This is Pastor James and Gladys Kondeza. He is 73 and was a pastor with the Church of Uganda. James and Gladys live in a very remote part of the region with 17 of their family members that is not accessible by car.
We have been able to procure ATV’s to go to these remote areas and deliver food. Pastor James said they were thankful that we thought about them and were even able to stress and come to the bush and look for them He said he is happy that people cared enough to come. We were the first white people to ever visit them at their home. Our coming has shown them a light and shows that people love them and are caring for them. He said that they have seen us at a distance but didn’t ever think that we would visit them.
He also told us that all their crops have failed because of drought. They are surviving by trying to buy things if they get money. If they have money they get food. If they don’t, they sleep hungry. They haven’t had any money lately because they had no crops to sell.
We were able to bring them 88 pounds of maize flour, 24 pounds of beans, salt and soap.
We shared this verse with them.
Isaiah 46:3-4 (NKJV) 3 “Listen to Me, O house of Jacob, And all the remnant of the house of Israel, Who have been upheld [by Me] from birth, Who have been carried from the womb: 4 Even to [your] old age, I [am] He, And [even] to gray hairs I will carry [you!] I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver [you.]
After we shared the Word with him, he said the family has been complaining because they cannot go to church but now church has come to them!
James and his family also have a lot of medical problems but they said they could not afford to go to the doctor for. Pray for the Lords healing touch and for them to be able to get to the hospital for treatment. We told them we would cover their medical bills.
Thanks to all of you who supported the oxygen tanks. We’ve actually been able to get 24 tanks so we have a reserve that we can rotate while we get empty tanks filled. We have been having to drive 6-8 hours to get them filled but now have an opportunity to get them filled just a couple of hours away!
We were also able to get beds for the Covid ward! The patients have been sleeping on the floor and the doctors and nurses have been having to get in the floor to take care of them. Praise the Lord the stream of new patients have slowed down and we have been able to release patients who came in very sick and are now stable. Please pray that this downward trend will continue. We only have two patients tonight but one is very sick so please pray for her to recover.
Thank you all for your prayers! Don’t stop! God is answering!
– Pastor Gary