Sunday morning at the Mum’s Hotel in Iganga, Uganda was fairly quite. Not a lot happening here this morning. Most of the rooms are empty on the weekends, so were able to sleep in a little later than normal.
Today, we worshipped and I mean we really, really worshipped. Luke and Courtney went to Pastor Daniel’s church and Luke preached there. I went to Pastor David’s church to speak there. David is the cousin of Tabitha Kyambadde, who was instrumental in setting up the first Lead Like Jesus team to come to Uganda in 2011.
Wow! Wow! Wow! That is all that I can say. They really know how to worship. They sing. They clap. They dance. It was just an unbelievable experience.
After the service ended at David’s church (2 hours), I came back to Daniel’s church where they had planned for a family day and would be having a meal for everyone after the service was over. Luke had finished preaching by the time that I arrived but the service was far, far from over. In fact, in went on for another 2 hours, or until 3 pm. They had various groups of men, women, teenagers, and young children sing songs. At the very end, even Pastor Daniel got into the act and led several songs himself.
I was really struck by two things today at both of the churches. First, there were a tremendous number of young people, especially teenagers and those who might be in their mid-20’s, at these churches. Both churches are fairly new and they have 75 percent or more in young people attending them. The second thing that really stood out for me was the tremendous excitement, enthusiasm, and energy. This really speaks well of what both Pastors are doing. If they will do a good job of discipling these young believers we will see some really great things happen for our Lord in the city of Iganga.
Tomorrow, we begin the second week of our training program where the leaders that we taught last week in Phase 2 of our 4-year process, will now be teaching up to 50 leaders who will be beginning Phase 1. It should be another good week.
Thanks for your prayers. I pray that all is well with you and yours.
More to follow from Uganda tomorrow. Below I have included some pictures from today’s services for you to see.
Luke (left) and I sitting outside of Mum’s Hotel waiting on our driver.
Pastor David’s church worshipping this morning.
Worship at Pastor Daniel’s church
Pastor Daniel leading the singing