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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Joy To The World ~ Merry Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas! 

It seems like we were just writing our November update! This time of year flies no matter where you live in the world. We spent hours looking for anything resembling a Christmas tree (think Charlie Brown tree) but we succeeded in adding a little Christmas feel to the house as we sleep under fans and run around in flip flops and tank tops. This month has been full of activities & ministry + a couple of fractured wrists, a bum knee and malaria x2.

We started out the month with Sid heading to Kampala to join Jason Bollinger with LINKS International at a pastors leadership conference. They had some good time together and Sid had opportunity to share with him more about what God is doing here in Northern Uganda & South Sudan. We are super grateful for the spiritual and emotional support we receive from our LINKS family.

The day after Sid returned from Kampala Lacey, Baylie & I took the overnight bus to Kampala to see Lacey off at the airport. After 18 months and 3 countries Lacey was headed home to surprise friends & family. She had a long journey and pulled off a good surprise. Baylie & I spent a few days in Kampala celebrating her belated 16th birthday with movies, good food & shopping. It was so fun to have one on one time with her. We traveled back on the bus with our fellow YWAMer Andrew who has come from Bozeman, Montana to minister with us for the next month. He's preparing to preach in a community of Muslims the day after Christmas & we are excited about the word that God has given him. He and Sid will head into South Sudan to pray over the land. Please pray that God gives them opportunities to share the gospel.

Sid continues to oversee all of the building that is going on around the YWAM Arua base and has stepped into a new role assisting with Administrative and money matters on the base as well as a multitude of logistics.

Wendy continues with homeschooling the children along with handling correspondence with upcoming outreach teams, organizing schedules, organizing fundraising for a much needed Land Cruiser for the YWAM base and helping with social media for YWAM Arua.

We celebrated our "ONE Year in Uganda" on the 15th of December. It was fun to look back and talk about our favorite moments, our hard moments & all that God has done in our lives over the past year and how He has used every one of us in ways we never could have imagined!

We Wish All of you a
Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6
For Him~
Sid, Wendy + the Tribe
Well Yes, you can get a Land Cruiser STUCK!

Sid with Jason fromLINKS at a leadership conference in Kampala. Thankful for their missionary support.

Tate under the waterfall celebrating his 12th Birthday
Thank You for your continued prayer for our family as we serve in Northern Uganda and South Sudan. Please continue to pray for these current prayer points. Blessings to ALL of you!
  • Pray for us as we continue to learn the language
  • Pray for us as we spend our 2nd Christmas away from family
  • Pray for Sydnie as she continues outreach in Nepal
  • Pray for Lacey as she settles into life stateside
  • Pray for Health for the WHOLE family
  • Pray as we continue to actively share Christ with Muslims and non-believers
  • Pray as we step out in faith to begin the adoption process
  • Pray as we begin the process of getting licensing from Government for "The Haven"
How You Can Help...
  • Prayer is first and foremost essential to our ministry. We cannot thank you enough for faithfully praying for us.
  • Partnership through monthly support or one-time tax deductible donations through our DONATE button below or via check to:
                 LINKS USA
                 P.O. Box 1223
                 San Marcos, Tx 78667
                 Re: Harper Family

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