Jesus comforted his disciples with these words, and they comfort us today. This scripture is particularly important to us as we cannot meet the needs or demands of all of the people who come to us asking for help. Over the past seven months we have paid for food, school fees, rent, bicycles, false teeth, medical bills, travel, and the final payment on a loan. We have been handing over fish instead of teaching people how to fish. We never anticipated that money matters would be such a constant tug on our ministry here. But, the Lord seems to be leading us to teach, pray, and study scriptures with people on work, money, and money management. As we embark on this new goal, we are thrilled to announce that the Jud Boies course on “Business Goals,” will premiere in Uganda on Revival Radio beginning in December. Revival Radio broadcasts to western Uganda and beyond. We will be promoting the “Business Goals” course to clergy and parishioners, and we will do what we can to make the course accessible to as many people as possible. We are really excited about this opportunity.
In October Bishop Gaddie Akanjuna and Mama Charity made their first trip to the United States. They participated in the Diocesan Convention of San Joaquin, and Bishop Gaddie did some teaching and preaching. They saw some beautiful sights including Yosemite and San Francisco, and they really appreciated their time at Iona House near Placerville. Special thanks to all of you who provided hospitality. By all accounts the visit was a success and has served to strengthen the companion diocese relationship. We look forward to assisting with prayer links and Zoom calls. Our friend, Michael Birungi Bahinyoza, kindly joined Bishop Gaddie and Mama Charity to translate for Mama. Michael is originally from the Diocese of Kigezi and now lives in Phoenix with his family.
At long last the epic journey of 69 boxes of theological books has come to an end! The books are awaiting cataloguing at Bishop Barham Theological College/UCU, Kabale.