Tuesday, September 11, 2018

My personal experience at the mission field.

It’s been over a little month since I landed back in the states after a week and a half in The Pearl of Africa and what a time it was. As some have followed my history in Uganda you know I’ve traveled there for a few years now, sharing the Gospel and serving. Looking back, it is amazing how everything that was once foreign is now familiar. Where there was once hesitation, I now have an eagerness and hunger.
So I just wanted to share some of this trip with you, my Youtubers. Without a doubt this time around was surreal. One of the best memories from this year came while interacting with the youth and young adults in Kumi District and in Fort Portal. I got the opportunity to teach the word again (I’ve done it before) but this time it was just so much more natural and the young adults seemed really engaged. After one of these talks ended I got the opportunity to pray with 20 or so men and I was nearly overcome by emotions. Firstly because of the surprised amount who wanted prayer (who am I?), and secondly because of the vulnerability they showed in raising their prayer topics.

So I thank God for my own growth and His help in that time. I’m an introvert (don’t argue with me on this) so usually I’m anxious being in front of large groups or having all attention on me. But this year I was energetic, flowing and confident! Which was encouraging because it was the sharing of my faith and my God that brought that out of me!!! (A lot of exclamation points)
So keep Uganda in your prayers: specifically pray for those who struggle to remain hopeful and patient in unexpected times but also pray that they rejoice in the glory of the Lord they see everyday.


Friday, August 17, 2018

The mission trip was a huge success....THANK YOU LORD!!!

The 2018 ACF summer missions’ trip ended last week and we are glad to report that the mission trip was a huge success. It is very obvious that the success was as a result of your support to the team. You prayed and gave generously to support both the team members individually and the programs we carried out in the field. The Lord will bless you immensely for your support.
It is very exciting to see the impact of what we have done over the years through your support. The HIV/AIDS orphaned children we trained in school in Uganda are now grown, some married and gainfully employed and ready to carry on with the work in our absence. We had a joint fellowship in Uganda with the new converts from our program over the years, and more than 600 new converts attended the joint fellowship from eight ACF chapters. The churches we planted in Republic of Benin are doing very well and God is changing the spiritual environment in remote villages unreached with the gospel in the country through the ministry of ACF.
The testimonies of the accomplishments this year in the mission field will be told for years to come, and your support will be mentioned when the stories are told. We will have an opportunity to visit each ACF chapter to provide a report on the mission trip in the future.

 Caption from our medical missions in Kumi District

 Nicole Pole fell in love with the children. She led a number of them to Christ through her christian tailored program for the young ones. 

 Joint fellowship with all the New converts classes. Every year after missions, we form a new believers' class to help the new converts learn more about their faith and plant them in local churches. This is one of the very successful element of our missions. 
Dr.Festus Ukwuani

 Takor fell in love with the kids

 All people that came for joint fellowship and for medical missions received a hot meal.  

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise His name with dancing, and make music to Him with tambourine and harp.
Dr. Festus Ukwuani
Mission Director, ACF USA, East Region

Monday, August 13, 2018

2018 Mission Trip....... We're THANKFUL to God.

Our 2018 ACF Mission trip was another success. It's been 20 Years of having these missions!! Yes, 20 incredible years of God's faithfulness at the mission field.
Our Missions team got back to USA safely. We bless the Lord for the journey mercies.
Thank you for your prayers and support. Our hearts are filled – filled with gratitude, joy, burdens to pray, and the Holy Spirit. It was a life-changing, meaningful, and joy-filled, experience. We had an opportunity to share brieflyour experiences in our respective churches this previous weekend. Words are not enough to describe what we saw, felt, and experienced, but in order to encourage some to consider joining mission trips in the future, to thank all of you for the work that was done in Uganda and Benin Republic during that short Three-weeks trip, and to further advance the kingdom of God through the word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11), we would like to share some of our reflections and highlights of the trip.
- 2,687 Received free medical attention.
- 710 Gave their lives to Christ.
- 264 People received reading glasses.
- 210 begun New life classes [New Converts classes].
Three of our medical practitioners were ACF graduates from our child Education sponsorship program. We're grateful to all those that have sponsored and our continuing sponsors for all your investment.

Our 2018 mission team members

The theme for 2018 Missions was driven from 1 Corinthians 13:7-10 
7- Love knows NO LIMITS to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen.