James and Sonya Herron, IMB Missionaries
Uganda East Africa
Fishers of Men (Upper Buvuma Islands)
In the spring of 1996 we had a 1992 Dodge van, which we just finished paying the car four year car note. That van was stolen in front of the apartment we were renting. The car was in need of repairs, and when you drove the car over 30 MPH it would begin to shake and vibrate violently. I was sure the thieves would abandon the car after driving a short distance, but I was wrong. We never saw that van again.
Through this incident God taught me a very important stewardship lesson. I came to accept the fact that all I had in my procession is God and I was a steward of what he has given. I realized the van we used was given to us from God and it was not lost, God knows exactly where it is and who had stolen His van. My response to this incident was to pray for those who had stolen God’s van.
When we were led to serve as home missionaries in Illinois, we were able to leave family, friends, jobs and home because we are stewards of what God has provided. When God directed us to Uganda we were able to leave family, grandchildren, friends and the security of our culture and language to go where He directs, because we are stewards of God. We should allow ourselves to be used as He sees fit.
Continue to pray that we are good stewards of the time, finances and talent God has given. Thanks for your faithful pray support of us as we serve Him in Ugandan.
Pray for the Herrons this Week:
Our travel to the island this Monday and Tuesday 23rd—24th February, as we meet with our church’s pastors to encourage them and their leaders (Sonya, Madison and James)
—Pray for a safe travel as we will be on the waters for approximate three (3)
hours during this week
—pray for wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit as we seek to conduct
ST4T training (Chronological Bible Storying Training) at Kyanja Baptist
Our prison Ministry Wednesday 25th February
—Pray for the a inmates commitment to grow in their relationship with Christ
—Spirit let train and Bible studies from us to the inmates
—Wellbeing and safety of the inmates and Prison officials
—Sonya as she minister to the women inmates
—James as he minister to the male inmates
—that we faithfully proclaim God’s Word
26th—27th February James and Minster Team Partner Joseph, speaking at a conference on the mainland—Najja Trading Center
—God give us the message for the people
—God will direct who is to attend and spiritually benefit from this training.
—Traveling grace to and from conference
—God would give us the ability to speak, hear and comprehend Luganda as we
utilize the language in the community and in teaching God’s Word
—Language evaluation next week
—Our witnessing to our language teacher
A boldness and ability for our team to bring the light of Christ to the people on the islands of Lake Victoria
Upcoming Mission Teams
—First Baptist Church O’Fallon Mission Day this Sunday 22nd February
—Greenwood Baptist Church Thomasville, North Carolina
For Sonya and James to have a closer walk with the Father this week
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)