We do thank you for the good work you are doing in supporting us teach God’s word here in Uganda. A lot is being accomplished through your generous contributions. Students of the Uganda School of Evangelism ended their long course on the 12th of December, and on the 15th of December, I had to accompany the nine Congolese students to Kampala to book the bus going to Bujumbura in Burundi. They left the school at 2:00 a.m. and after two days they informed us that they had reached their destination safely.
The Uganda School of Evangelism lectureship began on the 16th of December and ended on the 20th of December in the afternoon. The lecture was well attended. We had about 150 adults and 40 children who accompanied their parents. We studied Paul’s letter to church at Rome. Each guest speaker taught each chapter. My son-in-law, Andrew Taylor, taught the introduction of the book and chapter six. Christians from ten congregation in Busia and Namayingo Districts attended. We made arrangements for the lorry to collect them from their nearest centers. We shared with them fuel and driver’s expenses. Although not all of them contributed, at least we got some money to pay for the fuel to collect them and the school paid for the fuel to take them back to the driver. From my construction work I managed to buy another engine for the Lorry to replace the old one, which had broke down.
During the three days of our lectureship, we fed our guests with fish, which came from my Busia town fish ponds. The fish in the fish ponds at the school were not ready. We tried to get some fish from them, but we did not get any fish because there was too much water. We need to reduce the water so as to get fish. We feared to do so as the rains had stopped. We are planning to remove fish at the end of this month because the have become very low. We also slaughtered one pig of 70 kilos. We were serving them rice and beans during lunch. We were alternating fish and pork during supper.
We provided bus fare for coming and going back to all our guest speakers from Kenya and Uganda. We also helped some church members who came from Kenya with transport back to their villages.
Christians came with their friends to the lectureship. Two children of brother Daniel Oloo from Bar Ober Church of Christ were baptized. Two people from the Nandwa church, who have been attending services for several months, were baptized. My younger sister, who has been visiting us when she comes home, was also baptized. She will be attending church services at the Buswale church of Christ in Bugiri District where brother Peter Were Angata is the preacher. One was also a daughter of brother Ouma Christopher. All this was possible because of your partnership with us in Uganda. May God bless your effort as you serve Him.
Yours In Christ
Francis and Margaret Wechesa
To see Francis’ report with pictures of the events mentioned, please click here.