Odea, Moses Newsletter (Fall 2014)

Untitled-1Much love to you, my dear friend, whom God created because of His love. Greetings to you in the mighty Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope you are doing well.

My name is Moses Odea. I am working in Uganda and I am a missionary in the town called Koboko. Here, I work with orphans and vulnerable children; we have 258 registered orphans. They come once every week on Saturdays for camping and we prepare food for them like beans, porridge and cassava flour which is the staple food within the community. When they come we also give them books, pens, mathematical sets and pencils.

We also help widows whose houses are in a bad shape by mixing soil and molding it together to revarnish their home. I am also caring for two street children. I thank you for the support that you provide in that through it, it has helped many people who are suffering thus saving their lives.

At our base last week, we heard a loud voice from our neighbor who stays about one hundred meters away from us crying for help and when I heard about it, I ran to find out what the problem was and when I reached him, I found many people who had gathered in this man’s home. After arriving, I asked them what the problem was and they said that this man by the name Oriya had forced the wife to see a traditional doctor in order to find out what was the cause of her sickness since she had been suffering from an illness that the doctors could not identify but the brothers of the woman intercepted the husband and beat him up. They were furious because this man had married their sister without doing the traditional dowry agreed upon (payment usually given to the parents of the girl showing their appreciation for the upbringing of the girl). Thus, they were now demanding it. They had come with three motorcycles and five bicycles to load off everything that was in the house and told him until he had brought ten cows and eight million shillings, they were going to confiscate everything. However, the man said that he had no money and on top of that, she had married six husbands. So, we sat down together with the husband trying to come up with ideas and we did come up with some things to save the situation.

Untitled-2My grandmother, Maricalina Acola, is now 75 years old. For three years I had not seen her, but this time when I went to see her I found that things were hard for her. Her husband died in 1990 and she does not have anyone to buy food for her. She also lacks a proper house to sleep in and proper clothes to put on. Please pray for me as I look for help for my grandmother; pray for her as well.

I was able to go to Kaberamaido, one of Teen Missions bases in the east, because one of the staff, Patrick Eyudu, needed my assistance in negotiating for the land title. I had to travel on the lake by boat for three hours, moving from one place to another, gathering members and the government officials. We came together in agreement and went around putting marks for the demarcations of the land. At times I had to move long distances on foot. For example, I had to move 20 kilometers (over 12 miles) because of transport difficulties.

God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer— that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight so that you may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of GOD. Friend, this is what He has promised to you.

Untitled-3Pray for me in that not more than two years from now, I want to wed Jackline Misha, the one chosen for me by God. There is much that is needed before that day. Pray for Jackline and me because I am supposed to raise $1000 USD, nine cows and ten goats which are to be given to Jackline’s family as a dowry.  

I pray that God continues to lead you and protect you as you support me in this ministry.

Thank you so much friend may God bless you in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Moses Odea


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