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Thursday
Jun032010

Mission to Uganda: Two Milestones

Greeting Ugandan partners (Click to enlarge)When Andrew first went on Lighthouse TV it was a missionary outreach. All expenses were paid by American partners. Over the years, graduates of Charis Bible College were called of God to minister as “ground troops” in this country. As a result, the work has grown. A second daily TV broadcast has been added in prime time. A bookstore has been established by CBC grad Leland Shores, and now Leland and CBC Chicago grad, Ann Petry, have expanded the work with Charis Bible College. With this strong beachhead established in Uganda, a strong group of local More partners (Click to enlarge)partners has come into being. Ugandans now want to support the liberating grace message in a land historically dominated by performance Christianity. On our first full day in the city, Andrew and Jamie met with this new family of partners to thank them for taking up the challenge of supporting the work in Uganda. It was a great milestone to celebrate and share with our partners worldwide.

Invitation at Victoria Hall (Click to enlarge)Later that day, another milestone was seen as Andrew ministered from 1-4pm and again from 6-9pm in the Serena Victoria Hall. With 1200 in attendance, hundreds came forward to receive Jesus as Savior, to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and to seek healing. As he does everywhere, Andrew called on the local Charis Bible College students to put what they are learning into practice. The goal of Andrew Wommack Ministries is not to have Andrew pray for everyone, but to teach every believer that they have the authority and power to see miracles in Jesus name. They prayed for each of those who came, and the same power that flows through Andrew, flowed through them. Nearly all those Awaiting prayer (Click to enlarge)seeking the Holy Spirit were heard speaking in tongues. Miracles of healing and deliverance were reported.

Two great milestones on day two of ministry in Uganda.

Filed Thursday, June 3, 2010, 11pm, Uganda time, AWMI Media Manager, Stephen Bransford

Wednesday
Jun022010

Mission to England/Uganda: The Longest Day

Boarding Emirates Air (Click to enlarge)Normally we take an overnight nonstop flight to Uganda from London. It provides 6 to 8 hours of reasonably comfortable sleep. However, our schedule was disrupted by the British Airways strike. We rebooked flights with Emirates Air. That meant making a stopover in Dubai and a brief stop in Addis Ababa. None of us had ever flown Emirates Air and we wondered what to expect. We were in for a pleasant surprise!

Too many hours without sleep
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As we boarded, we heard a stewardess exclaim, “Andrew Wommack! I watch you every day on TV in Dubai!” She was so excited she actually jumped on her toes like a schoolgirl. Once it was known that we were Christians, other crew members identified themselves as “born again believers.” We were welcomed again and again as we made our way down the long aisle of the spanking new Boeing 777-300. This reception was totally unexpected. We received word that at one Mosque in Dubai a local cleric actually teaches Andrew’s material. It seems inconceivable how such a thing could be possible, but we rejoice in the way the Gospel Truth is crossing impossible barriersNew Life Church Group (Click to enlarge). (The airplane was clean, new, American made, and more comfortable than British Air. You strike, you lose. We will never again hesitate to fly Emirates.)

The flight was not long enough to provide a good opportunity to sleep. At 2am we arrived in Dubai and had several hours in lounge seats until boarding our final plane. No deep sleep. Maybe 20-30 minutes of catnapping.

Uganda, at last! (Click to enlarge)Boarding the next aircraft we had another delightful surprise. 14 youth from New Life Church in Colorado Springs were also on our flight to Uganda. What an unexpected party! Again, we found little time for sleep before landing in Addis Ababa. Unable to deplane, we were like zombies as the Entebbe airstrip on the shore of Lake Victoria finally appeared on our TV screens.

Teaching before sleep (Click to enlarge)An hour in a bus to Kampala and then sleep—right? Wrong! Andrew made one last trip to the downtown Charis Bible College to teach for an hour before finally falling into bed. It was a day of about 37 total hours without sleep. We’ve seen better, we’ve seen worse. Praise God, it was the beginning of our great experience of ministry in Uganda 2010.

Stay tuned.

Filed Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 11pm, Uganda time, AWMI Media Manager, Stephen Bransford

Sunday
May302010

Mission to England: An English Barbeque

The Family Camp in Stoneleigh continued with a full schedule of meetings morning and night. In the afternoon, however, everyone took a break for a barbeque on the lawn. Dave Hinton sat in the gazebo and plucked his cowboy guitar accompanied by blues harmonica from CBC’s own John Elshaw. It was  time of fellowship for which pictures are worth more than a thousand words:

Picnic ministry time (Click to enlarge) Andrew at Messy Church (Click to enlarge)
Dave & John (Click to enlarge) Ready... (Click to enlarge)
 ...Aim... (Click to enlarge)  ...Fire! (Click to enlarge)
 Kids at picnic (Click to enlarge)  Too much fun (Click to enlarge)
 Big kids (Click to enlarge)  Zolt and family, from AWME Hungary
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 Enjoying the sun (Click to enlarge)  Messy Church for kids (Click to enlarge)

Filed Sunday, May 30, 2010, 6pm, Stoneleigh Park time, AWMI Media Manager, Stephen Bransford´╗┐