We had the privilege of visiting and helping Marvin Wright in March of 2012. It was a fabulous mission trip. We met and worked with many of these Bible Institute students. It is encouraging to hear of their feedback from the conference they attended. Enjoy!
Oh, I’m on the battlefield for my Lord, yes, I’m on the battlefield for my Lord. . .
This last week we had the opportunity of attending a Pastors/Workers Conference in the town of Lira which is about four hours from Arua. Early Tuesday morning we loaded ourselves and eight Bible Institute students into the truck headed for the conference. This year’s theme was “Striving Together for the Faith.” It was a good meeting and tonight at church we asked the students to share something that they had gleaned from the time in Lira. Below you will read what impact the Scriptures had on their lives.
Adaku Phinehas - The question was asked, “Are you really a soul winner? Are you discipling people that you have won?” This really caused me to examine myself to see if I was doing that which Christ commanded us to do. And I realized that as I was discipling others I was in fact discipling myself at the same time.
Izama David- I was impressed that the teachers used the Bible only. In some other groups, the speakers talk about writings of other people or tell funny stories to make the people feel good. God gives us the opportunity to multiply and it stirred me up to be a witness to others.
Payiro Benard – We were divided up into two groups – the married ones and the unmarried ones. I went in the second group, and we were told that we were being trained to be a church leader. And that being a leader means being a servant; we lead best by our example.
Adomati Henry - I see that God had a plan in even letting me attend this conference. I was challenged to spend more time reading the Word and in prayer. I also realized that we must show love to each other, and the Lord let me realize the many times when I had an opportunity to talk to someone about Him, and I failed to do so.
Driciru Grace – When we were in the ladies session, I learned that my body is the temple of God and that it was bought with a price, and I must give it back in service to God.
Alesi Harriet - I learned that we cannot leave the work for one person to do. We all have to work together for the job to be done. I realized I must get the fear out of me and to do it (witnessing, discipling, etc.) for the Lord.
This is a good sample of the encouragement and challenges that these people received this last week. Thank you for being so faithful in supporting this ministry. Truly we must “strive together for the faith.”
God bless you all.
Marvin and Jewell Wright-Uganda