Our friends at NEEP Uganda continue to work hard to carry forward the legacy of founder Gertrude Kabatalemwa who went home to be with the Lord this past April. The secondary school building construction has started, the foun- dation has been laid, walls are going up and bricks are being made. Young lives continue to be changed who can bring a witness to Christ to their nation.
Syrus Barozi is a great example of what life at NEEP’s Nyamabuga Secondary School can do for a young man. Syrus has been attending NEEP schools for the past eleven years. Coming to the school as a young child with very little hope for an education and a future, Syrus now has concrete plans to become a pilot. He recently wrote this to his sponsors, “It is due to the love and care of our directors here and because of your support that Nyambuga has been such a good and attractive school. This has made me love it. May you keep up that loving spirit!” Gifts for school supplies, malaria medicines and school construction are needed.
Here’s a quote that was sent to us last week from our partners in Nepal: “Hello, I am an elderly Buddhist Monk living and teaching in a monastery. I had the opportunity to read the gospel tract about Jesus from your ministry. I like Jesus very much and I wanted to ask you if I could be a Jesus follower in my heart but still be a Buddhist monk on the outside? What shall I do?…”
This letter is an example of the responses our friends in Nepal receive regularly. Gospel tracts, preaching teams and radio are used to preach the gospel to unreached areas of Nepal. The plan this year is to send out ten evangelism teams, distribute a half-million pieces of literature and broadcast 400 radio programs with the message of eternal life all over the country. To fulfill this plan, portable equipment is needed.
This includes a projector, backup battery packs and speakers to show Jesus films at night and to preach the gospel. Literature distribution is very effective. For this a good laptop to de￼sign and publish gospel literature is required. Radio programs reach the masses with the gospel message. A good audio recording device to improve program quality is also needed. To purchase one set of all this equipment will cost $4800.
Every Christmas season we invite you to make a difference in the lives of our ministry partners overseas by giving a special contribution for their needs. We often present you with their requests for such items as bicycles, Bibles, clothing items and missionary and child support. These are very important to their work and they are always grateful to receive them. This year we are also presenting needs of a larger scale and inviting you to join with others to support projects that will enable our ministry partners to take large steps forward in their proclaiming of the gospel. These gifts will be combined with other gifts to help us reach these project goals.