Monday, June 12, 2017

12-18 June 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 12th-18th June


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 the islands:

o   To Kyanja Baptist Church, Buziri Island

o   And traveling around Jinja Town

·         We thank God for training done this past week Island Bible School

o   We thank God for the twenty-seven pastors and Church leaders who were taught this past week

o   We praise God for the Pastors who received Posha, Beans and other food stuff to assist them and their families

o   We thank God for their commitment in learning the Word of God to be better able to teach, preach and reach others with His word

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

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

·         We praise god for our continual improvement in learning Luganda  

Pray for the Herrons This Week

12th–18th June

·         Continue to pray for our efforts to secure US VISA for Madison

o   We have made a request for a hearing in early August and late November

·         Continue to pray for the thirty-seven new believers who received Jesus during the Gardendale FBC Mission Team visits to the islands

·         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 us as we travel to the Nairobi Kenya for two-week training

o   Pray as we travel to and from Kenya

o   The T4T Training we will receive

o   Pray that we are able to apply what we learn which result in Church Planting Movements among the peoples of the islands

·         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)


The Ladies of Bukwaya, Buzirri Island

Tent City on Kyanja, Buzirri

Gardendale Team, plus Barbra


Pastor Phil Sharing the Gospel With Three Farmers

Island Bible School

Approaching Kyania Landing Site

Kyanja Baptist Church Under Contraction
Food Provided for Island Pastors

Front Toothless Madison

Monday, June 5, 2017

5-11 June 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 05th-11th June
You Want Peace?

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful. (John 14:27) 
The peace Jesus gives remove all our fears and worries.  When we surrender ourselves to the peace Christ provides we become more they conquers.  We become victorious when we surrender to Christ.  Jesus speak words of peace to us as we face the trails temptations and problems of the world each day.  Jesus promise we can have peace that goes beyond our comprehension.  Jesus remained us we will have problem in this life, but He also remained us He has overcome the world.  33 I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”” (John 16:33) 

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 with a mission team on the islands:

o   To Entebbe and back
o   To the islands of Lake Victoria:
§  Kyanja Baptist Church, Buziri Island
§  Muti-Omu Baptist Church, Bwema Island
§   Kiruguma Baptist Church, Bwema Island
o   And round Jinja Town
  • ·   Praise God for the mission team from Gardendale First Baptist Church and their work on the islands

o   We thank God for their safe travel from their home in America to Uganda
o   There were no injuries, sickness or illness during their stay in Uganda
o   We praise God for the unity between the team as we all worked together to minister to the Peoples of the Islands
  • ·      We praise God for the thirty-seven decisions made for Christ this past week
  • We praise God for the 109 farmers who received assistance with tools and seeds from Gardendale FBC  
  • 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 the Lord for proving and 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
05th–11th June
  • ·         Continue to pray for our efforts to secure US VISA for Madison 
  • ·         Pray for the thirty-seven new believers who received Jesus during the Gardendale FBC Mission Team visits to the islands
  • ·         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

T    Thanks for your prayerful support.

I   In HIS service
J    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 Meeting to Secure Water on the Island

Women Session Kiruguma Baptist Church Bwema Island

The Gospel Being Shared-25 New Believers  

Preparing to Distribute Tools and Seeds 

Pastor Mike Sharing Jesus With one Who Received the Tools and Seeds

The Children of Muti-Omu Baptist Church Welcome the Visitors 

Pastor Mark Preaching to the People at Bukwaya Baptist Church Buziri Island

The Women of the Island being Served at Bukwaya Baptist Church 

Some of the tools and Seeds Prepared for Distribution 



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