Trip 16, Update 7, Good News

The Stream of Hope Home is beginning it’s 3rd year at the property purchased near Biasi, Uganda.  The community has seem amazing things happen, buildings going up, children given hope, church revivals, community service, and fresh water supplied.  These are all passive illustrations of the love of Jesus working in practical ways.  On this trip, the team has made active evangelism efforts into the community to tell people the “Good News”.  Their words have credibility due to the ministry’s loving actions.  Here are a few updates from Ed and Greg at SOH…….

Greg and the rest of the team did a nightly walking evangelism tour of the local families.  The area is rural and very depressed but they all heard of the Eternal Salvation which is only through Christ Jesus.  One woman was so grateful that she gave the team 3 live laying chickens.  Can you imagine being so grateful for the Gospel message of Salvation that you would give up part of your food source?  When I saw the chickens and heard the story I couldn’t help but think of the Widows’ Offering in Mark 12:43 – Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. (44) They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on”.  (The chickens will provide eggs for the kids)

Wednesday night we played the Jesus video (in the Lugandan language) which chronicles the ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus.  Because of the outreach into the community, I counted over 150 people in attendance.  When the movie came to the part where Jesus was resurrected, the entire audience went wild with clapping and hollering.  After my initial astonishment, I teared’ up as I realized that they got it.

….on our witnessing yesterday we met a man that was dying and he believed he had been cursed by demons.  As he lay there naked in his own urine, we layed hands on him and prayed the demons away (Paul was not along so I had to lead the prayer, way out of my comfort zone).  I will go back to see the man today.  …..pray for this man.  He is dying and needs peace and a savior.


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Edinasi, Greg, Jon, and Nathan with one of the “gift” chickens.