In January, we were able to take a fun trip with our kids up to Uganda. Missionary Peterson had a four-day teen camp up there. Our teens really enjoyed the preaching, singing, games, living in a tent, and the pig roast at the end of the week. But the pig did not come “all set” from the butcher. He came walking, and someone had to “care” for him—what a squeal!
I had to go back to Karongi, our second radio location, to work another week on machines. Unfortunately, our Crown transmitter decided to die. I happened to have another and was able to get transmitting again. It is a cheaper brand, but it works—for now. However, I really need to find a way to get the Crown fixed without breaking the bank. Sending it back to the States is so expensive.
In February, I was able to take part in every pastor’s dream: ordaining a man into the ministry. Several years ago, one of our Christians, January, left our church and moved to the Congo. Later he went for training at Bro. Mickey’s Bible college in Kenya. He then went back to the Congo to start a church.
I was so happy and surprised that he wanted me to ordain him. He said, “Of course, you are my pastor.” What a wonderful joy I cannot express! But we still put him through six hours of questioning, and he came through splendidly. I also had the privilege of doing a wedding for one of our good Christian couples.
Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. These 2 months we saw 60 people trust Christ out soul winning, 6 professions, 3 baptisms, and 77 saved through the radio.
In His service,
Gregg, Angela, Caleb, Hannah, Timothy, Virginia, Micah, and Zachery Schoof