Sunday, October 15, 2017

09-22 October 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


Prayer Requests and Praise for 09th–22nd 0ctober   

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Two Weeks

(We Praise God For)

·         We praise God for safe traveling grace for the Herrons as they traveled this past two weeks:

o   Kampala to the US Embassy once (4th October)

§  The French Embassy twice (4th and 6th October)

o   Kyindi Landing Site--Twice   

o   And as we traveled in and around the Jinja area

o   As we travel to the islands

§  Wakikere Baprist Church, Bugaya Island

§  Kalambi Baptist Church, Bugaya Island               

§  Kyanja Baptist Church, Buziri Island

§  Main Buvuma Island

§  Travel over 6 hours on the lake

·         We praise God for receiving Madison’s US VISA  

·         We praise God for the counseling ministry Sonya has been doing and the many she has assisted

·         We continue to 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

·         We thank God for the Immigration Hearing scheduled for Madison on 16th November at 9:30 a.m.    

Pray for the Herrons This Coming Week

16th–23rd October   

·         Pray for our plans for visiting families and friends when we travel to the USA

o   Our travel to Atlanta, GA for the Immigration Hearing Thursday 16th November

o   Pray for us as we reunite with families and friends during our time in the USA

·         Pray for our continual discipling process of the new believers who received Jesus during our last mission Team visits to the islands

·         Pray for our 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 

·         Pray for us as we apply what we have learned during the two-week Church Planting Training sessions in meeting with our director of Mission’s Church Kyinja Baptist Church this Wednesday and Thursday 

o   The Father’s Heart and Four Field Training we have received

o   Pray that we can apply what we learn which will result in a Church Planting Movements among the peoples of the islands

·         Pray our efforts to apply what we have learn to a church planting movement on the islands

o   We pray for spiritual guidance in how to effective apply the teaching we have received to established church and start new groups which will develop into churches   

·         Pray for our Island Bible School this Monday-Friday 2nd-6th October

o   Pray for the students who will be leaving their families and livelihood for the week of Bible studies

o   Pray that the students will be able to apply what they learn with their church and the results be souls who come to receive Christ as Lord and Savior and become disciplers of new believers 

·         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)  

Journey-Person Nathan Visiting the Islands 

Nathan Being Introduced to the Church at Wakikere  



Baptism Service at Acacia Community Church

Another of the Nine who were Baptized that Sunday

Entering into Kampala 

Returning Home to Jinja 

Jack Fruit Tree in our Compound 

Sunflowers in our Compound 
 
Joseph and Barbra at His Graduation 

Madison as Flower Girl 

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, October 1, 2017

02-08 October 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 

25 “This is why I tell ou: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear….”  32b …and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God] and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. 34 Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:25a; 32b-34) 
A Truth: God is perpetually with us and caring for us as the Good Shepherd or the sheep.  God is a good good Father who care for us.  This is the most important fact of our existence. God’s presence with us is a forever promise which will not be broken, not like human promises which are broken because of inabilities, forgetfulness, or situation beyond our control.  We need not fear the future because He is already there waiting for us.  Because of this truth we should live each day abundantly in its fullness.  We do not need to be distracted by future concerns.  We should leave the future to the one who has the future in His hands.  As we trust our Heavenly Father He will give us the peace and grace we need for this day.

Prayer Requests and Praise for 02nd–8th 0ctober 
Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Two Weeks 
(We Praise God For)

·         We praise God for safe traveling grace for the Herrons as they traveled this past week: 
o   Kampala to the US Embassy 
o   Kyindi Landing Site   
o   And as we traveled in and around the Jinja area 
·         We continue to praise God for hearing our prayer for our Ugandan daughter, Barbra, who was sick but is now doing better 
·         We praise God for the counseling ministry Sonya has been doing and the many she has assisted 
·         We continue to 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 
·         We thank God for the Immigration Hearing scheduled for Madison on 16th November at 9:30 a.m.  

Pray for the Herrons This Coming Week 
02nd–08th October   

·         Pray for our efforts to secure a US Passport for Madison 
o   Our travel to the US Embassy Tuesday which has resulted in confusion as the embassy claim they do not know what type VISA she is to receive and they were to contact us in two days, yet we have not received information concerning the status of her VISA to America   
o   Our travel to Atlanta, GA for the Immigration Hearing Thursday 16th November 
o   Pray for us as we reunite with families and friends during our time in the USA 
·         Pray for a VISA appointments we have scheduled for Wednesday 4th October at the French Embassy to secure a VISA for Madison to enter a country where we have IMB meetings in late December 
·         Pray for our continual discipling process of the new believers who received Jesus during our last mission Team visits to the islands
·         Pray for our 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  
·         Pray for us as we apply what we have learned during the two-week Church Planting Training sessions in meeting with our director of Mission’s Church Kyinja Baptist Church this Wednesday and Thursday  
o   The Father’s Heart and Four Field Training we have received 
o   Pray that we can apply what we learn which will result in a Church Planting Movements among the peoples of the islands 
·         Pray our efforts to apply what we have learn to a church planting movement on the islands 
o   We pray for spiritual guidance in how to effective apply the teaching we have received to established church and start new groups which will develop into churches   
·         Pray for our Island Bible School this Monday-Friday 2nd-6th October 
o   Pray for the students who will be leaving their families and livelihood for the week of Bible studies 
o   Pray that the students will be able to apply what they learn with their church and the results be souls who come to receive Christ as Lord and Savior and become disciplers of new believers  
·         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)  
Driving to the Village Palissa District 
A Village House Palissa District 

Children in Palissa Village


Open Air Praise and Worship Time Kyinja Church

Approaching Kiko Landing Site 


Discipleship Training Kiko Baptist Church

Discipleship Training Kiko Church 

Some of the Children Kiko Village

Children at the Landing Site (Kiko Village)

The Island of Kibibi  


Sharing the Gospel on Kibibi Island



Clinic on Kibibi 
 
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, September 24, 2017

25 Septenber-01 October 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


Prayer Requests and Praise for 25st September-02nd 0ctober   

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Two Weeks

(We Praise God For)

·         For traveling grace for the Herrons as they traveled these past two weeks:

o   Kyindi Landing Site   

o   And as we traveled in and around the Jinja area

·         We praise God for the Immigration Hearing we have for Madison scheduled for 16th November

o   We thank God for:

§  Having arranged transportation to the US

§  The lodging and transportation we have for our stay in America

§  The opportunities to celebrate with our familiars

·         We thank God for James teaching Old Testament Survey at Uganda Baptist Seminary 12th-16th September. 

·         We praise God for hearing our prayer for our Ugandan daughter, Barbra, who was sick for a week but is now doing better

·         We also thank God for accommodations He has provided for our stay when we travel to Atlanta for Madison’s Immigration Hearing in November

·         We praise God for the counseling ministry Sonya has been doing and the many she has assisted

·         We thank God for the church dedication, Kyinja Baptist Church, last Saturday where more than 300 people celebrated the opening of the new church facility

·         We continue to 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

·         We thank God for the Immigration Hearing scheduled for Madison on 16th November at 9:30 a.m.    

Pray for the Herrons This Week

25th September-1st October   

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

o   Our travel to the US Embassy Tuesday

o   Our travel to Atlanta, GA for the Immigration Hearing Thursday 16th November

o   Pray for us as we reunite with families and friends during our time in the USA

·         Pray for the discipling process of the new believers who received Jesus during our last mission Team visits to the islands

·         Pray for our 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 

·         Pray for us as we apply what we have learned during the two-week Church Planting Training sessions in meeting with our director of Mission’s Church Kyinja Baptist Church this Wednesday and Thursday 

o   The Father’s Heart and Four Field Training we have received

o   Pray that we can apply what we learn which will result in a Church Planting Movements among the peoples of the islands

·         Pray our efforts to apply what we have learn to a church planting movement on the islands

o   We pray for spiritual guidance in how to effective apply the teaching we have received to established church and start new groups which will develop into churches   

·         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)  


A Pastor-Fisherman Received Fishing Nets 

Code 117 (Mark 1:17)

A Pastor-Fisherman received a Fishing Boat

These Pastors are Fishers of Men
Island Bible Training 

Island off Mulijja Bwanika 
A View of Muti Emu Landing Site

The Road to Kampala-Jinja Kampala Road 

The Road to Kiyindi Landing Site


Our Desire to See Transformed Lives for Christ
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