Partners in Ministry
At Family of Christ, we support missionaries Mark & Megan Mantey in their work overseas in Uganda. Below is a recent message we received from them!
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Dear Friends at Family of Christ,
Greetings in Christ from Uganda. Mark and I hope that all of you are keeping well during this time. Thank you for your continued prayers and support of the Lord's work here. We would not be able to be here, serving alongside the Lutheran Church of Uganda, if it weren't for you. It also means a lot to us that you continue to partner with us in ministry during this pandemic as we have remained in Uganda alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ. Please know we continue to keep you all in our prayers, especially with COVID-19 and with the continued unrest. We pray for God to comfort his people, heal the nation – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Come, Lord Jesus!
Even though we have been under lockdown for around two and a half months, the ministry continues. Praise God! One of the first evangelism tools used by the Lutheran Church of Uganda (LCU) was radio preaching. As the number of pastors in the Church grew, now numbering 31, the emphasis on radio ministry diminished. Since congregations here have not been able to meet, many of the pastors have gone back to their roots and restarted radio preaching so that more can hear God's Word. In Jinja, where we live, the Bishop of the LCU preaches in English and the local language (Lusoga) over a radio station that has a listening area of six million people. We know that the Holy Spirit is using the radio here to reach those that don't know Christ.
Recently, I have been able to use this time to continue the development of a missionary care program and to be a sounding board for seminary students as they face challenges while they are isolating in their communities. We are thankful that God continues to use my gifts of counseling here. Mark continues to work with Church leaders on building projects at the seminary and its overall operation. On 5/26 everyone here was allowed to use private cars while wearing masks. Public transportation also opens up this week. Schools and churches are not able to meet in person yet, so please keep that in your prayers. There are 16 fourth year seminarians that want to return to campus so that they can finish their studies and graduate. Please continue to pray for the church leaders and 52 seminarians, we will keep all of you in our prayers as well. Thank you again for your prayers and support, the community of Family of Christ is a blessing to us and the people of Uganda.
Peace in Christ,
Mark & Megan Mantey
Missionaries - Uganda