"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Photo Project Day 1

Yes!  It's December and it's time for the 2013 version of the December Photo Project.  The goal is to post a picture every day between now and Christmas.  This is my fourth year to participate and I really enjoy the push towards creativity it gives me.  Want to join the fun?  Visit View from the Prairie Box to sign up.

Today, our church here in Mbale was blessed with a record attendance of about 125.  We also welcomed a new member, had the Lord's supper and we had our monthly fellowship lunch.  The idea of everybody bringing a little something to share and not just expecting to receive is a new concept here, but what a blessing to see the church growing in this area.  Even some of the children that come without parents will bring a few bananas or rolls.  This morning as more and more new visitors walked through our gate and more and more chairs were collected from across our compound, because once again we ran out (even though we just bought another 15 last week!), I knew the Lord was going to have to stretch and multiply the food today!  And, he was faithful...we had just enough to feed every soul.

Among our new visitors was one mama who Eric met at a store a couple weeks ago.  Her husband is Indian and a Hindu, but she is Ugandan and a Christian.  Another visitor was our security guard from two weeks ago.  He had joined us for worship that day and today he came back as a visitor (not our as our guard) and brought his wife and newborn baby.  Also, the mama of 4 boys that regularly attend by themselves also came.  Such a blessing to see parents being brought in by their children.

Then after lunch, we have the most spectacular clean up crew...our group of boys that love to hang out with us.  They washed ALL of the dishes and they mopped our house since it tends to get quite a bit of mud tracked through on Sundays.  Afterwards, while they waited for our Sunday afternoon festivities to begin, they sat and colored around the table.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful post! This is my 3rd or 4th year doing the December Photo Project too. Now I will add praying for the work your family is doing :-) Love the story of your security guard coming back to join you in worship.