As Carol and I pack for our departure to RAU on the 21st we look back upon our visit to States with great joy and appreciation. Our time with our biological family in Texas, Iowa, and Tennessee was precious and bonds with our growing number of grandchildren was strengthened. The greatest difficulty and challenge Carol and I face is being so far far away from family. Please pray for us in this.
Physically we have been refreshed and are going back to Africa with more tightly fitting clothes and a number of more pounds for some reason :-)!
Once again we have so blessed by the Body of Christ and our many dear dear friends! I am sorry we missed seeing many friends and being in some dear churches this trip. Our next trip back, Lord willing, we will be able to be with you the ones we missed this time. For much of our time we did a lot of traveling sharing of our hearts and vision in churches,small groups, and with individuals. The Lord has blessed us with and given us many new friends who are partnering with us in prayer,financial support, and sending of teams to minister with us. As you know, our primary vision is to model 2 Timothy 2:2 . Our primary methodology in walking this out has been our 22 four day retreats at RAU. In many of our retreats we have been blessed with several Bible teachers from the USA who have helped us in this. On this trip several new commitments from pastors were made.
Also, providentially, Reaching and Teaching International has adopted RAU as a training center with High Pointe Baptist Church Austin,Texas taking the lead in sending teams. The Reaching and Teaching program involves teams coming three times a year for three years. I will be selecting 30 key leaders to be a part of this program. I rejoice in these partnerships knowing the Body of Christ in our region of the world will be strengthened. To better help facilitate our growing discipleship program I would like to build one larger classroom with an attached study area. The bid we have for this new structure is $25,000. We would appreciate any financial help that can be given to help us in this.
Pastor Tobious and our Metu Mountain preachers are eager for us to return to join them for discipleship and evangelism/church planting in the 40 plus villages in this rugged area which do not have a single church in their midst. We have the opportunity to partner with Water harvest International to drill 10+ wells in the Metu Mountains. It costs $7500 for one well. Funds for one well have been given.
Charles,our lead partner in Yumbe, has informed me that Imams and Sheikhs are eager to continue our dialog’s on the person, Jesus. Charles and I are eager to climb the Land Crusier for open air preaching and showing the “Jesus” film in Aringa in many more Yumbe trading centers.
There are many more things I would love to share with you, but that will have to wait as we have a lot of last minute details and packing to do before we leave Friday the 21st. We are going back with many ministry resources because of you. Thank you all so much for your loving support and prayers! We could not be doing what we are doing without the Lord’s love working through you!
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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