"Quest For Joy" in Aringa
Quest For Joy” in Aringa


“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. “

Philippians 4:4

Carol and I have much to rejoice in as we come close to completing our first year as missionaries  in Uganda, just a couple kilometers off the South Sudan border. There have been many challenges and difficulties mixed with many successes and triumphs. We can rejoice at all times because we know, from God’s promises as well as His presence, that He is always with us and in His presence is fullness of joy (Psalms 16:11)! We rejoice, also, because we know we have a battalion of prayer warriors and supporters who are standing with us in spreading the fame of King Jesus here in the West Nile region of Uganda. Thank you!

I am rejoicing that we now have a new Aringa  web page at RAU’s blog featuring the excellent  gospel tract Quest For Joy written by John Piper ( Desiring God ). The Aringa translation and editing work was done by Yumbe friends, Onduga Charles, Angoli Alex and Angupale Andrew.  Thank you Charles, Alex, and Andrew! The excellent layout work on the Aringa Quest For Joy tract (English version here) was done by graphic designer Dan Thompson. Doug Salser with  Literature Ministries International  helped spearhead this web edition as well as a print edition. Many thanks to Dan and Doug! They were also the ones who did the same work with the Ma’di Quest For Joy. Twenty thousand of the Aringa Quest For Joy tracts have been published and purchased by Reaching Africa’s Unreached and are to be distributed in Yumbe District. Preston and Laurel from Florida will be bring around 8,000 to us when they visit for a ministry trip in the last weeks of July. We are praying that the rest can come with other visitors.

The distribution of these tracts corresponds with the first ever translation and publication of the Aringa New Testament through Here’s Life Ministries.  On the 24th we are rejoicing that we get to be part of the dedication service for this first ever translation of the New Testament in Aringa. God is getting His Word to the Aringa people!

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. “!

Proclaiming Jesus in Yumbe West Nile
Proclaiming Jesus in Yumbe West Nile

We will be spending most of July in Yumbe itself involved with discipleship, evangelism, along with distributing de-worming medicine. July 15-18 we will host, here at RAU, our third group of church leaders from Yumbe District. This coming week, we host a group of pastors/church leaders from Moyo. As I have mentioned before, these retreats are the backbone of RAU’s ministry. We are very desirous of teaching faithful men who in turn will teach others (2 Tim. 2:2). The key to the unreached and unengaged people’s being reached with the glorious gospel is multiplication not addition! Your prayers and support are a very vital part of this ministry! Thank you!

Along with RAU’s discipleship and evangelism, the Lord has brought, and continues to bring, children with special needs our way. Eight year old Anzo, who is our neighbor, had successful corrective surgery on both eyes for her congenital cataracts this past week. Earlier in the year, RAU was able to assist, because of God’s people, two babies from Yumbe with cleft pallet surgeries.  On Friday a 2 month old baby with hydrocephalus was brought to our attention through a local friend,Michael.  The baby is very,very weak , and she is pitifully thin. The baby is too weak to even cry!
2 month old baby with hydrocephalus
2 month old baby with hydrocephalus
She is currently in the Moyo hospital getting paperwork/recommendation for transfer to Mbale for a shunt. There is no such facility available here to care for the special needs of these precious children and so it requires traveling long distances. Hopefully, the surgery can be done free, just like with the other children or, at least, inexpensively. The definite need is for transport and care while in the hospital. (When someone takes their child to a hospital that is outside of their home area, they must pack pots and pans and everything they will need to feed and clean and care for themselves.) There is also a 6-8 year old boy with bilateral club foot and a 3-4 year old girl with severe knock knees whom we would like to also help. They both live near by. As with the other children, this is where we feel we can be a part of God’s transforming love. This ministry has been set before us and we know we are here for this purpose as well preaching and teaching. Pray for these children and us. Help us us if you can. Thank you! At this link there are instructions on how you can give:


Thank you for all your prayers and support!


Carol and Jacob

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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. May the Lord grant each of us His followers the wherewithal to be obedient disciples!  Jacob W. Lee

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