“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith.’” Romans 1:16-17
Those words transformed Martin Luther from living by a faith that he himself had to create to one that was given to him by God. The students who have studied the Romans curriculum are also transformed as they begin to see all that God has done for them.
Romans is a key doctrinal book of the Bible. It walks through the failure of man to measure up to a Holy God, the work of God which makes salvation possible, and the transformed life of the believer. The term Romans Road refers to sharing the gospel using scripture verses from Romans.
Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.
Romans 6:23 – The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life
Romans 5:8 – God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 10:9-10 – If you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead you will be saved.
Romans 5:1 Since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith we have peace with God.
We have had the Romans curriculum available in English for several years and there have been three classes of Romans graduates in Uganda. Students who go through this study memorize the entire book of Romans over the course of a year. The content of the book is divided into three semesters of study with oral exams in between. This past month, Israel Vazquez Flores, finished translating this book into Spanish. That allows us the chance to bring this to the Baja of Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and other Spanish speaking countries.
The roads in Uganda… well, they are not like the roads in the U.S.. It is remarkable that the cars can withstand the beating they take mile after mile.
Two graduations will be in remote villages. These are not tourist destinations, but the excitement of the people for these events is priceless. They work hard for two years to memorize 2200 verses of the Bible. For many this is their first graduation. Please join us in prayer for this schedule:
Tues. 2nd March – Depart Minneapolis
Wed. 3rd – Arrive Entebbe, Uganda
Fri. 5th (leave at 6am) – Graduation at Nakasongola
Sat. 6th – Graduation at Nambere
Sun. 7th – Church
Mon. 8th (9:00am) – Team Meeting
Tues. 9th (Dr. Kevin) – District Mtgs. – Kamuli, Kagoma
Tues. 9th (Pastor Paul) – District Mtgs. – Namagera, Jinja A
Wed. 10th – Home visits
Thur. 11th (Dr. Kevin) – District Mtgs.- Bubugo, Budondo
Thur. 11th (Pastor Paul) – District Mtgs.- Galiraya
Fri. 12th – Class visits
Sat. 13th (9:00am) – Graduation at Mission Link (Jinja)
Sun. 14th – Church
Mon. 15th (9:00am) – Team meeting at Pastor Brent’s
Tues. 16th (10:00am) – Zonal meeting for Jinja C
Wed. 17th – Depart Entebbe
Thur. 18th – Arrive Minneapolis
“On frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, … And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches.”
2 Corinthians 11:26, 28