Every time I think of you, I thank God for you. I
have joy in my heart every time I ask God to help you. I thank God for
the joy we share in telling the good news from the very first day until
now. Philippians 1:3-5
In mid-August we left Dallas for five weeks in Uganda. Covid has been hard and seeing our friends in Uganda was refreshing. So much has happened since we were there in December. As we planned the trip, we discussed how we could encourage people. Our desire was to soothe and comfort our friends, have fun in the kitchen and appreciate their love for the Lord.
Margaret was excited to meet some of the students she had helped online
with their resumes/CVs. Guys Mark mentored stopped by to catch up. Even
former scholarship students spent the night, stopped by with their kids,
and some had fun cooking pizza. The time with all these young people
refreshed our souls. Our love for them has continued through the stages
of life and isn't that what discipleship is all about?
Nicholas, Christopher, and Elijah, three men Mark
mentors and disciples visited us at Kingdom View. From their time at
UCU years before Covid hit, they have participated in movie night,
cooking classes and leadership classes about " Leading God's
Way." Nicholas is a program administrator for Cornerstone
Development Africa, Christopher is deputy managing director of the Rock
Kingdom LTD and Elijah is an engineer for Uganda National Roads
Authority. Nicholas led movie night, Christopher manages Kingdom View and
helps students with CVs and Elijah donated his time to improve our road.
Each man has held leadership positions while at Uganda Christian
and currently mentor others.
Fun In the Kitchen
and Tabitha had September birthdays, so we had to celebrate with
brownies! Miria, Elijah and Nicholas pitched in to help. We even danced
in the kitchen. John learned how to make pizza on another night. Spending
time in the kitchen puts smiles on everyone's faces.
Participation Up, Great Need for Life Application Bibles
Navigator alumni met in the pavilion, UCU fellowship groups along with
Friday night prayer overnights are increasing. Student and alumni
participation is up. Forty-one students squeezed into the sitting
room to attend movie night recently. With attendance up our
stock of Life Application Bibles is depleted. Would
you consider contributing to the Bible Fund?
news, Margaret is writing a book about things she has learned over the
years living in Uganda about the culture, and the Ugandan
perspective of expatriates living there. Several Ugandans will be
collaborating with their perspectives as well. Sharing information
for mission teams and people considering living in Uganda is
honoring the life of Bishop Kamanyire, the first Ugandan leader of the
Bishop Tucker Seminary who originally owned the Kingdom View land was
installed in September. Prior to his death, we discussed the Kingdom View
vision and his support of the plan. We wanted to honor his memory in
the pavilion for his faithfulness to the Lord. His land was a
blessing to many students and continues to "be a light on the hill
The bishop's granddaughter Sheila said, "Grandpa would be so happy
to see this. It is a kind gesture. His legacy lives!"