Monday, April 30, 2012

Items for Prayer

**Please check out the updated Field Declaration here.  We would be honored if you would stand with us in agreement! **



We, as a field, have targeted 7 Gateway Cities of potential ministry:
  1. Arua
  2. Fort Portal
  3. Gulu
  4. Jinja
  5. Kampala
  6. Mbale
  7. Mbarara
Will you commit to praying for one of these gateway cities?  Pray that the Lord of the harvest sends more laborers out into the field!  And be willing to be the answer to that prayer.  Are you interested in coming to Uganda to be a part of the work firsthand?  Check out www.gowgm.org

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Surprise!

 Some more testimonies from retreat: 

 There was some surprise God-Ambushes on retreat that I did not expect. Sometimes in retreat settings, you know where God is headed but He surprised me this time. A little defensive at first, I actually believe that God-surprises always end good. I am particularly thankful for conversations where Jesus was present and opening my heart up in  new ways.  I praise Him for His faithfulness and patience when I do not always handle the "surprise" as graciously as I desire. -Joanna Coppedge

God moved in me in an unexpected way.  I am grateful I went. -Kenneth Hopson

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Weekend Links

Here is the challenge:  stay where you are and do missions!
Do you think it's easier to stay or go?  

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What God has Done

WGM Uganda Field Retreat: April 2012
Thank you for praying!  God moved in some mighty ways on retreat this year.  One person said "It is the first time in a long time that I've felt this spirit on retreat."  And that's a praise- the spirit was positive, open, and responsive to the leading the Holy Spirit.  Another team member said, "All the teaching was beneficial, but what I'm really taking away from retreat is a renewed hope for our team."  Praise Him!  He is still in the business of changing lives, and He is starting with us!

In the coming weeks, we hope to post some more testimonies of what God did on retreat. For now, I'll leave you with mine:

As a young mom, I listened to Dr. Coppepdge's challenge to discipleship and hours with the Lord with a bit of discouragement.  Hours?  How can I spend hours alone with the Lord with two little boys needing me constantly?  It was something I had been wrestling with since the beginning of Lent.  As I sat with the Lord during one of our quiet times, He led me to the story of the Woman with the Alabaster Jar.  What is my most prized possession?  What is my costly treasure?  My time.  My agenda.  My energy.  Could I pour all these things out at His feet?  These hidden years of mothering little ones can seem like a "waste" to outsiders: a waste of my talents, a waste of my time.  But pouring my time and heart into precious souls who could become Kingdom Men?  How can that be a waste?  God asked me on retreat, "Are you willing to surrender your time and your agenda to Me?  For Me?"   And it struck me: I had made "quiet time" an idol  On retreat He challenged me to make all of life my worship to Him- to walk with Him throughout my busy days- to keep up my conversation with Him- and to sit at His feet the first chance I got! 


What is He teaching you?  Are there any idols in your life?