This is one of many very special pictures of one of our teams that joined me in Botswana. If you notice my friend Phil Hunsucker (top middle, grey hair and sunglasses) smiling. He and his wife Debbie invited us to attend Crosspointe Church where we have now been members for 4 plus years. Phil was supposed to be coming with me to Uganda this week but the Lord called him home Sunday afternoon about 7PM. Please pray for his wife Debbie and their family as they try to walk through this valley. We pray that the peace of God would draw each family member close during this tragic time of grieving Phil’s untimely death. He was a great friend and brother in Christ.
Heaven is getting sweeter as the days go by and the thing that is on my mind today is to make sure I make a better effort to express my love among my wife, family and friends each time I have opportunity. Because we are never certain that today may be my last opportunity to express the love of Christ with those He has placed in my life.
January 8, we leave with a team from Alabama and OK to begin a new community transformation project in Wonduruba, S. Sudan. The New year brings great opportunities in the bordering countries of Uganda and Botswana. Beginning in Southern Sudan we will work with our friends from Uganda and the team members from USA to partner with local leaders in S. Sudan to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a new area.
Our home church is Crosspointe Community Church in Madison Alabama, and our Pastor John Dees and Elders have designated resources to drill a water well on the property in the village of Wonduruba. CTA supporters have helped us purchase farming tools so the local community can provide food for themselves and offer tangible evidence that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is alive and well. This will be a brutally long trip to begin a project that has been 5 years in the making. Our first trip into Sudan was 2008 to preach a crusade alongside Pastor Zachariah Sserwadda in Juba, Sudan. We saw a hunger for the gospel like only very few will ever experience, the conviction of the Holy Spirit was noticeably very powerful.
The Chief of Juba made an appointment with us to discuss the possibility of our bringing a team to his home village where he said they have nothing! The illiteracy rate is 80% among the men and 90% among women. So after building a relationship of trust with our Macedonian Acts 16:9-10, a man by the name of Peter Yata we are prepared to move within the heavenly vision to focus on three primary goals this trip; 1. Drill a well, 2. provide farming tools 3. Saturate the area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pictured to the right and below is the chief wearing my Alabama hat, walking off a piece of property he donated for this community transformation project. Please pray for us as we pursue the modern day ‘Macedonian Call’. We need other teams to come alongside us as we have more invitations than we can accomplish. Please contact us if this is something you or your church desires to participate in.
Blessings! Rev. Ken Galyean
Pastor Henry Ssevviiri of “Life Giving Stream Tabernacle” has witnessed the Lord’s transforming power as he reflects over the last 12 plus years since planting this church in 1999. Daily the pressures mount from a growing ministry and involvement in community transformation. which includes a Christ Centered Church, Clean Water, Education for 520 Preschool through P7, Feeding Center, Women’s Empowerment, Adult Education, Bible teaching, Preaching, Pastor, Evangelist and Training Leadership throughout Uganda and surrounding countries. Plus raising a family that honors God with their lives. To whom much is given much is required….Henry knows.
Pastor Matt Moore, from Fishhawk Fellowship led a team of 9 to join CTA in hosting a Leadership conference, children’s Ministry Leadership Training, evangelistic campaign and church construction project and host a soccer tournament within 9 days of ministry.
There are times when God initiates special times that refresh the heart and renew the spirit, this was one of those times where God anoints a meeting to take His people to a new level of ministry and open’s the Word up in a powerful way. This was a time where He moved through the area of Bugiri, and Busembatia, Uganda to prepare leaders for the work of the ministry and to reach many with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
After the team left the Lord opened up the door into Southern Sudan and potentially Tanzania as well. We also met with Pastor Joseph and Berna Olowo to prepare for 2012 and 13.
Please pray that we will be faithful to heavenly vision!
Rev. Ken Galyean