Some dress traditional African, some dress "smart" modern, but everyone, even children, dresses well for Sunday worship (see photo).
As always, worship is loud and lively - lots of singing, and dance lines. "Give the Lord a hand clap" was frequent. I preached from James 1 about trials - a fork-in-the-road that the Lord intends to use for perseverance (faith muscle development), while Satan intends in the same trial to entice us down "temptation's" path leading to damage, divisions and doubts. In your trials which path are you taking? Are you seeing trials for what the Lord can do in you and others? Are you acting on, not just hearing, God's truth (James 1:22-25)? That was the sermon in a nutshell. Once I finished preaching, the bishop came onto the stage and said "everyone has trials - even the white man."
He invited people who were having trials to come to the front for prayer. About 60 or more came to the front (out of perhaps a total of 220 in the worship center).
I now am "off" until Monday morning when we hit the road to Kumi (1 hour drive). In Kumi we will do 2 days of training with 100 pastors and leaders. We will again use some of the Ugandan trainers to lead portions of the training.
A good book, and maybe an afternoon nap are calling.....
Posted on Sun, September 18, 2016
by Amy Henderson