I guess you could say this is sorta like a good ol' Southern Baptist Sermon -3 points all starting with the same letter and a dynamic story to draw it all together. (dr. holems would be proud, he was my preaching prof at SBU, yes, i took preaching)
Praise- Praise God, Vernon made it safely to Uganda. He is with Victor and a lot of doors have already opened for him to meet with Imams in the area! (Imams, the best i can describe them, are the Islamic equivalent to a Priest, they are the head of the Mosque and oversee all the leaders and pretty much their say goes.) We are so excited about this. During his last trip he built some great relationships with a lot of head Islamic leaders in Uganda.
For Vernon, Tomorrow, (so tonight around midnight) Vernon will be meeting with Muhammad, an Imam in Kampala. Pray for great conversations and Vernon would have many opportunities to present the Gospel and that Muhammad would understand.
For my Family in Missouri. They have been out of electricity for 24 hours and are not expected to have it back until the weekend. My brother has electricity but the roads to his house from my mom and sister's house is really hard to drive on in the ice. If they can all get to his house they will be great for the next couple of days. My sister has 3 boys and when i talked to her earlier, they were freezing in their house. They were all under blankets trying to stay warm.
These are just some recent photos...thanks to sarah barnes...alot more to come.
Last night my cousin Caroline came to stay with Titus and me. We had a great time. This morning after Titus woke, Titus and I were laying in my bed. Caroline came downstairs and jumped in bed with us. Titus looked up at her and said, "you know where my daddy is?" and she said, "where?" Titus replied, "oh, he is in Sudan teaching people about Jesus, isnt that cool?!" To which we both smiled and replied, "yah! that is awesome!"