29 October 2009

Calvary Chapel Vladimir - Pastor Pasha Baranov

We recently had a six person team from Calvary Chapel Bible College in Siegen visit and minister with us this month. They spent most of their time in Saint Petersburg, but have made it a point to make it as far as Vladimir. We had great two days of ministry and fellowship together. God has opened a very surprising door for us to minister in a public school. WOW! It has happened so spontaneously, from my perspective, but it was great! We had a concert, an interview with the team and the kids in the day time, sports fellowship in the evening (sports games) and bunch of IDS kids came over to our church youth group the next evening. So the kids had a chance to hear the Gospel and also some great Bible teaching. 

Please pray the seeds that were planted would be watered and start to grow. Ron Castro has sown some seeds many years ago and we are able to continue the good fellowship. We are invited to do a Christmas program in the same school in December. 

Please pray for those dear souls. Poor kids are so lost in this modern thinking.

21 October 2009

Our New Bore Hole

This bore hole serves as the main source of water for the Infant Orphan Care Center in Kitgum, Uganda. Praise God, as this has been in the process for some time now.  

14 October 2009

Update on the farm project in Massindi, Uganda

This letter is from one of our African laborers in the field. May it bless you richly.

Greetings in the precious name of our lord Jesus Christ. I must apologize for taking a while without hearing from me. I have spent most of my time at the farm the past couple of months with virtually no opportunity to use my computer. It has been very busy at the farm, sometimes it seemed overwhelming but God has always given us the strength and grace to continue His work.

A brief update on things here are as follows: The women weekly bible study continues with a number of new faces giving their lives to the Lord. Suzan has been taking the ladies through the gospels and she has found the New Testament commentary you gave very useful. The ladies who have been regular at the bible studies are growing and maturing in their faith. The harvest is indeed ripe but the laborers are few, there is great potential of reaching much more for Christ if there were more men and women ready to serve. We continue to mentor some young school going men and women hoping that in future they will be kingdom builders.

Last month we organized a two day pastor’s conference, we invited a number of pastors from Kigumba over to the farm to have a time of prayer and to study John Maxwell leadership principles. It was a good time of fellowship with the local pastors and a time to learn from each other.

There has been a lot of work going on at the farm on the agriculture side of things and the tractor has been so useful. This season we have plowed and planted 30 acres of maize. About 15 aces will be ready for harvest by the end of this month and another 15 acres will be ready by end of November.

Our crops have been a testimony of God’s blessing, especially with the unpredictable rains that are regular across the country. Our crops have received rain just when they needed it and l believe we may be the first in the country to have a harvest of maize this season. We are most grateful for the support of the tractor, l know l have said it in the past but l can't help but express my appreciation every time l see what we are now able to do. We are now capable of doing work we only once dreamt about.

We still have a lot of work ahead of us when harvesting starts. We continue to pray all goes well during the harvest. Our major challenge right now is storage and we are trying to make some local maize cribs. We hope to use the revenue generated from the harvest to support the work next year. Please continue to remember us in your prayers that God will continue to lead us and give us wisdom in all that we do.
I have attached a few pictures from the farm of the maize field. I have also attached Tabitha’s completed house.

In His Name,


Income Generation Project Update

The ladies in Kitgum, Northern Uganda, are making these crafts and are praying about selling them at the local bakery. The money that is generated from these will go to support them and their families. They would love for all you you to help them by praying for them as they seek the Lord's will in this matter.

Here are some pictures of the ladies working and some of the crafts they are making.