Uganda in our sights!

Our extended stay in America  is soon coming to end. Carol and I have tickets to leave Austin,Texas for Entebbe Uganda on November 9th.  We have a long time friend, Paul George, who will be traveling back with us. Paul has been a faithful supporter of Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU) since we left for our new home located on the Ugandan/South Sudan border in 2013. He has been to RAU once in the past. Now that he is “retired” he wants to spend a number of months with us each year. I know Paul will be a great blessing  to the people of our area as well as to Carol and me.

Pray that Bibles such as these arrive safely to RAU!!!

I have some updates since my last report to you on September 30th. First, please pray for RAU’s 20,841 ESV TruTone Global Study Bibles to be loaded in their container and put on the ship and also the container for Christian BookChristian Book’s container is carrying a good number of resources  for us, as I mentioned in the Sept. 30th newsletter, as well as for other ministries in Uganda. Both containers should have left by now but the backlog at the port is holding up their departure. Thank you!

In the Sept. 30th newsletter, I had requested prayers and donations for a tractor and funds to do another borehole. Praise God, within a couple days, funds were given for these two needs. Praise God for his grace and the love of his people!  After contacting our local elected village leader about us being able to do another borehole, RAU received from the Moyo District Water Board a letter of appreciation for the 22 boreholes (water wells) RAU has completed in the District. In their letter they also highlighted 13 other villages in need of a borehole so they also would have greater access to clean water. Pray with us on this as it would be a big undertaking.

The video below entitled, “Water for Gwere”, is one of the recent boreholes we were able to complete. At the filming of this video, little did I know that the Lord through his people would enable us to do more wells than what we were believing for at the time. Isn’t it just like the Lord to do over and above what we ask for?

Since my last writing, Carol and I were able to attend  two events to which ABWE had invited us. We received training and certification in a portion of their Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship curriculum and attended their 24-hour Demo Day. They were gracious to Carol and me, allowing us to make a short presentation in the Africa breakout sessions. We met many like minded brothers and sisters interested in long term missions at this missionary recruitment event. The Good Soil curriculum is something we want to be using more and more in RAU’s evangelism and discipleship.

We are currently working with Good Soil and our Madi, Aringa, and Sudanese brothers on the ground, getting some of their materials translated into Madi, Aringa and Sudanese Arabic. Carol and I are hoping for a closer and closer partnership with ABWE. Please pray as both ABWE and RAU seek wisdom and direction in this. Thank you!

At this time it looks like Uganda’s lockdown is ending. Lord willing, we will start up again with our module training in the Hall of Tyrannus at the end of the year. We have been praying for this! RAU’s main mission and vision as an organization is to walk alongside local churches, fulfilling 2 Timothy 2:2. Along with teaching of the fundamentals of the faith we also give instruction in sound economic practices and hands-on Farming as a Business” training. Of course, COVID-19 put a big damper on all those desired plans.

During our Stateside visit we have been in 13 churches and in seven states. We are so grateful for the many opportunities we have had to reconnect with so many friends and  for the new friendships which have been made. We are sorry if we were not able to see all of you. Hopefully, on our next trip we will be able to do so. Our greatest joy was to have extended time with our family! We recently heard the good news that grandbaby number NINE is on the way and due in May. This will be Anna and Kenny’s number three. We look forward to meeting this precious gift later in 2022 on our next visit to the States. Please be in prayer for this sweet little one.

Some excellent reads!

In the midst of our travels I have been able to work through some great books. My favorites have been  E.D. Burns’ two books,  The Missionary–Theologian: Sent into the World, Sanctified by the Word  and The Transcultural Gospel…oh my! what great reads!  I am in my second reading of them and will do a third reading. Another book that has “hit me straight between the eyes” with its scriptural exhortations is the small book, Humbled:Welcoming the Uncomfortable Work of God by David Mathis. Currently, I am also working through Gospel Privilege:The Unearned Advantage that is Meant for Everyone by  David Joannes. I highly recommend each one of these to you! Read, read and read some more! :-).

If you think of it, please pray for us, for Paul, and our many tubs of supplies we are bringing back with us to RAU on November 9th-10th. We are grateful for all your prayers, encouragement and loving financial support.

You are partners in walking out 2 Timothy 2:2 with our Ugandan and Sudanese brothers and sisters in Christ,

Jacob and Carol Lee

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RAU’s Mission and Vision Statements/Statement of Faith:

The greatest evil is having the gospel and not doing everything within our power to get it to those who do not have it!

Sowing seeds of love and kindness should not be separated from preaching the gospel of sovereign grace but completely intertwined with 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! 

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