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Eowyn's Heart

The name of this blog is based on the character Eowyn from Lord of the Rings because I strongly identify with her on many levels. The purpose of this blog is to proclaim the glory of my Lord and King through His work in conforming me into the image of His Son, Christ Jesus. In all things, I trust you will see His hand at work.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Uganda

Just got a phone call from my mom and had to share what she shared with me :)

This weekend they heard the report from the mission team from their church, Grace Bible Church in Colorado Springs. (sermons are downloadable at http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?SourceOnly=true&currSection=sermonssource&keyword=gracebible&keywordDesc=Grace+Bible+Church)
The team had just come back from a week (maybe two?) in Uganda where they held a Pastor's Conference - the first ever. 1,000 pastors were expected, 1,500 showed up!

As part of thier ministry, the team went out for door to door visits. The Pastor's wife was on her way to a home when a lady stopped her and asked to hear the gospel. Before she could finish witnessing to this woman, a man who had been standing a little distance away came running over saying he wanted to receive Christ. Within a short time the Pastor's wife had a bit of a crowd around her - all hungry to hear the gospel again and again - *many* received Christ! The man stayed with the Pastor's wife taking her from home to home, "Oh, you've got to tell these people!" or calling friends over "You've got to hear this! You need this!"

As they worked their way to his home - he wanted his family to hear the gospel too - they met up with team members who'd just been to his home - and his family had also accepted Christ! Needless to say - there was MUCH rejoicing :-)

They continued on, the man directing them excitedly from home to home and it became apparent that the team just wasn't moving fast enough for the man - so he started witnessing on his own! What a blessed day that must have been for that team! And for that town that the Holy Spirit poured out His grace and mercy upon!

The team was also allowed (dare I say "encouraged"?) to hold meetings at the public schools - the schools would gather together all the students & staff and the team was permitted to share the gospel openly. The team estimates that about 90% of those attending became Believers.

What makes this really, really encouraging is the knowledge that this Team and their Pastor do NOT preach a "fluff" gospel. They teach Lordship Salvation and are Calvinist in their theology. They don't pull punches. The folks who responded heard the TRUE Gospel and the Holy Spirit worked in their hearts!

Praise the Lord! :-)

By the way - the team is going back next year and they'll take folks from other churches. If you're interested in this kind of short term missions trip - give 'em a holler :-)

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