Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Day Five: Sunday 17.06.2012

After all that worry, I didn’t even give my lesson, just greetings from Australia. The children take part in the second part of the service (the sermon) but they have something for them before hand. They have a similar time at church to what we have: prayer is 9:30-10:00, then the service is officially from 10-12, but usually runs over.

They made a special cake for us all to have, and I just managed to get away with not eating any. I had a Fanta though, which I normally wouldn’t to make up for it.

Afterwards we had lunch at one of the elder’s house’s, with all of the elders there, along with the other visitor, Winnie (from Kampala). I had lots of food, but everyone kept wanting me to eat more. Then Auntie Irene prayed for us.

John picked us up and drove us home, and then we went back into town. Esther needed to get some money out, and I just wanted to see things. It was quiet because it was a Sunday. Esther soon got tired and went back, but I continue on… to receive 1 proposal of marriage from a Congonese man and one offer of ‘friendship’ from a seller of Matoke bananas. Then I headed back on a boda – the first boda ride this trip! It was a lot of fun. I passed Esther on the way and David soon arrived on a boda too, so we walked the last road together.

At dinner we talked a bit about politics. Museveni (their president) was the reason we had difficulty accessing our emails. That’s right, the president blocked my email. I feel important. Anyway, he has been in power for 25 years, and while he isn’t bad, a lot of people have previously voted against him but election results just get ‘recounted’ and he stays in. I told them how we have crooked politicians in Australia – the recent case of one spending millions on things completely unrelated to politics or the good of Australia being an example.

We also discussed the Bushikori clinic. It is extremely important, but it is the biggest cost. Without it though, people can’t get any medical attention, and even if they can afford the hospital, a lot of people (especially poorer people) die waiting. So it needs to stay open, but it is a struggle financially.

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