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Our students of African Hope Children’s Ministry took part in a Discipleship Camp during August. The camp was held in Nakasongola and was led by Jonathan Sewava and his team. It was a wonderful week of teaching, discussions, games and most of all fun! The students were well-equipped. They were given Bibles and discipleship manuals to help them to be good witnesses for Christ. They were encouraged to read their Bibles. One young lady who received a Bible from her sponsor last year, reads it regularly and has memorized verses. That was encouraging to all.
There was community service during the camp. In one case, the girls were sharing Jesus Christ with an elderly woman while the boys were making her a platform for drying her cups, plates and pans.
All the students were so happy with the week and promise to have better performance in their studies.
Jonathan was excited to announce the opening of the newest water well. This well was made possible by DunbarPrimary School and Brandon Elementary School of Lufkin, First Christian Church of Lufkin, Texas and Riverside Methodist Women’s Group. The village held a celebration. A Moslem family gave their lives to Christ after receiving the water well in their village.
Jonathan describes the week as hectic but awesome. He says they are so blessed to have the students, see them loving the Lord and having a passion to serve God. What a mission to invest in!
The gentleman with a white hat on his head is a strong Moslem man on the village and the lady in pink…during the water well celebration, they were singing praises to the Almighty God and praising with the rest of the people singing worship songs and praising Jesus. The lady in pink and all her family decided to give her life to Christ. Amen.
The family below were all Moslems and after receiving a miracle of the fresh drinking water of the water well, they all decided to give their lives to Jesus and on Sunday they all went to church!
The same Sunday, one family that was deep in witchcraft all gave their lives to Jesus and all came to church on Sunday…praise Jesus.
Jonathan and Jackie Sewava have sent us a special report on the camp held for our sponsored students of African Hope Children’s Ministry. The students were brought by bus from the Nakasongola District to a camp by Lake Victoria. For the majority of these young people, it is quite an adventure and a bit overwhelming to be so far from their village. The students had special days of group discussions, counseling and prayer.
Jonathan said that the students had such a wonderful time and that they were so humble, helping in the kitchen and showing leadership qualities. Our desire is to give these students a positive influence and to plant good seeds so that they will grow into great leaders.
Prior to the camp, Jonathan reported on their trip to a village called Nabittakka. Sanitary pads were distributed to the ladies as part of the Dignity Project, made possible by First Baptist Church of Bossier City, Louisiana. Jackie and Doreen counseled the women and were received with such joy.
Jonathan shared Unreached Africa’s goals for 2014:
- To have two new church plants in two different communities.
- New students registered into the sponsorship program from these church plants.
- 2 new water wells (thank you to First Christian Church of Lufkin, Texas and to DunbarElementary School and Brandon Elementary School of Lufkin for their efforts to bring a new water well)
- For students to graduate as Job Creators rather than Job Seekers and giving them opportunities to intern with electric, water and building companies
- A meeting with parents/guardians to update student information.
- Mobile Bible Training
- Our heart’s desire remains to give these students a future and a hope in Jesus’ name.
Unreached Africa held a 4 day mission trip this past month and the students of African Hope Children’s Ministry shared the Good News of Jesus Christ with people in the villages of Kisagairye, Kilanga, Namalinda, and Kigejjo (all in the Nakasongola District). Jonathan Sewava writes that they showed the Jesus film every evening and that 20 people gave their lives to Christ. He said that our sponsored students worked very hard and that you would be proud of them. He said that they also distributed clothing to people in their villages who really needed them.
Thank you each for your faithful sponsorship of these students. Your sponsorship is making a difference in their lives. I’d like to encourage you each to write a letter or card to your student for Christmas. Written correspondence from you would be a treasure. I’d be pleased to mail it for you. Just send it to our mailing address. If you’d like to send some extra support for a Christmas gift, simply designate on your check that it’s for a gift. Jonathan and Jackie are very good about selecting the right gift for each student. Most importantly, a letter from you would be the best gift of all.