Needless to say, I would really like to return to Uganda, which I call my second home. I yearn to see the faces of my beloved brethren. Yet, until things change, it is not possible. It is very easy to communicate with brethren either with Facebook or WhatsApp. Yes, things are moving along fairly well.…

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Even though the corn crop was harvested last month, things are continuing to grow at the Talawanda School of Preaching. With the fields empty, the students have been working hard turning under the soil and clearing more land so they can plant more seed for the next growing season. They have worked so tirelessly that…

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This summer has been quite an interesting ride to be sure. We began the year with a full calendar, which has now been wiped clean. My work with our three schools of preaching in Africa has looked a bit different than we had planned. There is still no indication as to when we might be…

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Faustin Emanuel Sifael is a native of Talawanda, Tanzania. He is now twenty-two years old. Since graduating High School he worked making bricks. His job was to turn the bricks over as they dried in the sun. He came to the school at Talawanda to help make the bricks for the construction of the school…

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Classes are once again in full swing at Talawanda, and the students are doing fine. We are about to end our first academic quarter in their second year. We have moved into the dry season, so after a successful corn harvest there isn’t as much in the garden, but we introduced a new well improved…

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Classes continue as normal at Modelle. The students and faculty are paying careful attention to hygiene and health practices. The farm has yielded a nice harvest of corn. By using rotation planting, we are expecting a crop of Coco Yams this month, vegetables in September, and then Casava in October. The next crop to be…

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The school in Uganda remains closed due to COVID-19 pending authorization from the government to reopen. There is still no word as to when that might happen. Even in the midst of the ongoing lockdown, God is not locked down. Mbusa, our director has planted a new congregation in the village of Kidodo with 15…

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In washing the feet of the disciples, Jesus gave us a powerful example. This isn’t the idea that we should literally go around washing each other’s feet, but rather that even the most humble of tasks are not beneath our station in life because they were not beneath our Lord. When we learn to set…

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In washing the feet of the disciples, Jesus gave us a powerful example. This isn’t the idea that we should literally go around washing each other’s feet, but rather that even the most humble of tasks are not beneath our station in life because they were not beneath our Lord. When we learn to set…

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In the opening verses of John 13, Jesus washes the feet of His disciples. When he comes to Peter, Peter declares, “You shall never wash my feet!” (v. 8). Jesus responds swiftly by telling Peter that if he does not allow the Savior to wash his feet, then he has no part with Jesus. Peter,…

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