The Community Bible Experience Discussion Group starts tonight at the church at 6:45 p.m.
The discussion will follow these simple questions:
- What’s something you noticed for the first time?
- What questions did you have?
- Was there anything that bothered you?
- What did you learn about loving God?
- What did you learn about loving others?
There are three types of taxis in Uganda: motorcycles, bicycles, and vans.
Our first morning in Uganda, I went outside and a man riding a motorcycle, with what I thought was his wife and baby (in arms), none of them with helmets, riding behind him on the seat. I found out later, that was a taxi. We typically saw at least three people, including children, on one motorcycle. Women passengers almost always rode side-saddle! The two most exceptional rides we saw were: 1) The driver plus dad, mom, child, and all their groceries, which included a live turkey. Even Lucas had to take a picture of that one. 2) Just the driver making a delivery of a septic tank (full size for a house) strapped to the seat of his motorcycle. Continue reading
Noah’s Ark Children’s Home
Just across the road from the church in Busia is the church-run Noah’s Ark Children’s Home. While we didn’t get an exact count, at least twelve orphaned boys and girls lived here. Continue reading
Oakdale Wesleyan Church is now on YouVersion
Go to http://www.a.youversion.com/groups/oakdalewesleyan to join the group. Beginning this Sunday, you will be able to access the Scripture texts, sermon notes, and Life Group questions, as well as add your own notes and answers, all on your mobile device.
Last Sunday we officially started our Baby Bottle Campaign for New Life Family Services. During the month of February we will serve our community by collecting our change in baby bottles to provide funds for NLFS. If you do not yet have a bottle, they are available at the church.
New Life Family Services exists to reach out to those who believe abortion is their only solution to an unplanned pregnancy. With love and compassion, they educate clients with the goal: birth for the little ones and rebirth for their mothers and fathers. Their mission is to honor the sanctity of human life by assisting clients in life-affirming decisions with the love and compassion of Christ. They are a valuable service to our community, and partner of Oakdale Wesleyan Church.
NLFS’ First Care Pregnancy Center in the Sun Ray Shopping Center has just opened new offices, doubling their capacity to serve. The new address is 2105 Old Hudson Road, St. Paul. An open house will be held on February 13 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to see all the services they offer to our community.
One of the many ministry services on the Busia church property is the Wesley Nursery and Primary School. Although there are public schools in Uganda, many, if not most, are overcrowded, underfunded, with under-paid teachers. Students must also provide their own equipment and uniforms, which is cost prohibitive for many families. To supplement the public system, Uganda has many church run schools. Primary education runs for seven years (P1-P7), and this is the most education many will receive. Continue reading
Because Life is better with Fellowship!
Sunday, February 2nd, come watch some super football, share in a super potluck and enjoy the fellowship of super friends.
Kick Off at 5:30 p.m.
Bring a dish to share. Drinks provided.