Mountain villages while we were in the States. Now, because of the generous gifts of God’s people, nine bore holes have been drilled in the Metu Mountains and people are drinking from a clean water source for the first time. It is a great testimony of God’s love for them and they are all very appreciative. This year we hope to plant more churches in the Metu Mountains and drill more wells. Be praying for us in this!
On March 15th I made this post on Reaching Africa’s Facebook page:
 “One of my greatest joys is to be connected to men who have a passion to get God’s Word into some of the most challenging places. We had the joy of having Joshua Abraham and Absalah Kori with us for two days. Several times now, through them, we have been able to get  into the hands of church leaders Bibles and “loaded” Kindles in Darfur and Nuba Mountain states of the Republic of (North) Sudan as well as the nearby refugee encampments. Today we sent them off with 440 Bibles and 23 “loaded” Kindle Fires. Pray they all reach their destinations.”
 A big thank you to all Reaching Africa’s Unreached supporters! “
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Joshua Abraham from Darfur on the left and Absalah Kori who is working in Nuba Mountains on the right
TODAY I am happy to report that Kindle Fires and ESV Global Study Bibles have made it into the Nuba Mountains to church leaders, to students from Darfur, and, via Joshua Abraham, NASB ,ESV Study Bibles, and Kindle Fires have made it to nearby refugee encampments to church leaders and Scripture Union Youth groups.
The Principal of Kush Theological College is holding a Kindle Fire in the picture below. He writes, “We thank God for wonderful blessing RAU is doing among the Nuba Mountains pastors.”
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Principal of Kush Theological College
The Kindle Fires are loaded with both English and Arabic Bibles/resources as well the “Jesus” film in various appropriate languages.
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I add my thanks and appreciation to “Study To Be Approved” , “Global Works” and the many friends and churches who are faithfully supporting Reaching Africa’s Unreached. Together we are getting the Word of God to some of the most difficult places in the world as well as strengthening local church leaders! Thank you!!
With Gratefulness,
Jacob and Carol Lee
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All dressed up for Emma and Vivian’s day
RAU was recently registered with Amazon as a non-profit organization to which a percentage may be donated for every dollar you spend there.  Here is the link if you are interested:
For those who have asked, small packages and letters may safely be sent to:
Jacob & Carol Lee, PO. 55, Moyo Uganda, East Africa
The greatest evil is having the gospel and not doing everything within our power to get it to those who do not have it!
 ———–
 When at least 35% of the world, “the unoccupied fields”, have no access to the gospel, we (believers) must all do all we can to reach them. We who are saved owe the gospel to every lost person, most especially the 2.4 billion who will not hear unless someone breaks into their “unoccupied field” with no thought of their own life!
 —————-
 Sowing seeds of love and kindness should not be separated from preaching the gospel of sovereign grace but completely intertwined with it!
 —————-
 I am sure that none of us will say when in heaven that we prayed too much, we sacrificed too much, proclaimed the gospel too much, and were too passionate to get the gospel to those who have little to no access to this gospel of grace. Let us together press on to make it our  ambition to preach the gospel where Christ has not been named!
 Jacob Lee
Tax deductible  charitable donations may  be made via PayPal or check.  PayPal also has a way to make reoccurring monthly gifts. Reoccurring monthly gifts are very helpful to the ministry. To do so, please click on the PayPal link below. PayPal deducts  a small amount from each gift as a processing fee. All gifts given through PayPal and by check are tax deductible as Reaching Africa’s Unreached has 501c3 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.

A Worldwide Symphony of Grace

A Worldwide Symphony of Grace

By Carol Lee

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No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” –

H.E. Luccock

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

1 Corinthians 12: 4-7

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 1:11-14

The amazing thing about modern day technology is that  Jacob and I can jet from one side of the world to the other in a couple of days and, in those same days, we can TALK to someone on the side of the world that we just left behind!   There is a continuum of activity that technology allows us to see and experience (in a narrow way) which, in the past, would have been hidden by distance and lack of communication.  While Jacob and I are visiting family and friends, itinerating and making contact with Gospel partners (current and potential), Emma (RAU’s Principal Ag Extension Officer) is managing all the activities at RAU (as well as many other major life events and activities) and Pastor Ojji Tobious is busy overseeing the building process at Aya Baptist Church as well as the boring of 4 new wells in remote Metu Mountain villages. In these ways as well as so many others not mentioned, the good that God uses RAU to do is continuing.

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New mission house which is being Named: “Ei Ozi Dri Rii” (“Home of Friends”)

More amazing than the technology that connects us is the omnipresent Spirit who indwells us and mysteriously unites and orchestrates His work worldwide–a symphony of grace written in our hearts and played in real time, a masterpiece of somber notes and glorious swells telling the story of Fatherly love and of a Son who, for the joy set before Him, endured the cross so that He could bring many sons and daughters to glory!

What a mind-bending wonder that God is with us everywhere and everywhere at work! We experience limitations galore–the Holy Spirit has no limitations.  He, like an orchestra conductor, knows from beginning to end the complete score as well as each player in the symphony.  In fact, He is the composer!  Yes, we each have only a small part to play.  However, through the Spirit, the Body of Christ worldwide resounds to the praise of God’s glorious grace as each one plays his or her part!

“There is not one piece of cosmic dust that is outside the scope of God’s sovereign providence. “

R.C. Sproul

Jacob and I are happy to lean heavily upon such a God and be satisfied in being one small voice in the choir, one instrument in the orchestra, because what the Lord can accomplish with finesse is infinitely more beautiful than anything we, on our own, could imagine or create.  We also recognize and celebrate our counterparts for we all, together, sing the song of redeeming grace.

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Emma and Vivian

We are grateful for our team at RAU which faithfully carries on the mission of teaching faithful ones who in turn teach others (2 Timothy 2:2).  A special word of thanks and gratitude to Apiku Emma who with integrity has been skillfully managing in our absence and ensuring that everyone is working together towards the same goal.  The 2-hour Ag radio call-in show continues weekly in addition to the management of the demo farm. He has done this, all the while planning and completing his traditional introduction/marriage with Vivian, planning his church celebration and attending weekend seminars for his Masters program. A thanks also to Onette Zorah, who helped Emma during this stressful period.  We are grateful each man and woman who is an integral part in the operations of RAU.

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Four new Wells in the Metu Mountains

We are thrilled to announce that while we have been traveling (and thanks to the partners who so generously contributed) 4 new boreholes have been sunk (Oyo, Duku, Pamulu and Meria), making that a total of 9 boreholes (the others being Aya, Ijujo, Alugodu, Cinyi and Arapi/Gbari) which have been placed in remote villages in the Metu Mountains, resulting in much jubilating by communities who never imagined they would have access to clean water.  Our gratitude goes to Pastor Ojji Tobious who has been a faithful overseer of the well drilling in addition to his duties as pastor of Aya Baptist Church.  He has worked tirelessly and has been a great help to those in need.  We are blessed by the men who are stepping up to serve young congregations in very remote villages in the mountains, walking many miles to reach and teach their brothers and sister the word of God.  We are grateful for partners who have taken a special interest in seeing Aya Baptist Church expand and be strengthened.

We are blessed by Pastor Patrick Bukenya who coordinates activities for RAU out of Kampala.  We are grateful for Onduga Charles, with whom we work closely, who shines as a light in Yumbe as he holds fast to the word of life in a difficult place.  We praise God for Pastor Godfrey, Aliga and John in Obongi who are tenacious to maintain the integrity of their examples and the word of God in the face of opposition.  How blessed we are to partner with Joshua Abraham in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement as he remains a “point man” for Bible and resource distribution to church leaders as well as RAU’s facilitator for our brothers and sisters in the camps, especially those from the Republic of (North) Sudan in whom we have a special interest, while opportunities remain,  to equip them  for returning to their tribes and families at some point in the near future.

Our family was mightily blessed to witness the covenant-making celebration of our son, Josiah, with beautiful Unyae Smith (now Unyae Lee)!!  It was a beautiful reunion of our whole family for the wedding and Christmas and we also were overjoyed to have a reunion at the wedding of some of our extended family (Jacob’s Dad, sister (Jackie), brother (Jens) and nieces (Kaitlyn and Megan) and and my brother and sister-in-love (David and Tanya), nephew (Luke), sister (Joan) and her daughters (Lily, Christina, Mary and Jenny).

As Jacob and I have traveled Stateside, we have marveled at the number of faithful churches, friends and family who have exuberantly and steadfastly been “on board” with RAU’s vision and mission, displaying their commitment in word and deed!  We simply could not continue without our wide base of support and encouragement.  Thanks to our home church, Lifegate Church (SGM), for their blessing and support. They and Amazing Grace Baptist Church (SBC) Seguin, TX, Gospel Life Church (Acts 29) New Braunfels, TX, Good Shepherd Evangelical Church (Independent) and Dayspring Fellowship (Reformed Baptist) in Austin have been with us since we first set off for Uganda in 2013.  It has been God’s amazing grace to add other churches over the years as well:  Rocky Point Baptist Church  (Independent) Stephenville,TX , High Pointe Baptist Church (SBC) Austin, TX, Forest Hill Presbyterian (PCA) Forrest Hill,Maryland, Faith Lutheran– (LCMC) Seguin,TX, Bread of Life  (Independent) Uvalde, TX, and Wiggins First Baptist Church (SBC) Wiggins,Mississippi. This year we have the blessing of adding a partnership with Valley Bible Church in Pleasanton, California.  They are planning to send a teaching team of men and women in early November, Lord willing! We look forward to a growing friendship in the Gospel with them.  It fulfills our desire to work with local churches in extending the loving work of Christ throughout the world.

In the churches we visited Jacob preached from Romans 15:20

 

Not only have we been encouraged by churches and individuals who link arms with us, but our jaws are dropping in amazement at the opportunities opening up to RAU for cooperative efforts with other churches and individuals. On our recent travels we met with the Head of the Islamic Studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Ayman Ibrahim, and were thrilled to see his enthusiasm for making it a priority to come and teach and even bring a team of seminary students to experience and help with RAU’s ministry among Muslims and Muslim-background believers (MBB) from the Republic of (North) Sudan. Dear friends and co-workers Edward and Jennifer Heinze graciously hosted us and organized all our six days at  Southern.

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Southern Seminary Louisville Kentucky

It was a joy to meet, in person, acting President of Reaching and Teaching International, Jon Deedrick, and to discuss future continued partnership with this remote theological studies extension program.  Through our connection with Scott Engels, who has been to RAU twice with the High Pointe team in conjunction with Reaching and Teaching for our first tier of local pastors and church leaders, we were introduced to the leadership for missions at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga and they are sending a team possibly as early as April to check out our ministry and to receive the benefit of Emma’s Ag expertise.

As our time abroad here in the USA comes to a close, we excitedly anticipate the plans and opportunities that await us in 2019!  The Lord continues to write His symphony of grace and skillfully harmonize the many instruments of His choosing to play their parts in the activities of Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU).  It is NOT about RAU, but RAU is privileged to do its part in proclaiming the Gospel that many may hear and believe and be sealed by the promised Holy Spirit, to the praise of God’s glory and grace.

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Pray with us and consider how you may partner with RAU as we look ahead to this upcoming year:

  • The completion of the Mission House (and our moving into one of the duplexes!) which we will name, “Ei Ozi Dri Rii” (“Home of Friends”)
  • The start of growing season on the RAU demo plot
  • The welcoming of  guests and groups who want to learn from Emma about Agriculture
  • June and July:  training church leaders in partnership with Reaching and Teaching International in the 2nd tier of leaders from Republic of Sudan and South Sudan (Rocky Point Baptist Church and Forest Hill Presbyterian Church).  Each retreat will be an extended 2-week program covering 2 modules of the Reaching and Teaching Curriculum.  All training times will include a module of Agricultural training from Emma as well.
  • August and September:  training church leaders in partnership with Reaching and Teaching International in the 1st tier of leaders from Uganda (Metu Mountains, Moyo, Yumbe,Koboko, and Obongi). High Pointe Baptist Church will send two teams for two, two-week trainings covering 2 modules each of the Reaching and Teaching Curriculum.
  • October:  Dr. Bubba Stahl with Saltblock Ministries will provide teaching during a week-long retreat.
  • November: Valley Bible Church from Pleasanton, California will bring a 9-member team of men and women for a teaching retreat.
  • There will continue throughout the year  discipleship of local church leaders as well as evangelism and church planting in the Metu Mountains. On going evangelism outreaches in the Obongi and Yumbe areas are in the plans.
  • Pray with us that dialogs would resume Yumbe District Imams and Sheikhs throughout the year.
  • It remains a priority to get Bibles and Biblically sound Christian literature to leaders from South Sudan and the Republic of (North) Sudan (Darfur, Nuba Mountain region and Blue Nile region) who reside in the refugee settlements nearby as well as into the Republic of Sudan itself.

Thank you for your generous support and faithful intercession!

August Carol me

http://www.ReachingAfricasUnreached.org

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The greatest evil is having the gospel and not doing everything within our power to get it to those who do not have it!
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When at least 35% of the world, “the unoccupied fields”, have no access to the gospel, we (believers) must all do all we can to reach them. We who are saved owe the gospel to every lost person, most especially the 2.4 billion who will not hear unless someone breaks into their “unoccupied field” with no thought of their own life!
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Sowing seeds of love and kindness should not be separated from preaching the gospel of sovereign grace but completely intertwined with it!
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I am sure that none of us will say when in heaven that we prayed too much, we sacrificed too much, proclaimed the gospel too much, and were too passionate to get the gospel to those who have little to no access to this gospel of grace. Let us together press on to make it our  ambition to preach the gospel where Christ has not been named!
Jacob Lee

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2018 in Review

2018 In Review

God has been so good to us at Reaching Africa’s Unreached in 2018. Please watch and see for yourself! We are blessed by the many who have been a part of what God is doing in the West Nile region of Uganda. We love the plans God!

For a  2018 year report on RAU’s agricultural ministry please visit this page:

https://reachingafricasunreached.org/agriculture-project/

2018 Blog Posts

April

Theological Training in Missions

A Sacred Feast

May

Staying The Course

Joy!

June

“Together” For The Gospel

July

North Sudanese Leader’s Retreat

Keeping Watch Over The Flock

Reproducible Pastoral Training

August

Mining The Treasures Of Christ

I am sure….

October

Some Certain Pilgrims’ Progress

November

Seeing Is Knowing And Knowing is Changing And Changing is Loving

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeing Is Knowing And Knowing is Changing And Changing is Loving

Seeing Is Knowing And Knowing is Changing And Changing is Loving

By Carol Lee

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The more you get set into your own world, the smaller your world becomes.
― J.R. Rim

There is a kind of magic-ness about going far away and then coming back all changed.
― Kate Douglas Wiggin

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1 John 3:2-3

Jacob and I were once given this illustration (which I have put into my own words) of how living in another culture changes you:  “Imagine that you (an American, let us say) are culturally the color BLUE.  And imagine that the country to which you have moved is culturally YELLOW.  The “yellow” of the country to which you have moved begins to rub off on you and it mixes with the “blue” that you are.  Now, instead of being completely blue you are beginning to look a little “green” because, as you know, in the kingdom of art, blue + yellow = green.  When you return to your home country, you are no longer blue (you aren’t like everyone else) and, in the country from which you just traveled, you don’t blend in either because you are not yellow but green.  You will never be fully blue again nor can you ever be fully yellow.” This illustration describes Jacob’s and my experience so well as our “norm” has been scrambled by our cultural transplantation; its effect has been to make us somehow cultural “vagabonds” so we no longer comfortably “fit” in either place, nor do we think or see some issues the same way we used to.

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Traveling widely is not an automatic ticket to a broadened perspective and not traveling doesn’t exclude a person from treasuring the wider world — the needful for both is appreciation of a “foreign” measure or perception of beauty, values and practices.  However, experiencing (with all one’s senses) the novelties beyond home borders has an impact which cannot be compared with that which is only read about, seen via media or imagined.  There is a Ugandan proverb (found similarly in other African countries) which says, “He who believes his mother to be the best cook has never traveled beyond his own village.”  How impoverished we are if we have never tasted the goodness of other cultures and the richness of another’s community whether at home or abroad!!

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Diversity is spice and richness!  The world (along with the many Tribes and Nations and Peoples and Tongues) is vast with kaleidoscopic beauty and rich heritage.  Every culture bears the birth mark of our Creator and Father and reveals the creative variety derived from His very being.  However, self-centeredness has also marred every heart and culture, so each heart and every culture is in need of re-imprinting. Ultimately, God is the Designer and Definer:  we are His design:  vastly diverse and valuable according to His definition.  Lack of appreciation for cultural diversity diminishes us. Appreciation of differences enriches us for in the collective of them we see the multi-faceted immensity of God.

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More consequential than our own culturally-confined preoccupation is the greater impoverishment stemming from spiritual myopia–worldly centrism.  A pre-judging, narrow preference for our own culture is merely a symptom of our rebellion toward the One who envisioned and orchestrated ethnic diversity and an eternity filled with worshipers from every tribe, tongue, people and nation, an eternity full of the glory and beauty of the Creator Himself of which this world is only an inkling.  We simply cannot see what we are missing out on, not only by our cultural exclusivity but, especially, in dismissing the preeminent, eternal, glorious reality of God!

SEEING His glory and grandeur,  intelligence and creativity, purity and goodness and His justice and mercy makes us mindful of our smallness and our significance in His creative work. KNOWING the Lord by all the means through which He has revealed Himself and understanding His design enables us to embrace His priorities and worship Him above our (by contrast) petty lives, earthly perspectives and treasures.  First John 3:2-3 sheds light on the fact that seeing will result in full knowledge and fullness of knowledge will produce a change. The richness of our future hope will inspire cooperation in the process of being changed and CHANGING.  Restorative change will generate LOVING openness because we have been made new and, by new nature, we will be re-imprinted to display to the world the unifying God of diversity who breaks down dividing walls through the reconciling work of Christ, the perfect image of the invisible God. We will want to invite the world to experience the same redeeming love.  To the degree that we, the Body of Christ, do not declare this with our lives is the degree to which we have lost sight of or never had sight of the fullness of God.

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Recently, we welcomed our last team to RAU for a special retreat and ministry within various communities.  Stephen McConnell, and Bret Williams (from Currey Creek Church in Boerne, Texas) and Brenda Vordenbaum (from Lifegate, our home church) teamed up in Texas to make the arduous journey here.  A sure sign of love — that folks would travel 6 days (3 here and 3 back) to engage in Jesus-inspired, loving service in the remote West Nile region of Uganda.  The resources that they brought will have impact beyond their time here. Stephen had been before, but it was new for Bret and Brenda and their first impressions evoked emotions and wonderment.  The long drive from Arua to Moyo made room for them to see, begin to be changed and grow in love for new cultures and peoples.

Compassion does not just happen. Pity does, but compassion is not pity. It’s not a feeling. Compassion is a viewpoint, a way of life, a perspective, a habit that becomes a discipline – and more than anything else, compassion is a choice we make that love is more important than comfort or convenience.

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The team arrived Saturday. On Sunday, we headed to Aya Baptist Church to worship together with the church there. Each of the team shared a little, and Bret Williams preached the word.  [It’s a joyful inspiration —  being crowded into the Aya church with barely an inch to move and, yet, there are numerous indigenous instruments and much jubilating in song and motion!]  Afterward, we were treated to a wonderful meal through the hospitality of Pastor Tobious and his wife, Beatrice. This first event in Aya gave the team a foretaste of the dear people they had come a long way to see and know and love and of the bumping and jostling they were to experience in coming days and!!!

Monday was a day of preparation for the upcoming retreat.  [I am extremely grateful for the wonderful crew the Lord has blessed us with in the men and women who work with us every day here at RAU.  Without their hard work it would be exhausting to clean all the buildings and make up 36 beds.  With their hard work, RAU has become “an oasis in a desert“.]  Bret, Brenda and Stephen were fine tuning their plan for presenting the overarching story of the Bible through storybook form and excellent, in-depth teaching.  Jacob  was administrating the many activities involved in bringing groups to RAU for training as well as what happens here at RAU everyday, including construction and Ag projects.  We were “ramping up” for the big event — a retreat for 36 people (13 couples and some who came without their spouses due to circumstances beyond their control).

This retreat was unique in that it was the first one for “couples” with husband and wife (Metu Mountain Pastors/church leaders and wives) learning side by side.  Brenda had brought many copies of  “The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name” along with protective covers (to emphasize care for the resource).  Her heart was to teach parents (and specifically, mothers) God’s view of children, how we teach our children (by example, demonstration, direct instruction, questioning, singing and stories), the role of reading (and story-telling) and that the Bible is God’s true story of Redemption.  Bret and Stephen had the weighty task of diving more deeply into the main themes (Biblical Theology) of the Bible.  Altogether, they came up with the brilliant idea of having Brenda read (exactly how she would have read to her kids and grandkids — with great animation) a story from the Story Book Bible which corresponded to Bret’s and Stephen’s more in-depth teaching of God’s redemptive plan throughout history.  This was an awesome way to communicate not only the important details of the message but also the joy of sharing the message with their children in an inspiring and interactive way.

It was entertaining to observe the impact of the teaching, to see husbands and wives following along together in the story book, to hear the important truths being underscored repeatedly and to know that the couples were hearing and receiving and being strengthened in the same information together.  Part of the retreat time was given to Emma to teach about “Farming as a Business” which has been timely in equipping the leaders in the Metu Mountains and other regions.

Having a “couples” retreat presented us with some unique challenges, though.  When women are involved, typically they are nursing babies.  So, we had to arrange for babysitters from their villages whom the mothers would trust to watch their children and we provided diapers and wipes (a rare convenience for mothers in the Metu Mountains); it was a first for me to have to buy diapers for a retreat!  We had a total of 8 children.  An interesting aspect of Registration and Orientation was demonstrating modern plumbing and the use of diapers, wipes and proper disposal.  What we, in the West, consider second nature and elementary, is a mystery and a novelty for those who have never had the exposure, so care was taken to make the women feel at home.

The retreat was a unique experience for a few of the men who had never been but, surely, for all of the women who rarely have an opportunity to get away from the demands of home.  We realized it was not easy for many of them to organize the family members left behind so they, as couples, could get away.  This was surely a hardship but, hopefully, also a refreshment. Our prayer is that what has been “sown in tears” will be “reaped in joy“!!

Not to give the team too much free time, Jacob took them to Gbari, Arapi, Duku and Oyo on Saturday after the conclusion of the retreat!  (I was laid low with a spasming back and had to stay behind.)  There were some joyful reunions as some of the people who attended the retreat were from these villages.  Those that gathered were blessed by Bret, Stephen and Brenda’s teaching and storytelling once again.  Tobious recently told us that children all around the Metu villages can be seen acting out Bible stories!!

Sunday was a completely new experience for the team:  Yumbe District for Open Air, one-on-one outreach and the “Jesus Film” showing.  The leaders (both Christian and Muslim) from Ambelecu (“c” is pronounced “ch“) had requested Jacob and the St. Paul’s Pilgrim Church Youth group to return for a second time — an encouraging sign and a request Jacob was happy to fulfill!  Such a trip never allows their return before midnight, so Monday was planned as a day of recuperation for the team.

Tuesday was the final day for a “White Knuckles Mission Adventure” with Jacob before Brenda, Stephen and Bret returned to the USA.  It was “the big one” — Ijujo, Cinyi and Oku — one of those “for the joy set before Him He endured the cross” kind of trips. The team experienced firsthand that reports of the grueling nature of this particular adventure were not at all exaggerated!  Anyone who has been there will agree that you had better do some physical training before attempting the climb back up from Oku/Lea!!  However, I think everyone who has been there also agrees that the joy is worth any cross to meet with the dear people who live so remotely.

The end of a team’s visit always comes around too quickly!  Jacob and I are familiar with that feeling of excitement in heading back home to the States to be reunited with family.  We are also too familiar with that sad feeling of waving goodbye to those heading back.  On Wednesday, our dear friend, Eric, came to drive the team to Arua for the puddle jumper to Entebbe and then their flight to the USA.  We were relieved to hear of their safe arrival back Stateside.  Thank you, team, for our wonderful shared adventure!!

Before leaving Wednesday afternoon, though, Brenda was so kind to help me (as my back was still a little touch and go) prepare for our friends, the Perry’s, missionaries in South Sudan and then in Uganda but now heading back to the USA.  Jeff and Elizabeth and their 8 children — and a dog! — needed a place to lay their heads while they cleaned the home they were leaving.  It was a sweet time.  We wish them well as they transition back to the USA where Dr. Perry will continue practicing medicine and Elizabeth will keep on doing her wonderful work of home schooling their children.  They leave a Christ-honoring testimony of loving service, friendship and community involvement and an example for me of acculturating in a way that honors the people with whom they lived.

Watching friends come and go has inspired Jacob and me continue to work towards and pray for others joining us in this journey.  Toward that end, Jacob has been taking advantage of a cleared ministry calendar to focus on the Mission House building.  He has the goal of a certain level of progress being made before our return to the USA for  our son, Josiah’s wedding (to Unyae Smith) in mid-December.  The house is taking shape and many projects will be done while we are away by our skilled and trustworthy Sub-Contractor, Pastor Joachim, who has proved himself well on this building.  The Lord has blessed us with other skilled men to do their part: Electrician, Moses, Plumber, Joachim and Carpenters, Tikka and NKata.  Pray with us for the right people to come at the right time and fill up this house and live in mission with us!

As the end of the year is closing in and ministry events are over, so is growing season on our Ag Demo Plot.  We are expecting a great yield on the rice and the groundnuts (peanuts).  The bananas and passion fruit continue to produce and we have enjoyed the benefit of it.  We have hosted several teams interested in the Ag component of RAU: a group of TOT (Training Of Trainers) with ZOA and a smaller group of local farmers (Pamoju Farmers Association).  Emma, (Principle Ag Extension Office), always looking for some new crop to introduce, both for demonstration as well as our consumption is going to be planting “air potatoes”  which are actually from the yam family originating in Africa and Asia.  They grow on a crawling vine and, in this region, are used for their antibiotic properties among other benefits.  Another venture will be to plant “Brother’s heart” fruit trees which also have medicinal properties, particularly, anti-cancer.  This fruit is known in other places as “Soursop” or “Guanabana“.

Emma is keeping busy in many areas of life.  In addition to his work here at RAU, he is studying for his Masters in Project Planning and Management.  And!…to our happy surprise, he and Vivian announced their Introduction and Traditional Marriage to be held January 19, 2019!  Unfortunately, we will miss that since we will be in the States.  Please pray for him as his life, personally and professionally, is about to get even busier!

Jacob took a short, one-day trip to Obongi to encourage Pastor Godfrey, his wife, Lillian and the congregation, Obongi Town Church, he shepherds.  They have been meeting under a ‘constantly falling apart’ shelter.  Jacob wanted to spiritually strengthen them through the word of God but also look at what would need to be done to make a more sound structure in which to meet and which could be a witness among the Obongi town people. The church now has a metal roof instead of the tarp. The rains have been ravaging the roads which are used by many heavy vehicles making deliveries to the Refugee settlements along the road.  Jacob and his team almost didn’t make it but, as you might suspect, the Land Cruiser is a beast under tough circumstances.  So, Jacob’s goal was met!

As Jacob and I put things in order (a huge task in itself) to come back to the USA, one item on our list is to begin to transition our mindsets to another culture.  A little more “yellow” has mixed into our “blue” and so we are looking even more “green“.  Each trip, with all the blessings it brings, serves to remind us that we have changed; this world is not our home — we are sojourners. While we are in this world, though, we want to, with open arms and open hearts, embrace the people of each culture into which we are set and appreciate what God is doing in each place, each setting and each life.  Sometimes we do it well — and sometimes we don’t.  So, we need a lot of grace!

Please be praying for us in these last few weeks, especially Jacob.  He, though weary, is working with great focus to ensure that the quality of the work reflects the beauty and glory of the Lord and which sets the bar of doing all things well.  I am pushing on getting this newsletter done and then making a video to show when we travel in the USA.  I need lots of grace for that — in the form of patience, know-how, vision and creativity!

Some other things to keep in prayer and some things for which to give praise:

  • We have the money for 2 of the 5 boreholes (wells) we would like to put near remote villages in the Metu Mountains. Underground water has been found. Please consider this project in your year-end giving. Because of the remote and rugged terrain where the wells are being drilled the cost per well is $8000.

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  • Praise!  Here is what Jacob wrote about a very special gift we received just a few days ago!  “We have just packed 5,000 Bibles and 2,500 Creation-to-Christ ‘Story of Jesus Christ’ picture books in our container donated through Ben Cohen with Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship!  These Bibles, along with our 8,000+ ESV Global Study Bibles which came in 2013 and 2015 are being distributed. Our primary targets for the ESV Global Study Bibles have been for Ugandan, South Sudanese, and North Sudanese leaders as well as Imams and Sheikhs (the latter have also received ASB Arabic Study Bibles and Aringa NT’s).  Now, with these NASBs, we can also get Bibles into the hands of church members who can read English. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  I love this quote of Ben Cohen: “The Gospel of Jesus Christ is dynamite in the heart. It is the POWER of God to save!”

The printed page is a missionary that can go anywhere and do so at minimum cost. It enters closed lands and reaches all strata of society. It does not grow weary. It needs no furlough. It lives longer than any missionary. It never gets ill. It penetrates through the mind to the heart and conscience. It has and is producing results everywhere. It has often lain dormant yet retained its life and bloomed years later.” SAMUEL ZWEMER

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  • Pray for Josiah and Unyae as they get close to their wedding day; pray that we all arrive safely and can celebrate it well!!!  We are so blessed to welcome her into our family, though she has already been deeply welcomed into our hearts!!  What a beautiful person she is!
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  • Pray for the harvesting rice and G-nuts (peanuts) and post-harvest handling activities.  It’s a busy time and there are many different Ag programs happening.

Growing season has been fruitful — and so has the long ministry season filled with team visits, retreats, ministry in hard-to-reach places and just plain hard places.  Jacob and I are, once again, thankful for every person who serves as a conduit of God’s grace in seeds sown, plants watered and fruit born.  The encouragement of your participation comes in so many forms: prayers, encouraging words, financial support, wise counsel, resources and physical presence.  We fervently desire the Gospel and gracious goodness of God to have long-term impact in the West Nile region of Uganda, South Sudan and (North) Sudan.  Please continue to partner with us financially on a monthly or one-time-gift basis.  There is so much yet to do!  As 2018 comes to a close, please consider RAU’s ministry in your year-end giving.  It will be an investment with eternal dividends. The message below expresses our hearts very well:

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Jacob and I will be back in the States, not only for Josiah and Unyae’s wedding, but also to visit other family and friends and churches.  First stop after the wedding will be in Stephenville with Anna and family as well as Rocky Point Baptist Church before we land in Seguin with Joshua and his family and our beloved home church, Lifegate. Seguin will be our launch point for all further travel.  We will be visiting churches throughout our stay in the USA  and we look forward to being reunited with many friends.  One special stop will be a visit with Edward and Jennifer Heinze at Southern Seminary where we hope to be able to meet others at the Seminary who might be keenly interested in joining full time with RAU.   While we are in Seguin, we will need the use of a vehicle.  If anyone has one we could borrow it would be greatly appreciated.

August Carol me

http://www.ReachingAfricasUnreached.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ReachingAfricasUnreached

RAU was recently registered with Amazon as a non-profit organization to which a percentage may be donated for every dollar you spend there.  Here is the link if you are interested:

https://smile.amazon.com/

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

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

The greatest evil is having the gospel and not doing everything within our power to get it to those who do not have it!
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When at least 35% of the world, “the unoccupied fields”, have no access to the gospel, we (believers) must all do all we can to reach them. We who are saved owe the gospel to every lost person, most especially the 2.4 billion who will not hear unless someone breaks into their “unoccupied field” with no thought of their own life!
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Sowing seeds of love and kindness should not be separated from preaching the gospel of sovereign grace but completely intertwined with it!
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I am sure that none of us will say when in heaven that we prayed too much, we sacrificed too much, proclaimed the gospel too much, and were too passionate to get the gospel to those who have little to no access to this gospel of grace. Let us together press on to make it our  ambition to preach the gospel where Christ has not been named!
Jacob Lee

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