Sunday, April 2, 2017

3-9 April 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 03rd-09th April

Thank the Lord with the Herrons for the Past Week

(We Praise God For)

It is a blessing we are able to speak with the creator of the universe.  The God who spoke all things into being.  We should live a life in close communion with God.  He welcomes our presence at His throne of grace.  We have been commended to “Pray continually.” I Thessalonians 5:17.  We should never allow anything to disrupt and distract us from our fellowship with God through Jesus Christ.   
  • For traveling grace for the Herrons as they travel this past week: 
    • To Kyinya Landing Site 
    • Traveling on Lake Victoria to Kyanja Church, Buziri Island 
    • Safely traveling 2 ½ hour on the Lake Victoria this week  
    • And safely traveling for the family around Jinja Town this week
  • We thank God for the additional rain we received this week after more than four months of no rain 
  • We praise God for the work that has started on Kyinji Church 
    • The material that has been transported to the island to begin the work of building this church facility 
    • We thank God for providing the resources for the construction of this facility
  • I thank God for a time I had this week to continue to take care of administrative activities 
  • We thank God for Ugandan leaders who are working with alongside with us in reaching the islands with the Word of God 
  • We praise the Lord for caring for our family in Uganda and America 
  • We praise god for our continual improvement in learning Luganda  
Pray for the Herrons This Week
03rd–09th April   
  • Continue to pray for our efforts to secure US VISA for Madison (We are praying to hear from U.S. Immigration soon) 
    • Pray that we will not be required to travel to the US for the Immigration hearing
  • Continue to pray for the Pallissa District as they are still suffering from recent drought which has resulted in crop failure 
  • Because of the drought, which has resulted in an increase in the price of food, many people are unable to buy food for themselves and their families  
  • Pray for the Peoples of the Island of Lake Victoria who have been adversely affected by the droughts and resulting increase price in basic foods 
  • Pray for our pastors and our workers who are having a difficult time providing food for themselves and their families 
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Continue to pray two children seen in clinic who need special follow-up 
    • Pray for wisdom to find proper medical care for these children 
    • Pray that we are able to secure the necessary medical care for these children 
    • Pray as we hope to meet with the parents the week of 3rd- 7th April 
    • Pray for me as I prepare to teach at the Island Bible School the week of 3rd April 
    • Pray for my preparation to teach the book of Mark and Sunday School Preparation
  • Be in prayer for me as I prepare to teach two class at Uganda Baptist Seminary—The Book of Galatians and Christology—the last two weeks of April 
  • 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)

Teaching on Gunda Island

A discipleship training class Kambo Baptist Church, Buvuma Island 

The Class is Full of Learners-Kambo Baptist Church, Buvuma Island 

Evangelism Outreach Ziiru-Muto Island

Youth/Children Sunday School Training-Jinja, Uganda

Showing of the Jesus Film--Kyanja Baptist Church, Buziri Island

Some of those who received distributed food - Palissa District

Other who were waiting to receive food-Palissa District

Pastor Terry with some of the many children at Kyanja, Buziri, Island

Madison on an elephant-Shopping Mall Kenya

Jinja Station Thanksgiving Dinner 

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