As our Uganda team prepares for their departure, we’re encouraging everyone to pray for this July trip. Over the last few weeks we’ve prayed specifically for several smaller teams that will be serving, and we continue to need your prayers in these areas:
- Pray for the women who receive training from our team. Women from 15 different churches in Western Uganda have been selected to come and receive training on The Story method of presenting the Gospel. (The Story briefly is a comprehensive look at the Gospel which focuses on the main concepts rather than every detail. This “big picture” approach allows a clarified view of who God is, which results in a more accurate view of who we are and what our part is in the story. This storytelling approach is a perfect fit for Uganda with its strong oral, storytelling culture.) Kathy, Christine, and Debbie will be instructing these women on this storytelling method, and the women will then go and train those at their churches so that Redeemer will be part of leaving a lasting impact behind for the Kingdom. Pray that the God would prepare the hearts of these women to receive the training, and that the Spirit would move mightily and give opportunities for The Story to be shared in Uganda for years to come.
- Pray for the hundreds of children who will be hearing the Gospel (many for the first time) from our vacation Bible school team. Our team will be leading primary school children in games, crafts, and songs–all conveying the Gospel message. Pray that the message would be clear and that God would work mightily in these students’ hearts! “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these…” Matthew 10:14.
- Pray for our Entrust-training and evangelism teams. Craig Bailey will be leading local pastors in the Entrust Bible study method, which those pastors will in turn use with their congregations. Dr. Henry Krabbendam, a retired professor from Covenant College who led our Christian-Ed. hour last week, will be leading the team offering evangelism training to local church leaders. They will have classroom teaching as well as door-to-door opportunities to put their training into action. Pray that all of these efforts would be fruitful!