Monday, November 5, 2012

Narrow is the Road


An excerpt from Narrow is the Road

By Lisa FishUganda, with Rachel Elwood, Support Staff
October-December 2012

“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:14 NIV)

As I look back at what God has done in Uganda, I am amazed at the intricacy of the narrow road. It can be complicated; it can sometimes not make sense; and yet, I see how God moves and works in the chaos to bring people to Him.

He led WGM to begin working in Uganda 15 years ago. The road later led to working with students. Heritage International School is a Christian international school where many of us teach and share the gospel with children and families from over 20 nations, including a dozen African countries. Kenyan AGC missionary Kennedy Kirui heads up the outreach of discipleship, Bible studies, and a church for 1,000 students attending Kampala International University. Those university students seek to follow God as He leads them on their own paths, with education that may place them in government and leadership positions in their home countries. It’s thrilling to think of these young people joining the narrow road and leading more people to come with them!

The narrow road can lead us to serve in places of pain and desperate need. As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, the road has many twists and turns, touching across Uganda and beyond. The Lord has led us into ministries into key “gateway” cities across the nation and into the neighboring countries of South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and even into Burundi, where WGM served decades ago. And this is only the beginning of the story of the road God has led us down! New meanderings are opening all the time. I thank God for allowing me to be a part of leading others to the narrow road that leads to eternal life with Him.

PRAY: Pray for those working in Uganda and for those currently headed that direction. Pray for the Africa Gospel Church pastors and their families, for their spiritual and relational growth. Pray for more mature, spiritually transformed laypeople in the church, who are needed to build a healthy foundation in Uganda and in all the nations where God leads.

GO: Do you want to be a part of the exciting ministries in Uganda? Visit www.wgm.org/uganda to find out how you can serve God there. Are they waiting for you?

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