“I believe all your prayers are not in vain…” posted by John Sorensen on Nov 06, 2017
Filled with EE teachers and trainers, the vehicle spun out of control and slid off the rain-slicked road in Uganda, landing on its side.
When I received news of the accident from Francis, I could hardly bear to read further.
For some time we’d been praying about how to make an impact for the Gospel in Southern Sudan. Conditions there are so difficult it’s nearly impossible to send teams in and see long-lasting results.
Because of the conflict in Sudan, refugees have flooded Uganda and the government established dozens of camps filled with Sudanese refugees . . . just waiting for the Gospel!
That’s not all. God also gave several of our Uganda field staff a heart to reach these refugees. They’re eager to plant churches and train leaders/pastors to witness for Jesus until every Sudanese refugee has heard the good news of Jesus.
Our field staff are convinced that once the conflict ends, these EE-equipped churches will return to Sudan, taking the Gospel with them!
The plan had been hatched, the first EE clinic arranged, and the team was traveling to the northern part of Uganda to conduct the EE clinic. Francis’ email tells the story…
“On October 15, we were on our way to the refugee camp in North Western Uganda for the South Sudanese Pastors EE training when a terrible accident happened. We were almost half way in our journey. It had just stopped raining.”
That’s when the van, filled with teachers and trainers, and materials for the clinic, went out of control. Amazingly, Francis continued, “I am left in awe of the mighty Hand of God upon us! We all came out with not a single scratch!”
But what he wrote next amazed me even more.
Without transportation, you or I might have cancelled the clinic. Not Francis and his team.
“By God’s grace, we continued our journey using public means of transportation, so that we could continue the mission. I am grateful to God for His hand upon us and the hundreds of souls won in the camp, and all the leaders/pastors who were trained.”
Praise God for a team like this! Praise God for a leader like Francis!
And praise God for you! The truth is your generosity helped train and equip Francis—and others like him.
Francis ends his email this way:
“I believe that all the prayers made for us by you all are not in vain as we continue to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Much blessings and thank you for your prayers and support.”
And thank you for helping equip staff worldwide to carry out this life-giving mission until everyone hears the news of Jesus!
With just a few short weeks left in 2017, I want to especially thank you for standing with us now. God is openings doors everywhere–Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, North America, and Oceania.
This really is a critical time—one of extreme opportunity and, also, extreme need. The good news, however, is we’ve received a tremendous $250,000 Matching Challenge Gift. That means every dollar you and others donate—up to $250,000—will be automatically doubled and do twice as much to help us walk through the open doors God is giving EE.
But you must act right away because this offer expires at midnight on December 31.
That is why I ask you to make your most generous gift now—and see it doubled, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000!
Thank you, again, for partnering with EE. Your generosity propels the Gospel forward to the ends of the earth and inspires my gratitude. Let me quote from the Apostle Paul . . .
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians 1:3-5).
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I want you to know I’m thankful for you. Your prayers and your giving to this great cause have touched, and are touching, so many lives worldwide for eternity!
Yours in His service,
Rev. John B. Sorensen, D.D.
Evangelism Explosion International