6/1/2012 9:30:00 AM
From Pastor Maguire
You didn't know that your pastor was a basketball star, did you? That's a stretch, to say the least. Let us tell you about his chance to enjoy shooting hoops with Paul, a first year student here at ABU. One of the first days we were here, Jerry heard the sound of something out in the Robertson's driveway.
So he was excited to see an ABU student with a basketball and ready to play, when he discovered that the ball was almost completely out of air. Hey, we're in Africa, aren't we?
Paul was trying hard to get break and relieve some stress from studying for exams. While Jerry was encouraged by his determination it was apparent that God had other things in mind. As it turned out, they sat down instead and began talking about their lives. Paul asked a heartfelt and very important question, "How does a person know when he has been called to be a pastor?" What a great question, one that Jerry has recently spoken to at Matthew's recent ordination. What a joy that the ball was "providentially" out of air. The rest of the story is that Paul found another and on another evening were able to have a rematch.
Tonight is baccalaureate and Jerry will be preaching his fourth sermon since being here. Tomorrow is graduation and Gerald Sseruwagi will be speaking. Sunday Jerry preaches again at New City Church. Monday the pastor's conference starts with Jerry preaching four times that week. The other speakers at the conference will be Dennis Johnson, John Carson, Tim Hoke, Gerald Sseruwagi, and Fletcher Matandika. Please pray that this conference will have a major impact on these men and ultimately in Africa. Marg and our other houseguest, Jill O'Brien, will be each teaching a week long, one credit course that same week on counseling women and business. Please pray for these classes to be well attended and for Jill and Marg to bring glory to God in their presentations.
Thankful to be serving with you in Uganda,
Jerry & Marg
June 1, 2012; 4:30 p.m. EAT (Uganda time)