July 2021

“Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.” Psalm 37:3

The lockdown has let up a bit here in Uganda, allowing Matt to travel down to Kampala with Luke to renew their visas.  Praise God for travel ability AND approved visas! We have yet to travel down to finish the process of renewing the dependent visas for myself and the kids.

On the Homefront, we have finished our first official semester of homeschooling. During our short break I am doing all sorts of planning, printing, gardening, writing, and anything else you can imagine a mother to get behind on during the school year. Since beginning homeschooling, I have scrambled to keep on top of the day-to-day tasks, forcing myself to knuckle down, make a schedule, and stick to it. Before, our life was always very flexible because of how unpredictable our days were. But now that our family has grown, we’ve started homeschooling, and Matt’s duties have become more “homebased”, a schedule was necessary. As much as I dislike being “bound” by something so menial, I feel as though I have a lot more free time now, and I’m accomplishing the same things and more in a day.

Ministry is so much a part of our life that sometimes I forget that people refer to them separately. But really, ministry is our life. Matt is doing a lot of studying and writing, preparing teachers guides through Genesis, writing sermons, and writing down anything noteworthy from his studies for use later on. We’re also hosting a house church (20 people or less, per the restrictions) during the lockdown. Matt preaches and I do Sunday school for the kids, which has been a good challenge for my Acholi.

Please be praying for us as we continue with a very busy month ahead of us. Pray that God will sustain us, give us wisdom, and fill us with His Spirit to do His work.

Let us know if there’s anything we can be praying over for. We love you in Christ!

Matt, Noelle, Apio, Emma, Madeline, Noah and Charlotte