October, 2017 Uganda Report Update from the Prettyman Family

Thank You For Your Fellowship in Ministry!

Our team of three had a tremendous service on Tuesday at Jiya and Walaba.  We held an adult Bible study with 14, and it was clear God was opening eyes.  My two preachers, Benard and Noah, had both agreed with me that we wanted these people to step forward and ask for the beginning of a church.  The opposition they will face from the Anglican church will be so great, that we want them to be determined to move forward with Jesus Christ.

On Wednesday afternoon, I received a visit from the key man in the village.  Philip asked to speak with me.  He said the people are very happy to receive the truth, but want to move forward and begin having services on Sunday!  This was such an answer to prayer!!!  This Tuesday, we will meet with the 14 adults and begin setting out what it means to be an independent Baptist church.  Please pray for this meeting.

Me sitting next to Mr. Philip ~ Philip and Philip, side by side!
I promised I would send a picture of Patrick and Fosca’s little baby, Titus.  Both he and Fosca are doing very well.  They both want to thank you for all your prayers for them.  They were so touched when I told them that they had “family” in America that cared for them and was praying for them.
We are nearly finished with the wall project.  We’re so thankful for Adelphi Calvary Baptist for their special gift to help with this huge project.  When we were deciding on a color for the wall, we really wanted something bright and happy as a way of countering the razor wire.  We’re trying to avoid the “state penitentiary” look.  In our zeal to do that, I’m afraid we might have gone a little overboard.  So instead of the state pen, it looks more like ocean world!  Our kids love it, so I guess that’s all that matters!
Last of all, we want to leave you with a quick 4 minute video of the “Pastors and Workers Conference” we attended.  I got to spend a little extra time with Isaiah, which is always a great time.  They were kind enough to ask me to preach twice, and our men presented a music special.  They sang “Greater Works” with all their hearts!  It was great.  I will let the video tell the rest, but suffice it to say that God moved in a wonderful way concerning a passion for reaching this generation of Ugandans.  If you have an extra four minutes, I think you’ll enjoy the video.

In the Name of the King!

Phil and Christine

WORK FOR THE NIGHT IS COMING CONFERENCE
Please Pray

  • Ma’di Translation
  • Beginning of Bible College
  • Walaba/Jiya, Edobo, Omoo
  • Philip’s leadership
  • Nicolas
  • Wilson
  • Witch doctor (Lino)
  • New converts

October, 2017 Prettyman Uganda Report

The Battle is On

We’ve had a wonderful week serving our Conquering King.  What a joy to be on the victory side every minute of every day.  We have faced much opposition from the enemy, but the Lord has encouraged His people.  Noah and I went to preach in the villages of Jiya and Wallaba, and we were met by his mother who was very troubled.  She told us that the Anglican priests had visited that day and forbidden the people to come hear us preach.  They threatened to have the Ugandan police arrest us and jail us if they caught us preaching in the villages.  I was overjoyed at Noah’s courage!  “Let’s keep preaching!”  We continued to preach, and God moved in wonderful ways.

On Wednesday, we went to Kennedy’s village (Edobo) and found that he was very sick and had been passing blood.  He could barely stand upright.  (We held a special time of prayer for him on Saturday, and he has almost fully recovered.)  God worked in a special way here as we proclaimed Christ.  One lady asked at the end of the preaching, “So what time will the service be starting on Sundays?”  Very encouraging.

We had great services on Thursday and Friday despite the fact that we had torrential rains.  On Saturday, a new preaching point began with Dickson and Sunday.  They had a number of children.  From what I understand, they had already been teaching the children about Christ and true salvation.  This Saturday, some of those precious children came to Christ as their Savior!

We were very encouraged this morning to see one of the young men who trusted Christ a week or two ago at Albert’s living place.  Only about 12 years old, he found a way to travel the 2 miles to church.

There are other areas of spiritual warfare that we are facing, and are in great need of your prayers.  We sense a great attack from the enemy to take away the harmony in the ministry team.  Although I cannot go into details, I ask that you please lift up this request before our Lord Jesus Christ.

We will be taking a group of about 20 to a Preaching Conference in Lira (about 4 hours away) and staying for a few days.  This is a very special time for our men to be spiritually enriched and to grow in the Lord.  Would you pray for a unique work to be done in their hearts?

In the Name of the King!

Phil and Christine

Please Pray

  • Ma’di Translation
  • Beginning of Bible College
  • Walaba/Jiya, Edobo, Omoo
    • Lira Conference
  • Nicolas
  • Wilson
  • Witch doctor (Lino)
  • New converts

 

October, 2017 Update from the Matson Family

Dear Praying Friends,

It has been a while since I reported on Jerry’s health, mainly because I
am just too tired when I get home for the evening.  We did learn today
that the discharge date is being set for this Thursday, and although I
was hoping for tomorrow, at least we have a “target date,” which were
Jerry’s words.  He can survive three more nights now!  I won’t pretend
this has been an easy trial, for it has stretched us both to the inth
degree, but always the Lord has sustained.  His medications have been
lowered and one taken away.  He is doing well in therapy – walking,
climbing steps and doing all the strengthening exercises.  He is eating
well.  But, oh how he wants to come home.  Our hardest time of each day
is when I have to leave him for the night. If nothing else has come of
all this, one thing is so evident, which is that the Lord has further
cemented our love for each other!  Yesterday I went through the timeline
with Jerry of all that has taken place.  He doesn’t remember much of it,
what with anesthesia and all the medical stress.  We cried together, and
were very mindful of the Lord’s mercies.

Again, I thank all of you who have prayed.

Gratefully in our Rock,

Janet

October, 2017 Update from the Prettyman Family

Thank you for praying

We’ve had tremendous times of prayer this week, and the burden for planting churches in three villages is growing.  We are praising King Jesus for a harvest time among so many children and teenagers.  It’s been a very busy week, and we are rejoicing with you in our Great Savior for giving us strength, desire, and grace to do His glorious work.  Praise the Lord for uniting us in service!  We are so thankful for you.

Your Fellow Servants,

Phil and Christine

Please Pray

  • Ma’di Translation
  • Beginning of Bible College
  • Walaba/Jiya, Edobo, Omoo
  • Bosko
  • Nicolas
  • Wilson
  • Witch doctor (Lino)
  • New converts