Blessed by our graduates. . .Awaiting our pastor's return
Sunday past, we heard a powerful and moving sermon by the valedictorian of our pioneer class, Rogers Atwebembeire. His text was 1 Peter 1, much needed in a land where 20 years of relative peace and prosperity (in the central region especially) have caused many to forget the preceding 20 years of incredible hardship. Faithful preaching has been replaced by "believe and receive", and so many are Sunday-only Christians. In the past, persecution caused many to seek the Lord in dark times. Pray for Rogers, and that we can train others to be so bold.
We were also blessed by a visit by our pastor here, Gerald Sseruwagi, who is making plans to return in the next few months to complete field research for his doctorate and take up his pastorate again. Rev. Tim Hoke has been working triply hard (substituting as leader for ABU, teaching, and leading New City Bible Church), and he needs our prayers.
We all are grateful for the opportunities we have here, even amidst the toils. God is faithful!