BWANA ASIFIWAEL OR MUKAMA YEABASIWE
(PRAISE THE LORD)
EACH ONE SHOULD USE WHATEVER GIFT HE HAS RECEIVED TO SERVE OTHERS, FAITHFULLY ADMINISTERING GOD’S GRACE IN ITS VARIOUS FORMS.
1 PETER 4:10
Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
From “the Pearl of Africa”, the west Nile region, particular in Koboko, the Land of Kakwa, the town between three borders: Congo, South Sudan and Uganda. Koboko town consists of many tribes living within the area and most of them are refugees from Congo and South Sudan because of the war within the two borders East DRC & S.S, where we oversee Boot Camp during the month of December and January.
It has been a very exciting and very interesting summer for the year 2015 to 2016. We are so grateful to the Lord for what He has done in the lives of team members and leaders. Our expectation for team members and leaders this summer was low. But by the grace of God the turnout was very great; and we received twenty leaders and eighty-two team members for a total of 102. The 2015 to 2016 Lord’s Boot Camp ran with three teams—two were work teams and one evangelism team. All three teams did tremendous work this summer and many lives were changed and transformed by the Lord Jesus Christ. We glorify God for using us as a couple to be one of His tools to build His kingdom here on earth. It was also a blessing to be part of what God is doing in West Nile region where the land is populated with Muslims. In all things God did a great work by saving 171 souls who came to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We really appreciate God for the challenges we under go through this summer. Although the weather was not favoring my wife, she endured with pregnancy of four month up to the end well. But the next morning when I was taking the first trip with team members to town, my wife told me she was not feeling well and I had to wait for her about thirty minutes. Then we went together to Rehema medical care. After reaching the hospital we had to see a doctor, which took us almost two hours (waiting for the doctor to attend to us). My wife was feeling too much pain. Later when the doctor came and started to diagnose her we were sent to the lab for a checkup and an ultra scan sound to check whether the baby is alive. Unfortunately the results were sad, which made us so discouraged as a family.
The doctor told us that the cervix was fully opened for the fetus to come out and she had a miscarriage. We cried for the loss of our baby girl, but there was no way to rescue the baby in that situation. We had to give everything to the hands of God. My wife was admitted into the hospital for a week which was difficult for us because we live in Koboko. The medical expenses were too high, about $300 USD, and we had to borrow money from friends in Koboko in order for us to clear the bill. So dear friends and family please continue to remember us in your prayers and support us as a young couple so that we may pay back the debts.
We appreciate all friends and families who prayed with us during those moments and we thank God for the answered prayer which empowered us to stand strong in all aspects of life. We know that it’s God’s will to us, and God is faithful to bless us with children. On 22nd January, 2016 we left Koboko early in the morning at 4:30 a.m. to head to the Jinja base. We thank almighty God for the safe trip He has given to us as we arrived by 8:30 p.m. in Jinja town. Then later headed to Nakabango village at the home of TMI base.
We extend our gratitude to Mr. Robert M. Bland for the support and prayers he offer on our behalf as a family, and the privilege he has given to us to oversee Boot Camp in Koboko base up in northern part of Uganda. We want to thank each one of you who have been so faithful to serve beside us as we endeavor to serve the Lord with TMI Uganda. We hope this joy comes through to you in our newsletters. Please know that without your continued support, both prayer and financial we could not be here serving the Lord at Teen Missions International Uganda. We are humbled daily by His continued provision in our lives and ministry.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love (Ephesians 4:2).
1. Pray for us to be strong in the Lord Jesus Christ.
2. Pray for protection, good health to our family.
3. Pray for the will of God to be done in our lives.
4. Pray for our ministry here in Uganda.
5. Pray for understanding, knowledge and wisdom.
6. Pray for provision so that we may go for review.
7. Pray for passion for the young people and a burden for the lost.
Mr. Innocent Sebit and Mrs. Namugere Suzan