Crusade in Ndolwa
May 23, 2011
I've been on an unplanned Internet fast, but my email inbox has definitely not! After we lost power ... electricity for those of you from a developed nation ... last Thursday we have been without Internet service until just before the sun went down tonight (Monday). I discovered a lot of work waiting for me among the 74 emails jammed into my gmail account.
Last Thursday, while our house experienced a brown out, I traveled to Kampala and picked up ten young men who are part of the Dove Voice Band. They stayed with us in Jinja on both Thursday and Friday night before I returned them to the capital city on Saturday.
Robert Sityo has been working to see a church planted in a small village called Ndolwa for the past several years. He has trained a young man to be the leader of the church. His church in Bukeeka led a crusade for that pastor, named Godfrey, all of last week to help the church get started. Sunday morning they baptized 74 new believers!
|A river ran through it .. Kumuli Road|
The Lord prepared the hearts of the people in this village for His Good News. After preaching a short and simple message from Ephesians 2, I asked people to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ. African crusades appear to be a bit chaotic by American standards, so it is hard to estimate, but there must have been around 25 to 30 people who responded to that invitation, including the major of Ndolwa, according to Robert.
|Elisha praying with Richard and his wife Grace|
The open air and the marginal sound system didn't help the Dove Voice Band, but it made no difference to any of us. We celebrated the goodness of God in providing Jesus for the needy people, from every tribe, tongue, and nation, with singing and dancing.
|DVB singing "Make way for Jesus"|
|Blair & Robyn ... really good friends with these guys|