June 2020

“Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man , it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.  Then it says, “I will return to my house from which I came”; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order.  Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there.”  Matt 12:43-45a.  

This month I feel it would be good to share a testimony about a family that God delivered at our medical clinic.  It is not uncommon for God to show up in miraculous ways like this, but because we have a full-time chaplain I am not always present to witness the miracles myself.    

Jenny with her husband and their baby 

On a Monday toward the beginning of June, I was leading the clinic through Proverbs 31 in our morning devotions.  When I was close to wrapping up, one of our patients (who I will call Jenny) came down the hall toward us, slithering like a snake, and then stopped just outside of our gathering.  Jenny had been admitted three days before for severe malaria and her husband was also admitted with us because he had been bitten by a cobra.  When we had finished our closing prayer, I knelt down in front of her to talk to her but found her completely unconscious.  After placing Jenny in a wheelchair and laying her in her room, we decided to sing and pray over her.  As the name of Jesus was sung, her unconscious body began convulsing and attempting to slither away from my friend and me.  We prayed over her for ten to twenty minutes, and when we commanded the demons to leave her she opened her eyes and sat up wondering where she was and how she had gotten there.  That day our team spent hours sharing with her and her husband, and she shared that the demons had taken up residence in her body back in 2014.

The next day I was invited back into our ward by a friend to come to lead to the Lord an elderly couple whom he had been sharing with the night before.  As we came close, we saw Jenny collapse to the ground just outside of the Patients Kitchen.  We then followed the same procedure as the day before, and again she started convulsing and trying to flee whenever she heard the name of the Lord.  But God prevailed again, and within 40 minutes she was delivered.  My friend and I shared the Gospel with her but in her state of stupor, Jenny didn’t give her life to the Lord.  However, by the grace of God, many of our other patients had come to watch and we took the opportunity to gather them in the adjacent room and preach the Gospel.  The elderly couple whom we had originally come for surrendered their lives to Jesus, and the other patients were encouraged.  

That Saturday, at the request of Jenny’s husband, Luke Buescher and I organized a team from among our staff to travel to the family’s home (the next village over) and preach the Gospel.  Our team was warned that this family was hostile to the Word and had been a hindrance to the previous outreaches in that area.  But God had prepared their hearts, and for the most part, we found them ready to receive.  By the end of our time there, many were freed from demonic oppression and a large number of the family, including Jenny, came to salvation!  

“Or how can anyone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man?  And then he will plunder his house.  Matt 12:29
For my birthday celebration I got to share a nice meal with the community around us, with this 6 1/2 lb cane rat as the main dish!
Noelle was privileged to paint this art piece for the Terebinth School of Discipleship.
Emma playing with our dog Rocky.
In Christ,
Matt, Noelle, Emma, Madeline and Noah

May 2020

“Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom that we might present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”  Col 1:28
Pastor Samuel sharing the Gospel with a family before giving them their food package.

Not much has changed for our ministry this month as we are on week 11 of “lockdown” ministry.    When lockdown started we had to switch our focus as a ministry from the pastoral training school, which was temporarily shut down, to relief aid and preaching Christ over the airwaves.  We want to say thank you to everyone who has stepped up and donated during this time.  The lockdown has been devastating and it is heartbreaking to see the suffering and starvation sweep through our communities, but it has been amazing to see God answer the needs of so many through the generosity of the global church body.  As a ministry, we are providing families with over 10 tons of food per week.  This means our churches are very busy blessing the communities through the handouts and our staff at BAM are very, very busy preparing the needed supplies, our machines never seem to shut down.  We are blessed that along with the food packages we always have an opportunity to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and many people are being saved as they experience the great love that Christ has for them, including many women who’s desperation had led them to prostitution.  And right now our pastoral team is being broadcasted over the East African airwaves 40 times a month.  It has been great to see many come to Christ through the messages, understand the scriptures through the live call-in times, and have the hope of Christ brought to them through the times of prayer.  Thank you for the great love you’ve shown through your generosity and prayers.  

Our family is doing well, and we are pleased to announce that with the approval of our director and the local government, we have been accepted back into our community and have moved back home.  This has brought back much needed stability and peace to us and our children and even to our neighbors.  I have completely stepped back into my role over the clinic and at BAM.  Noelle has enjoyed being back in our own space, homeschooling and doing small projects for the ministry.  Please pray for us as we host 2 home churches over the weekends.

May God bless you and keep you during this difficult season,
In Christ,
Matt, Noelle, Emma, Madeline and Noah

April 2020

 “He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know me,” John 10:13-14

This is Kica (Grace) Baptist Church where our apartment is.

This month is a blur in my memory. Each day went by so slowly, but now looking back it’s as if no time passed at all. I myself (Noelle) left our two-room, temporary apartment only a few times, so my concept of time and days has become very skewed. But here we are at the beginning of a new month, and I hope I can share with you what God has been doing here in Gulu, Uganda, even though I have not been directly involved with almost any of it.

First of all, I praise God for His provision for us as a ministry. He has done so much to sustain us and allowed us to reach out in more “practical” ways during this difficult time. He opened doors so that we can continue giving food to those women in our widows program. He brought in funds so we can give food to many people who are in need. He enabled us to give deals on certain products at our grain facility to make things more affordable. He allowed us to give a daily portion of food to the patients staying in our medical clinic, and to lower the cost of malaria medications as people are low on cash in these days.

Due to restrictions during the lock-down, we are blessed to partner with the local government to distribute food packages.  People go to their local leader to be vetted before receiving a voucher for food supplies. They can then go to one of the 2 Calvary Chapels in the city and receive amounts of rice, oil, and beans, which are supplied by our grain facility. With all of this, along with the current radio ministry we are able to do, we are making a lot of relationships with those in the local government and also gaining a lot of publicity. Please pray for these MANY opportunities to share the hope of Christ to be fruitful!

Because the limit of how many people can meet together is only 5, the 2 Calvary churches we are closely connected with have been doing home fellowships. Each fellowship is lead by different leaders in the church, whether they are leading only their family or a few small fellowships throughout the day.  Between the 2 Calvary’s, there are more than 60 home fellowships, who are currently going through either the book of Daniel, or through the I Am statements of Christ, depending on which church they normally attend. It is exciting to see so many believers staying faithful and even growing into leaders during this time. Pray for these leaders, that they would continue to grow in the knowledge of Christ, and be bold in preaching the gospel in truth.

Noah celebrating his 2nd birthday!

For our family, by God’s grace we decided not to waste this time of separation from normal work and life, but to get ourselves more on track physically and spiritually. Physically we had been at a lower point than we would have liked to believe, but getting rushed out of our home and normal groove helped us to “restart” in a way. A new meal plan and changes in diet, and daily exercise for both me and Matt, have really helped us start feeling better in general. The extra time for Matt to be able to sit and read the Word has been a real encouragement. He was even able to attend the online Men’s conference put on by our church in CO and two other Calvary’s.

Praise God:
  • For all the provision he is giving those in need.
  • For the faithful worship of Christ through home churches.
  • For our family’s health.
Please Pray:
  • For wisdom as we seek to meet physical needs right now.
  • That our “small church” leaders are equipped to faithfully handle the Word.
  • That God would fill us with His Spirit.  
In Christ,
Matt, Noelle, Emma, Madeline and Noah

Preemptive Kindness

“The King will answer and say to them, “truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to me.”” Matt 25:40

Every human being has been created uniquely by God in His own image.  God defined the value of every human being with the shedding of His Son’s blood.  Yet I still find myself assessing people to decide wether or not they are worthy of my love, my time or my consideration.  It’s easy to look at an oncoming person in a crowd and decide that their grumpy attitude, or their prideful demeanor, disqualify them from a good interaction with me.  We practice reactionary kindness.  We practice reactionary grace.  We practice reactionary love.  I will bless and welcome you in a way that is directly corespondent to my assessment of your character.  We find ourselves loving those that love us and hating those that hate us.  Yet what greater reason could I have for being kind to someone than knowing that they bear the image of my creator.  What greater value is possible to have than the worth of Jesus Christ’s own blood.  Who am I to place a standard of worth higher than that.  My kindness, grace and love should not be a reaction to an individual directly but a reaction to the value God has defined for human beings in the Gospel.  We can love people before assessing wether they are worthy of it.  The Gospel empowers us to show preemptive kindness.  

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”  1 John 4:11

March 2020

“Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Josh 1:9
I hope this letter finds you abiding in the strength and love of Jesus Christ our Savior,

As with all of you, and the rest of the world; this month has been a roller coaster for our family.  We started the month in expectation of teaching our pastors the book of Jeremiah, for things to continue normally at the clinic and at BAM and to enjoy a visit from my parents at the end of the month.  But it didn’t take long for all of that to change as the country of Uganda began preparing to battle the virus.  

Concerning the school:

Earlier in the month President Museveni shut down all schools in Uganda for 30 days or until further notice.  In obedience to our authorities we have postponed the Jeremiah/Lamentations class until the schools re-open.  Our team is taking this opportunity to get ahead on the development of curriculum.

Me teaching the pastors the book of Job last month.

Please pray: For God to give us wisdom to create the curriculum and to encourage our students.

Concerning the clinic:

We have bunkered down and prepared for any pandemic by stocking up on supplies and medicines as well as by putting our staff through various trainings on COVID-19.  God has also helped give us the wisdom to create a separate “clinic” to care for any patients who have signs/symptoms of the virus so that they don’t mix with our pregnant mothers and our critical patients.  

This is the structure we set up to separate potential cases of COVID-19.

Please pray: For our staff to have courage and unity as they face what is coming. Unfortunately we have had 2 staff quit this month and we expect more to follow.

Concerning the Business As Mission Enterprise:

We are still alive and kicking at BAM, which is necessary now more than ever.  We praise God that He gave our ministry the foresight to have a self sustainability project in place for such times as these.  Right now the prices of produce in Uganda are raising drastically, but God has allowed us to maintain a steady, fair, and constant supply of food for our distressed district.  Also, we are starting to work hand in hand with our local government to supply goods to quarantined people in our District.  

Our staff at BAM.

Please pray: For the leadership of BAM to have strength and wisdom as they continue work under more and more stressful situations.   

Concerning the Widows:

Recently the President has banned any gathering of more than 5 people for any event, eg: funerals, weddings, church etc.  With that in mind we have altered our distributions so that the widows being cared for are separated into smaller and smaller groups as they continue being supported and encouraged.

The widows from Calvary Chapel Gulu with thier committee members.

Please pray: For these widows to find their peace in Jesus Christ now more than ever, as they are tempted by the tribal king to revive their worship of the Acholi gods.

Concerning our family:

Unfortunately because of bad rumors and threats, our family had to be relocated from the village to the city as we wait for things to calm down.  We are very sad to leave our home and our ministry, but we know that God is in control and that the lessons He is teaching us will shape us into the servants we need to be.  

Our kids cleaning their temporary living space in our schools classroom.

Please Pray: for God to give our children peace as we resettle into our temporary living situation.

God Bless you and yours,
In Christ,
Matt, Noelle, Emma, Madeline and Noah

February 2020

“The Lord sustains all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down.”  Psalms 145:14

As you may know, our primary ministry here in Uganda is the biblical training of pastors at the Terebinth School of Discipleship.  However, God has surrounded that ministry with a few other ways for our team to reach the Acholi people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  A more recent addition has been the widows’ ministry.  As we take our students through the whole of Scripture one of the themes we highlight is God’s heart for the widow and last year God opened the door for us to not only teach our pastors about His heart towards them but to partner with them practically.  We train committees at our students’ churches and give them supplies to provide healthcare, food, discipleship, fellowship, and work to the widows in their areas.  By God’s grace we’re hearing a lot of testimonies, and seeing a lot of families come to know the Lord because of this practical display of love.  We even have a witch doctor enrolled in the program who is receiving discipleship. We hope and pray she responds to Christ soon.  In the month of February, God opened the door to triple the number of widows in the program, and we pray that He will continue using this ministry mightily. 

A group of the widows in the program 

Close to one year ago I was placed as the Administrator over our medical clinic, which is another branch of Terebinth.  The medical center has been used by God to reach the Acholi people in so many ways. In a month we can treat as many as 250 out-patients, care for 50+ in-patients, deliver more than 30 babies, and immunize 300-400 children.  We see a lot of motorcycle accidents, snake bites, and cases of severe malaria.  The spiritual atmosphere in our surrounding village is very dark, and we see several attempted suicides a month, alcohol abuse, and domestic violence.  But we see that Jesus’ light is shining, as we open every day at the clinic with devotions with our staff and willing in-patients, and our chaplain who is a pastor who has graduated from our school who encourages, counsels, and prays with the patients even late into the night.  God has used this position to stretch and grow me in a lot of ways but it’s not always easy.  It’s been hard to see the harsh realities of life and death in the bush.  And it’s hard to work so closely with a corrupt local government.  We praise God for what He’s doing and what He will do with the clinic.

The staff of Dream Center Uganda Health Center III

As a family we are doing well, as we await the arrival of my parents, who will be staying with us for the month of April.  We miss all of you, and we pray that God would give us better communication skills to keep in better contact with you.  

Praise God…
  • that He healed our pastor of his stage-4 cancer.
  • That we were able to trade in our van for a 4 wheel drive vehicle that can better manage the roads surrounding our village.
  • That Luke is back and well! Thank you for your prayers concerning his health, we are happy to have him back in Uganda.
Please pray…
  • for me (Matt), to have wisdom in leading the medical clinic
  • For favor in the eyes of the local government as I look for grants and programs to help offset the cost of the medical center.
  • That our pastors would grow in their theology of suffering as they look at the book of Job this week.
  • That God shines the light of the Gospel into our community through the local church and empowers us with the Holy Spirit to proclaim His word.
With love,
The Harris’s
Matt, Noelle, Emma, Madeline & Noah

January 2020

“So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.  Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.”  Psalm 63:2-3

In the month of January God gave me (Matt) the wonderful privilege of attending the annual East Africa Calvary Chapel Association Conference.  It was my first time to attend this conference but I hope it will not be the last.  Although I love the church as a whole, I have a special place in my heart for the Calvary Chapel movement that seeks to permeate the world with the Gospel through sharing the Love of Jesus and simply explaining the words of God.  It was wonderful to sit in the “sanctuary” and behold what God has done and is doing in this region of the world in and through His bride.  Jesus touched my heart as I worshiped Him alongside men, of all different tribes and languages, who have separated themselves from the deceitful pleasures of this life to love and serve the King of Kings.  All of us were stirred and filled as we looked at Jesus’ words to the seven churches in the first chapters of Revelation.  It was a perfect way for me to start the year, filling my heart with expectation for what God has in store for 2020.  My prayer is for there to be a church that rightly handles the Word of Truth and believes in the transforming power of Jesus’ death and resurrection in every village.  

My family and I would like to take a moment to appreciate all of you for your partnership with us in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  It is so evident that there are prayers going up to heaven on our behalf every day and that we are well-loved.  Thank you for your love, thank you for your prayers, thank you for your encouragement.  We wish it were easier to fit into our updates all that you have helped to accomplish and have made an impact on over the last year.  To hear more deeply of the answered prayers.  To see the faces of those who have had healing.  And to hear testimonies from those being transformed.  It is our hope that one day you will be able to come and see it with your own eyes.  

Also, please pray for East Africa, as there is a massive plague of locusts moving through the region causing tremendous pain and suffering to those in its path.  

God has blessed us with the ability to add this group of women into our widows program where God’s love is shown to them on a consistent basis through discipleship, food, and work

In Christ, 

Matt, Noelle, Emma, Madeline, and Noah

December 2019

“I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.” 3 John v 4

The month of December was full of ups and downs, but the one thing we feel about it overall is joy.  

Last year we did nothing American to celebrate Christmas besides cinnamon rolls for breakfast and reading the story of Christ’s birth in Luke. The day passed slowly and ended up being kind of miserable because we didn’t sleep at all that night, hearing the disco’s throbbing music and the public showing of movie after movie, as loudly as if they were inside our bedrooms, all through the night. This year we decided to be a little more traditional and put up a few lights and decorations, do a gift exchange with the kids, and invite some dear friends, 3 single ladies, over for dinner since their families had traveled for the holiday to different villages. It was not quite a white Christmas or a comfy cozy one, but it was restful and fun for all of us. And the disco got rained out, which was an answer to prayer for us (both for sleep, but also for the sake of our community and discouraging them from celebrating in ungodly ways).

Noelle with our newest teammate, Cassie Perrow

And the New Year slipped in so nonchalantly. There were events to mark the day, but having no real change of season to mark the time has made it difficult to believe that another year is in the past.

I want to let you know about our friend Luke, who’s health we had asked you to pray for. As soon as he saw he wasn’t going to get any real answers and that he was not getting any better in the hospitals here, he flew back to the States and sought treatment there. Thankfully he recovered steadily from his first doctor’s visit, and I believe he is on track with his health to be joining us again soon. The doctors in America guessed that it was an undiagnosed case of pneumonia, among other possible things. But the good news is that God has been healing Luke and giving his body strength! Praise God for these answers to prayer!

Now we have something to share which is never easy to talk about. Over the last half a year, God has been readying our hearts to receive another child. With all 3 of our children, we’ve really felt God preparing us beforehand for them, and even with Noah, we felt God leading us to pray for a boy months before he was conceived, though we weren’t sure whether to expect one through adoption or of ourselves. This time, late in November we found out I was pregnant. We were happy to know this and were glad God had been preparing us. But just two days after the positive test, I miscarried. I was only about 4 weeks along, some people wouldn’t have even guessed they were pregnant at that point, but I had, and I was. And then I wasn’t. It was a confusing few days as we tried to understand what might have caused it or if the test had just malfunctioned to begin with. Well, just 2 weeks later we had it medically confirmed as a miscarriage in a wild rush of physical pain and emotions.  After a day of cramping and a night of fitful sleep, I woke up to excruciating pain in my lower right abdomen. We packed up the kids, called our x-ray technician friend in town, and left the house at 5:30 in the morning. Friends kept the kids for us as we waited for answers: Completion of miscarriage (which can take up to 6 wks for some people), malaria, and early appendicitis.  After a lot of help from the Lord, a few days of bed rest, and a whole lot of pills, I made it through and am physically feeling fine.  

Emotionally I’m doing well too.  God has given us peace about the final resting place of this child. We decided to name him Jordan, after the river (it’s easier to say ‘him’, but we don’t know which the child was). When the Israelites went into the land God had promised, they crossed the Jordan River. The name seemed fitting since this baby crossed into the Promised Land before us.  And while we truly are sad to miss any future here on earth with Jordan, we have such comfort knowing where he is, and where we would have hoped and prayed all his life on earth that he would go if he had stayed; the arms of the Father.  A verse that has always held such meaning for me in regards to our children is 3 John, verse 4, which says, “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.” 

And to know that my child has already reached the end of that “walk”, and is resting now in the presence of the Lord… I have a peace that passes my own understanding and joy.  I look forward now to worshipping the Lord together with him one day.

Please do continue to pray for us as we keep our eyes on the goal of Christ’s glory.

Many blessings in Jesus,

Matt, Noelle, Emma, Madeline, and Noah

November 2019

“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matt 13:44
Leaders from 10 of our surrounding churches praying together after receiving biblical counseling.

Last month we told you briefly about a coming training for some pastors in our community. In the recent months we have seen an increase in attempts of suicide in our area, our own clinic treating several cases within a months time. Matt spoke with the pastors in the Terebinth School who are from our village of Adak, and they decided to gather pastors and leaders from every church in Adak for a special training. Nearly 50 leaders met for 3 days to learn about Biblical counseling, and how to minister to the people in their church who are dealing with depression, suicidal thoughts, or even just having a hard time. Matt was also able to speak for a few minutes on the value of life, and how we should not dismiss or look down on people dealing with these issues because Christ placed a high value on them by offering His own life for them. In all it was a good training. Please continue praying for God to work in our village and community, in the churches and especially in the lives and families of these pastors and leaders.

Pastor Samuel Olara teaching through the Olivet Discourse

In November the pastors in the Terebinth School of discipleship went through the Gospel of Matthew.  Matthew is a beautiful book portraying Jesus as God’s Only Chosen King in fulfillment of the Davidic Covenant, and it was a joy to walk the pastors through it.  It was an especially fruitful time since Matt and I have been doing our memorization in Matthew.

The same pastor (Samuel Olara) leading the Child Evangelism Fellowship Kids Camp

We have also been blessed to receive a visitor. Matt’s mom, Tammy, was able to come and spend 3 weeks with us here. It has been a wonderful time for all of us, but especially for the kids, to be able to see her after just about a year (Matt and I both saw her separately on our short return trips). The girls missed her SO much, and Noah is very happy to have an exciting new person in the house. On top of being refreshed by the company, it has been a blessing to have someone here who can watch the kids sometimes. As I write this, Tammy is with Emma and Maddie at a kids camp put on by our friend working with Child Evangelism Fellowship. They are having a wonderful time, Noah is enjoying his uninterrupted playtime, and we are getting some much needed computer work done (like writing this letter:).

The girls enjoying their Grandmother

We also wanted to give you a quick update on our friend Luke Buescher, who had been sick in a hospital in Kampala. Since last update he has flown home to the US and is slowly recovering. It still isn’t totally clear what the problem was but we are glad to see him improving. Thank you for your prayers!

We love you all and look forward to our next meeting!
In Christ
Matt, Noelle, Emma, Madeline and Noah

October 2019

“For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “in repentance and rest you will be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength.””  Isaiah 30:15a

I love October. The temperature change, the leaves turning, apple picking and processing, and especially getting the family together and you all bring your own meat and too many marshmallows and just sit around the fire late into the evening. But here, October just feels like another month. No significant change in weather; it’s still rainy season, no change in the leaves; although people are harvesting things here and there. No real change to mark the time of year. I do miss that about America. But there were significant events throughout the month, even if they were not particularly seasonal.

Early in the month, Matt had the opportunity to teach at a multi-church conference in a neighboring district. Originally scheduled to teach for the entire conference, he ended up teaching only two sessions, as God kindly provided two other teachers, one being our good friend Luke, the other being our pastor here in Gulu, Pastor Fred. They taught the churches about marriage, both for those seeking to be married and those already married, about leadership, and also about Salvation. There is great need in the church to be reminded that there is nothing we can do to earn Salvation, but that Christ offers it freely, the price already having been paid by His blood. What grace! Needless to say, preparation for these teachings was exciting.

Noah spending some time with the pastoral students during break

After 2 weeks of brief study and 1 week of deep study as a group, Matthew and the other teachers taught through the book of Isaiah at the pastoral school. As it is a long book of 66 chapters, it proved difficult to squeeze that much into 5 days of teaching. But we give God praise for His help both for the teachers and the students, not even one of the students failed the final test on the book of Isaiah. 

Emma, Madeline and their friend Scarlet watching some monkeys.

Before the week of Pastoral class ended, Matt and I took our kids for a short respite at a Bible Camp on Lake Victoria. We have decided to take a similar trip annually, away from the daily pressures of life, work, and ministry, and all the things that fall in between those categories, to refresh our vision and focus, and to seek God’s will for the next year. This year we were joined for a few days of our trip by Luke, and the Cochran family, friends from our training at New Hope Uganda. All of us together made for a very exciting and encouraging time, and I think each party was sharpened better for the work God has for us, our family for His work here in Gulu, and the Cochrans for their new work as they step into a different mission field far from Uganda. 

Noelle and the kids enjoying a waterfall

Throughout the month there have come up several things that need prayer, if you would take a moment to ask our Father for help in them. 

Please pray for our friend Luke who has been battling sickness for 2 months, but has now been admitted to the hospital with a serious and mysterious lung infection. Pray for wisdom for the doctors, and strengthening, healing, and peace for Luke.

Our friend Luke

Please pray for the pastors in our community of Adak, as they gather very soon to receive training in counseling to better approach the rising rates of depression and suicide in our area.

Pray also for the Cochrans who are leaving Uganda with their children, and heading to a training for church-planting among those who have no access to the gospel, who the church commonly calls “the unreached”.

Our good friends Russel and Kelsey Chochran

Please pray for us also, that we would continue on with the vision God has given us for our part of the ministry here, that we would preach the gospel with eagerness, and seek first Gods kingdom and His righteousness.

With love and care,

Matt, Noelle, Emma, Madeline and Noah