Serving Christ in

Uganda, East Africa

Jim grew up in a Christian home, and was saved at VBS when he was 9 years old.  He has served in different capacities in the local church over the years.  


Michelle also grew up in a Christian home, as the daughter of a pastor.  She was saved when she was about 5 years old.  She has served in the music ministries and children's ministries in the different churches she has been a member of.    

 

God has blessed Jim and Michelle with seven beautiful children:  Emily, Amanda, Jocelyn, Alexandria, JT (James II), John and Peter.   

 

Over much of the past decade, they have felt a strong burden towards missions.  Though they didn't feel God leading specifically, they desired to instill that burden in the hearts of their children.  One way they longed to do that was to take their family on a missions trip.  This door was not opened to them, however, until February of 2010, when God enabled them to go with a group from their church, along with Tony and Kristy Applegate (who were home on furlough at that time), to Uganda, East Africa.  Jim and Michelle were also able to take their oldest two daughters, Emily and Amanda. They were amazed at all that God had done there.  After much time in prayer, God made it clear that He wanted them to join the team there.  


Since moving to Uganda, Jim has been working on learning the Luganda language, has developed a budget and updated the accounting system, has been overseeing the new construction and upkeep of the facilities, and has been exploring several options for self-sustainment projects.  The ministry has purchased a coffee factory with the plan of taking a step toward reducing the ministries dependence on outside monthly funding. God also led him to begin a Bible college at the church, where he teaches English and Bible.  It has been exciting to see the faithfulness of new believers in attending Bible college, and to see their hunger for learning more and more about God's Word.  It has also greatly helped his efforts to develop relationships with the people in our village.  


Michelle has also been working on learning the Luganda language.  She accompanies Mbira Baptist Church Choir with the keyboard, participates in the craft project with the older girls and ladies in the church, and teaches piano to the S1 students and sewing to the older girls.

 

Will you prayerfully consider being a part of this ministry?  The need in Uganda is urgent!

 

 

II Thessalonians 5:24-25

Faithful is He that calleth you, Who also will do it.

Brethren, pray for us.

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