I rejoiced with those who said to me,
"Let us go to the house of the LORD."
What a joyous day it has been meeting together at Word of Life Fellowship Church. We have now officially started!
We have been having a core group of 40 people (20 adults, 20 children) attending the Bible studies throughout June. Today about 130 people came (about 80 children and 50 adults)!
|The Director of Word of Life, Thomas Obunde (on the right), emceed the service, and Gilbert Nkamwesiga assisted with translating into Luganda.|
|We had special visitors come all the way from Jinja (a 2-hour drive one way when traffic is good), from Jaaja Barb's Home of Angels (click on link to see what's been going on in their ministry). Barb is a dear friend of ours from Northview Community Church in Abbotsford, BC, and she wanted so much to be a part of the opening of our church. So Edwin and the kids came! What a delight! Here Edwin (center) shares about their home and their desire to come and celebrate with us (along with little Alan).|
|The children from Jaaja Barb's Home of Angels sing a song for us in the service.|
|Praying for the children as they leave for Sunday School.|
|Pastor Welli preaching, along with Fred interpreting in Luganda. Today he shared from 1 John 1:1-4. He will continue through the book of 1 John for the next couple of months.|
|Teacher Grace leading Sunday School. Here they have settled down after playing a few games outside. This picture doesn't show all of them... there were 75 in all! (Please pray for more Sunday School leaders...)|
|Pastor Peter Mugabi (on the left), the Secretary General of the Baptist Union of Uganda, came to dedicate the church and to pray for this new congregation.|
|Fellowship in the Dining Hall afterwards, with freshly made mandazi and samosas and sodas for everyone.|
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for this church. This is only the beginning!