Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Night Before

It is the night before the Legacy Leadership Conference.

While sitting at the evening meal tonight a young couple came in just as I asked our team to sing with me, "Jesus Loves the Little Children".  I have never done this before, but given what we have been doing -  I thought it would be fitting as a prayer before our meal.

I saw the young lady smile then sit down at the table next to us.  No one else was in the dining area, but they were either European or American so I struck up a conversation a little while later.  I discovered he was a young pastor from California working in the nearby villages.  We had a great time discussing Uganda and it's spiritual needs.

Then just as I left...

Just as I left he said, "hey I should tell you something."  "Sure - of course," I responded, "what's up".  "Just so you know, this is a very dark area.  The Musl*ms are very radical and they think they own that park you are doing the Legacy Conference at.  Last year they threw acid in the face of a visiting pastor."  He did not want to cause fear but he did want me to be aware.  Thank you!  

So what should I do?  Do we walk in fear and intimidation?   What should the team do? Not go?   I shared with the team what was up.  We came back and prayed and then sang a song about the goodness of God.  Fear has no place when God walks in the room.  God is love and fear disappears the moment God walks in!!!  Like Joshua we will be courageous!

We as a team are prepared.  I personally am prepared.  But I am also responsible to get the word out! We will need your prayer support!  So between 12 midnight and 6 am Arizona time we could really use your prayer support.  Most of you will be in bed, so pray as you go to bed.... and if God should wake you up a few times take that as a cue to pray for us!  Sorry for the lack of sleep some of you may experience!

 We know and trust that greater is He that is in us than He who is in the world!

The orphan crisis in Uganda cannot be solved by outside influence.

We can and we do make a difference with what we are doing... but what if.....

But what if the Ugandan churches & their leadership were challenged and responded to take on this crisis.  We could make a huge difference.  Tomorrow, 1000 plus leaders will be challenged through the word of God to live for him and to make a difference in the lives of the 2,000,000 orphans of Uganda!

By the way, I stopped by the site on our way in to town and learned that some pastors from Kenya had been there for 4 days without food waiting to receive teaching.

 I am so very humbled and excited to see what God is up to. 

Thanks for being part of the IVO team through your prayers.  dwight

PS:  It costs about 7,000 to 10,000 to do a conference.  If you'd like to contribute to the Legacy Conference go to our web site, hit donate, choose Legacy leadership Conference. Every $10 sponsors a pastor/leader.    A 1,000 leaders probably each impact at least 50 people - so doing the math that's 50,000 people will be directly influenced by the Legacy Leadership Conference!  Now that's a great investment for the Kingdom!

PSS:  Linny usually edits.... but she is with Ruby - please pray for her - and I'm too tired to reread!


  1. Joel and I are Praying praying praying...helping....praying....Praying for angels to surround the park/field area and keep a hedge of protection over all of you.

  2. I will be praying for you all at 3:30 am until 5! God is Good!
    Love the Funks

  3. Absolutely covering you with prayer!

  4. Praying for all of you and standing with you Go Team Go! Keep shining for Jesus. Hugs!

  5. praying for His protection on you and those attending, His angels around, the light of His truth, the gospel, to be shined in the hearts of all!

  6. My prayers are going up for both needs!! Praise God for your love and work on his behalf!!

  7. I will pray for you and the go team too.Praying for your Ruby grace too.In the name of Jesus we have the power to break, bind and render powerless the enemy! Also God bless the pastors that are going without food waiting to be taught.It sure does humble me! janet

  8. Storming the gates of Heaven on behalf of you all for all the requests given... I am not the best sleeper so I will be in prayer through out the night... Knowing the Lord is more powerful than all the evil out there... HE IS ABLE to do immeasureably more than we can ask or imagine...

  9. Praying for you and the team Dwight and for Ruby and your family. May the hearts of all attending be broken and humbled as they receive the truth.
    Lori Florida

  10. Praying for you, for the conference, for those attending, for Linny and Ruby Grace and family. So much happening!

  11. Praying through bible verses on God's protection right now and will pray if I wake too.

    The Lord will keep you from all harm -he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore


  12. Up with bad asthma. God is taking this situation meant to cause harm in my life and is using it for good- for Him so I can pray. Praise God! Praying, praying, praying!!! God will do great and mighty things there--- He will.

  13. I will be praying Dwight. I am normally a solid sleeper and only wake when my children need something. Since you and the team left for Uganda, I have been having a much more difficult time sleeping at different times throughout the night so I've been using the awake time to pray for your family and the team.
    So thankful that we serve God Most High! Praying that thousands will be impacted by the Word God has given you.

  14. Woken by my son at 3am which was I think 5am your time. He was very unsettled and I was awake!!! Been praying for you all in Uganda and home. Just read comments on here and facebook and they are just what I have been praying!(some nearly word for word!) That their is a hedge of protection round the conference, the pastors hearts and minds will open to the message God is speaking to them through you and for Miss Ruby and loved ones back home. X

  15. I will be praying for every single one of you in Uganda, and i am very encouraged that yall are still going to have the conference at the park, because regardless of what happens the Lord will get the glory! and yes it is very scary but perfect love casts out fear, so keep doing what yall are doing!