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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Uganda Report pt 2

Dear prayer warriors:  I am in eastern Uganda in the city of Tororo, you could say this is out in the country and wouldn't be far off.  It is about 4 hours from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, and many hours from Nairobi, the Kenyan capital to the east.  But praise the Lord, Jesus knows where it is and He showed up in a mighty way in the meetings held here so far.  The revival meetings were held in a remote village area about an hour west of here, out in the bush.  But the Holy Spirit was moving and many came to know the Lord Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and many more got touched by His healing power.  Many here are afflicted with various diseases as it appears medical care is not too frequent for the poor and needy; skin diseases, eye disease, and other afflictions abound.  Many more are burdened down with spirits of witchcraft, alcoholism, and other evil spirits, but praise the Lord for the many who were delivered and set free of their chains of oppression.
Today is a day of rest for me, loafing around Tororo and taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of Africa.  Tomorrow  I will be speaking at two churches, one in the morning, and another back out in a remote village in the afternoon.  Keep up the prayers for my strength and health, as well as for souls, souls, and souls for the kingdom.  The people here lead a life of much trial and tribulation, Jesus without a doubt is the greatest joy for many.  It seems about half the people are carrying water, the other half are using it to cook rice,  ugali cornmeal, and cassava root.  The agriculture is very basic, the fields are alive with people using hand tools to cultivate and plant the land.  The basic crops for survival are all here, corn, beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and a wide variety of fruits such as pineapple, mangoes, and oranges.  Food is plentiful and nourishing, and the soil appears to be very fertile.  The people are very strong, but the arduous life of toil wears them down over the years.
Monday I will be taking a bus to Kisumu, Kenya, then fly to Nairobi for the next series of meetings, I will be speaking at two different university campuses in Nairobi.  I am looking forward to working with the students in Nairobi, and see what the Lord has in store for me there.  Thank you again, warriors, for your prayers.  I tell these precious people in Uganda that the people in America love them very much, the fact that I am here in this out of the way place is a testimony to the love that God and you prayer warriors have for them.  God bless you as you pray today, this day of Atonement on the Hebrew calendar.  Shalom from Africa, in the name of Jeshua the Messiah, Jim

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