Almost a year ago we felt that God wanted us to go back to Uganda. As we began our journey and preparations for prayer and financial support, about two months before the trip, it became evident that it was not the right timing for either of us. We did not have enough support for just one of us to go, let alone both of us and our schedules were not allowing us the opportunity anyway. We notified those who had so faithfully given both financially and prayers and were encouraged by the faith of many of you to set aside the money that was already given to be used on a future mission trip to Uganda for us.
When the next Uganda trip became known, Scott and I began to pray again whether or not this was the trip. It became more and more clear that only one of us would be able to go. Scott would be off for the summer from teaching and we felt that he should go this time. Scott began going to the trainings and preparing for the trip. The last six months have really gone by fast. We kept meaning to update all of you, but got tied up with graduations, moving (that is a whole other God thing), Scott completing his first year of teaching, and so much more that we find ourselves just about ready for the team to leave for Uganda. Not only that, but God revealed just last night that he wants Alicia to go on this trip as well!!
As Alicia was reading her bible this past Saturday morning she felt that she needed to share with the team going to Uganda what the Lord was laying on her heart for each of the team members. After everything was packed and Alicia was waiting to share, there was an announcement that one of the members was not going to be able to make the trip and that they were willing to transfer the ticket over to Alicia!
We ask that you would keep us in your prayers over the next few weeks as we prepare as best we can to walk where God is calling us to walk. There are many details and logistics that need to get taken care of. In addition, while the ticket cost for Alicia has been taken care of, there is still the cost for all of the things that need to be paid for while in Uganda (i.e. lodging, meals, transportation, ministry expenses, translators, etc.). This is where we are stepping out in faith as we only have to raise $1,000 of the $3,300 for the cost of the trip.
We cherish and covet your prayers and support. Please pray for us and our children as we prepare for this trip. Please pray for those who will hear the gospel for the first time (the many people in the village, the children in the schools, the men and women in prison). Please also pray for the individual who is unable to make this trip because of family crisis as it is hard for them to not be going after all of the time and preparation that has been put into the trip. If God is leading you to join us financially, please make your check payable to Tomball Bible Church. You can contact us by phone or e-mail to let us know of your intentions and we will let you know when and where to send the check. Tomball Bible Church will send you a receipt for your tax deductible contributions. If God is leading you to commit to praying for us over the next two weeks, please e-mail us so that we can update you during the trip.
Dear Lord, “Search us, O God, and know our hearts; Try us and know our anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in us, And lead us in the everlasting way” (Psalms 139:23-24). Amen
Scott and Alicia
"My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead. Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make ever effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus." Philippians 3: 10-12