Sunday, December 18, 2016

19-25 December 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 19th—25th December      


Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Two Weeks 5th—18th December  

                                              (We Praise God For)
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel last two weeks:
    • Around Jinja Town, Kyinda Landing Site 
    • Our travel to the Kibibi Island, Malijji-Wabuziba Islands, Kyanja Village, Buziri Island and back to Jinja  
    • Our being on the lake safely for eight hours in the last two weeks
  • We thank God for the medical clinic and evangelism effort 8th and 9th December, and the seven persons who accepted Christ as Savior 
  • We praise God for the End-of-Year Celebration for Upper Buvuma Island Baptist Ministry conducted Thursday 15th December. 
    • We thank God for the four Pastors who receive a fishing boat and fishing nets 
    • All the Pastors who received Christmas gifts
  • 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
19th—25th December

  • Our continual efforts to secure US VISA for Madison (We are expecting to hear from U.S. Immigration next month) 
    • 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 one year drought 
    • Pray that T4T Bible groups are developed as a results of our distributing 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 our family in the USA 
    • Our three sons and their families  
    • Our five grandchildren 
    • The Sutton Family 
    • Our siblings and their families 
    • Our being away from our families during the holiday seasons 
  • 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  
  • 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)


Muti-Omu Landing Site Bwema Island 


Medical Clinic Kibibi Island Evangelism Team Preaching Jesus


Drying Fish on Kibibi Island


Malijja-Wabuziba where we saw 7 come to Jesus


Two Boats Provided By American Church to Pastors Who are Fishermen

Missionaries James and Sonya Herron and Barbra

Madison Reciting a Poem at School


Madison at her 6th Birthday Party 


Barbra at her Birthday Party



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

5-11 December 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 05th—11 December      

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Weeks 

                                              (We Praise God For)
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel last week:
    • Around Jinja Town, Kyinda Landing Site 
    • Our travel to Pallissa District and back to Jinja  
  • We thank God for the our visit to Pallissa on Friday-Sunday 2nd—4th December when we distributed the Food Relief to those suffering from a year drought and short supply of food to Palissa District Uganda.  
    • Our securing the food, trucks workers to distributed 150 100 kilogram of food, bean; Posha, and millet  
    • The discipleship and evangelistic message to over 200 person at Olok Baptist Church on Friday. 
    • We thank God for smoothly distributing emergency food to over 600 people in three distribution points  
    • We thank God for opportunities to worship and preach/teach at three different churches Sunday morning
  • We thank God for our Ugandan leaders we have working with us in reaching then islands with the Word of God
  • Thanks God for approval for Kiyinji Church being approved to have their church construction started in January 2017. 
  • 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
05th—11th December

  • Our continual efforts to secure US VISA for Madison (They are now processing applications from September 2015) 
    • Pray that we will soon receive information concerning her immigration hearing 
    • Our need to travel to the US for this 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 form a one year drought 
    • Pray that T4T Bible groups are developed as a results of our distributing 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 our family in the USA 
    • Our three sons and their families  
    • Our five grandchildren 
    • The Sutton Family 
    • Our siblings and their families 
    • Our being away from our families during the holiday seasons  
  • 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 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)


Discipleship Training Olok Baptist Church Palissa District

some of the 300 families who receive food at Kapala Baptist Church Palissa District


Preaching at Kapala Baptist Church Palissa District

The people came to receive emergency food


some of the crowd at Kapala Baptist Church Palissa District


Preaching During Crusade on the Island

A time of worship and praise during the crusade 


Madison at her Top Class Graduation from Jumbo Kids

Thanksgiving Dinner at a Friend's House

Madison and some of her friends


Jinja Station celebrate Thanksgiving

These Sweet Potatoes Came from three Plants-Farming God's Way


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, November 27, 2016

November 27-December 4 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 28th—04th December       

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Weeks 

(We Praise God For)
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel last week: 
    • Around Jinja Town, Kyinda Landing Site 
    • Our travel to Pallissa District and back to Jinja  
  • We thank God for the our visit to Pallissa on Monday when we met with Church Leaders who will assist us with the Relief Program to those effective by a one year drought in eastern Uganda. 
    • Thank God for our meetings with church and community leaders as we prepare to minister to the people of this district 
    • We thank God for their openness to receiving Farming Gods Way training to assist with their farming methods
  • 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
28th November—04th December

  • Our continual efforts to secure US VISA for Madison (They are now processing applications from September 2015) 
    • Pray that we will soon receive information concerning her immigration hearing 
    • Our need to travel to the US for this hearing
  • Continue to pray for disaster relief effort in Pallissa District because of drought and crop failure  
    • Pray as we organize relief efforts as we provide the Gospel of Jesus Christ and emergency food Saturday 3rd December  
    • Continue to pray for Eastern Uganda alone with Pallissa District as we endure suffering form a one year drought 
    • Pray there are many opportunities to share the Gospel and many will come to Christ as a result of our assistance 
    • Pray that T4T Bible groups are developed as a results of our distributing of food * 
    • Pray for an introduction to “Farming God’s Way” will be introduced 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 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
Island Policeman Receiving Bible (Kyanja)


District Leader Received Bible from Pastor Kyanja Church

Some of the Students  at Kiko Church School
A Classroom and Black Board Kiko School

Other Students at Kiko Church School



Student From Kyanja School Receive Beans and Posha 


Some of the resident of Ziiru-Mato we witnessed Christ

Having Lunch on Zirru-Muto


A Typical  Small Store on Zirru-Muto

A picture of the Landing Site on Muti-Omu


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

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

20-27 November 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 21th—27th November       

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

  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel last week: 
    • Around Jinja Town, Kyinda Landing Site Tuesday and Thursday 
    • Kyanja and Bwema Island Thursday-Saturday 
    • Traveling on the lake for more then five (5) hours this week   
  • Kyanja Church as they work on constructing a facility for their church 
    • Good meeting with the church board who will assist in assuring the church will provide required labors to assist with the construction   
  • The continue planning of a Bible School sponsored through Uganda Baptist Seminary in February 2017 
  • We praise God for the enthusiasm of our Pastors and Church Leaders to involve their congregation with the Bible School 
  • The desires of our Pastors and Church Elders to learn and teach the Word of God 
  • We thank God for the Evangelistic Crusade held at Muti-Omu Baptist Church, Bwema Island
    • We praise God for the 28 persons who confessed Christ during the three day crusade 
    • We praise God for the 40 adults who attended the Sunday worshiped at Muti-Omu Church many new believers from the crusade
  • 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
21st—27th November  

  • Our continual efforts to secure US VISA for Madison (They are now processing applications from September 2015) 
    • Pray that we will soon receive information concerning her immigration hearing 
    • Our need to travel to the US for this hearing
  • Pray for disaster relief effort in Pallissa District because of drought and crop failure 
    • Pray as we organize relief efforts on Monday 21 November 
    • Pray for Eastern Uganda as we are suffering for a one year drought 
    • Pray there are many opportunities to share the Gospel and many will come to Christ as a result of our assistance 
    • Pray that T4T Bible groups are developed as a results of our distributing of food 
    • Pray for an introduction to “Farming God’s Way” will be introduced 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 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)

Evangelistic Crusade Attendants on Munti-Omu Baptist Church, Bwema Island 

Another Picture of the Crusade
People Listening to the Music at the Crusade

Pastor Edwards Sharing Christ on Kikibi Island



A Picture Milijja Island

Ladies Gathering Fire Wood on Gunda Island 


Three Boats for Pastors Fishermen 

Kambo Church Receives Gifts from O'Fallon FBC

Sonya, Barba and Madison



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





Monday, November 14, 2016

14-20 November Herron's Weekly 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 14th—20th November       

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Weeks 

(We Praise God For)
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel last week: 
    • Around Jinja Town, Kyinda Landing Site Tuesday and Thursday 
    • Kyanja and Bwema Island Thursday-Friday   
  • Kyanja Church as they work on constructing a facility for their church
    • Good meeting with the Sponsor of this work Saturday  
    • Thank God for the congregation to contribute to the work with their labor
  • The continual planning of a Bible School sponsored through Uganda Baptist Seminary in February 2017
  • We praise God for the enthusiasm of our Pastors and Church Leaders to involve their congregation with the Bible School 
  • The desires of our Pastors and Church Elders to learn and teach the Word of God
  • We thank God for our work with missionary doctor Global Outreach and our involvement in ministering to two clinics last week 
    • We praise God for the 20 persons who confessed Christ at Kibibi Island 
    • And the 10 who accepted Christ at Malijja Bwanika 
    • The many children who received immunizations during these clinics
  • 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 the three days of Discipleship Training on Stewardship where 110 persons were from six islands representing twelve churches 
  • We praise he Lord for caring for our family in Uganda and America 
  • Our continual improvement in language learning Luganda  
Pray for the Herrons This Week
14st—20th November  
  •  Our continual efforts to secure US VISA for Madison (They are now processing applications from September 2015)
    • Pray that we will soon receive information concerning her immigration hearing 
    • Our need to travel to the US for this hearing
  • Pray for three days Crusade at Lwaazi Baptist Church Wednesday-Friday 
    • Traveling grace for the churches that will attend the crusade
    • The witnessing efforts of people who attend the crusade
    • Many will come to receive Christ and are properly disciple
    • The results will be spiritually stronger believers
  • Pray for disaster relief effort in Pallissa District because of drought and crop failure 
    • Pray as we organize relief efforts 
    • Pray for Eastern Uganda as we are suffering for a one year drought 
    • Pray there are many opportunities to share the Gospel and many will come to Christ as a result of our assistance
  • 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 that the training results in new Bible Study Groups in the near future 
  • The discipleship of the 50 new Christians who received Christ over the weekend 
  • 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 People from Region I at Zeru-Muto

        Waiting to be seen at Kibibi Clinic

        Disciple Training at Kalumba Baptist Church (Region II)

        Patients Being Treated Kibibi Village

        Watching the Jesus Film-Kyinji Baptist Church

        Sharing Jesus on Kibibi Island


        Sharing Jesus at Malijja Bwanika

        A View from Malijja Bwanika

        Madison Won  a Medal on Sports Day Horizon International School

        Sonya Teach on Prayer Kalumba Baptist Church



        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