Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ready to trade our scarfs and tuques for polos and skirts

Posing for a pre-departure team photo.

Front (left to right): David, Rodney, Noah
Back (left to right): Adrian, Sherene, Denise, Theresa, Ryan

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Just in time

Praise God! With just a week left before our departure, we've reached our fundraising target of $24,000.

We have our final team meeting tomorrow. The countdown begins. 6 days to go!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Call for increased intercession

Thank you so much for the outpouring of support. It is coming in many ways, whether financially, prophetically, materially, or through prayer and fasting.  These past few weeks have been tough. Many of our team members or their loved ones suffered personal setbacks, heartbreaking tragedies, spiritual oppression, even a multitude of distractions to occupy our time and energies. Some of us are still in the midst of it, some are just getting out. We ask for increased prayer and intercession in the days leading up and especially during our time there.

We thank God for the people from Life-Spring who have been participating in a 24-hour prayer and fasting chain for the Uganda missions for the past month. We will be taking a short Christmas break to let everyone enjoy the holidays, but the "chain" resumes on New Years Day and continuing for the duration of the trip.  We leave on the evening of December 31, 2010 and return on January 24, 2011. (Yes, we get to celebrate New Years on the plane!) 

Please continue to pray for us and with us. Our top prayer items are:

  • Perseverance and unity - That even when the times are tough, we will persevere and continue to "stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose [us]." (Phil. 1:27-28)
  • Protection for the team, family members, and loved ones
  • For God's kingdom to be extended in Uganda
  • For the believers in Uganda to be strengthened, encouraged, and equipped to be leaders in their generation
  • For physical and spiritual restoration in the land of Uganda
Thank you and God bless!