Sunday, March 26, 2017

27 March-3 April 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 27th March-2nd April


Be thankful for all our all-powerful, all knowing, all sovereign God place at our feet.  Out thankfulness keep us in close communion with our all loving God.  Our thankfulness protect us from grumbling and despising the sovereignty of our God.  “Nor should we complain as some of them did,[f] and were killed by the destroyer.” (1 Corinthians10:10).  We should therefore develop a thankful heart for all things God send our way, for this please Him.  “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us hold on to grace. By it, we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe,  29 for our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:28-29).  

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week
(We Praise God For)
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel this past week: * 
    • To Kampala  
    • And around Jinja Town
  • We thank God for the recent rain after more than four months of no rain
  • 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
  • Thank God for a time to take care of many administrational activities 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 
  • 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
27th March-2nd April   

  • Our continual 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
  • Continue to pray for the Pallissa District area because of the recent drought and crop failure
  • Even with the recent rain, continue to pray for Eastern Uganda alone with Pallissa District as we endure suffering from a drought going on two years, which has resulted in an increase in the price of food 
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Continue to pray two children seen in clinic who need special follow-up 
    • Pray for wisdom to find proper medical care for these children 
    • 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 3rd- 7th April
  • Pray for me as I prepare to teach at the Island Bible School the week of 3rd April 
    • Pray for my preparation to teach the book of Mark and Sunday School Preparation
  • 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)

 
This is how we travel from islands to islands-Boat and Outboard Motor

Gifts from Grateful Bible Study Students

Sonya and Joseph Preparing for Evening Meal-January 2017 Mission Team 

A typical Meal when we eat at another island

Support Staff Receives a Gift From Mission Team

A shower on another island

Temporary Latrine for Mission Team

Madison Presentation at School 

James Sonya and Babra

Some American Sweet Potato's from our Garden 


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, March 19, 2017

20th March 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 6th—19th March

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week

(We Praise God For)
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel this past two weeks:* 
    • To Kyanji Village, Buziri Island for Island Bible Study 
    • Kiyindi Landing Site and back to Jinja twice 
    • Traveling around Jinja Town
  • We thank God for a successful seven plus hour surgery for JJ the 16 Y/O son of one of our missionary friend 
    • Continue to pray for his recovery at home 
    • Pray for their family as they minister to him and provide for their other children and family
  • We thank God for the recent rain after more than four months of no rain
  • We thank God for our Ugandan leaders we have working with us in reaching then islands with the Word of God 
  • We praise God for Island Bible School 2nd Session and the 36 students presence 
    • The teaching of the school, Biblical Theology, Sunday School Organization, The Book of Marks 
    • The learning the students, Pastors, Church Elders and Church Leaders are reeiving and how this learning will affect our churches, villages and islands
  • We praise the Lord for caring for our family in Uganda and America
  • Our continual improvement in language learning Luganda  
Pray for the Herrons This Week
20th-26th March 
  • Our continual 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
  • Continue to pray for disaster relief effort in Pallissa District because of drought and crop failure
    • Continue to pray for Eastern Uganda alone with Pallissa District as we endure suffering from a drought going on two years, which has resulted in an increase in the price of food
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Pray two children seen in clinic who need special follow-up 
    • Pray for wisdom to find proper medical care for these children 
    • Pray that we are able to secure the necessary medical care for these children
  • 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)


Medical Team From WV at Kyinji Baptist Church (300 patient 24 Salvations)
The Team from WV traveling to Zireu-Muto Island

Pastor Dave sharing the Gospel at Z-M)

Patients Waiting to be seen in Clinic at Z-M

A patient who received a mosquito net

Another Patient Receiving a Mosquito Net

Tent City for Medical Mission Team

Farming God's Way Demonstration Plot

Island Bible Class First Class

Biblical Interpretation Class


Madison in her room

The Three Little Pigs
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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, February 26, 2017

27 February-5 March 2017 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 27th February-5th March

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week

(We Praise God For)
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel this past week:
    • To Entebbe to pick-up a mission team 
    • Kyanja Baptist Church, Buziri Island 
    • Ziiru-Muto Baptist Church, Ziiru-Muto Island 
    • Kembo Baptist Church, Buvuma Island 
    • And around Jinja Town
  • We thank God for a medical team from Kenova, West Virginia who conducted three clinics on three different Islands 
    • We thank God for the 600 persons who were served in the clinics 
    • We praise the Lord for the 72 persons who professed Christ during the clinics 
    • Thank God for the work done on the island to provide medical care to the Peoples of the Islands of lake Victoria
  • We thank God for the recent rain after more than four months of no rain 
  • We thank God for our Ugandan leaders we have working with us in reaching then islands with the Word of God 
  • We praise the Lord for caring for our family in Uganda and America 
  • Our continual improvement in language learning Luganda  


Pray for the Herrons This Week

27th February-5th March   
  • Our continual 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
  • Continue to pray for disaster relief effort in Pallissa District because of drought and crop failure
  • Continue to pray for Eastern Uganda alone with Pallissa District as we endure suffering from a drought going on two years, which has resulted in an increase in the price of food
    • 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
  • 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 
  • Pray for two children seen in clinic who need special follow-up
    • Pray for wisdom to find proper medical care for these children 
    • Pray that we are able to secure the necessary medical care for these children
  • Pray for me as I will be preaching at Acacia Community Church 5th and 12th March
  • Pray for me as I will be teaching at the Island Bible School the week of 6th March
    • Pray for my preparation to teach the book of Mark and Sunday School Preparation
  • 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)



Island Bible School Kyanja (6th-10th February)

Pastor David School Principle

Some of the 26 Students

Students from the Other Side of the Church

Showing of the Jesus Film

Pastor George Lwazi Baptist Church Receive Gift for the Church

First Clinic Kyanja Baptist Church 20th February
(306 Patients Seen 27 Persons Accepted Christ)

Tent City-It rained every night the team was here


Traveling to the Island 21 February

2nd Clinic Ziiru-Muto Baptist Church Some of the Patient waiting to be seen

Some of the 137 Patients that was seen that day-24 Persons Received Christ 

One of the Eight Person Who received a Mosquito Net

3rd Clinic Kambo Baptist Church (163 Patients Seen)

Evangelistic Preaching (24 Persons Accepted Christ Today)
 

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, February 5, 2017

6th-12th February 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 1st–5th February

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week

(We Praise God For)
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel this past week:
    • Around Jinja Town 
    • Kyinda Landing Site
  • We praise God for the four day Farming God’s Way Training where over 100 were trained this method of farming 
  • Praise God for the work done to prepare for our next mission team in two weeks
  • Thank the Lord for getting needed paper work done this past week 
  • We thank God for our Ugandan leaders we have working with us in reaching then islands with the Word of God 
  • We praise the Lord for caring for our family in Uganda and America 
  • Our continual improvement in language learning Luganda  
Pray for the Herrons This Week
06th—12th February  

  • Our continual 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
  • Continue to pray for disaster relief effort in Pallissa District because of drought and crop failure
  • Continue to pray for Eastern Uganda alone with Pallissa District as we endure suffering from a drought going on two years, which has resulted in an increase in the price of food
  • Continue to 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
  • Pray for the Island Bible School 6th—10th February  
    • Pray for the pastors who are leaving their family for this week 
    • Pray that their families are provided for during their absence
  • 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  
  • 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)


Pastor Stephen and Nathan Farming God's Way Teachers

Some of the Attendances (FGW) Bwema Island

Luganda Had To be Translated to Swahili (Bwema Island)

Teaching on the Second Day (Bwema Island)

A Demonstration of Soil Erosion

Farming God's Way verses Conventional Farming

Field Instructions

Planting Corn and Beans

Students from Bukwaya (FGW)

A Picture of a village in Bwema Island

Christmas Day Picture 20

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Herron's Prayer Blog Week of 1-5 February


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 1st–5th February       

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Two Weeks 18th—31st January   

                                              (We Praise God For)
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel last two weeks:
    • Around Jinja Town, Kyinda Landing Site 
    • Kiruguma Baptist Church, Bwema Island; Malijja Baptist Church, Malijja-Bwanika Island; Ziiru-Muto Baptist Church Ziiru-Muto Island;  Serinya Baptist Church, Serinya Island.    
    • Travel to Entebbe 
    • Our being on the lake safely for more than eighteen hours in the last two weeks
  • We thank God for a team from Illinois who sponsored a medical clinic 
    • The eight visitors who had a safe experience on the island
    • Thank God for the 500 plus patients who receive medical care
    • We praise God for the 157 persons who received Christ during the four day clinics
  • We praise God for the four day Farming God’s Way Training where over 100 were trained this method of farming
  • We thank God for our Ugandan leaders we have working with us in reaching then islands with the Word of God 
  • We praise the Lord for caring for our family in Uganda and America 
  • Our continual improvement in language learning Luganda  
Pray for the Herrons This Week
1st—05th February  

  • Our continual 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
  • Continue to pray for disaster relief effort in Pallissa District because of drought and crop failure
  • Continue to pray for Eastern Uganda alone with Pallissa District as we endure suffering from a drought going on two years, which has resulted in an increase in the price of food
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Pray for Island Bible School which will start Monday 6th February.
  • 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)


Medical Clinic Malijja Island  


Pastor Dewayne Preaches and the People Listen


Some in Need of Mosquitos Nets Receive Them (Malijja Island)


Picture of Doeisville, Illinois Mission Team and Ugandan Nurse

A Picture of near by islands from Malijja Island
   
Farming God's Way on Kiruguma Village, Bwema Island


Farming God's Way Training Bukwaya Village, Buizri
Farming God's Way Demonstration Field


Babra Birthday Party

Madison Princess Birthday Party


Madison and other Christmas Song


Madison at Home

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