From Arthur Magezi, Aug 9th…
Here we are worshipping on Sunday in a new Balawuli church recently established.
Reminds me of a verse in the Bible: “Taste and see that the Lord is good!”. Did you know -the variety of fruits available in Uganda is heaven for any fruit lover.
As you know, one of the goals of CTM, and the Transform Uganda outreach, is to build two “anchor” churches for the many churches throughout the region. These churches are to have sturdy, brick walls, and be key gathering places for believers.
Here you see construction starting at Nabigaga. The walls are being formed, and workmen in the construction teams are cementing the bricks. We pray along with the Psalmist: “Peace be within your walls…” Psalm 122:7
It is comforting to note that Jesus is the reason for our fellowship, and our communities. Our faith is in the Lord – He is our Rock, and our Redeemer. As long as we place our trust in Him, we shall not be moved.
In another place in the Scriptures He says” “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands. Your walls are continually before Me.” Isa 49:16
Even though we are building physical church buildings here, we always should keep in mind that the “church” is not a building – it is the people of God, the community of believers who have their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ!
And we have to remember that all of these provisions to build the church, and these buildings, come from the Lord! As it says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain” Psalm 127:1
Where the builds are, the children are not far away. Here we see children playing as the builders make progress on their work.
May our Lord bless and keep you.