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We have been updating our Facebook page over the past year instead of our blog simply because communication there seems to be easier. To see updates please visit Facebook and search John Elizabeth Oriokot. We also send out news letters. If interested please write us at John.liz.oriokot@gmail.com.

Digging Wells

Water for All (Rosser family) has started drilling wells for our students in Ateta. We hope for those in James and Peter’s organic classes to have water at their homesteads. Please keep their efforts in your prayers. Things have been tough this week after they hit a layer of consolidated clay while digging at James’ home. Now that the hard work of breaking through the clay is past, the drill bit is stuck in sand. We are really praying for success

Saying Goodbye

Our SMBS team has been with us for two months and it is time for them to pack up and head home. One, Tim, had intentions of returning home for Bible school, but has decided to remain behind as a student in our home. He desires to complete Bible Training Center for Pastors (BTCP) with us and then return to the Sates to teach BTCP in his community.

The village classes (pictured below) will miss the two who are leaving. Dima and David have been awesome Bible teachers. How interesting it was to witness the farewell party their students had organized for them. You both will be remembered for the love you shared among different communities in Teso. Many came to salvation, got baptized, and continued in discipleship because you obeyed God’s call and command.

Planting Seeds

Isa 55:11 “In the same way, my words leave my mouth, and they don’t come back without results. My words make the things happen that I want to happen. They succeed in doing what I send them to do”. 

Our students Peter and James have been forming organic farming clubs/classes in their home villages. They wish not only to teach their neighbors how to farm, but also use this relationship as an open door for sharing the Gospel. Peter’s class is pictured below. After teaching this group farming, he transitioned to sharing with them God’s Word. Our visitor, Dima (from SMBS), is helping him teach and five have given their lives to Christ and four have received baptism. It has been a very exciting success for him. I wouldn’t be shocked if Peter has a church in this village by the time he’s done with training

BTCP Teacher Training

The Slavic team fell in love with BTCP curriculum and asked if we could help them through. Praise the Lord that Simon Peter Echungu has been visiting with us and now taking all the personal student and the Slavic team through the workshop. Pray that our Slavic visitors may access the manuals to study.

Preaching, Playing Soccer, Planting Gardens, and Studying God’s Word

Our SMBS team has been busy teaching the Word, playing soccer, building relationships, and creating a new home for the bunnies away from the gardens. We are so blessed to have them as brothers in Christ.

Say Cheese

Great excitement in the village this weekend when the Slavic guys showed up to lead Bible Study. Timofey Oleshko’s camera was a hit with the kids. I bet some had never seen one before.

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