Dr. Val and Waffle Lomilo - Uganda
Dr. Val seeks to inspire the local pastoral communities of Karamoja to spiritual growth and peace building through capacity building in wholistic livestock health and husbandry. She partners with traditional healers and women in the villages to develop improved formulations for the traditional, herbal veterinary medicines and other livestock related micro-enterprises as a way to provide alternative livelihoods for the pastoralist families. A new peace program between the warring Karamojong is beginning to show fruit as well. She also assists local churches with outreaches to widows and children of AIDS affected families and refugees from the rebel war.
Prayer Requests:Val and I to grow closer and to guard time for our relationship.Building up the relationships we have with so many here in the US and to express our hope for many of them to come to Uganda.The work there in Uganda is HUGE. As their hearts following after what the Holy Spirit would have them do, God can change our corner of Africa in a big way.Many know that going over to Africa as a new missionary brings extra costs….but some do not realize that part of the fund raising also is for the support of the CLIDE Team. The work they do reaches deeply into Uganda. CLIDE ministries touch the souls of those having some very deep needs, more than just needs for subsistence, but deep needs of their hearts. Our desire is to dive into the very heart of spiritual discipleship, to usher these precious ones’ of God into His presence.Yes, the laborers are few……but we invite you to be a part of what we are immersed in….pray for this and for those who would come and help us. Expansion into the neighboring communities and tribes (Turkana and Toposa) who have invited us (Christian Veterinary Mission) to come help them with livestock interventions and peace building, so as to effectively block the raiding corridors and utilize the fertile, abandoned, adjacent lands.Grace from the Lord for two large proposals that we have sent out, to the EU and USAID, which could provide funds to exponentially enlarge our impact in the region and provide necessary resources for expanded operations.New team members who bring additional insights and prospects for us as a team to serve together. Pray for harmonious integration, spiritual synergy and good communications.Moving forward on Discipleship, Evangelism and Church Planting. We have several new churches that we are trying to get up and running with new believers as local church leaders/pastors. Pray for spread of our Chronological Bible Storying trainings and integration into other church bodies around the region.