In January, we were so happy to be able to help with a Teen Camp. I worked with 4 churches in Kampala to bring their teenagers to camp for 3 days. In total, they had 105 campers; we brought 43 of those from Kampala. I am starting to work with 2 more churches for next year. Pray that so many more can go and have their lives changed.
I was able to preach every day, along with some other local pastors. I preached a sermon called “Take a Trip with Me.” I described the beauty of Heaven and then said, “But not everyone will go there.” Then I described Hell, using Luke 16. I am rejoicing that 13 teens walked the aisle to receive Christ. At other times, the altar was full with teens praying and dedicating their lives to God.
I am also rejoicing that my son Timothy was really able to get involved. He organized singing, preaching, and games for some of the five-hour bus ride. He also organized exciting games at the camp in between preaching times. We will really miss him next year because he will be starting Hyles-Anderson College in the fall. Amen!
Also, we are rejoicing for Burundi. We have full permission to operate a radio station in Burundi. We have an official letter in French, which gives us until the end of the year to start broadcasting, so we really, really need help right now to get it going.
The radio station will operate in Bujumbura and will reach over one million people. I have been supporting my assistant pastor Rama for almost a year now to be there. He is actually considered a missionary, and I have to pay for him to get visas and so on. I have worked with him for over 12 years; he is trustworthy, and he will be operating the radio station. He is also the one who brought our things from Rwanda.
We need to raise $8,000 immediately to build a tower, which I will build myself. I will drive down there and put it together piece by piece from scratch. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? But to me it is fun. Then I will lay out where the studio is to be built, and Pastor Rama can supervise the building. We need $9,000 for that building. Please pray and help if you can with these costs.
By the way, we received the very last permission to have a radio station for that big city, and our papers were almost pulled for non-payment of fees. Again, praise God for First Baptist Church of Hammond for coming through at just the right time. Thank you so much for your prayers and support.
In His service,
Gregg, Angela, Caleb, Hannah, Timothy, Virginia, Micah, and Zachery Schoof