Monday, August 22, 2016

22-28 August Herron's Weekly Prayer Blog


James and Sonya Herron, IMB Missionaries

Uganda East Africa

Fishers of Men (Upper Buvuma Islands)



The vision of the International Mission Board is to see a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ




Praise and Prayer Request for the Week 22th—28th August     

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week 15st—21st August



(We Praise God For)
  • Praise God for traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel to Kyinda and around Jinja Town and the islands of Lake Victoria during the past week 
  • We praise God for the three day Evangelistic Crusade Wednesday—Friday
    • The pastor and church leaders who were trained and encouraged to witnessing and discipleship making 
    • The thirty-seven (37) persons who came to receive Christ during the door-to-door evangelism and the Crusade Overnight Worship
  • The Association Evangelism Team organizing to ministering on a bi-monthly basis to assist our congregation in reaching the islands with the Gospel of Christ    
    • The work of our church leaders in developing an evangelism strategy to reaching their village/island
  • How the Lord has cared for our family in Uganda and America
  • The continual spiritual growth we have seen among our island ministry team 
  • Our continual improvement in language learning Luganda  
Pray for the Herrons This Week
22th—28th August
  • Our continual efforts to secure US VISA for Madison 
  • Pray for our family in the USA 
    • Our three sons and their family 
    • Our five grandchildren 
    • Our parents 
    • Our siblings and their families
  • Pray for the continual follow-up work in assisting our pastors/church leaders start new Bible Study Groups in their churches and also in their homes of members  
    • The Ugandan Children/Youth Ministry members who were trained to begin to applying what they learn in their respective village/islands 
    • Pray that the training results in new Bible Study Groups in the near future
  • James preparation for teaching Old Testament Survey class at Uganda Baptist Seminary
  • Our commitment to language learning 
    • Our commitment to sharing Christ in Luganda this week 
    • Our witness to our Language teacher
Thanks for your prayerful support.

In HIS service
James and Sonya Herron

 "...before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language...." Revelation 7:9 (NIV)

The Evangelism Leaders who Led the Door-to-Door Evangelism

The Leaders being Trained to Disciple New Believers 

A Time of Worship and Praise

Some of the People who attended the Crusade

A View of the Tent City

A Ugandan Rap Group

In Uganda Even the Chicken Attend Wednesday Bible Study

Some Home Made Kombucha

James and Madison

"...before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language...." Revelation 7:9 (NIV)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August 15-21 Herron's Prayer Blog



James and Sonya Herron, IMB Missionaries

Uganda East Africa

Fishers of Men (Upper Buvuma Islands)



The vision of the International Mission Board is to see a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ




Praise and Prayer Request for the Week 15th—21st August     
Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week 08st—14th August

(We Praise God For)

  • Praise God for traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel to Kyinda and around Jinja Town during the past week 
  • We praise God for the planning of evangelism efforts to assist island congregations to reach the lost on their islands/villages 
  • How the Lord is caring for our family in America 
  • We thank God for the completed work done on our boat which was launched this past Saturday   
  • The desires and arrangements for our church leaders developed to assist church evangelize their village/island 
  • The continual spiritual growth we have seen among our island ministry team 
  • Our continual improvement in learning Luganda  

Pray for the Herrons This Week
15th—21st August
  • Our continual efforts to secure US VISA for Madison 
  • Pray for our family in the USA 
    • Our three sons and their family (Keith, Jason and Marsha, Jeremy and Jennifer) 
    • Our five grandchildren 
    • Our parents 
    • Our siblings and their families
  • Our planned visit to the islands Wednesday—Saturday
    • Evangelism crusade Wednesday—Saturday  
    • Traveling to the landing site and traveling on the waters about eight hours 
    • The new interim pastor at Kiko Baptist Church 
    • Our pastors and Church leaders efforts to reaching our churches villages/islands with the Gospel through evangelism, Gospel crusades and new Bible classes to start next week
  • Pray for the follow-up work in assisting our pastors/church leaders start new Bible Study Groups in their churches and also in their homes of members  
    • The Ugandan Children/Youth Ministry members who were trained to begin to applying what they learn in their respective village/islands 
    • Pray that the training results in new Bible Study Groups in the near future
  • Our commitment to language learning 
    • Our commitment to sharing Christ in Luganda this week 
    • Our witness to our Language teacher

Thanks for your prayerful support.

In HIS service
James and Sonya Herron

 "...before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language...." Revelation 7:9 (NIV)
The Herrons, Madison, Sonya and James
Mission Team From O'Fallon Illinois (July 2016)
Sonya and some of Her Friends




O'Fallon Mission Team on Ministering on Bugsya Island


Repairing our Boat also most ready

completed Work (One Week Later)

The Repaired Boat in the Water

Happy Birthday Party for one of our Worker (Daniel)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

8-14 August Herron Prayer Blog



James and Sonya Herron, IMB Missionaries
Uganda East Africa
Fishers of Men (Upper Buvuma Islands)

The vision of the International Mission Board is to see a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ

 
Praise and Prayer Request for the Week 08th—14th August     
Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week 01st—07th August

(We Praise God For)

  • Praise God for traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel to Kyinda and around Jinja Town during the past week 
  • We praise God for the enthusiasm generated as a result of the teaching done to prepare our Ugandan friends to disciple and nature our island teachers 
    • How the Lord is caring for our family in America 
    • We praise Him for our children and their families 
    • Our parents and siblings and relatives
  • We thank God for the completed work done on our boat which will be launched this week 
  • The desires and arrangements for our church leaders developed to assist church evangelize their village/island 
  • The continual spiritual growth we have seen among our island ministry team 
  • Our slowly improvement in language learning  
Pray for the Herrons This Week
08th—14th August 

  • Our continual efforts to secure US VISA for Madison 
  • Pray for our family in the USA 
    • Our three sons and their families 
    • Our five grandchildren 
    • Our parents 
    • Our siblings and their families*
  •   Our planned visit to the islands Wednesday—Saturday * 
    • Meeting with Pastors and church leaders to assist them in planning new Bible Studies Groups
    • Traveling to the landing site and traveling on the waters about eight hours
  • The departing of one of our pastor as he and his family return to Kenya
  • The new interim pastor at Kiko Church
  • Our pastors and Church leaders efforts to reaching our churches villages/islands with the Gospel through evangelism, Gospel crusades and new Bible classes to start next week
  • Pray for the follow-up work in assisting our pastors/church leaders start new Bible Study Groups in their churches and also in their homes of members 
  • The Ugandan Children/Youth Ministry members who were trained to begin to applying what they learn in their respective village/islands
  • Pray that the training results in new Bible Study Groups in the near future
  • James preparing to teach Old Testament Survey at Uganda Baptist Seminary in September 
  • Our commitment to language learning
    • Our commitment to sharing Christ in Luganda
    • Our witness to our Language Teacher

 
Thanks for your prayerful support.

In HIS service
James and Sonya Herron

 "...before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language...." Revelation 7:9 (NIV)


A time for prayer (Gardendale Mission Team) 

Farming God's Way Training-Gardendale Mission Team

Teaching the Ugandan Lady Personal Hygiene and Sharing Christ's Love (Gardendale Team) 

Teaching a Bible Story at a Village School (O'Fallon Team)

Some of the 600 Students at Victory School

The Sights at Kyinji

The Kitchen and People waiting at Kyinji

Members from New Song Team

The Team from New Song Church First Day in Uganda

"...before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language...." Revelation 7:9 (NIV)


Monday, August 1, 2016

01-07 August Herron's Pray/Praise Blog


James and Sonya Herron, IMB Missionaries
Uganda East Africa
Fishers of Men (Upper Buvuma Islands)

The vision of the International Mission Board is to see a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ
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Praise and Prayer Request for the Week 01st—07th August     
Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week 25th—31st July

(We Praise God For)
  • Praise God for traveling grace for the mission team from O’Fallon, Illinois as they traveled on safari 25th-27th July, and their return to America Wednesday night * 
  • Also praise God for caring for the Herrons as to Kyinda and around Jinja Town during the past week 
  • We praise God for the enthusiasm generated as a result of the teaching done to prepare our Ugandan friends to disciple and nature our island teachers 
  • We thank God for the work done to repair our boat  
  • The learning experience the participants received and the real experience they received as they applied the classroom knowledge in the community 
  • The plans our church leaders developed to assist church evangelize their village/island 
  • The continual spiritual growth we have seen among our island ministry team 
  • Our improvement in language learning  
Pray for the Herrons This Week
01st—07th August
  • Our continual efforts to secure US VISA for Madison 
  • Our Pastoral leadership efforts to reaching our churches villages/islands with the Gospel through evangelism, Gospel crusades and new Bible classes 
  • Pray for the follow-up work in assisting our pastors/church leaders start new Bible Study Groups in their churches and also in their homes of members  
    • The Ugandan Children/Youth Ministry members who were trained to begin to applying what they learn in their respective village/islands 
    • Pray that the training results in new Bible Study Groups in the near future
  • Our commitment to language learning 
  • Our commitment to sharing Christ in Luganda this week 
  • Our witness to our Language teacher
Thanks for your prayerful support.
 In HIS service
James and Sonya Herron


"...before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language...." Revelation 7:9 (NIV)



Kyanji Landing Site (Island Home)

Walking the Road to Kalimbi Church

Worship and Praise time at Kalambi Church

Showing of Jesus Film (Kyanji Church)


A View From Muti-Emu Church

Resting after Eating Lunch (Lwazi Chrch)

Lwazi Baptist Church

A Large Bird on our Compound

A Rainbow over our Shed on our Compound 

We wake to Humming Birds on our Window 


Madison at Home



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

24-31 July Herron's Prayer Blog



James and Sonya Herron, IMB Missionaries

Uganda East Africa

Fishers of Men (Upper Buvuma Islands)



The vision of the International Mission Board is to see a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ




Praise and Prayer Request for the Week 25th—31st July     

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week 18th—24th July



(We Praise God For)

  • Praise God for traveling grace as the Herrons and mission team from O’Fallon, Illinois traveled to the islands and around Jinja Town during the past week
  • The mission team from Illinois, O’Fallon First Baptist Church 14th—27th July
    • Their work in teaching 22 islands children and teen teachers and two pastors the past week 
    • Their good health while during their stay at the Herron compound 
    • The team’s adjustment to Uganda 
    • The Ugandans who were on the compound with the Herrons and the OFBC Mission Team
  • The training and ministry activities conducted by the mission team 
  • The learning experience the participants received and the real experience they received as they applied the classroom knowledge in the community 
  • The desire of our churches to assist each other evangelize their village/island 
  • The spiritual growth we have seen among our island ministry team 
  • Our continue development and improvement in language learning  
  • The blessing of having volunteers from our home church, O’Fallon First Baptist Church, O’Fallon, Illinois   
Pray for the Herrons This Week
25th—31st July
  • Our continual efforts to secure US VISA for Madison 
  • Pray for the follow-up work we have to do in assisting our pastors/church leaders in starting new Bible Study Groups in their churches and also in their homes  
    • The Ugandan Children/Youth Ministry members who were trained last week, that they will begin to apply what they learn in their respective village/islands 
    • Pray that the training results in new Bible Study Groups in the near future
  • Our Pastoral leaders desire to reach all our churches with the Gospel through evangelism and crusades 
  • Our commitment to language learning 
    • Our commitment to sharing Christ in Luganda this week 
    • Our witness to our Language teacher
Thanks for your prayerful support.
 
In HIS service
James and Sonya Herron
"...before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language...." Revelation 7:9 (NIV)


Ministering to the People of Zeru-Muto 4 July

Some Children at Kyinja Landing Site

Students Learning "Discipleship Training" 1 July

Teaching at Zeru-Muto

Mission Team from New Song Church, Texas

Preparing for Island Visitors 

All this came from the truck

Preparing to Play Games Wakikere Church Bugaya Island

Getting Instruction for the Games

Some of the People at Wakikere

Mission Team from O'Fallon FBC, Illinois


Nathan preparing honey found on our compound

Some of the finished produce 


"...before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language...." Revelation 7:9 (NIV)