Please be in prayer for our children as they are traveling back to the orphanage after spending holiday in their villages. School starts on Monday, so please pray for all of the teachers and students as we begin the new school year. I am so excited to see my children!
Yesterday was super exciting! It was Day One of Discipleship Classes with Mark & Nathan. The first lesson was Salvation, and today was Eternal Security. I love that they are learning what the Bible says!
I always have a group of my children go with me to help me translate, but they are all in the village for holiday. I as surprised to see Nathan and Mark come to go with me and help me talk :) I didn't even ask them! We passed out over 130 Gospel tracts and invited them all to come to church with us. May they come to church and hear the preaching tomorrow!
The young people singing the song above, "Hallelujah, All I Have Is Christ", are the 17 that are currently visiting their distant relatives in their villages. Now I know a little bit of the feeling when my Mom dropped me off at college. These 17 are still a part of our Soroti Orphan Assistance Project. We are now assisting them with school fees for a higher level and more individualized education. They are no longer boarding with us, but funds are provided for them to board in Soroti at the school that will best enhance them. Yes, when they sang I was sobbing! Please pray for these 17 children to follow Christ. God's Word never returns void.
Yesterday I visited my village, and reunited with some of my Ugandan family. We also had a small earthquake for over a minute long today. All is well, but please pray for the people of Uganda.
I went to visit my Ugandan family today and say goodbye to my brother, Peter, as he left for University. I sure love them! I have them their Georgia prizes and they loved them.
Thank you to my Momma, DaddyO, Kat, Evan, and Aunt Marcy for my surprise cards. Wow it got here fast! Loved every word. Proof that I have the best family in the world. Thanks for loving me the way you do. Miss you like crazy!
Went with family to Matthew's grave today to pay my respects to the little guy. It is part of the culture here to go to the grave of the ones you love. I sure miss my buddy! His family and I all smashed in the truck. Nathan and Mark raced to sit by me...Mark won! We bought a flower for the grave, and all signed it with love before Mark placed it on Matthew's grave. God is the God of all comfort. We had a great day today.
"O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come."
|Kerri Phillips - Uganda - Psalm 37:4||
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