We have hit the ground running, which is inevitable, because there has been so much to do just to get organized to do what we need to do. Our room was a jolly mess with cobwebs and dust from our seven week absence. We had covered everything up with sheets, but, still, there was much to clean. Thankfully, we arrived earlier in the day than expected and had time to do all that, though we were tired from poor sleep and getting an early, early start.
The roads between Kampala and RAU are considerably better than they have ever been, with a good deal of them being paved to make our drive faster and less jolting. We arrived at RAU in a record time of 8 hours if you allow for a 30 minute delay where road work was taking place.
It is good to be back. It has a comfortable feel to be here. I got my keyboard, as many of you have seen from Facebook. I am sooooooo happy with it! It has exceeded my expectations and I have already enjoyed it as well as I have been giving a few lessons to some of the guys who have been wanting to learn!
Jacob is off and running on his various projects and has already preached on a far reaching private local radio station. I have never seen anyone more motivated and visionary than he, nor anyone who makes the most of his opportunities than Jacob. May the Lord bless him with fruitfulness!
He has already met with Tobious and Charles. Jacob discussed possibilities for outreach into the Metu Mountains with Tobious to yet another remote village without a single church. He talked/planned with Charles concerning Yumbe. Charles says that the County Khard (leader Yumbe Imams and Sheikhs) was extremely happy with some of the resources which we brought this time around and he and the other Sheikhs and Imams are eagerly awaiting the 4th dialogue with Jacob and Charles. One of the additional resources we have this time is Greg Gilbert’s excellent book, Who Is Jesus?, in both English and Arabic. Parallel English/Arabic Bibles were also brought back with us from Texas. Other discussions with Charles centered around evangelism and more intense discipleship training for Yumbe brethren.
Around the RAU compound Jacob and “the guys” are working hard to clear the land and prepare it to be tilled and planted with soybean in the first weeks of March.
We are in the midst of the election process here in Uganda. Our most relied upon means of being in contact with our family and many of our friends has been Facebook, which has been blocked during election period to assist a peaceful outcome. This has been a test of our patience and has made us see how much we rely on the internet to be and feel connected to the outside world. Please pray for our beloved Uganda that the Lord’s will be done and that Uganda be made to prosper and develop in every way. Especially pray that there will be no obstacles to hinder the work of the Gospel in this region. However, even though there may be obstacles, we will do all within our power and through the strength of the Holy Spirit to move ahead with ministry plans.
Thank you for continuing to partner with us. Thank you for investing in this ministry in terms of time, money, resources and prayer. We continue on because you all are holding the rope which allows us to “climb into the hole.” (William Carey)
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. (Jacob Lee)
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