It’s A Wrap–For 2020!

 I hope you all are doing well and had a blessed Christmas. We can have true joy as we celebrate the sending and birth of a “Savior” (Luke 2:11 & John 20:21)! We rejoice and now have the privilege of proclaiming  this Savior –>Jesus! 
As we mentioned in our last post, we were going, Lord willing, to be with friends for Christmas in  Murchison Falls National Park Uganda . Carol and I are glad the Lord was willing! We met with Ugandan friends and family at the park. These friendships go back to 2006  when Carol and I first came to Uganda for ministry! Being with friends helped take some of the sting away from being with our children, their spouses, and our 8 grandchildren. Because of gifts given to us with a “spend this on yourselves” instruction during our past visits back to the States, we had the funds to be in the park at a nice lodge and to take several safaris. Carol, with her camera in hand, was as giddy as a child on Christmas morning!

Christmas 2020 

Some of Carol’s Safari Pictures:

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Since our last newsletter some more funds have come in for the 20,000ESV Global Study Bibles.  We are grateful for all who have given. Thank you!  We have reached $149,537.60 of the $200,000 needed for the bibles,container, and shipping. If we can get a better deal from the publisher than what was last given we will add to the number of the Bibles. It would be wonderful if we could go into the new year with all funds necessary to order the bibles. Please pray about helping us reach our goal.  I know that at this time of year many are making appeals for end-of-the-year giving. I firmly believe that in the pockets of Christians there is enough to meet the needs of everything the Lord is seeking to accomplish through us, his people. We have seen this proven over and over. God bless and thank you for being a part of what our Lord is doing in Northern Uganda, South Sudan, and the Republic of (North) Sudan!

Please continue to pray for and consider giving towards the goal of bringing a container with 20,000 ESV Global Study Bibles here to Reaching Africa’s Unreached! Your investment in the lives of these church leaders will echo throughout eternity!


Tax deductible checks may be written out to Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU) “Noting: For Bibles” and sent to our home church: Lifegate/RAU Missions; 395 Lifegate Lane; Seguin, TX; 78155. OR tax deductible donations may be made on our web page through PayPal with a notation of “For Bibles”.

This is the PayPal Link: 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WAR99DL4JFWXQ


“There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after you.” (A. Judson 1788-1850) 

With love and godly affection,

Jacob & Carol Lee

Tax deductible charitable donations may be made via PayPal or check.  PayPal also has a way to make recurring monthly gifts. Recurring monthly gifts are very helpful to the ministry. To do so, please click on the PayPal link below. PayPal deducts a small amount from each gift as a processing fee. All gifts given through PayPal and by check are tax deductible as Reaching Africa’s Unreached has 501c3 tax exempt status as a charitable organization.  If you wish to write a check you may write it out to R.A.U. and mail it to Lifegate/RAU Bibles, 395 Lifegate Ln., Seguin Texas 78155.    

PayPal Link for donations: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WAR99DL4JFWXQ    

Go to RAU’s Facebook page for up to date reports, pictures, musings, and exhortations: www.facebook.com/ReachingAfricasUnreached  

YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRmHafoBSemE7jS8kEHCG6Q/videos  

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

Winding Down…Ramping Up!

As UNUSUAL as 2020 has been, we never guessed it would rush by as quickly as it did! In fact, we thought it would drag on but, in just a seeming blink of an eye, December is almost over!

With 2020 winding down, something else is ramping upRAU’s ESV Global Bible Study fundraiser. As of today, we are at around 77% ($147,537.60) of our goal of $200,000–and hoping that 2021 will be the year for reaching our objective of 20,000 Bibles in a container on their way to RAU northern Uganda. This is cause for great encouragement and hope—so many people from around the world have contributed with enthusiasm and we jubilate in the Lord for putting in people’s hearts a yearning for the fulfillment of this plan. Present and future generations of pastors and new believers in young churches and “un-churched” areas will, we are sure, be praising God as well at the joy of possessing in their hands “the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing.” (2 Peter 1:19, NET)

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Before we reached this far, it was tempting to think, “This goal is way too big–it’s just plain crazy!” Here are some exhortations about that!

Satan will do everything he can to confuse us — to suggest smaller dreams, lesser glories, and other gods to our hearts. And the glory he offers is real glory — real pleasure and real purpose. But all the glory he offers is small and short compared with the glory for which we were made (Isaiah 43:7).” (Marshall Segal, Desiring God). “Go ahead. Dream your big dream. Do your work, lots and lots of it. But never, never presume that you are doing it on your own. “What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it [as though it were not a gift]?” (1 Corinthians 4:7). Every dream is a gift. Every accomplishment of a dream is a gift.” (John Piper, Desiring God). 

As we see the accomplishment of our dream being realized, we rejoice in the many who joined us in dreaming. Thank you to everyone who has given!

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It’s always good to hold our plans loosely. We ought to plan, but we are not God. He sees the end from the beginning and He has a means to His end. Many of our plans were wiped off the calendar, but the Lord laid out others for us. By God’s grace, we put our hand to the plow to be faithful in that which He gave us to do–which was, in great part, to prepare–spiritually, emotionally and physically–for future works “which He has prepared in advance for us to do.” There was much investment in the Demo Farm and the facilities which we pray will serve many people in the years/decades/centuries to come. The last big project was to put design stone on all the walkways on the campus.

Here is what Jacob wrote: “Along with making improvements on our 20 acre demonstration farm, we have been, slowly by slowly, making renovations (inside and outside) on our facilities to prepare us to better serve in our biblical and agriculture group trainings when we once again can safely receive groups. One of the projects is to place our local and inexpensive “design” stones on our walkways and where water drops off from the roof on the verandas.(See photos) The”design” stones are NOT slippery when wet !  I, as well as visitors, have slipped many a times on the previous walkways and I have fallen once. Also, since these stones are “God” made, they will last, if the Lord wills, until Jesus’ return!” 

Before we shifted our focus away for a short while to some special holiday plans, there was one more important thing to do. On the 19th, Jacob, Zorah and Pastor Henery travelled the “long, winding and rough” route to Aya to meet with all the pastors who oversee church plants in the Metu Mountains, and of whom Pastor Tobious serves as liaison and leader. Jacob was very encouraged as they discussed concerns and successes. Jacob stirred their hearts by way of reminder of the hand of the Lord in completing the good work He has started, including the work in the Metu Mountains and in each of their hearts (Philippians 1:6). Zorah shared his vision for training teachers in the church for children’s ministry (Sunday School). Please enjoy the following video which Jacob and Zorah made on that Metu Mountain journey.

Finally, as 2020 winds down, our Christmas plans are ramping up! In the 7 years that Jacob and I have lived in Uganda, we have never done anything “touristy”. This year, we have made plans to go to a Game Park in the Murchison Falls area to enjoy Christmas with some friends from Kampala. It is a long-anticipated treat, especially for me (Carol) and I very much hope it will result in some amazing photo ops!

Before I close out this newsletter, may I ask you, once again, to help us reach the goal of getting 20,000 ESV Global Study Bibles sent here to RAU campus? It is the longing of RAU to train and equip MANY for the completion of the beautiful task with which Jesus entrusted His followers.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Overview of ESV Global Study Bible may be found here: https://biblebuyingguide.com/crossway-esv-global-study…/ In this article by Tim Challies entitled What Makes a Really Good Study Bible?https://www.challies.com/articles/what-makes-a-really-good-study-bible/ , Challies highlights how a study Bible is a great tool for leaders in the church.

Please continue to pray for and consider giving towards the goal of bringing container with 20,000 ESV Global Study Bibles here to Reaching Africa’s Ureached! Your investment in the lives of these church leaders will echo throughout eternity! 

Tax deductible checks may be written out to Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU) “Noting: For Bibles” and sent to our home church: Lifegate/RAU Missions; 395 Lifegate Lane; Seguin, TX; 78155. OR tax deductible donations may be made on our web page through PayPal with a notation of “For Bibles”.

This is the PayPal Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WAR99DL4JFWXQ

“There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after you.” A. Judson (1788-1850) 

With love and godly affection,

Carol and Jacob Lee, RAU

Website: http://www.ReachingAfricasUnreached.org  

Tax deductible charitable donations may be made via PayPal or check.  PayPal also has a way to make recurring monthly gifts. Recurring monthly gifts are very helpful to the ministry. To do so, please click on the PayPal link below. PayPal deducts a small amount from each gift as a processing fee. All gifts given through PayPal and by check are tax deductible as Reaching Africa’s Unreached has 501c3 tax exempt status as a charitable organization.  If you wish to write a check you may write it out to R.A.U. and mail it to Lifegate/RAU Bibles, 395 Lifegate Ln., Seguin Texas 78155.    

PayPal Link for donations: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WAR99DL4JFWXQ    

Go to RAU’s Facebook page for up to date reports, pictures, musings, and exhortations: www.facebook.com/ReachingAfricasUnreached  

YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRmHafoBSemE7jS8kEHCG6Q/videos  

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

“In Everything Give Thanks”

Forest Hill Presbyterian, Forest Hill, Maryland
Rocky Point Baptist Church, Stephenville, Texas
High Pointe Baptist Church. Austin, Texas

Always rejoice, constantly pray, in everything give thanks. For this is Godʼs will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

But what we need to understand is that biblical thanksgiving is not merely our grateful response to a perceived grace received from God; it is a means to perceiving that grace. Biblical thanksgiving is not merely a command to be obeyed; it is a call to see beyond our normal perceptions to hundreds of graces we would otherwise miss due to our sin-induced myopia. And it is a call to see future graces in God’s promises so certain that we can thank God for them now.

Jon Bloom, Desiring God

I pray you all have had a blessed Thanksgiving. As Carol and I approached another Thanksgiving away from family, we were fighting off feelings of sadness. We do not look for sympathy as we have counted the cost and found Jesus to be worthy of every sacrifice, big or small. However, that does not assuage the pangs we feel in spite of the calling we delight in. “…Our hearts ache, but we always have joy…” (2 Corinthians 6:10) I find myself growing ever so slowly in understanding this verse. One would think missing holidays (mainly Thanksgiving and Christmas) with children, their spouses, and 8 grandchildren would progressively get easier but it does not! In fact, Carol and I would say our heartache increases. At the very same time, my heart leaps with joy to be an ambassador for the King among those who have little witness of Jesus’ love displayed through the laying down of His life to redeem and reconcile His sheep.“…Our hearts ache, but we always have joy…”!!

Even though I first started ministering in Uganda in 2006 and then Carol and I moving in 2013, we are still in transition culturally. The proverb is true that it is hard to teach an “old dog new tricks”. I am in my 65th year and Carol is in her ** year. Pray for us in this: that we can become more and more effective in sharing the love of Jesus. Carol, my insightful wife, writes: “Jacob and I were once given this illustration (which I have put into my own words) of how living long term in another culture changes you: “Imagine that you (an American, let us say) are culturally the color BLUE. And imagine that the country to which you have moved is culturally YELLOW. The “yellow” of the country to which you have moved begins to rub off on you and it mixes with the “blue” that you are. Now, instead of being completely blue you are beginning to look a little “GREEN” because, as you know, in the kingdom of art, BLUE + YELLOW = GREEN. When you return to your home country, you are no longer blue (you aren’t like everyone else) and, in the country from which you just traveled, you don’t blend in either because you are not yellow but green. You will never be fully blue again nor can you ever be fully yellow.” This illustration describes Jacob’s and my experience so well as our “norm” has been scrambled by our cultural transplantation; its effect has been to make us somehow cultural “vagabonds” so we no longer comfortably “fit” in either place, nor do we think or see some issues the same way we used to….”

I continue to be amazed and excited at the progress toward the goal of raising $200,000 for 20,000 ESV TruTone Global Study Bibles, a container, and shipping the bibles from America to the RAU campus near Moyo, Uganda. We have given away almost all of the nearly 9,000 ESV Global Study Bibles which came in our first two containers as well as through a shipment via the Gospel Coalition International Outreach. They have made their way into hands of Ugandans, South Sudanese, North Sudanese, Congolese and some few even into Chadian hands.

The current status on the funds raised is now $130,187.60! This is about 65% of our goal! Despite the hardships brought about by COVID-19, many loving Christians continue to give so that these Study Bibles may arrive via a container from America to Reaching Africa’s Unreached! We thank every single one of you who has taken notice of our request, taken it to heart and have given.

A Bible, along with the illumination of the Holy Spirit, is the core resource for Shepherds of God’s Church. We must at least see that as many Pastors as possible in our Sub-Saharan region and in Sudan have one. A Study Bible, like the ESV Global Study Bible, with its built-in helps, can be a mentor when there is no one else around. In the Hall of Tyrannus this is the Bible we use. Part of our training involves how to make the most of this Study Bible. The ones coming in this third container would mostly be for church leaders in the West Nile Uganda, South Sudan, and the Republic of (North) Sudan, as well as local government leaders,teachers (church and school), Imams, and Sheikhs in our region. English is widely read, spoken and understood! With greater peace being established in the Republic of Sudan in recent days, it will be even easier to get Bibles the Republic of Sudan! We have a number of solid contacts near us and there in country.

Current picture of containers sitting at RAU. The new one would be set to right with the roof continuing and a space between which, Lord willing, would become a chicken coop.

With tools like these Study Bibles we can be a bigger part of walking out 2 Timothy 2:2 in our region and regions to the north for just $10 per Bible. If I can strike a better deal on Bibles we will just increase the number! The money in hand gives greater leveraging when negotiating.

The generous donation of 15,363 (6.5 pallets) Christian resources in both English and Arabic, from The Gospel Coalition-International Outreach (TGC-IO) which will be hitching a ride with a different container being sent by Christian Book (www.christianbook.com) to various ministries in Uganda are on their way to Reaching Africa’s Unreached. Also in this container will be 350 slightly damaged ESV Study Bibles and almost 200 Arabic Study Bibles! The ESV Study Bibles have been donated by Christian Book and the Arabic Study Bibles were sold at a discount. Thank you, Christian Book and The Gospel Coalition International Outreach. In the USA and many countries of the world, such resources are in rich supply. Many Christians trade their current Bible for the latest “study bible” (I know I have) as often as folks upgrade their vehicles! Can you imagine what even one single study Bible and other literature would mean to pastors where such resources are very very scarce or beyond their ability to buy? These resources will also be a great help in Reaching Africa’s Unreached module curriculum we are developing for pastoral/church leadership training in the Hall of Tyrannus.

Overview of ESV Global Study Bible may be found here: https://biblebuyingguide.com/crossway-esv-global-study…/ In this article by Tim Challies entitled What Makes a Really Good Study Bible?https://www.challies.com/articles/what-makes-a-really-good-study-bible/ , Challies highlights how a study Bible is a great tool for leaders in the church.

Please continue to pray for and consider giving towards the goal of bringing container with 20,000 ESV Global Study Bibles here to Reaching Africa’s Ureached! Your investment in the lives of these church leaders will echo throughout eternity! 

Tax deductible checks may be written out to Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU) “Noting: For Bibles” and sent to our home church: Lifegate/RAU Missions; 395 Lifegate Lane; Seguin, TX; 78155. OR tax deductible donations may be made on our web page through PayPal with a notation of “For Bibles”.

This is the PayPal Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WAR99DL4JFWXQ

“There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after you.” A. Judson (1788-1850) 

With love and godly affection,

Jacob & Carol Lee, RAU

Website: http://www.ReachingAfricasUnreached.org  

Tax deductible charitable donations may be made via PayPal or check.  PayPal also has a way to make recurring monthly gifts. Recurring monthly gifts are very helpful to the ministry. To do so, please click on the PayPal link below. PayPal deducts a small amount from each gift as a processing fee. All gifts given through PayPal and by check are tax deductible as Reaching Africa’s Unreached has 501c3 tax exempt status as a charitable organization.  If you wish to write a check you may write it out to R.A.U. and mail it to Lifegate/RAU Bibles, 395 Lifegate Ln., Seguin Texas 78155.    

PayPal Link for donations: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WAR99DL4JFWXQ    

Go to RAU’s Facebook page for up to date reports, pictures, musings, and exhortations: www.facebook.com/ReachingAfricasUnreached  

YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRmHafoBSemE7jS8kEHCG6Q/videos  

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

Bibles, Books, Boreholes and Obongi: An Update!

Jacob and I are amazed and excited at the recent progress toward the goal of raising $200,000 for 20,000 ESV TruTone Global Study Bibles, a container, and shipping from America to the RAU campus near Moyo, Uganda.

The current status on the fundraiser is….DRUM ROLL PLEASE!…. $121,649! This is a little over 60% of our goal! Many people from all over the USA and the world have joined us in this effort. A very special “Thank you” to Greg and Kilby Helms who have “put it out there” wherever they go and wherever they speak. We thank every single one of you who has taken notice of our request and taken it to heart.

Recently Mangwi Alex in partnership with RAU was able to give out ESV Global Study Bibles to the participants of their leadership training. Stock is low and so we are pressing forward to get the next shipment of ESV Global Study Bibles here!

In addition to the Bibles, RAU has received a generous donation of books in both English and Arabic, from The Gospel Coalition-International Outreach (TGC-IO) which will be hitching a ride with a different container being sent by Christian Book (www.christianbook.com) to various ministries in Uganda. Here is a list of what will be included in the 15,363 (6.5 pallets) Christian resources that have been given:

  • 2,072 COPIES PREACHING THE WHOLE BIBLE AS CHRISTIAN
  • 780 COPIES ARABIC PASTOR SET and 675 COPIES ENGLISH PASTOR SET
  • 1,692 COPIES DIG DEEPER 
  • 1,632 COPIES NEW CITY CATECHISM DEVOTIONAL (ARABIC)
  • 1,624 COPIES NEW CITY CATECHISM DEVOTIONAL (ENGLISH)
  • 288 COPIES THE GOSPEL AS CENTER
  • 420 COPIES THE MESSAGE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT 
  • 2,772 COPIES BIBLE STUDY 
  • 2,496 COPIES WORD-FILLED WOMEN’S MINISTRY 
  • 312 COPIES FILLING UP THE AFFLICTIONS 
  • 600 COPIES TOUCH POINTS: HEAVEN

Also in the Christian Book container will be 350 slightly damaged ESV Study Bibles and almost 200 Arabic Study Bibles! The ESV Study Bibles have been donated by Christian Book and the Arabic Study Bibles were sold at a discount. Thank you, Christian Book and The Gospel Coalition. In the USA and many countries of the world, such resources are in rich supply. Most Christians trade their current Bible for the latest “model” as often as folks upgrade their vehicles! Can you imagine what even one single study Bible and other literature would mean to a young pastor where such resources are scarce or expensive?

Jacob wrote this in a FaceBook post recently: “My heart is overjoyed. This is a great answer to prayer. I mentioned this news to my dear brother from Darfur who has been one of our main contacts for getting bibles, books and Kindles to Khartoum, Darfur, Blue Nile, and Nuba Mountains. He was ecstatic, to say the least! With the door being swung open wider (it has always been open but difficult) there is a greater need, especially for trained leadership….and vital to sound training is a good study bible and written materials.

Above are pictured Christian brothers from twelve different tribes at Reaching Africa’s Unreached for training (2018). This group represented nine tribes from North Sudan (Darfur, Nuba Mountains, and Blue Nile), two tribes from South Sudan, and one tribe from Uganda. Ten of the eleven are listed as “Unreached People Groups’ by the Joshua Project. From 2013-to December 2019 RAU has had 35 such Christian leadership teaching retreats. Men and women from Uganda, D.R. Congo, South Sudan, and the Republic of (North) Sudan have been in attendance. They have been hosted on the RAU campus for 3-10 days. There have been none in 2020 because of COVID-19. Praying this will change sometime in 2021.

Another joyful piece of news is that the LEAM Drilling company based in Moyo was able to “hit target” and find a solid source of clean, accessible water for the Ayaa community, setting in another borehole on the Ayaa Baptist Church property. Jacob also posted about this recently on Facebook:

A generous person will be enriched, and the one who gives a drink of water will receive water.” (Proverbs 11:25 CSB)

Through the blessings of the Lord and the love which is in His people’s hearts for one another, an 11th bore hole (well) is nearly finished (10 in the Metu Mountains and one in our local village of Fodia). This is the second one in Ayaa on the Ayaa Baptist compound. Ayaa is the largest village in the Metu Mountains . “

The first well that Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU) sponsored was back in 2014 and this new one is near the older one. Ayaa has 1400+/- people in it, according to Pastor Tobious. The 2014 well was just not adequate for this number of people, thus the need for this second one. The terrain in the Metu Mountains is rough with poor, sometimes impassible roads. A tractor had to be hired, like in times past, to help pull the equipment up the steep, rough roads. “

RAU’s goal is to bring the gospel and training for church leaders, clean water and agricultural training and to assist local medical personnel to go to areas least reached. Metu Mountain bore holes are in Ayaa (2), Ijujo, Cinyi, Alugodu, Arapi/Gbari, Duku, and Oyo. Each of these villages also represents a newly planted church, except Ayaa and Ijujo which were in existence when RAU began a Gospel-centered partnership. By God’s grace and the support of His people, we will continue to walk out 2 Timothy 2:2 with all the strength God gives us in these endeavors! We want to follow Jesus’ example found in John 9:4: “We must do the works of him who sent me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.””

One Day Agricultural Training. We look forward to the day that such trainings can resume again!
Pastor Godfrey standing near his church building. The flooding from the Nile River came right up to the floor of the building.

This year, flooding has devastated parts of Obongi. Jacob made an appeal for assistance via Facebook and then wrote this: “Many thanks to those who prayed and gave to help Obongi Town Church members as well as Pastor Amani Godfrey and wife Lily with food items, relocation, and replacement of personal things because of the rising waters of the Nile River. Obongi is located right on the Nile.”

In December 2013 Reaching Africa’s Unreached planted the church in the town after evangelism outreaches with Godfrey leading as pastor.The beginning days were very difficult and the church had to relocate several times. Praise God for his grace that the church has grown, leaders are being trained, and gospel outreach is continuing in this primarily Muslim community.”

Pastor Godfrey just sent these last photos with greetings from these Muslim leaders. They sent their appreciation. Pastor Godfrey included them in posho delivery (staple food of the area) several weeks back and now, again, they received support with the recent flooding. God has continued to give us favor with these leaders. I look forward to when I can see them again and continue discussions on the gospel and give them more Christian literature. Please continue to pray for Obongi Town Church, Pastor Godfrey and church leaders as well as the “opening of eyes and hearts” of the Obongi Town Muslims. Thank you!

Photo Credits: Ivans Drale

Recently, after even more flooding, extra support was given for food items. However, the roads and bridges have been washed and so getting the food there has so far been impossible. RAU purchased staple food items hoping to deliver them but no vehicles are passing through to Obongi, so we have the food stored here in one of our containers until such a time as it can be delivered. Here is a link from Ugandan NTV news which shows the severity of the flooding.

In this most unusual year of 2020, we are grateful that technology, specifically the internet, has allowed us to remain connected and in touch with what is happening around the world and to be a part of Kingdom activities and answers to prayers. Please continue to pray that:

  • Our Father’s Kingdom would come and His will be done on earth as it is being done in heaven
  • BIBLES: hearts would be moved to give towards the Fundraising goal for ESV Global Study Bibles
  • BOOKS: all the precious resources that are given and earmarked for resource-scarce areas would reach safely
  • BOREHOLE: the borehole would serve many by providing clean, accessible water and that it would also lead them to the Living Water, Jesus
  • OBONGI: the flood waters would recede and that the food set apart for those devastated by the flood would reach there soon.
  • that Jacob and I and all our co-workers would remain healthy.
  • that Jacob and I would rely, not on our own wisdom, but upon the Lord’s, that our hope and encouragement would come from the Lord, that we would not grow weary in well-doing, but press on joyfully–and all the more as we see THAT DAY approaching. Pray that Jacob and I would be able to understand and walk in the nuanced difference between wisdom/prudence and fear as it relates to ministry activity in the ongoing presence of COVID-19. It has not been easy. We are more than eager for ministry to happen, but we want to consider the interests of those around us and not only our own.

Tax deductible  charitable donations may  be made via PayPal or check.  PayPal also has a way to make recurring monthly gifts. Recurring monthly gifts are very helpful to the ministry. To do so, please click on the PayPal link below. PayPal deducts  a small amount from each gift as a processing fee. All gifts given through PayPal and by check are tax deductible as Reaching Africa’s Unreached has 501c3 tax exempt status as a charitable organization.  If you wish to write a check you may write it out to R.A.U. and mail it to Lifegate/RAU Bibles, 395 Lifegate Ln., Seguin Texas 78155.    

PayPal Link for donations: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WAR99DL4JFWXQ    

Go to RAU’s Facebook page for up to date reports, pictures, musings, and exhortations: www.facebook.com/ReachingAfricasUnreached  

YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRmHafoBSemE7jS8kEHCG6Q/videos  

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

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!

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!! 20,000 Study Bibles Coming Soon To RAU!

We will have all eternity to celebrate our victories, but only a few short hours to win them.

― Amy Carmichael

Since our last newsletter, we have made amazing progress towards the ESV Global Study Bible Fundraising Goal! We praise the Lord for the response of His people in seeing the worthiness of the goal, and, most importantly, giving themselves to the goal of getting 20,000 ESV Global Study Bibles to the campus of Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU).

We have now reached 53 % ($106,509.71) of the goal of $200,000!!! Praise the Lord!

Satan is so much more in earnest than we are–he buys up the opportunity while we are wondering how much it will cost.”

― Amy Carmichael

A Bible, along with the illumination of the Holy Spirit, is the core resource for Shepherds of God’s Church. We must at least see that every Pastor has this essential one. A Study Bible, like the ESV Global Study Bible, with its built-in helps can be a mentor when there is no one else around. A good study Bible can turn on the “L.I.G.H.T.S.” of sound interpretation (Literal-Illumination-Grammatical-Historical-Teaching-Scriptural Harmony).

Overview of ESV Global Study Bible: https://biblebuyingguide.com/crossway-esv-global-study…/

Here is what Jacob posted on Facebook recently regarding our plans for the Bibles:

Each day, because of God’s grace and the love of God’s people, we are getting closer to obtaining 20,000 ESV Global Study Bibles, a container, and the means to transport them here to Reaching Africa’s Unreached from America. We have given away almost all of the nearly 9,000 Bibles which came in our first containers as well as through a shipment via the Gospel Coalition. They have made their way into hands of Ugandans, South Sudanese, North Sudanese,Congolese and some few even into Chadian hands.

The ones coming in this third container would be mostly for church leaders in our West Nile Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of (North) Sudan as well as local government leaders and Imams and Sheikhs in our region. English is widely read, spoken and understood! With peace being established in the Republic of Sudan in recent days, it will be even easier to get Bibles in! My Sudanese sources report that nearly 80% are happy with the recent improved Sudan relations with America and Israel!” In another container 6-7 pallets of Arabic literature from authors like D.A. Carson, J.I.Packer and others are “hitching” a ride to Uganda and then up to us so that such impactful resources can make their way into Sudan while doors are wide open.”

With tools like these Study Bibles we can be a bigger part of walking out 2 Timothy 2:2 in our region and regions to the north for $10 per Bible. If I can strike a better deal on Bibles we will just increase the number!Continue to pray for and consider giving towards the goal of another container with Bibles! Tax deductible checks may be written out to Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU) and sent to our home church: Lifegate/RAU Missions; 395 Lifegate Lane; Seguin, TX; 78155. OR tax deductible donations may be made on our web page through PayPal with a notation of “For Bibles”.

This is the PayPal Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WAR99DL4JFWXQ 

There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after you.

A. Judson (1788-1850) 

Current picture of containers sitting at RAU. The new one would be set to right with the roof continuing and a space between which, Lord willing, would become a chicken coup.

With love and godly affection,

Jacob & Carol Lee, RAU

Website: http://www.ReachingAfricasUnreached.org  

Tax deductible  charitable donations may  be made via PayPal or check.  PayPal also has a way to make recurring monthly gifts. Recurring monthly gifts are very helpful to the ministry. To do so, please click on the PayPal link below. PayPal deducts  a small amount from each gift as a processing fee. All gifts given through PayPal and by check are tax deductible as Reaching Africa’s Unreached has 501c3 tax exempt status as a charitable organization.  If you wish to write a check you may write it out to R.A.U. and mail it to Lifegate/RAU Bibles, 395 Lifegate Ln., Seguin Texas 78155.    

PayPal Link for donations: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WAR99DL4JFWXQ    

Go to RAU’s Facebook page for up to date reports, pictures, musings, and exhortations: www.facebook.com/ReachingAfricasUnreached  

YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRmHafoBSemE7jS8kEHCG6Q/videos  

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

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!