We ask that you please pray for the ministry of a team who will be here for a month beginning at the end of June. They are being organized and sent by my own home presbytery (regional church), the Presbytery of Southern California of the O.P.C. I am excited about the fact that the team will be led by my friend, Peter Sim, a pastor from Anaheim.
We will use this time of ministry for our official launching of the children’s catechism, which we recently completed translating and then publishing. Our ministry will focus on its teaching about the 3 offices of Christ. As the messiah, Christ fulfills the office of prophet, priest and king.
We have arranged to be in at least five different schools. The team will conduct a V.B.S. program in which they will teach these Biblical truths, tell Bible stories and perform skits. The students will also get to do crafts and play games. Please pray that the Lord will touch the hearts of the students as they learn about Christ and meet some new friends from far away.
We are also excited about a conference which we will host specifically for pastors and church leaders. It will be led by myself, Pastor Al and Pastor Peter. We will provide more in-depth teaching about how Christ fulfills these 3 offices. And we will think together about how our Lord does so through leaders in his church who serve as his under-shepherds. We are hoping to have up to 100 church leaders in attendance. We pray that they will be blessed and strengthened by the teaching. We also pray that they might find the catechism to be a helpful tool in teaching Biblical truths to their congregations.
Please pray for save travels for the group, not only as they come all the way over to Uganda but then as we make the journey up to Karamoja. And pray that the rains will not disrupt travels or ministry plans during these weeks.
We look forward to reporting the great things that the Lord will do in answer to our prayers!