Africa news, March, 2019
It has been a traumatic month of outreaches as we have had rebel activity in the DRCongo which resulted in torture and killings and we are grateful that our coordinator and his team coming back from outreach escaped. We encourage everyone to keep all of the countries in Africa lifted up in prayer because of the political volatility which many times ends up in violence in most of these areas. Our Burundi and Kenya coordinators, Evariste and Simon, were involved in accidents which caused extensive damage to their vehicles, but our gracious and merciful Father protected them from any injury. These coordinators organized 32 outreaches in February and 3,204 new believers have taken their rightful place in the kingdom and are now in our eternal family. We are in the process of identifying a new coordinator to help fulfill our commitment to local pastors and leaders in eastern Uganda and will be in need of the repair or replacement of a set of equipment (generator, sound, video and support equipment).
We are also blessed to share that our over-all equipment and central Uganda coordinator, Kennedy, and his wife, Joan, are expecting their first child and our north Uganda coordinator, David, has announced his upcoming marriage. Martin and Beatrice are still working on completing their home and will be moving from the home and office they have lived in since December 2005. After their move, David, Susan and their son, Awesome, will be moving in to help facilitate the ongoing ministry. This will allow Pr. Martin, the director of Harvest Vision Africa, more time to focus on enlarging the over-all ministry and training pastors and leaders. He just returned from a 5 day training for 220 pastors in Kenya. This also gives him the time to visit, encourage and train each coordinator, their families and the pastors and leaders that are they are in fellowship with. The ministry has started a farming project in central Uganda that will be used to grow pineapples to raise money that will help with the maintenance and replacement of equipment for the coordinators without relying solely on funds from the USA.
We are looking forward to the coordinator’s conference in mid-May which will bring all the coordinator’s from the different areas and countries together with the leadership support group from the USA. We have a chance to visit, share testimonies and pray for one another and our families. We also spend time sharing what the Lord is showing each one of us so we can learn from one another and also help our co-laborers from the USA discern how they can best pray and support the ongoing work. The USA team will be bringing solar-powered audio bibles in 17 different languages, water filters and other ministry items.