RMNi Team from left:
Ellen Fox, Scott Brinkerhoff, Tiny Shibley, Jim Sutherland, David
Haley, Myah Jefferson
Sudan Team, from left:
Patrick (Coordinator), James,
Angelo, and Louis. Lookout Mtn. Presbyterian Ch. of Lookout
Mtn. TN (LMPC) provided funds for the truck in the background,
purchased days earlier. All but Patrick (who is a graduate)
attend Westminster Theological College in Kampala, Uganda
on LMPC scholarship.
You may remember the
second picture above from last year. Laoudina saw Ellen traveling to
the teaching site and climbed up to see Ellen. She is training to
become a policewoman. One of the
Sudanese leaders said of Ellen, “She needs to stay
here.” She’s thinking about it.
from evangelizing with Angelo, her
interpreter. Below, Jim and James Amin witnessed
to this group of children and two adults across the
street professed Christ. Tiny saw five professions.
the kids. She taught on salvation, prayer and geography.
ladies in Sudan (top, above) and in Uganda (lower) on getting to know
God and on sin.
evenings the Gospel was preached and
Christian films shown. Over 35 professions were made.
far right, came to Sudan to
investigate fulltime ministry options. He
listened a lot and shared the Gospel. He is
seriously considering one opportunity that he
found on this trip, and remains in Uganda,
where we met him before going to Sudan.
RN David Haley,
graduated from nursing school in May. Three people told him that
he would die if he went to Sudan. Despite these challenges, God
clinical preparation through Dr. Michael Johnson (an African American
Kenya) and a nurse who has served in many African clinics. David worked
-stop during the day, and treated about 590 patients in Sudan and
children. Most, if not all, of the meds that we brought to Sudan (some
right) were unavailable locally, including at the hospital.
David’s translator, James, is
in the blue shirt at the top. A tent served as the clinic. To learn
more read David’s
to you in the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ. Hoping that you have taken
save journey back home. Thank you so
much for the lessons that you have given
us in Torit. It has challenge me to be
thoroughly quiped in the ward of God
for better ministry of teaching the church.
I have reported to the college for my
final semester in Kampala. Hoping to
continue communicating and praying to
each other for the task the Lord has put in
our hearts. I will be pleased if you can
send for me some of the lessons we had
Translator’s email of 8/2/07
prevented an African American pastor from going
with us, so Jim preached on a Sunday and for an evangelistic
meeting. He also taught on church leadership and marriage in Sudan
(upper right picture). Due to flight scheduling issues, we spent two
days in ministry at New Life Presbyterian Church, Kajjansi (photo
above, near Kampala, Uganda), which was a highlight of the trip.
Why? An RMNi team, with church planting financing by Lookout Mtn.
Presbyterian, together with a team from First Presbyterian Church in
Kampala, planted this church in 2000. Later LMPC provided funding
for a Christian primary school next to the church. A number of the
men in the above picture (in a seminar on biblical finances) were in
one-week classes that Jim had taught in previous years at Bible
schools in the Kampala area. In January of this year, RMNi, through
gift income, was able to provide electricity to this church. The value
of long-term Kingdom investment became clear at Kajjansi and in
other ministries seen in Uganda on this trip.