August trip to Kenya and Uganda….Update 9

Thanks and praise to God, we have been home from our 4 week trip long enough to get settled back.  I was not able to post updates from Uganda due to only having internet in town.  Some exciting things happed during our time at Stream of Hope Home which the next few updates will show.  Thank you for your support and prayers, which without would have made a useless trip.

Pastor Paul and Ritah's little girl, Kathleen.

Pastor Paul and Wife, Ritah’s little girl, Kathleen.

Ritah and co-founder of SOH Home, Takola.

Ritah and co-founder of SOH Home, Takola.

3 day crusade held on the grounds of SOH reached several hundreds of people in the community.

3 day crusade held on the grounds of SOH reached several hundreds of people in the community.  Kathy Bailey led the preaching and call for surrender and healing.  Pastor Paul led worship well into each night.  Thunder and lightning did not even stop them the first night.

Dr. Ben and his mission to support the pastor training seminary to the Teso People group. We brought 15 audio devices with the Bible in Ateso language. We have supplied dozens over the past 3 years to help them successfully start Bible discussion groups and plant churches.

Dr. Ben and his mission to support the pastor training seminary to the Teso People group. We brought 15 audio devices with the Bible in Ateso language. We have supplied dozens over the past 3 years to help them successfully start Bible discussion groups and plant churches.

A simple way to love on people. Fit and give reading glasses so they can read again. I had 50 pair with me and it was exactly enough.

A simple way to love on people. Fit and give reading glasses so they can read again. I had 50 pair with me and it was exactly enough.

We dedicated the new Dining Hall / Church building and packed it for Sunday service. Kathy purchased 100 plastic chairs for the needed seating capacity. What a great building for a church!

We dedicated the new Dining Hall / Church building and packed it for Sunday service. Kathy purchased 100 plastic chairs for the needed seating capacity. What a great building for a church!

They know how to worship with all they have...

They know how to worship with all they have…

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We traveled 22 km to the Nile river after service and baptized 55 people, roughly half were SOH children. This was one of my favorite days.

...says it all.

…says it all.

This was an experience...

This was an experience…

John and I took the oldest boys on a leadership and prayer excursion to the top of a granite hill that is still used in witchcraft practices including child sacrifice. Reportedly inhabited by demons and local superstition. We discussed the power of the Holy Spirit in us, why we have no reason to fear, and prayed for the community. These boys will become team leaders of groups of younger boys at the Home.

John and I took the oldest boys on a leadership and prayer excursion to the top of a granite hill, the highest spot overlooking the region, that is still used in witchcraft practices today including child sacrifice, and believed inhabited by demons and local superstition. We discussed the power of the Holy Spirit in us, why we have no reason to fear, and prayed for the community. These boys will become team leaders of groups of younger boys at the Home.

The superstition is that demons will trip you on the way down if you pray.

The superstition is that demons will trip you on the way down if you pray.

We however, serve a loving Jesus Christ. We were protected, provided for, and directed all through the trip.

We however, serve a loving Jesus Christ. We were protected, provided for, and directed all through the trip.

In the next few posts, I’ll cover the new Dining Hall building and the projects we completed.

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