Training Christian leaders is an important part
of missions. Today we want to look at what can
happen when a missionary trains believers. Jeremy
is one of our missionaries serving in Uganda, in Africa.
Five years ago he met a believer from South Sudan named
James. For some time Jeremy trained James in church
planting, spiritual disciplines and Bible storytelling. Then
James went back to South Sudan.
Two years later Jeremy visited a camp in Uganda where
refugees from South Sudan have fled to escape the war
in their country - and he ran in to his former student,
James. Imagine how happy Jeremy was when he learned
James had planted six new churches among the refugees!
Already many people have come to Christ because
Jeremy invested time and effort in training James. Our
church had a hand in that training because our church's
Cooperative Program giving helps support Jeremy, our
missionary there in Uganda.
Let's pray now for Jeremy and ask the Lord to continue
to bless his ministry with strong leaders like James. And
let's pray that the Lord will also bless James as he works
among his people who are now refugees in Uganda.