**The Reception Center at the refugee camp where refugees arrive daily.**
Greetings from Uganda!
We can’t believe that 2016 is soon coming to and end. The past 3 months have flown by and we are just now getting a newsletter out. So many amazing and difficult things have happened, and we praise God for all of them!
Here’s a recap:
September was filled with beginning a new homeschool year, time in the refuge camp, new puppies, beginning Swahili lessons, welcoming YWAM staff and families that have evacuated out of South Sudan, a visit from a team of 4 from our church Stonegate Fellowship in Midland, TX and the beginning of our YWAM DTS (Discipleship Training School) with 25 students from 7 different countries. This is largest class ever on this YWAM base!
October brought fun with DTS students, leading worship, special education workshop at local school, and a women’s team from Stonegate Fellowship. The team helped to created a first ever Library at a local Uganda school (Levi’s school), spent time ministering in the refugee camp, the women’s prison & hosted a conference for 25 beautiful women where one precious lady gave her life to the Lord and 4 more the following week. Our children continue to amaze us and we’ve seen God working throught them. Levi found a sweet special needs girl sitting alone and sat and talked to her and even tried to put her in his lap (she was bigger than him) It was so precious to see his heart and to watch him be drawn to the one that needed interaction the most. We can learn SO much from him.
November was full as we sent the team off and began preparing for the incoming YWAM outreach teams that begin arriving in Dec. We were honored to host missionaries in our home that had evacuated out of South Sudan and play a small part in helping their ministry evacuate 70+ orphans out of South Sudan. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving complete with chicken strips, mash potatoes, greenbeans, corn and homemade rolls made by Baylie.
Sid has continued to help oversee the completion of the construction around the YWAM base & helping administratively in the YWAM office. We are excited about having the space to accomodate multiple outreach teams and other visitors. Look for completions pictures in the next newsletter.
Adoption Update: We are still in the “Waiting” for a referral stage. Because of the new Child Act that Uganda passed in June, there have been lots of changes. We believe God knows just the two little ones he has for our family & we trust His timing. We continue to fundraise and believe that God will provide. Tax deductible donations can be made here — Harper Family Adoption
Merry Christmas to All of you and thank you for continuing to pray for our family as we serve in Northern Uganda.
Sid, Wendy + the Tribe
Children’s ministry in the Refugee Camp
A sweet time leading worship with our YWAM DTS (Discipleship Training School) students
Thank You Stonegate Fellowship Women’s Team. The Women’s Conference was such a huge blessing to all involved.
Levi doing what he does best. Being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Saying goodbye to a little peice of home. Thank You Stonegate Fellowship Women’s Team
So grateful for Kayla our teacher. She has been a blessing in so many ways. Love serving alongside her.
We were honored to play a small part in helping with the evacuation of children from Iris Ministries Orphanage in Yei, South Sudan. The children are all now safely in Uganda and will be placed in Boarding schools.
- Our homeschool teacher has been a blessing and we are so thankful for her
- Charlie has been learning sight words & is beginning to read
- We have a special education teacher that has committed to join us for 6 months. She will arrive in January and we are super excited to welcome her from Australia. A HUGE answered prayer!
- We confirmed that Levi’s infection has not affected his heart & now the goal is to get him hearing well again
Thank You for your continued prayer for our family as we serve in Northern Uganda and South Sudan. Please continue to pray for these current prayer points. Blessings to ALL of you!
- Pray for our ministry at the refugee camp
- Pray for our Special Education Teacher as she prepares to join us
- Pray for Health for the WHOLE family
- Pray as we continue the Ugandan adoption process
Pray for us emotionaly as we minister to people who have suffered much trauma and grief
How You Can Help…
- Prayer is first and foremost essential to our ministry. We cannot thank you enough for faithfully praying for us.
- Partnership through monthly support or one-time tax deductible donations DONATE HERE or via check to:
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