Sunday, May 21, 2017

22-28 May Herron's Pray Blog


James and Sonya Herron, IMB Missionaries

Uganda East Africa

Island Ministry team (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 of 22nd-28th May
Your Help Comes From Where!
I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. (Psalm 121: 1-3)

Are you in need of help?  Where do you go for help?  Are there neighbors, good friends, family members you trust in times of needs?  Do you relay on your abilities, strength, financial capabilities or personal skills?  When the Psalmist lifted up his eyes and ask “where will my help come from? He answered, “My help come from the Lord.” His help did not come from other people.  It did not come from his ability; it did not come his procession nor from the hills.  He answered, “My help comes from the Lord.”  His help and our help should come from the Lord, the maker of the hills.  The God who created our family members, neighbors and friends, our abilities, strength and finances.  Our God is and a mighty creator over all the difficulties in life, and He never sleep nor slumber.  We can trust and completely depend on Him in the time of need. Other resource may fail us.  They may not be able or they may reject our plea for help 10Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week
(We Praise God For)
·         For traveling grace for the Herrons as they traveled this past week:
o   To Kiyindi and back home
o   And round Jinja Town
·         Praise God for the work Sonya is doing in the new Women Bible Class
·         We thank God for using Sonya in ministering through proving individual and family counseling  
·         We thank God for upcoming mission team from Gardendale FBC and their desire to minister to the Peoples of the Islands of Lake Victoria—They are scheduled to arrive Thursday 25th May 
·         We thank God for Ugandan church leaders who are working with alongside with us in reaching the islands with the Word of God
·         We praise God for the continual rains that have resulting in plants growth
·         We praise the Lord for caring for our family in Uganda and America
·         We thank God for assistance we have receive to assist our pastors with securing food
·         We praise god for our continual improvement in learning Luganda  
Pray for the Herrons This Week
15th–21st May
·         Continue to pray for our efforts to secure US VISA for Madison (We are expecting to hear from U.S. Immigration in May)
o   Pray that we will not have to travel to the US for the Immigration hearing
·         Pray for our efforts to introduction “Farming God’s Way” to the people of Pallissa Districts because of our involvement with the food relief project we are planning to go to Pallissa District
·         Pray for our continual efforts to provide follow-up work in assisting our pastors/church leaders start new Bible Study Groups in their churches and 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 and we see new Bible groups develop 
·         Pray for the mission team we have coming from Gardendale, Alabama
o   Pray for their travel to Uganda as they leave Wednesday 24th May and arrival on Thursday 26th May
o   Pray for their ministry on the islands 27th -30th May
o   Pray for their safety as travel to Uganda and to and from the islands
o   Pray that they are used of God to proclaim the message of Christ  
o   Pray for their families, friends and supporters they will leave in America
o   Pray that they will be opened to the Holy Spirit guidance and directions for them as they minister here and return home
o   Pray that God will use us and our supporters to may their stay beneficial to the people of the islands and to them   
·         Pray for three children who were seen in clinic and they need special follow-up care
o   Pray for wisdom to find proper medical care for these children
o   Pray that we can secure the necessary medical care for these children
·         Pray for our family in the USA
o   Our three sons and their families 
o   Our five grandchildren
o   The Sutton Family
o   Our siblings and their families
·         Our commitment to language learning
o   Our commitment to sharing Christ in Luganda
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)


Feeding Project Palissa District (Loading of Trucks)
Palissa District Feeding Project (Unloading at Distribution Site)

Some of those who received food (Pallisa Feeding Project)
 
Church Construction-Kyanja

The walls are nearly completed-Kyanja 
Medical Clinic on Malijja Island
A View from Malijja Island
A mother receive mosquito net 
Mosqutio Net to Protect from Malaria












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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

15-21 May Herron's Prayer Blog


James and Sonya Herron, IMB Missionaries

Uganda East Africa

Island Ministry team (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 of 15th-21st May
Give Thanks for Everything!
Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Are you able to give thanks in the middle of the storm?  When difficulties arise, do you view them as opportunities of spiritual growth?  If not there are room for spiritual growth.  We can look at adversities as the weights and pullies which results in strong spiritual muscles.  Seek areas where you can leave your cares into the capable hands of our Lord and Savior Jesus.  We can trust him to direct our lives.  There is no need to push our selfish addenda, but trust the One who paid the price of our eternal salvation for all things. 6”Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you”. (1 Peter 5:6-7)





Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week
(We Praise God For)





  • ·         For traveling grace for the Herrons as they traveled this past week:

    o   And round Jinja Town

    ·         Praise God for the work Sonya is doing in the start of a Women Bible Class

    ·         Sonya work in proving individual counseling  

    ·         We thank God for upcoming mission team from Gardendale FBC and their desire to minister to the Peoples of the Islands of Lake Victoria  

    ·         We thank God for Ugandan leaders who are working with alongside with us in reaching the islands with the Word of God

    ·         We praise god for the most recent rains that have resulting in plants growth

    ·         We praise the Lord for caring for our family in Uganda and America

    ·         We thank God for assistance we have receive to assist our pastors with securing food

    ·         We praise god for our continual improvement in learning Luganda  





Pray for the Herrons This Week
15th–21st May
·         Continue to pray for our efforts to secure US VISA for Madison (We are expecting to hear from U.S. Immigration this month)
o   Pray that we will not be required to travel to the US for the Immigration hearing
·         Pray for our efforts to introduction “Farming God’s Way” to the people of Pallissa Districts because of our involvement with the food relief project we are planning to go to Pallissa District in May
·         Pray for our continual efforts to provide follow-up work in assisting our pastors/church leaders start new Bible Study Groups in their churches and 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 and we see new Bible groups develop 
·         Pray for three children who were seen in clinic and they need special follow-up care
o   Pray for wisdom to find proper medical care for these children
o   Pray that we can secure the necessary medical care for these children
·         Pray for our family in the USA
o   Our three sons and their families  
o   Our five grandchildren
o   The Sutton Family
o   Our siblings and their families
·         Our commitment to language learning
o   Our commitment to sharing Christ in Luganda
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)

Island Bible Study

A Time of Worship and Praise


Clinic Time

Pastor Receives Island Transportation

Traveling to the Island

A View from Malijja-Wabuziba

The Herrons Madison, Sonya and James







Sunday, May 7, 2017

08-17 May Herron Prayer Blog


James and Sonya Herron, IMB Missionaries

Uganda East Africa

Island Ministry team (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 of 08th-14th May



Where is Your Security?

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

(Isaiah 26:3)


Where do you find your security?  In the government?  Your family? Your own strength and abilities?  Or other material temporal things?  The best method of finding security in this world is to focus on Christ.  Our continual connection on HIM will keep us at peace.  The Holy Spirit that dwell within us will help us sort out the important things and empower us to accomplish them.  Keep your eyes upon Jesus. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  (2 Corinthians 4:18)
Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week

(We Praise God For)
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they traveled this past week:
    • To Kyanja Baptist Church and Bukwaya Baptist Church Buziri, island 
    • To Kiruguma Baptist Church Bwema Island 
    • Kiyindi Landing Site 
    • Driving around Jinja Town
  • Praise God for the work Sonya is doing in the start of a Women Bible Class
  • We praise God for the construction started on Kyanja Church 
    • The material that has been transported to the island to begin the work of building this church facility 
    • We thank God for providing the resources for the construction of this facility
  • I thank God for completing teaching two classes at Uganda Baptist Seminary and having completed the grading and recording of the students’ grades
  • We praise God for another successful Island Bible School conducted this past week 
  • We thank God for Ugandan leaders who are working with alongside with us in reaching the islands with the Word of God 
  • Praise God for a successful planning meeting to minister to married couples in Jinja  
  • Praise God for the 71 participants of the Farming God’s Way Training Tuesday and Wednesday 
  • We praise the Lord for caring for our family in Uganda and America 
  • We praise god for our continual improvement in learning Luganda  

Pray for the Herrons This Week

08th–14th May
  • Continue to pray for our efforts to secure US VISA for Madison (We are praying to hear from U.S. Immigration soon)
    • Pray that we will not be required to travel to the US for the Immigration hearing
  • Pray for the Peoples of the Island of Lake Victoria who have been adversely affected by the droughts and resulting increase price in basic foods
  • Pray for our pastors and our workers who are having a difficult time providing food for themselves and their families 
  • Pray for our efforts to introduction “Farming God’s Way” to the people of Pallissa Districts because of our involvement with the food relief project we are planning to go to Pallissa District in May 
  • Pray for our family in the USA 
    • Our three sons and their families  
    • Our five grandchildren
    • The Sutton Family 
    • Our siblings and their families
  • Pray for our continual efforts to provide follow-up work in assisting our pastors/church leaders start new Bible Study Groups in their churches and 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 and we see new Bible groups develop 
  • Pray for three children who were seen in clinic and they need special follow-up care
    • Pray for wisdom to find proper medical care for these children 
    • Pray that we can secure the necessary medical care for these children
  • Pray as we prepare for a mission team from later this month
    • pray for this team as they prepare for their travel to Uganda
    • Pray for the ministry they will do on the islands
    • Pray many hear and respond to the Gospel
  • Pray for our commitment and desire to learning and using Luganda
    • Our commitment to sharing Christ in Luganda 
    • Our continual 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)


Construction Work at Kyanja Church

Immunization Clinic Kiki Island

Ministering to the Needs of The Peoples of the Islands of Lake Victoria


Showing The Jesus Film on the Islands


B.Th.. Class Uganda Baptist Seminary April 2017

Farming God's Way Training May 2017

Some of the Housing om Milijja Island

Some of the Children on Milijja Island
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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

1st-7th May Herron’s Prayer Blog


James and Sonya Herron, IMB Missionaries

Uganda East Africa

Island Ministry team (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 of 01st-07th May



Five Reason to not be Afraid

32 Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)



1.       Not being afraid shows that we treasure God as our Shepherd. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…” 

2.       Not being afraid show that we treasure God as our Father.

3.       Not being afraid show that we treasure God as our King

4.       Not being afraid show how free and generous God is.

5.       Not being afraid show that we treasure God as joyful.    


Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week

(We Praise God For)
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they traveled this past week around Jinja Town 
  • We thank God for the additional rain we received this past week  
  • Praise God for Sonya work with starting a Women Bible Class 
  • We praise God for the work that has started on Kyinji Church 
    • The material that has been transported to the island to begin the work of building this church facility 
    • We thank God for providing the resources for the construction of this facility
  • I thank God for a time I had this week to continue to take care of administrative activities  
  • We thank God for Ugandan leaders who are working with alongside with us in reaching the islands with the Word of God 
  • We thank God for His presence as I taught two classes at Uganda Baptist Seminary the last three weeks 
  • We praise the Lord for caring for our family in Uganda and America 
  • We praise god for our continual improvement in learning Luganda  
Pray for the Herrons This Week
01st–07th May
  • Continue to pray for our efforts to secure US VISA for Madison (We are praying to hear from U.S. Immigration soon) 
    • Pray that we will not be required to travel to the US for the Immigration hearing
  • Because of the drought, which has resulted in an increase in the price of food, many people are unable to buy food for themselves and their families  
    • Pray for the Peoples of the Island of Lake Victoria who have been adversely affected by the droughts and resulting increase price in basic foods 
    • Pray for our pastors and our workers who are having a difficult time providing food for themselves and their families 
  • Pray for our efforts to introduction “Farming God’s Way” to the people of Pallissa Districts as a result of our involvement with the food relief project we are planning to go to Pallissa District in  May 
  • Pray for our family in the USA 
    • Our three sons and their families  
    • Our five grandchildren 
    • The Sutton Family 
    • Our siblings and their families 
  • Pray for our continual efforts to provide 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 and we see new Bible groups develop 
    • One child who were seen in clinic and need extensive medical follow-up care 
    • Pray for wisdom to find proper medical care for two children who have special medical needs
    • Pray that we are able to secure the necessary medical care for these children 
    • Pray as we hope to meet with the parents the week of 1st -3rd May 
  • Pray for the Island Bible School which resume 1st –5th May 
    • Pray for the students who will be there for a week leaving their families during this time of study 
    • Our pastors as we minister to them during this week 
    • The instructors that they will be able to teach properly the word of God and help the students learn and apply God’s Word to their lives and communicate these truths to their congregations 
  • Farming God’s Way spacing training this week 
    • Tuesday 2nd May at Kiruguma Baptist Church, Bwema Island 
    • Wednesday 3rd May at Bukwaya Baptist Church, Buziri Island
  • 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
Clinic Work on Kibibi Island

Kibibi Island Immunizations Work

As Patients were Being Seen Our Pastors Shared Christ

Medical and Gospel Ministry
This Boy Lives on this Island Malijja Wabuziba
Other Children Who Lives on Malijja Wabuziba Island

Some of the Houses on Malijja-Wabuziba Island
 
Upper Buvuma Island Baptist Ministry Island Bible School Kyinja

We are attempting to assist this mother with her special need child


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