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Buxton United Methodist Ch

Oct 10 2018

One of the many churches that supported our mission trip to Uganda last July was a little country congregation in Buxton, Maine. The pastor, Lynn Briggs, is a friend of ours and former coworker. In fact, Lynn and her family babysat out cat while we were in Africa.

Beside pet care, the Buxton United Methodist Church supported us generously with both financially and prayerfully. Sunday we had a chance to thank them. Sue, Rose and I showed slides from our trip and told stories of the orphans, school children, neighbors and friends we spent the month with.

We also shared the need for clean water at the Buyala Children's Home. While Buxton Methodist is currently raising money for a local family who need a handicapped accessible van, they also promised to help out with this project as soon as they're able. Some,expressed an interest in our upcoming chili cook off, also a fund raiser for the well.

This was a special morning for us for several reasons. First, it is always a blessing to share about our experiences in Uganda. Furthermore, it is always a blessing to spend time with Lynn and her congregation. Finally, perhaps my biggest spiritual milestone happened in a Methodist church 35 years ago in South Carolina. I don't overemphasize denominational affiliations very much, but it was a little nostalgic to spend a morning in a UMC.

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The presentation was fun and encouraging... The gospel message was clear and encouraging. I purchased your book and just finished it. Your scope is broad and again encouraging. May God continue to bless your ministry. I will encourage others to read your book. -Parishioner of a local church

"Hey, I  wanted to say that was a great message in chapel today! It touched something:) thanks for doing it!" -High School Student  

"We are so grateful that you brought your amazing ministry back to our church this year... The Gospel message you bring applies to all!  It is such a positive, valuable work that you do."  -Coordinator of Christian Ed. UCC Church

"There's no questioning it. This is powerful stuff. It's extremely touching at times, never less than entertaining, and I see a lot of sincere love for Jesus in you guys."  -Dwight Lilies, song writer

The Lord has given you a wonderful window through which to present the Gospel!   - Field Director of Alliance Missions to Paraguay

"What a wonderful ministry to both children and adults.  In past years it has been a struggle to arrange programing that would hold the attention of all ages, but also challenge each heart with God's gift of Salvation.  Thank you for sharing your ministry."  -Sunday School Sup't.

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