We have been traveling so much these two months. We have enjoyed visiting with our supporting churches and making new friends in new churches. We also rejoice that several new churches have taken us on for support. We are now at 87% of our support level.
I have been sharing in churches what we plan to do in Uganda, but I realized that I also needed to put our goals in a prayer letter. Our ministry will take on a different nature as compared to Rwanda. In Rwanda, we were entirely by ourselves, but in Uganda, there are several good churches that we can work with. Therefore, I believe it is more profitable to work with those churches than to pastor a church by myself. In Uganda, we wish to:
1. Start Radio Stations. From the radio station we had in Rwanda, I still have a love for the radio ministry. It is powerful and can reach millions with the Gospel. I am looking at seven different cities where we could start radio stations with local pastors. The first pastor is in the West; he has been pastoring for over 30 years. There are others like him who could really use this tool in the ministry. We also have an open door to start three stations in Burundi.
God has given me the knowledge of starting, installing, and maintaining radio stations. We would also train local people on how to operate all of the equipment. I still have all of the equipment from Rwanda and wish to put it into use as soon as possible for the first radio station, but we need more radio equipment. Please help and/or pray that we can take back equipment to start four additional stations. Each setup costs about $15,000.
2. Start Local Churches. Years ago, we sent 12 students from Rwanda to Uganda to go to Bible college. We want to help them and others get established by planting new churches in Uganda. We want to help them get property, build a simple building to start in, and then hold some evangelistic meetings to help bring the people in.
Truly, God has given us a wide open door in Uganda. Thank you again for your interest in our ministry and for your prayers and support.
In His service,
Gregg, Angela, Caleb, Hannah, Timothy, Virginia, Micah, and Zachery Schoof