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