Monday, January 16, 2012

Mbarara update from Adrian (2)

Today we went to a rural church that had no walls except for the one that is backing to the pulpit.  It was made of dried grass.  The roof was made of cloth like materials held together by ropes.  It isn't a big church -- only 2 years old, about 50 people in size.  It is located in the outskirts of Mbarara.  I was speaking on the power of the Father's Love.

Story One:  You won't believe what Mike from Soroti did

You won't believe what Mike did at a church today.  His greeting became a message.  Then after I was done, he ministered to several people and one of them was a lady from Congo.  She was in an attempt to murder someone as she has been badly scarred.  She was desperate as her daughter was tormented by demons at night.  So she came to church with literally heat in her chest area, ulcer pain in her stomach and back pains.  Then as Mike led her through ministry, she forgave.  As she did, she literally felt like cold water was poured over her.  Mike didn't even have to pray for her physical health.  Immediately, her ulcer pain in the stomach was no more and so did the back pain.  All this came through our Mike, yes our Mike (for those who know him)!!  Freely he received, freely he gave.  She testified later to the church.  That is how I came to learn of this story.

Story Two:  The girl who smiled

A lady in her 20s shared about what happened to her during ministry.  Her parents were murdered along with the rest of her family.  She is the only one left.  No one laid hands on her.  She just stood up to wait for us to touch her but before we could she wept.  For the first time in her life, she chose to forgive the ones who killed her family.  I was moved to  tears by this.  Anyways, in her sharing, she said for the first time ever, she felt a release from the heaviness and grief of her heart and then she smiled because it was like life entered into her.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mbarara update from Adrian

We've just finished the Father Heart Conference with 1000 people and we're in the midst of a pastors conference with 250 attendees.  Among the pastors and youths, we've met old friends from the Mbarara Deliverance Church.

There are many testimonies which I will report later, but there are two of which I want to tell right now.

Story 1: Mike of Soroti

In the 2011 Uganda trip, there was a gentleman (Mike) that traveled with us wherever we went.  In the process of that, he experienced the tangible love of the Father that transformed his life completely. Upon returning home he did a few things that blew my mind away.

1)  He reconciled with his 4 daughters who brought shame to the family by getting pregnant outside of marriage.  Prior to his transformation, he was an aggressive father who pushed his daughters out of the house when they told him what had happened.  But upon returning home last year, he went to find them, reconciled with them, brought them into his house along with the grandchildren.  Today, because they are fatherless, he is now a father to the grandkids.  An affectionate loving father to his daughters to a point that they love to hug and
embrace him.  For the first time, they celebrated Christmas of 2011 together.

2)  A band of robbers came into his house with guns to rob him.  They were arrested and the police wanted him to press charges.  But instead he told the robbers that he forgave them as he has been forgiven and got the police to release them from their jail cell.

3)  There was a pastor in Soroti that went deranged.  He would walk around naked and physically beat up anyone around him.  Mike fathered him through the process and in the midst of it was beaten up by the pastor several times.  Yet even in spite of that he walked with him, cared for him, provided for him when everyone else wanted to put him in the mental institution.

This is the story of a man that came from an orphan heart, that captured love and now walks in it in his community.

Story 2:  Moses of Masaka

When Moses got married 8 years ago to a lady from a different tribe, his mother objected to the marriage that she enlisted the help of witch doctors and several other ways to stop the marriage. Consequently, he cut off all ties from his mother and father to a point that she hasn't seen her grandkids until this past Christmas. As he processed the love of the Father, he was convinced last year that this love has to be translated and process into relationship starting with his mother.  He is so transparent with his church family that they have been journeying with him on this issue.  

Anyways, last Christmas he brought his family to visit him mother.  She was surprised as it was unannounced.  When he saw her, he reconciled with her saying that he values the relationship over who is right or who is wrong.  He asked her to forgive him and I saw the pictures myself, she had the biggest smile on her face embracing his family.   Now he is convinced that this revelation of the Father Heart needs to affect all the relationships surrounding him and his community.

There are many other stories which I will tell of other men and women who have been impacted by the revelation and transform their family and communities.  I believe that God is raising up fathers in the land of Uganda which has been known as a "Orphaned Nation" to her destiny of "the pearl of Africa".

In the meantime, lots of love and sunshine from Uganda



Friday, January 6, 2012

Here we go!

The Uganda team leaves today. They should arrive in Uganda on Sunday January 8th. They return on January 26th.

We have started a 40-day fast and prayer for the Uganda team.  At least one person each day will be covering the Uganda Team in prayer before and during their trip, The purpose of the fast is to also intercede for the kingdom of God to be manifested there. This is a 24 hour "no food" fast starting from 7pm of the assigned date to 7pm of the next date.

Ezra 8:21-23

And there by the Ahava Canal, I gave orders for all of us to fast and humble ourselves before our God. We prayed that he would give us a safe journey and protect us, our children, and our goods as we traveled. ... So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.

The Uganda team is comprised of:

Adrian Wi
Don Boyd
Donna Parachin
Gabriel Wee
Herman Lam
Jonathan Chung
Karen Chan
Karyne Wee
Steven Chow

The 40-day fast has already started, however there are still dates left unaccounted for. These are:

Jan 2
Jan 6
Jan 8
Jan 13
Jan 15
Jan 20
Jan 22
Jan 25
Jan 26

If you are interested in fasting and praying for the Uganda team (hopefully by filling in one of these open spots), please email