The Lord’s Faithfulness in Uganda
The women in Nango and Usuk, Uganda first heard of Moms in Prayer four years ago. God was faithful once again to gather women together in these same villages to learn more about the Four Steps of Prayer and to prompt them to start Moms in Prayer groups.
This was Lisa Mitchell’s second time in Nango. The same pastor whom she met when she introduced Moms in Prayer during her first trip, helped her gather women together and within a half hour 20 ladies assembled in an open school room.
With the help of interpreter Irene, the women seemed to catch on quickly to the prayer format. However, breaking into groups was new to them so Lisa asked the Lord how she should teach intercession time. He inspired her to demonstrate one accord prayer by praying for one of the little girls she befriended, hoping that some of the women might know her. They seemed to understand this well and joined Lisa in prayer. Then she asked each mom to do the same for her own child with the mother sitting beside her. The women prayed Scripture over their children using Lugandan Bibles.
Six women stayed to express their interest in leading groups. Later, another woman returned wanting to do the same. There was no accident to this number since prior to coming to Nango, the Lord prompted Lisa to purchase exactly seven Lugandan Booklets! To add to the providential work of God, these women are the first in their area to receive the newly translated Booklets that had been birthed through prayer previously. Lisa recalled that time when she stood in a field in the very same village four years ago with a dozen ladies asking God to provide them with a Booklet they could read in their own language!
In Usuk, the pastor’s wife Betty helped gather nearly two dozen women to hear about Moms in Prayer. During the time of Praise, they read Scriptures about God’s faithfulness. Thanksgiving time was powerful with so many thanking God for what He had done that women were weeping. Once again, Lisa modeled intercession time by praying all together and covering her daughter with Scripture, then asked the ladies to pair up. Three women stepped up to start a group together. All felt God’s presence and unity.
While praising God in song with the Ugandan women, Lisa thought of heaven and how one day we will all gather at the throne where there will be no language barriers as we worship the Lord together. We are all united in Christ and by our mother’s hearts. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works. Hebrews 10:23-24 (NKJV)
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