Vision To Reality

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. 
For Mark's Take on Construction in 
Uganda Click on the Photo Above

Scripture has many references comparing structural foundation with spiritual foundation. At the Rock, we got our name from Matthew 7:24-25:

"Therefore 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 other foundation:

“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 honors Him.

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.

Margaret 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 future.” 

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,

Mark and Margaret