Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mission trip to Uganda

As you may know, Amy and I have been considering missions opportunities for a little over a year now. Africa has been on both of our hearts: Amy, because she spent three years in Kenya with her family, and me because of my trip to Mali in 2006. We have wanted to do something as a family so that our children could have a taste of missions.

We are close friends with a family that is serving the Lord in Uganda. They have two children that are the same age and gender as our oldest two. Last December our friends asked if we would come out for a summer to help them in their mission work. They serve at a secondary school for Ugandans called Christ School Bundibugyo. Bundibugyo is a small, rural community in the western part of the country, less than five miles from the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They work with an organization called World Harvest Mission (WHM). He serves as the headmaster of the school, and she works with female staff and students. The school’s mission is to “develop young men and women into leaders equipped to foster the transformation of their nation.”

After praying and discussing the idea with some family and friends, we came to the conclusion that this would be a great opportunity for our entire family to serve the Lord, help our good friends, and get a feel for extended mission work in Africa.

Lord willing, our trip will be from July 1st to August 5th. We will be working with our friends as well as the other members of their small team involved in health care, education, etc. Our ministry there will include such things as: preaching/teaching at student assemblies, prayer ministry to students & staff, training in healing prayer/deliverance ministry for students & staff, and debriefing, and providing general support for WHM team members. We want our kids to be a support and encouragement for their kids, and to have an appreciation for what God is doing in other parts of the world.

We are excited about the opportunity, and would appreciate your prayers as we prepare for this trip. If you would like to support us financially, you can click the red "Support Us" button at the top. Thanks!

4 comments:

David Seruyange March 6, 2009 at 5:31 AM  

I hope you guys have a fruitful time in my country of citizenship. My father (Baganda) is from the south western corner and my mom is from right near the Kenya border so you'll be a ways from where they grew up but they all live in Kampala now.

Royce Douglas March 13, 2009 at 9:19 PM  

Brian,

I hope you guys have an amazing and fruitful time!
What a great opportunity! It would be my pleasure to keep you in our prayers, and would love to hear all about it along the way!

Doug T

Anonymous,  June 7, 2009 at 11:55 PM  

Hi Mr. Andrews! This is LaGerisyn and I am just so inspired by your upmost passion for Jesus Christ our lord and savior. I will try to inform others about the mission as soon as possible. Don't forget there is nothing impossible for God. God bless you!

PS: Your entire family is beautiful. :-)

LaGerisyn R.

Brian June 9, 2009 at 4:33 PM  

Thanks to everyone for the encouraging words. And thanks for the reminder, LaGerisyn.

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