As we rejoice in experiencing God turning vision into
reality by completing Phase 1 of Kingdom View Ministry Center last week, we are
reminded the real foundational work has only just begun.
Mark oversaw construction of the ministry home across from
Uganda Christian University and can testify Phase 1 of Kingdom View is built to
last (we consumed 938 bags of cement along with many tons of sand, aggregate
stone, hard core and iron bars). Excellent construction honors the Lord, but
the real measure of worth is impact for Jesus.
Scripture has many references comparing structural foundation with spiritual
foundation. At the Rock, we got our name from Matthew 7:24-25:
everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a
wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose,
and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it
had its foundation on the rock.”
Jesus is the Rock and that’s where we are standing. The
Apostle Paul makes a similar point in 1 Corinthians 3:10-11:
“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an
expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be
careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one
already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
The psalmist minces no words on the folly of building on any
“Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in
vain.” (Psalm 127:1)
As we finished Phase 1, we are excited to have a new
beginning. More than ever, we are
equipped to encourage others to believe and thrive in the freedom of the new
covenant of acceptance, security and significance through trust in Jesus alone.
Ugandans are amazed we completed the ministry house and
welcome center in just six months. God’s hand is with us. He answered our daily
prayers to protect the workers, defeat corruption and construct a center that
Guests love the specially designed bancos (built in benches)
along the walls of the media room and dining room. Already students have
pitched in to help cook in the large kitchen created with fellowship in mind.
The warmth and coziness help create an atmosphere conducive to one-on-one
discipleship, small group teaching and the ever-popular movie nights.
continues to meet individually with two to three students 6 days a week to help
them discover their God-given skills and develop their CVs (resumes.) You find
her at the dining table with her laptop recording the seven stories recalling
their earliest praise worthy achievements which are evidence of the student’s
skills. As believers in Jesus we need to
understand how God designed us so we know in a practical way “our plan and
In some ways the time has flown by with the construction, but in other ways we
have been planning Kingdom View for over four years. We welcome you to visit.
With joy and thanksgiving,