June, 2017 Prettyman Uganda Update

Serving Christ in the West Nile Region, Uganda

Prettyman Prayer Report

We want to give you a quick update and a praise.  Thank you for taking just a moment to rejoice in answered prayer.  Having your companionship in service means so much to our family.

Fred and Jared

About two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with a young man (about 20) who works for us and burden him to be fishing for men.  I explained a Gospel chart to Fred, and encouraged him to pray about someone he could witness to.  He asked me to pray for his friend Jared.  We prayed for about two weeks, and today he brought Jared to me.  Fred had shared the Gospel using the simple chart, and now Jared desired to trust Christ!  It was thrilling to watch Fred lead his friend to Christ!  Please be in prayer for Jared’s discipleship.

Pastor Morris
We had a tremendous service with Pastor Morris and Gospel Power Baptist Church.  There were around 100 people who attended this special service of thanksgiving for all that God has done.  I sensed complete freedom and the power of the Holy Spirit as I preached.  There was no immediate fruit that we know of, but I am accepting that this work among these dear people will be one that requires patience and confidence in the Spirit to do His work.

Please Pray

    • Ma’di Translator’s baby is very sick
    • Jared’s growth
    • Health & Safety
    • Fruit from service with Morris
  • Risinger Support
  • God’s Power
Click on the picture to watch our last team trip to Uganda.

June, 2017 Update from the Prettyman Family

Serving Christ in the West Nile Region, Uganda

Prettyman Prayer Report

Greetings in the Name above all Names!  We are praising God that we are feeling a whole lot more settled in, and God is graciously directing our focus to strategically engage the enemy in this area.  I hope this is a good time for you to join us in praying for two very important things.
The Village of Omoo

The very first village I ministered to when I came to Uganda over three years ago was a small village called Omoo.  We have seen God move on this work and have watched it grow.  I was deeply disappointed when I visited recently to find the work doing poorly.  The church building was looking ratty and unused; the people seemed purposeless; and I was told that they have not had a church service since March.  Isaiah and I will be visitingtomorrow morning to preach and encourage.  (For a short video on the village of Omoo, click on the video at the bottom of the page.)
When I saw my good friend Lambert, he explaimed, “My friend, my friend, I have been dreaming about you!”  That was encouraging!!!  When I last saw Lambert in January, he was just beginning to teach his own people the Gospel.  Sadly, he told me that he has not been faithful in continuing in that task.  Please pray down the works of the enemy in the realm of spiritual dullness and apathy.  We really need to see God move.  Those who work among us are watching these things and developing a perspective of just how real and lasting God’s work is.  “Fruit that remains” is the promise for the hour!

Pastor Morris and Gospel Power Baptist

This Sunday we will join Pastor Morris in Ejupala for a special service of thanksgiving.  This marks the first year anniversary of his church.  He has asked me to preach.  Noah will be working with me using chalk art as a way to draw people into the message.  Please pray for the Holy Spirit to have freedom and do wonderful things!

Christine was so happy to see Pastor Morris’s wife Martha again.  They had a very good connection last time we were with them.  Please pray for wisdom that Christine will know how to be an encouragement to her.  Pastor Morris has set such a tremendous testimony of a godly ugandan father and husband.  Satan would love to destroy this influence.

Let me finish the newsletter with a few praises.  I asked you to pray for the Smith family.  All five of them, including their infant, contracted malaria at the same time.  We were blessed to watch God’s faithfulness to them during that time.  All of them are clear and healthy now.  Their son Benji caught it again (fifth time!), but he is doing well now.  Thank you for praying.

I spoke with the leader of the village in which we are located and asked him about the Sudanese refugee camp.  He assured me that they had taken a vote and decided against it.  I believe the Lord’s will has been done concerning this.

Last of all, I wanted to tell you about Sam Moss’s final service.  It was a packed house of over 150 and there were some very special testimonies of what God has done through this man’s faithfulness.  I believe it was a wonderful encouragement to Sam.

Please Pray

  • Ma’di Translation
  • Pastor Morris
  • Health & Safety
  • Village of Omoo
  • Risinger Support
  • God’s Power
Click on the picture for a video about Omoo ministry

June, 2017 Update from the Prettyman Family

Serving Christ in the West Nile Region, Uganda

Prettyman Prayer Report

We thought it might be nice to take you along with us for the first month of our journey in Uganda.  So, instead of having a long report for you to scan down, we put together a video that will make you feel like part of the team!  Thank you for all your prayer and support.  You are such a blessing to our family.

The First Month

If you have about 20 minutes, and you’d like to drive along with us through the streets of Kampala or visit a church in the city as well as a church in the bush, then sit down and click the picture below!

CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE FOR THE VIDEO
Please Pray

  • Ma’di Translation
  • Bible Institute Plans
  • Health & Safety
  • Wisdom for ministry structure
  • Risinger Support
  • God’s Power

May, 2017 Prettyman Update

The Move to Uganda

We arrived at Chicago O’hare around 6am on Tuesday morning, and got all of our luggage checked in.  All of our flights were on time and the children traveled so well. Several passengers commented, “Your children are soooo well behaved.”  To which we gave God thanks and replied, “Most of the time.”  The kids loved “soda on demand” on the flight.

We had prayed for good weather when we arrived in Uganda (it’s rainy season) so that transporting baggage would go well.  All of our luggage arrived (at the same time!) and it wasn’t raining.  Blessings!!!  Come to think of it, the only bump we hit in the road was the flight of our dear friend Keri Crider that came in about 5 hours late.  By the time we picked her up and drove to Dan Dwire’s home (where we’re staying in Kampala for a week), it was around 4am, Thursday morning.

Later that same day, we put a downpayment on our first Ugandan vehicle, a Toyota Regius. Dan doesn’t waste a minute!  I had my first drive today.  Wow, I wish you could have been with me.  It was just me and Noah.  He tried to keep a straight face, but I think he was pretty nervous.  He said, “That was close” about 5 times.  I paid for a year of car insurance at $15.  Eat your heart out!

Right now, we’re just picking out furnishing for our home, and preparing to leave this Friday for Arua.  Please pray for a safe trip.  We’ve had the opportunity to pass out some tracts and talk to a few people.  The Dwire family has been an enormous help to us.  I can’t begin to list the many things they have done to make our landing in Uganda so soft.

Tomorrow, I will be preaching at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Kampala.  My father has supported Pastor Pridgen’s ministry there for decades.  It will be good to finally meet him. Seeing it is Mother’s Day, and they do celebrate Mother’s Day in Uganda, pray for a Spirit-sensitive attitude to meet the needs.  Happy Mother’s Day to my dear godly mother and to all the precious mothers reading this.

In the Name of the King!

Phil

Please Pray

  • Paper work
  • Peace and joy for our children
  • Health & Safety
  • Transporting to the West Nile Region
  • Mother’s Day Message
  • God’s Power

May, 2017 Update from the Prettyman Family

Serving Christ in the West Nile Region, Uganda

Prettyman Prayer Report

We send all our love, appre-
ciation, and affection to all of you who have been such a blessing to us during the last 2 years of deputation.  You have carried us along with your prayers, encour-
agement, and financial support.

Tuesday, May 9, 12pm

May Jesus Christ be praised for bringing us to this point by His infinite mercy and sustaining grace.  We plan on arriving at the airport in Chicago around 6amwith all 43 pieces of luggage! (That doesn’t include the kids!)  A sweet young lady from our home church (Keri Crider) will be flying on the same day from Salt Lake City, and will meet us in Amsterdam.

When we arrive, a very dear friend, Dan Dwire, will be picking us up and taking us to his home in Kampala.  Dan and I were school mates in college!  We will stay with him for about two weeks to finalize some paper work and purchase furniture and a van before we drive 8 hours to the West Nile Region (Arua).

The Lord has been so gracious with our support level.  We are so close that we’re confident the remaining need will be met in the near future.  Thank you for all of you who prayed for this need.  Your love and concern for us has lifted us up in so many ways.  We have needed YOU far more than any monetary blessing.

I’ve listed some sensitive prayer needs below so that you can know just how to pray for us during this transition time.  We praise God for each of you.  I thank God I don’t have to imagine where we would be without you.

Please Pray

  • Safe travel
  • Work Permit
  • Health
  • Purchasing a van
  • Baggage arriving
  • Witnessing Power
  • Transport of housing items
Click on the picture to watch our last team trip to Uganda.