Going Deep

Rock Board Members Dan Vick, Mark and Margaret Noblin
Having received more than $13 billion in humanitarian aid since 2001, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni in October 2012 kicked off celebration of 50 years of colonial independence by dedicating his country to God and repenting.

“I denounce witchcraft and satanic practices. I repent on behalf of Uganda. We confess our sins. We repent of the sins of shedding innocent blood, corruption, bribery, sexual immorality, drunkenness, rebellion, insubordination, tribalism and sectarianism.”

Not even the $1.7 billion given in aid last year has been able to make a dent in the lies of satan holding back the country nicknamed “The Pearl of Africa” by Sir Winston Churchill.

The Rock has seen fruit in making impactful disciples through scholarship and small business loan programs, but we also have seen lives destroyed through corrupted attitudes and actions toward money. We have realized lack of money is not the primary obstacle faced in resource-rich Africa.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)
So we believe the Lord is leading us away from projects involving money towards application-based teaching and discipleship focused on our BOLD message. Our BOLD Resource Center in Mukono Uganda will be a haven for truth, Christian media and “iron sharpening iron” fellowship.  (Proverbs 27:17)  It also will be a center for online teaching from the U.S.

As fishers of men, The Rock is discerning the message Jesus gave Simon the fisherman before he became Peter the disciple: “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” (Luke 5:4) Though Simon had fished all the night before without result, he complied and to his amazement the catch was so great that the boat began to sink. Jesus told them, “Don’t be afraid, from now on you will catch men.” (Luke 5:10)

Much later, Jesus appeared unrecognized on the seashore after His crucifixion and resurrection and called out to Peter and other disciples after a fruitless night of fishing: “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will catch some.” (John 21:6) With another huge catch, the men realized they were in the presence of their resurrected Lord, who sat with them and enjoyed a breakfast of the fish.

Our charge is to go deeper spiritually with impactful disciples and be willing to change course and fish on the other side when the Lord commands.
We are excited about the BOLD message the Lord has provided for such a time as this. Even more exciting are the Ugandan and Kenyan leaders who are emerging without any inducement of financial benefit to them whatsoever. They are passionate about Jesus and effecting Kingdom change.

Please pray about standing with us in prayer and financially as we provide the resources to do battle as we teach, train and equip disciples with a heart to multiply.