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12 October, 2012

A couple of firsts

Time for a new first in Uganda! We are packing a suitcase to go visit friends overnight.  We have done lots of unpacking our first six weeks in Uganda but this is the first time we have needed to pack a suitcase for travel.  It is rather exciting J  Last night we mentioned to each other that it has been years since we have had six weeks at home without needing to go anywhere overnight.  Wow!

We are excited to get outside our compound gate and off our “beaten path” we have traveled these first weeks as we get to know where to shop, where to visit friends and attend meetings.  Today we are headed to Jinja, a town about 1-2 hours away.  It will be fun to visit a WGM family in their home!  We are eager to be with their kids as we have time to relax and “play” together.  Our fellow missionaries are ministering in the greater Jinja (click) area, including on Buvuma Island (click to see more about the ministries).  We look forward to hearing more from their hearts!  Please pray for our safety in travel and for us to be a blessing to the Burke family!

Tomorrow, Sunday, Jeff has been asked to preach in one of the Africa Gospel Churches in the Jinja area.  This is the first time for him to preach in Uganda.  God has given him words to share with the congregation there.  The title of the sermon is “All I ever need, has already been provided.”  Jeff plans to give his greetings and introductions in Luganda.  That will be another first. Please pray for God to speak through Jeff and minister to the hearts of those listening.  More than anything we desire to join God at work in connecting people to Jesus!

Thank you for praying.  Mwebale musaba!
Christine, for Jeff too


Kelly Hallahan said...

Excited for you guys! Have a great time. Praying joy, safety and blessing!

Michelle Akins said...

Praying that these Ugandan firsts go very well! Praying for safety in the adventure. Much love, Michelle

Mike said...

How exciting! I'm praying that God will use both of you in that place.

And thanks for the map link. It is interesting to see that the Nile starts from there!