Reaching those - who would be lost in His Name to be Priest of the Lord...Isaiah 6:16

Our main purpose is to Reconcile all people to knowledge of the gift of grace and power of God in todays world for their individual lives. We will have a discipleship teaching orientation for Pastors, leaders and believers of all ages with a special focus on areas that do not get many well-known speakers including widows and orphan. Today’s calling seems to be Africa, but the Lord recent spoke to our hearts to think bigger…His is a WORLD WIDE OPERATION- and He will not lose what He died for---His people- You

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Our daughters and sons

Denver and I have been very blessed to spend the last couple of days with the children at Abba House.  Our hearts have grown in the love that we have for these special children.  We did not have some big master plan about what we would do with our time with them but have just taken each minute as it comes and tried to get a little time with each of the children to love on them.  We love them each so very much and I know it will be very difficult on each of us when we leave but they will always have a special place in our hearts.

Last year when we came here, we had only a short time to give them their gifts of shoes, sheets, and bibles and did not have the time to get to know each little heart.  The children did not forget, and have even written letters to some of the children that had written to them last year.  Many of them have expressed how much they appreciated these gifts and yet how they did not understand why we were not able to stay and spend the time with them. They need these supplies like shoes and sheets and they appreciate them so very much, but there is nothing more that they want than to be loved. 

We have received many letters from the children and one of them that I read today asked if she could be our daughter.  Yes, she is our daughter.
We have eight children plus however many more the Lord gives us.
To us they are all our children and yet we also know that God is calling us to many places and we can not actually take them with us but we will love them and pray for them and we hope that God will allow us to come visit them often.

Many missionaries come to bless and yet there is no greater blessing than the love we receive from these children  

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Just call us friends

From the heart of Denver but it is my heart as well

I Corinthians 3:14 says there is a reward for our work…
Heb 11:6 says we must believe God is a rewarder of those who seek him…
As a follower of Jesus Christ there is nothing more satisfying than giving. When that Giving involves a child who is on the receiving end nothing can be closer to bring joy to warm the givers heart.
Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
In the Sermon on the Mount , Jesus taught His disciples to Bless the Poor in spirit; to bless those who mourn; to bless who hunger for righteousness.

 He said even a cup of cold water given in His Covenant Name would be rewarded.
Like you -As follower of Jesus- It is the most joyous thing to Love people and children.
To see the smiles on their faces when they get the understanding that somebody loves them and thinks they are important.

 Here is Africa the people call Stacey & I- Pastors. Really it is not what they call us that bless us.
 I will tell you a secret of my heart.
What blessed me the most- is to see the change in the faces as we arrive and begin to speak of how Jesus changed our lives and put love in our hearts for people. The initial reception is usually kind, yet often guarded or even resistant… is this change to the melting heart into friendship that happens as we speak that is my greatest reward. 

As we are preaching the people, who were guarded, become one in spirit with us and us with them. This is exactly the greatest reward that we can receive as brother and sisters in Jesus. Call us apostles, call us pastors, calls us priest of the Lord, or just call us friends. We are not looking for titles….we are looking for the melting of the heart into brotherhood and love as one in unity that is occurring everywhere we go.
We saw it in Haiti; we have seen it in Mukono; we have seen it in South Sudan, and this week it is happening again at the Tabernacle of Christ’s Church in Entebbe, Uganda under Pastor Kaaya and his people.

 Julius a 17 year old of Abba house asked me recently what the meaning of “Worth It All was? I cannot explain the answer to that question better than this: the answer to your questions Julius is: “this melting of the heart to acceptance is the meaning of Worth It All Thank you friends.


Friday, January 10, 2014

Old friends and New friends

Greetings from Uganda

We have changed hotels and now have better internet access for a few days so I wanted to take a few minutes to give you some updates on our time here, although to tell you everything would not allow me the time that I also need to rest.
We have been so blessed to see old friends and to meet many new. 

Last year we were only able to spend one day with the children at Abba House, but they had not forgotten us and they had not forgotten the children that had written them letters. They greeted us with smiles, hugs, and questions.   The first question is always to ask how our children are doing, usually followed by wanting to know why they did not come with us. The questions that followed were questions of the children at the church.  They also wanted us to know that they still have some of the balls that we brought to them.   What a joy it has been to see them all again and to meet the new children that have joined the family.  We were excited to see Julius and spend time with him.  He took us around and showed us the garden and other things that they are working on there.  We also meet new missionary friends that have been at Abba House and have been such a blessing to the children there in so many ways. 
The children were so blessed with the new school shoes.  I do not know if words can help you know just how much it means to them that everyone in Healy cares so much for them.  In America we do not fully comprehend what it means to them because for them, even though they have never met you, you are family to them.  For them, they will never forget what you have done.  





Yesterday, while we were visiting the children at Abba House, they received a visit from two couples from South Sudan and have come to Uganda because of the current fighting in South Sudan.  The most crazy (only God) thing is that the couples were from the orphanage that we had been to last year while in South Sudan. What a blessing it was to catch up with old friends and hear the updates of what is going on there, not just the fighting, but what God is doing through the new missionary couple that has come.  I can’t say that I know for sure why God put this meeting together. Perhaps it was simply to bless me with updates for knowing what is going on with these children and widows that I love so much, or perhaps God has yet another purpose but for now it just leaves me smiling and saying “only God”. 
We have had two nights of service at The Tabernacle of Christ Church. This is the church that actually operates the orphanage there.  Pastors and people have come from many churches and I believe that they are receiving from the Word of the Lord.  There is a precious older lady, who does not understand what I say to her, but I take her tiny hand in mine and I hope that she knows how much I love her.  Another man who I learned from one of our new friends is over a 100 has been there both nights and Denver was able to pray for him and for healing for his back.   The people of Uganda receive us with such love and so much hunger to hear God’s word.