Sent

 “Jesus sent out these twelve, instructing them, … proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”

Matthew 10:5-7

Just a year ago, our Ugandan missionaries returned from their first international mission trip. They had never been out of their country, never had a passport, never been through security, or on an airplane. They went to Malawi to be entrusted with ongoing training for the 100 students who had received the initial instruction. 

In November 2022, those same Ugandan missionaries made their first solo mission trip to Malawi and Ethiopia. Now, just over a year later, Musasizi Wilson, Bishop Kinene, and Fauzia Tracy are heading to South Sudan to introduce the oral strategy to them for the first time. They will be responsible for the transportation, budget, and expenses for the trip. They are very capable leaders but keep them in prayer July 11 – 24th because they will be stretched through this whole experience. The budget for this two-week training with three trainers is set for $600 which is one third of the cost of just airfare for one person from the United States.

At the same time, Mufumbiro David and Bagatya George will be flying back to Malawi to lead another two-week training for them. This time our Ugandan missionaries will not be teaching but will instead train the Malawian leaders to teach. We are now working with six separate ministries in Malawi and each of those ministries will only be allowed to bring 3-4 teachers of teachers. It has grown so much that we must focus on the teachers who will be teaching the other teachers. We are limiting the attendance to 20 students who are expected to return and immediately instruct their other teachers. At the same time, from the U.S. we are instructing one person in India, one in Nigeria, and one in Pakistan who are also pouring themselves into their own leaders. It is a challenge to instruct one to one online, but it is working.

Supplied

 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 

2 Corinthians 9:10-11

The Orality Institute has changed in several ways this year. The number of countries we are working with has doubled. The number of people within the countries has doubled, and the methods we are using to reach them have multiplied. This year we have worked with five new countries. There were five graduations in Uganda, three new ministries in Malawi, over 100 students in Ethiopia, 150 potential students in Pakistan, and we don’t know the number in South Sudan or India. Instead of going to every location, we are sending missionaries and meeting leaders online.

This means that our fall awareness events are an essential resource for supplying the needs of this growing ministry. On September 30th, Pastor Kevin will lead a 50-mile bike ride between Cannon Falls and Red Wing, MN. The trail follows a former train line, so it has a gradual slope. On October 20-21st, Pastor Paul will be leading a group of hikers from the North Rim to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This is a 25-mile rigorous hike that requires significant preparation. Contact us below to sign up for either event.We hold these awareness events because they give us a chance to highlight what the Lord is doing through the Orality Institute. The effort that is put into the hike or bike is a picture of the effort it takes to bring God’s Word to remote parts of the world. We are working with three countries where proclaiming the gospel is a risk to the lives of our partners, but all three stated that they will proclaim God’s Word until their last breath. These events allow us an opportunity to encourage these friends with this oral strategy.