James and Sonya Herron, IMB Missionaries
Uganda East Africa
Fishers of Men (Upper Buvuma Islands)
This past week I had to confront one of our pastor concerning false teaching that has permeated East Africa Christendom. In visiting one of the church in our association of churches, I noticed a calendar of a prominent Kampala pastor quoting from Deuteronomy 28:6 “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.” There was an enormous picture of the pastor at the top of the poster; there were much smaller pictures of other sister churches associated with her and a small 2015 calendar in the middle. The pastor declared a “war on poverty” in 2015. The message proclaimed from calendar was believers should clam their blessing in 2015 and when you send monies to me, I will tell you how you can receive your blessing this year.
Many profess pastors have people being monies they do not have so the pastor can pray for them to receive blessings. As Christian leaders we must protect the Church of Christ because of these and other false teachings which drew from the message of salvation.
The believers must be reminded:
1But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 2 Peter 2:1-3 ESV.
Pray for the Herrons This Week
Our prison Ministry Wednesday 25th March
—Pray for the a inmates commitment to grow in their relationship with Christ
—Spirit let train and Bible studies from us to the inmates
—Well being and safety of the inmates and Prison officials
—Sonya as she minister to the women inmates
—James as he meet with the church pastor to plan future Bible Studies
—that we faithfully proclaim God’s Word
Pray for six representatives of Upper Buvuma Islands Baptist Ministries who will be attending a planning conference for a Bible School which will start 27th April.
Pray for our continual language learning
Our travel to the island this Thursday-Sunday 26th—29th March, as we meet with church’s pastors to encourage and challenge them and their work on the islands (Sonya, Madison and James)
—Pray for a safe travel as we will be on the waters for approximate five (5) hours during this week
—pray for wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit as we seek to minister to our conduct
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)
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|Praise Team from Kyanji Church|