We thank the Lord for the progress which has been made on the Guesthouse/Hall of Tyrannus and on our 17 acres the past two years! Thank you all for your prayers and support!
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web page however there are also many new ones. Enjoy and praise God with us for what He has done and will surely continue to do! The vision and mission of Reaching Africa’s Unreached was planted in my heart way back in 1977 when Leonard Ravenhill challenged me with Romans 15:20. That flame was rekindle with my first trip to north Uganda and southern Sudan in 2007. My testimony can be found Pictures and Vision for the R.A.U. Guesthouse/Hall of Tyrannus here.
Bringing foundation stones
Bottom of the footings poured
Footings nearly done
The foundation is complete…thank you Jesus!!
Front view of the R.A.U. Guesthouse
Steel for concrete roof supports are set (Northeast corner of the house).
Our bedroom is in this corner
Looking down upon inside walls. They will be brought up to roof height with venting along the top of corridor walls so that hot air can escape through the center roof vent thus creating our “African Bush air conditioning” :-)!
We want lots of air flowing into the rooms thus the vent bricks. We will get fine metal screening in Kampala to put over the vent bricks and windows to keep out those nasty malaria biting mosquitoes.
Sam in standing in the future north doorway. The breezeway runs through the entire center of the house so that the north-south winds can freely go through the whole house. Nurse Sam likes his Texas Longhorn shirt….you non Longhorn fans be kind now :-).
Here Salongo, an expert, helps select the right trees to cut for our roof rafters.
The upper part of the rafters will rest on this top beam once it is poured.
Tying the steel for the top beam.
Our trucked arrived with our water tanks, electrical supplies, and roof materials from Kampala. The truck had three blow outs and got stuck twice and had to be offloaded and reloaded both times. The roads from Gulu to Moyo are very,very bad. The Lord has granted grace and our supplies are now safely here at the site. Thank you for your prayers…please continue!
Our God is good and He is good all the time!
More rafters up
This 5000 liter tank will gravity feed our rooms. Our hope is that the water will be warmed in the attic for our baths. September ’13 Update: Our baths are cold, maybe during the hot season they will be warmer!
The first iron sheets are up!
East Side of Guesthouse
Garage Doors Set
This big window will bring a lot of air into the Hall of Tyrannus….very needful during the hot season!
Late December 2012
Front Veranda Ceiling
Stone work around the base of the veranda.
Setting our outside 10,000 liter water tank. Water is pumped into this tank from our well. It gravity feeds our our attic 5,000 liter tank as well as future facilities.
Thank you Jesus!
Tile work in the Hall of Tyrannus
Guesthouse kitchen counter top
The glass has now been installed in the windows and doors
The first of four toilets set.
All our vents have screens over them to help keep out those nasty malaria biting mosquitoes!
Lower Kitchen Cabinets
North Side of Guesthouse/Hall of Tyrannus June 20th 2013
Starting work in battery/power room
The battery room is finished!
We have 4 operation 230 watt solar panels. We also can power the Guesthouse via generator if need be.
We have electricity in the middle of the African bush 🙂 !
Our working Kitchen!
Our first table in the Hall of Tyrannus. By God’s grace at this table people’s bodies and souls will be nourished.
Our first triple bunk bed is in place. All it needs now are its mattresses and mosquito nets. WE want to build 4 more.
Touch up painting.
Lots of work on the grounds to be done and all by hand for now.
Dedication Service August 10 2013. More photos as well as videos are here.
Widening our driveway entrance so that our 40′ container will be able to enter when it arrives.
The graders last pass on the driveway
The nicest driveway in Northwestern Uganda
Over 1,100 Global Study Bibles and 3,500 christian books for distribution to pastors and others are on their way ..PTL!
Faithful Seguin Texas brothers loading the RAU container.
RAU road sign. Its frame and poles are in the container headed to us.
Soon this will parked at R.A.U….PTL!
Refurbishing the remaining four tukalu’s on the land. They are not far from the Guesthouse. Many of the native pastor’s will feel more comfortable staying in these instead of the Guesthouse. We hope to build 4-5 more. They cost about $500 to build and will sleep 4-5.
We now have new grass roofs on tukalu’s. Our next step is to fix the doors and windows.
Our existing outdoor kitchen. We use it each day (except Sunday’s) to cook for a dozen or more workers. This is the way we will also cook for our future discipleship groups and short term mission groups. Propane is very expensive and difficult to get here. Lord willing, soon we can build a updated one closer with a small room for our cook and helper to stay. We need about $4,000 to complete it.
We have been clearing and planting a native low growing drought resistant grass around the Guesthouse. In the foreground is one of our many newly planted mango and we have a trellis for passion fruit in the background.
Great exhortation right outside Carol’s and my bedroom.
Our large garage serves us well.
Carpenters at work.
Hall of Tyrannus library
Make disciples of all nations (people groups)! A tribal group from North Uganda.
The Mbuti Pygmies of Northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Train up children in the way of the Lord.
Demonstrating Christ’s love to the poor and needy.
Making Jesus known where He is not known Please pray for
Reaching Africa’s Unreached!
Any financially help you can give is greatly appreciated. We will seek to be wise in our stewardship of your gifts.
Our ambition is to spread the fame of King Jesus!
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6 thoughts on “Progress…!”
We love the updates and pictures, Jake! You guys are such an inspiration to us. Praise the Lord!! We’re so honored to have played a very small part in your ministry. Lord willing, we will be more involved in the near future. Please give our best to Carol. In Christ Alone, Tim & Amy
Thank you Tim. You and your family are dear to us and I am grateful for our many years of friendship. Thank you so much for all your prayers and support. I hope that some day you can come see us here at RAU!
Jacob, what a blessing to see again the progress you and your workers made. It is quiet obvious that Jesus is blessing you and keeping His angels over you for protection. You and Carol are to be congratulated on your wonderful work in the African bush.
Blessings and love to you both, Jerry
Thank yo Jerry for your words of encouragement and all your prayers! The Lord has blessed us and we pray that we will remain faithful to calling He has given RAU and us. Please, please continue in your intercession and get as many as you can to join you in praying God’s glory to spread faster that a wildfire this part of the world!
Hi Jake & Carol! What a blessing to hear all of your news! We’re so grateful to God for His blessings on your ministry. We will continue to pray for all of you as you work to spread the Good News of Christ to the beautiful people there! Keep us posted. We love reading your news. We send Love in Christ to all of you!
Thank you Bobby and Barbara! It is great to hear from you.The Lord certainly has been blessing and leading us. Thank you for your part in what is happening. Please continue to intercede on our behalf and the church here that we might be good ambassadors of our King! Give greetings to all your family and Lifegate for us!! Love and prayers!
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