With a team of 5 from USA, 1 from Zimbabwe and 13 Ugandans we made our way from Kampala, Uganda to Wanduruba in three days. WOW! This is the picture from behind our driver as we approached the border entering in to the Republic of Southern Sudan. Once we arrived the people of the town met us with a parade celebrating our coming to their home. We were overwhelmed and after such a long journey and thoughts of complaining about our lack of creature comforts we were humbled by their hospitality. During our 4 days on the ground in this area our evangelistic Rally Team spread the gospel very effectively. Their last place to set up on Tuesday January 15th was a memorable occasion as the local chief and the land owner incited the people to anger and as our team was preparing to leave some rocks were thrown and one or two of our team members were slapped and chased. Needless to say God protected us and no one was hurt. We thank God for His grace and peace and protection. Those responsible were arrested and we went to the police station to share the gospel if possible. They allowed us in the court and we had an opportunity to speak if we desired. Our USA team member with the Rally Team, Josh McNeil shared how we came in peace and to share the love of Jesus Christ. Another USA team member from OKC Eddie Wooly former police officer shared the gospel with the police who came to our aid and then provided a meal for these officers. Our pastor from Zimbabwe Bob Chimboo taught Farming God’s Way as a viable means to break the poverty cycle. On the wings of this we shared the gospel and 25 or more responded. Our well drilling project didn’t begin until after we left on Wednesday AM making our way back to Uganda. But since we received word that the bore hole has been completed and the base and pump were to be installed since Monday. I am waiting for pictures to pass onto those who supported us. The gospel was shared with 2500 plus people and over 430 responded to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We had people healed physically and we passed out 30 Messengers from In Touch ministries to leaders among the churches of Wanduruba, S. Sudan.
We must carry spiritual leaders to train the local pastors in this area, and lay leaders to help set up their infrastructure to move them forward beyond the poverty mind-set to self sustainability. This trip is not for those who want all the comforts of home but those who are willing to be patient and longsuffering to be used of God to carry the gospel in an area that is hungry for Jesus. Please pray with us and if your church leadership wants to partner with us we will look to return next year with a better prepared team to invest in the leadership of this area for community Transformation.Blessings!Rev. Ken Galyean