Rejoice always; Pray continuously give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Dear Friends and Overseas Partners in MInistry,
Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continuous to make your request knownto God.
Beloved every time we think of you in our prayers. We bless the spirit that make us a family. We are grateful to God because of Hisgrace.
Keep us in prayers because we have worries there might be un recorded cases in the population due to our inadequate Health facility where there limited kits to carry out tests. We appreciate the government campaign in the fighting of the pandemic where our president has been on the frontline in fighting this pandemic.
We are grateful to God for your lives.We always follow the news to hear about you. We Bless the Lord for wisdom and grace that has seen Canadavigilant and keep in prayer the families that have been affected.
There are times we look at life withfearsthan we thought. Always afraid that worst would happen. As the school, we are worried about finances, our students, teachers, parents, the state of the world, and what tomorrow would bring. We have been left in a puzzle of what awaits us and we are filled with worry and anxiety.
Brethren, standing together in prayer drives out fear. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear” 1stJohn 4:18.
Remember to pray for our students who are in their homes uncertain when to go back to school. I know they have been psychologically tortured especially those who were in their final school year. The teachers are trying means on how they can help especially the final year students as the government is planning to put in place radio and television teaching and learning of which can’t benefit our students.
Some of our children come from families that have been characterized with domestic violence for example polygamous families and child-headed families as caused by HIV/AIDS. The school has always acted as asafe place for them. We pray God keeps them safe from being vulnerable to abuses like defilement and rape.
Pray for parents most whom our parents have been earning from hand tomouthsuch as bodaboda riders (motorcycle for taxi) taxi drivers, saloons and working in markets most of these were stopped during lock down. We have registered casesofdomestic violence which have resulted tosuicide, murderdivorce insomefamilies keep all these families in prayers.
Pray for the school.Bishop McAllister College is a private charity school that depends on donations and school fees the pandemic COVID 19 has greatly affected our annual budget especially in paying staff salaries, infrastructure and paying bills of maintaining the school even in time of lockdown.
Keep the teachers in prayers in this time where most of them are bread winners of their families.
We bless the Lord for the life and wisdom that he has given to the Rector canon. Paul Jeffries. He has been there to take care of the staff even with scarce resources. Continue to pray for him and members of administration that God provides for him to take care of the flock that looks up to him.
Pray for our ministry in the great commission where we have been affected by the lockdown. The churches here are still closed and we really find it hard and unbelievable but we believe God.
I am in my first year of ministry as a Deacon and I miss the ministry I’m normally fully engaged in. Nevertheless I have used the available avenues such as social media and some pastoral visits to reach staff, students and parents.
Keep our country Uganda and the rest of the world in your prayers, especially families affected by the pandemic that God may heal their wounds as they grieve that they may have hope in the risen Christ.
In all things let us remember that whatever we are facing today God is bigger than our worries, problem and fears “Cast all your worries unto him because He cares for you” Romans 8:38-39”we are more than conquers”
Beloved let’s keep in prayer this too shall come to pass. God will never allow more to come on us than we can bear…” 1stCorinthians 10:13.
Beloved I would like to call us to look to God in the words of this hymn
“My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray,
Take all my guilt away,
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine!
May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire!
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire!
While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
When ends life’s transient dream,
When death’s cold, sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll;
Blest Savior, then in love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Oh, bear me safe above,
A ransomed soul!”
…..by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your request to God. And may the peace of God be with you beloved.
Deacon Joseph Tusingwire