A few days before we left to come back to Uganda, a man, I will keep him anonymous, prayed for me (over the phone) that God would keep me weak, so that His strength would sustain me, and not mine. I’ve never had someone do that before. When I first heard the words come out of his mouth, I wasn’t at all shocked. After all, scripture is clear that “When we are weak, He is strong.” But something about that prayer has stuck with me, something that continues to cover me as we get back into the swing of things here in Kampala.
So we are officially into year two of this great adventure. Year one, as most of you already know, was full of great challenges and amazing joys, and everything in between. Wendy and I are forever grateful for all the prayers and support thus far! So what does year two have in store? What are the plans that God has for Friday Night Church? We continue to tell people that we really don’t know what we’re doing, but that God does, so we continue to put our trust and lean on Him for our way forward.
One of the fist things we feel we need to do before we take any more steps forward is to solidify the FNC team. During year one, God assembled many volunteers, some even developing into full time and part time paid staff. Now we want to see who really is “on the bus” and who is “slashing the tires”. In other words, who is called to minister at FNC and who is not. After we figure out who is on the bus, then it’s time to get everyone in the right seat, according to their passions and gifting.
I wanted to leave you with pictures from our November 1st “Fire Place” FNC’s monthly large gathering. Thank you again for all the love and support you all showed us while we were back in the States!
|Todd, preaching the Word|
|Worshiper @ FNC|
|The FNC band|