Just a brief update since most of you received our October newsletter last week. This past Tuesday, I began teaching English to 18 local pastors at Uganda Baptist Seminary. This is a 3-week course (like the 3-week course I taught at Western Youth in Morganton for 2 years), but these folks are so friendly – and humble, with an interest in learning. The class is 6 days a week for 1 1/2 hours. This gives me an opportunity to teach, which I enjoy doing.
I also visited a newly planted church today in a nearby small town. This was its 3rd Sunday and a young man was saved. You should see the smile on his face. He is going to change his name to a Christian name.
Just before the church began, nearly 60 people made decisions to accept Jesus in a highly concentrated non-Christian area. I thought this may be a good opportunity for discipleship to new believers, so I visited. The leadership there seem capable. So we’ll see how it goes.
Finally after our Sunday afternoon Bible study this evening we got to watch a total solar eclipse from about 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. That was neat. The last one I remember seeing was the summer (June) of 1984 about 11 am in Morganton, NC. That day I never dreamed my family and I would be living in Africa nearly 30 years later. God sees things much differently than we do and leads us in ways we do not expect – all for His glory. Take some time to see what He wants you to do.