After being away for almost a month, it was great to be back in worship with my community of faith and a joy for me to share a few stories from my experience serving in Uganda. In Philippians 1, Paul talks about a “partnership in the Gospel” and I am grateful that our community of faith takes this approach to ministry seriously.
Here were the three partnerships that I described yesterday and some specific ways you could be engaged with them:
1) Nakawa Pentecostal Church: Pray for Pastor Luke, his wife Rose and all the ministry leaders of NPC. This week they are hosting an international women’s conference with over 400 women in attendance. As well, pray for the ongoing work of their SACCO (Savings and Community Credit Organization) and how we might partner with them to expand their capacity to reach out to more small business owners.
2) Pastors Discipleship Network: This week PDN will be conducting another “Rooted in the Word” Conference in Northeastern Uganda. Pray for Pastors Richmond, Ronnie and Luke as they lead the PDN Team and also Pastor Scot Longyear and his team from Indiana who will serve as the primary teachers.
3) Compassion International: Our sponsorship of children and special gifts in support of the Kasangati Child Development Center are helping to transform lives. Pray for project director Agnes and Pastor Stephen as they provide leadership to a devoted team of servants. Yesterday in worship three more children were sponsored in Kasangati and two more children (Mercy and Michael) are in need of sponsorship. Your gift of $38 a month will help them experience the life that God has intended for them. Email me if you are willing to partner with Compassion in the work of the Gospel.
What does “partnership in the Gospel” look like in your life?
Here is our worship flow:
- O This God (Matt Redman)
- Your Grace Is Enough (Matt Maher)
- As It Is in Heaven (Matt Maher)
- Psalm 103
- Bless the Lord/10,000 Reasons (Matt Redman)
- Announcements and Offering
- Message (Partnership in the Gospel)
- How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin)
You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this past weekend in worship at The Worship Community.