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Fore Jul 2018

Fore Jul 2018

Dear friends and family,

The Body of Christ—like a billion individual water drops joining to form a rushing waterfall, individual ingredients crafted together to create a scrumptious meal, or a chaotic mix of puzzle pieces slowly, one-by-one, locking to form a beautiful picture. I see it played out on the mission eld time and time again: God uniting the Church to manifest His Truth, beauty, and goodness. Come along with me and see...

State House Address

Last December brought a once in a lifetime opportunity. The Honorable Janet Museveni, First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports of Uganda, invited Rafiki to address the nation’s Head Teachers on the topic of education. As the Headmaster of
the Rafiki School, I received the task. December 13 found me delivering an hour-long speech to several thousand educational leaders and Ministers of Uganda on the lawn of the State House. Alone? Hardly! My colleague, Yeen-Lan, was in the crowd with an encouraging smile; fellow missionaries across Africa, and friends and family at home were praying; and the inspiration for my speech (and more prayers!) came from the Rafiki Home Office. During the address, it struck me—“This is only going so well because people are praying.” God graciously displayed His Truth and goodness that day through the prayers, encouragement, and guidance of His saints.

Fore with First Lady

Chickens

Cluck! Cluck! Cluck! Cackle the seventy-two Rafiki chickens. When possible, Rafiki Village Uganda seeks to be self-sufficient—which is quite the task foodwise as our kitchen produces just under 4,000 meals weekly! However, the arrival of seventy-two layer chickens made this a bit easier. A generous donor funded the purchase of the chickens; missionary Aaron led our resident students in raising the chicks; Dad Chriz guides the young men of the Village in caring for the chickens and collecting the eggs; and our dedicated kitchen staff prepares the eggs. The body of Christ at work once again! Each person and task needed so our resident students are nourished by a protein-rich breakfast before starting the school day.

Do – Re – Mi

In June, music filled Rafiki Village Uganda. Mrs. Joyce Anne Wilder, the curriculum writer for Rafiki’s preprimary and primary music program, visited. Fellow musicians sent her with a suitcase full of flutes and piano curriculum, and they were put to good use! Joyce Anne led ute and piano lessons, providing the opportunity for many of our day students to learn an instrument for the first time. The body of Christ sent her equipped, Joyce Anne played her part while with us and Rafiki teachers, trained by Joyce Anne, continue to instruct the lessons.

It’s beautiful to consider how God uniquely weaves us all into His story. No role, no act is small in His eyes. Whether you pray, donate or physically come and serve—thank you. God loves His children in Africa through it all.