Thursday, August 16, 2012

2012 missions

Experience the excitement of a ACF 2012 Missions summer mission trip through our huge photo galleries. View our missionary work and see our teams as they share the gospel through work and evangelism.

 Kumi Crusade
Th children
Medical Missions
ACF Medical Center in Fort portal (Medical Missions)
.Medical Missions
Pastor Ike Preching in Fortportal

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 was one of the greatest experiences of my life.

So we're all finally back home, safe and sound.  As I sit here at home on my bed, I just keep thinking of the past two weeks and everything we experienced as a group. So many emotions have been felt over the past two weeks, but I think that everyone from the team would agree with me when I say that it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Its hard to come back to America, where we live so comfortably, and think of all the people we formed relationships with and who touched our hearts as they live such challenging lives. I almost feel guilty taking a long hot shower or opening my fridge to grab a snack. It was even a little funny actually flushing the toilet paper instead of throwing it away! As much as some of us may want to go back and keep helping and showing God's Love, from here on out is when we bring the mission back to our friends and family. I feel very blessed coming home to loved ones, and I'm updating one more time to show everyone what else went on during our time in Uganda.

While some worked at the health clinic, others went taught hand washing skills as Jessica bathed and clothed babies in new clothes that she brought from USA. After the demonstrations, the team led by Takor participated in other activities with the kids, including singing songs, hair cutting, reading bible story books, and other fun things. The kids were all very friendly and nice, and from the smiles on their faces it was easy to see that they really enjoyed it.

As we said our goodbyes to the villagers after meeting the new converts (Harvest from the Crusades we held) and they said thank yous, there was an amazing feeling of unity. Although we didn't all speak the same language, there were many hugs and signs of friendship and relationships that had been formed. It was sad to leave the marela village, but satisfying knowing that we left them with some supplies and most importantly the Love of God. Raymond M

My best mission trip ever..

Boarding the plane on Monday in Entebbe Airport to head home brought yet another day of mixed emotions. We eagerly looked forward to sleeping in our own beds and seeing family and friends at home. Yet we were sad to be putting so many miles between ourselves and those we have come to love in Uganda. Many of us turned this sadness into joyful anticipation as we look forward to returning to Uganda next year. We began to feel pains of separation anxiety, realizing that the daily smiles and hugs from our team mates would not occur as frequently. We now share a bond with each other and a commitment to serving God that will last the rest of our lives.

This ministry experience has certainly deepened our relationships with God, with each other, and with many people in Uganda. We eagerly await what God has in store for us next!
Brother Ike preaching at the second day of our crusade.
Deliverance time
It has been a very successful mission trip.  We have been able to help a number of families medically and spiritually, we have met new friends, we enjoyed the fellowship with people we’ve known from previous mission trips and we have made a Christian difference. All the glory is to God who guides our mission efforts. Ike Emmanuel

Sunday, August 5, 2012

........more than i expected!!! the world you may be only person, but to one person you may be the world.
 The past week has been everything and more than what I expected. It has been such an amazing experience to form a connection and bond with the people in Kumi. I really enjoyed the activities, the two days we had medical missions  and the camp with the orphans (ACF Sponsored Children). The time spent laughing and playing has been so wonderful. It was all worth it just to see the smile on our faces. ACF Missions is an excellent program and the ACF Uganda Team from Kampala working with us is so wonderful and God Bless them for everything they do. Thank you! Jessica

 This was a GREAT experience for me that I will never forget. My favorite memory of the week is just the smiles of the children as they played and had a great time! There were many small challenges but none that were especially difficult throughout the week. Everything seemed to work very well and I can’t think of any suggestions to make. Takor Njang
“Too often we underestimate the power of touch, a smile, a kind word, A listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around”

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Annointed and Sent!!!!

Hello Family and f friends.
I’m back to update you on what is here at the front line. Today marks our last day in Kumi but tomorrow we ill meet with the new converts and the church congregation in Kokwech before we return to Kampala for our second leg of our missions to Fort portal. Out theme for this year remains “Annointed and Sent”. We all feel God’s anointing holly spirit and we have been sent to accomplish this task.   It’s amazing what the Holy Spirit can reveal to you when you allow it to take reign of your heart.  My prayer leading up to this trip was just that; to break down the walls around my heart and let God reveal himself to me in a new way.  This trip has been nothing short of amazing.
Sister Aroh and Brother Dozie have been very instrumental in the pharmacy.
The medical services we have been able to provide throughout this trip has been a huge learning experience, great success, and again a blessing to all of us.  We have been able to provide hygiene education and treatment.  I have been so humbled at the serving hearts of our  missions team.  Every single person has stepped up and helped in some way.  The kids and adults we treated were unbelievably well behaved and cooperative!!! 
Jessica has had her portion of fun with the kids.
We serve a hot meal to the children and adults.
Jessica loves babies and children.
This trip has been a spur of the moment thing for me, but I know things don’t happen by coincidence.  The bible tells us that all good things come from God.  I feel this trip has exposed me to certain things for certain reasons, prepared me for the team we will have here next year, and placed people in my life that I have learned so much from.  I will leave Kumi with some specific burdens in my heart, focus on what really is important on this side of Heaven, and total amazement of what is outside of the little bubble in which I live.  I pray the Holy Spirit would guide each day of my life, and that I would follow.  The good thing is we still have one more week for our second leg!!!!!