Child: Patrick Demarest
Child: Anson Demarest
Mission Field: Uganda
Years of Service: 6
Home Church: Crossroads Baptist Church
Missions Agency: Baptist International Missions Inc.
Our Missionary for 6 years
Greetings from Uganda! January was a suprosong month! Starting on Christmas morning my dad flew up from South Africa to visit us. I was still recovering from Malaria and it was a special time to have him here for almost the whole month of January. We were able to go visit a couple of the old churches my dad helped to start. While in Busuyi (about 80 kilometers from Kampala) I was give the authority and purchase agreement for the church land. The pastor has since left the faith and they do not have any Baptist leadership. Our prayer is that we can help restart the Busuyi Independent Baptist Church. Please be praying with us as we ask the Lords guidance in that endeavor. The Lord is blessing at Twin Hills Baptist in Busaabala and I am thankful we are seeing folks get saved just about every week. This month (Feb) we are sitting with the Landlord to renew the rental lease, please pray she will give us a long term lease so we can continue on serving the Lord in our current building. If you would pray about one more request, we have an opportunity to buy land about 20 miles from our current church plant in Busaabala. Land is at a good price for the capital. We have the opportunity to purchase an acre of land for $8500. I am asking the Lord to give us direction and guidance of this would be a future church plant location and for the finances to purchase the land outright. We will need to commit within the next day or so if the Lord leads. Thank you for praying for us and ministries we have the privilege to serve in. Have a blessed day!
Pastor Smith, Thank you for praying for us! This month has been a tough month in living and planting the church in Busaabala. But we are thankful the Lord has given us strength to continue faithfully in ministry. Soul winning and church attendance has been low this month, but is to be expected with the rainy season. This month we have continued to teach in the Bible college (we are about half way done with the semester) and the students are enjoying the revised lessons on Baptist Distinctive and fundamentals. I revised them a bit because the information was a bit confusing and some lessons leaned more toward a “baptist bride” and “Apostolic Succession for the church” with this I had revised my notes that the students are enjoying and understanding the fundamentals of the faith and what makes us as Baptist different then others. This month we have also had a good friend join us in ministry to help with translating during preaching and Soul winning. Bro Joshua has been a huge help in ministry and knows many local languages. He has helped with two other church plants and is a product of of the first year students of the Bible colleges he has been an encouragement to me in the ministry and has a desire to help us in the ministry at Twin Hills Baptist Chruch. Please be praying for us specifically was we start a building project. The Landlord has given us permission to build a temporary building on the property. We are excited to build it in direct view of the front gate so people can walk by and see what we are doing and hear the preaching of Gods word. As well we are putting up more church signage and asking the Lord to use soul-winning and these projects to increase visitors and opportunities to witness to the lost in our community. Thank you for your faithful prayer and financial support, Seth Demarest Sent from my iPhone
Pastor Smith, Hello from Uganda! February was a busy month in ministry, our weekly soul winning has gone well with many folks placing their trust in the Lord for salvation. Last Sunday we had one first time visitor, named Jerod, who raised his hand during the invitation for salvation. After the service one of the bible college students sat with him and explained how the Lord died for him on the cross, and about twenty minutes later, he bowed his head and asked the Lord to be his saviour. We had another second time visitor on Wednesday evening raise her hand and ask for prayer for herself because she “wanted to understand how to be saved”. While I gave the Bible study, another friend, Pastor John Bosco, who helps us go soul winning in the afternoons on Wednesday, sat out with her on the front porch and preached the Gospel to her and she got saved. Its a blessing to see these new baby Christians being born again! This month as well, the men had our first men’s prayer meeting/breakfast. I enjoy hearing the men pray for one another and the church as they asked the Lord to bless “our church”. I am thankful we had 6 men and 4 children attend the breakfast. In the afternoon Jen had her Ladies meeting with two first time ladies attending, along with some of the ladies that were in the village for the holidays. Jen enjoyed the time with the Ladies, and the Ladies enjoyed the time in fellowship and bible study. Thank you for praying for us and allowing us to take the Gospel to Uganda for you! Lord bless! Seth & Jen Demarest | firstname.lastname@example.org | +256 (78) 135-8561