“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5
Our month of November started on a high note as we taught at a marriage conference in the village of Pabbo at one of our students churches. It was truly a blessing to teach on marriage from a biblical perspective. Satan has been redefining the union of a man and a woman, what it is, what it’s for and how you actually go about it, since the beginning. Every culture sees the effects of those lies and the Acholi are no exception. They are plagued with polygamy, abuse, alcoholism, child neglect and on and on. But by God’s grace family’s are finding light as the Gospel continues penetrating the dark. Noelle and I were blessed to teach about God’s design of men and women as individuals and as a unit, we got to explain how marriage is a picture of the Gospel and that you can have peace in your family by living a lifestyle of repentance before Jesus Christ.
Towards the end of the month we had the awesome opportunity to take a breather for a few days at Musana Camps! Located on the shores of lake Victoria, Musana is a beautiful place, designed to give rest to missionaries and to facilitate groups of young people as they learn about biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Because of the physical workload coming up in December we decided to take our Christmas break a month early. Our time there really helped us refocus and recuperate as a family, and we certainly look forward to visiting there again in the future.
We love you guys, God bless,
Matt, Noelle, Emma, Madeline and Noah