BACK TO SCHOOL
2 Timothy2:2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others. also.
Dear Friends and Family,
Once again a new semester is under way. All Nations Theological College was started in the 1990’s by missionaries from South Korea. Their desire is to reach and teach those who may not otherwise have an opportunity to learn God’s Word, to equip them to take what they learn back to their countries and churches and share it with others.
It has been over a year now since I was asked to be apart of the teaching staff at the college. The class I teach semester is Women’s Ministry. It begins at looking closely at what the Word of God says about women. Every culture, tribe, church and the modern world has an opinion about women. I tell my students that no matter what we have been told or observed it is what the Word of God says that is the truth. The 2nd half of the semester I teach them about how to organize a women’s ministry and specifically how to teach, counsel and reach out to the women in their churches and communities.
I am so blessed every time I walk into my classroom and have the opportunity to teach the students there. This semester I have students from Sudan, Congo, Burundi, and even 2 from Korea. I began the class by asking what each person had been taught about women. Every semester I am amazed by the answers I get. This semester I have a particular student who had been taught a very negative view of women and told it was from the Bible. After the first couple of classes he testified that he was blown away by how positive Bible talks about women and that it teaches that while women have been given roles they are spiritual equals before God. Did I mention that 99% of my class is men? I love my ministry!
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Calvary Chapel Kampala recently had a day of fun and fellowship at the Beach. Every couple of months we hold a baptism for the new believers or anyone who has never publicly declared their faith. The whole church is invited to come out and celebrate with those being Baptized.
The choir came and sang worship songs. Then a message was given on what baptism means after which all those being baptized headed into Lake Victoria. I never cease to be filled with awe as I see each person go under the water and arise out of it full of joy and praise.
An added blessing to this baptism was that 2 of our staff from the Far Reaching Ministries guest house were being baptized. Pamela has acted as the hospitality assistant for almost 2 years. Isaac is one of our security guards.
Romans6:4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
After the baptism everyone had lunch together from the BBQ that had been roasting all morning. This was Luke’s first Baptism and Picnic. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and every enjoyed him. The rest of the day was spent in playing games and fellowship.
- Pray for Jill as she begins to also teach at All Nations Theological Seminary.
- Pray for the students to grasp what is being taught and share it with others
- Pray for those who were baptized that they would continue to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
- Pray for Brian’s pastoral ministries and teaching at the church.
- Pray for Calvary Chapel Kampala and all the ministries that are taking place.
- Pray for our monthly support to become stable.
Thank you for your faithful prayer and support.
Brian, Jill and Luke Mukisa