Rev. & Mrs. E. Anderson
FULFILLING DIVINE PROJECTS
Christian believers and leaders are not on Christ’s workmanship, they must be in condition of spirit and will to undertake things for Him and see them brought to pass. All in Christ have been ‘created for good works’ – Ephesians 2: 10. It is healthy to be possessed with divine endeavour and enterprise where choice factors are brought to fruition.
It was in late January and early February of this year, 2008, that I was invited to go with a ministerial colleague to Uganda on my first visit. Little did I realise the challenge that would be presented to me by the Lord and then to see in the ensuing months the issue unfold and gloriously accomplished.
We were to minister to quite a company of leaders who were being trained to plant churches. Already a vast number of local assemblies had been brought into being but the vision and passion existent was that many more needed to be opened and established. The days were spent in teaching and instruction preparing the personnel to go forth and perform the task of evangelism and see an increased umber of churches. What a privilege to be in the midst of such a group of men and women with such faith and readiness.
Whilst talking to the Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, responsible for this great enterprise, he shared with me the way things were organised with this divine purpose to be achieved. Under him were 12 Spiritual Overseers over the whole country who unitedly shared the dream of reaching their nation for Christ. They possessed no small revelation of what could happen if they gave themselves to this task. During the time of listening the idea came to mind that it would be a great advantage and blessing to see this leadership equipped with and up-to-date computer and printer so that the work would be assisted and advanced in a greater manner. Such a provision would enable the Superintendent to contact all at the same time with good information and instruction and bless the churches.
In returning to the UK with this vision and knowledge, I sensed that the Lord desired me to see this fulfilled. Having been retired ten years and no longer leading a church, it was to be quite a challenge. Knowing that this was what the Lord willed enabled me to believe for over £5,000 for the purchase of these machines.
In the next seven months, without pressure and begging, the situation was presented to churches and individuals and it was such a thrill to observe the Lord bringing this amount to fruition. The monies quietly came in and I was possessed with an inner confidence and peace it would all work out. Mid-September I still required a further £1,000 and the Lord, in a dream, showed me someone handing me this amount. I shared the fact I was going to Uganda with this project with a group of ministers in a region of the Assemblies of God Fellowship. I simply asked them to pray that the outstanding amount would be met. The Chairman said he felt they could do more than pray. They had monies in their missionary fund and so proposed that a thousand pounds should be allotted and this was unanimously carried.
I proceeded to Uganda with two experienced men who were able to instruct on the use of computers/printers. The Superintendent purchased these machines in Kampala and in a suitable room in the Assemblies of God Offices, they were set up and it was a privilege to welcome the 12 Overseers to spend three days under good tuition. Everyone was thrilled by their acquisition knowing it would prove to be an asset to their ministry in the coming days. It was a special delight to me to see that the Lord could bring to pass such a project in such a short time. All things are possible when God is in the business.
Over the past years in retirement, the Lord has enabled me to employ a computer to perform major work and service for Him. Now it has multiplied with twelve people in Uganda. Only eternity will be able to unveil all that will be accomplished through these inspired men with these machines!
This world has to be reached for Jesus Christ with His message and he wills to use to be involved in good and sound projects that will advance His testimony.