Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ministry Update

Thanks to all of you prayer warriors and supporters for the good news that came today.

The monthly report from the teacher in Uganda reveals that the mission is growing far faster than anticipated!

The new term, with new students, began on Thursday and then on Saturday in the village. The number has nearly doubled -- from around 30 to more than 60.

Accordingly, the course time has been extended to one year, and the teacher is already developing a new curriculum to support that. We now have people traveling from towns that are as much as 45 minutes away. Additional benches have been ordered to accommodate this growth.

Now, more computers will be necessary for the computer literacy classes.

One of my own will go with me and stay there -- but we can still use three or four more good, working laptops with at least XP and one gig of ram. We load Power Point, Excel, Word and a few other applications that require a computer that is newer and fairly fast.

We were also planning to get internet for the office and to network the laptops for increased teaching and communication. Wireless access would also be nice but not a necessity.

Preparations for the January mission trip are moving quickly. The youth rally/conference is coming together nicely. And, plans are being made for two more marriage conferences, a couples’ conference, another youth conference and a wedding ceremony for four or five couples. Pray for efficient timing and planning on our part.

Support letters have been sent, and we ask everyone to pray with us for abundant responses from those letters.

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