Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Going, Going, Uganda

This evening a good friend of mine will be leaving to serve the Lord in the nation of Uganda for at least one year. Stephanie Nitschke became a part of our family at New Beginnings about two years ago. She quickly began to make an impact through her involvement in local outreach and as a part of our missions committee. Frankly, I knew from "day one" that Stephanie was only going to be with us for a short time because of her passion for the nations.

Stephanie will be living in the nation's capital city of Kampala. She will be volunteering her time with a national organization which assists women in all sorts of difficult circumstances. Her plan is to live among the people of Uganda and to follow the Spirit's leading in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with those around her. Stephanie will be working to complete her Master's degree in International Development through Eastern University while overseas. Needless to say, she is going to have plenty to do over the next twelve months.

Would you join me today in praying for Stephanie as she continues to follow Christ's leading in her life? The Bible gives us a breath-taking glimpse into future where there is a multitude from every nation, and all tribes and peoples and languages standing before the throne and before the Lamb (Revelation 7:9). I praise God for Stephanie's sensitive heart for the hurting of the world. I am also thankful for the support and open heart of our congregation to stand with Stephanie as she follows the Lord's leading on her life.

If you would like more information about Stephanie's year-long mission, or you would like to know how to support her in Uganda, please let me know.

[All of these photos are from a previous trip that Stephanie took to Uganda.]

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