"But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God." Acts 20:24
Dear family and friends,
Greetings from Uganda. As you can imagine, our days are filled with checking off our "to-do" list before moving to the remote area of Northern Uganda, Kitgum. Zane continues to minister at Calvary Chapel Entebbe which makes for some long days. And Summer has been battling several illnesses (gastritis, gastrointestinal fungal infection and shingles). Speaking of both our home and Summer's illnesses, we have strong reason to believe that her four year battle with various ailments has been partly due to a major black mold invasion of our home. For this reason, we have decided to leave Entebbe and stay in the ministry guesthouse in Kampala until our time of departure to Kitgum (). Please pray that the Lord will renew Summer's strength and health. And that we will be able to finish all that needs to be done in order to move a family of twelve to an area that lacks basic necessities.
The Lord has continually used the above verse in Acts 20 to speak to our hearts. There are so many trials and set-backs that, at times daily, seem to draw us away from what really matters, "going into all the world to preach the gospel." But, like Paul, "We do not know the things that shall befall us (v 22)." But it is our desire that no matter what, "persecutions or hardships," we will not be moved from the course that the Lord has set before us. Please, as our partners in the gospel, pray that we will have joy as we begin ministering the "gospel of grace" to both the Acholi and unreached people of Lotodere, Northern Uganda.
"And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified."
P.S. Please also join us in prayer as we have run into an issue concerning the renewal of Eryn and Ezekiel's visas.