Well-known local man Jonathan Gault is going to brave the elements again on New Year’s Eve for his seventh annual 24 hour sit-out in Church Street, Ballymoney.
The sit-out is to raise awareness and funds for the work of ‘Go Uganda’ mission team.
The ‘Go’ team will travel to Uganda in September 2016 with Fields of Life.
While there, they will be involved in various aspects of missionary work from children’s holiday bible clubs, women’s ministry, the drilling of bore holes for water wells, the erection of a nursery block at their school and also, most importantly, sharing God’s word.
The name of the team ‘Go Uganda’ comes from the great commission in Matthew 28 v 19 where Jesus gave the remaining disciples this instruction before He ascended into heaven. “Therefore GO and make disciples of all nations”, and the theme is continued in Mark 16 v 15 where Jesus says “GO into all the world and preach the good news to all creation”.
Jonathan Gault said: “This is at the heart of what the ‘Go Uganda’ team are doing in Uganda and here at home in Ballymoney, wanting people to hear the good news of Jesus Christ, what He has done and continues to do. Romans 10 v 17 says “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard from the word of Christ”.
“As Christians this is the work that God has called each of us to do, to share the good news of what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for each of us in taking our punishment on the cross and also for what He can and wants to do for others.
“To see the impact and transformation through the work of Fields of Life and the local Go Uganda team is a real encouragement to all involved.
“Thanks to all those who help our work, we have seen their everyday needs met such as clean water, food, accommodation, education but most importantly to see their eternal needs met in the Lord Jesus Christ. For all of this we give our great God all the glory.
“The ‘Go Uganda’ team want to give thanks to God for all He has done for them with their work in Uganda and here at home, and as they prepare to travel back out to Uganda in September 2016 they also thank God for everything He has done in their own lives.”
So if you are free why not say hello to Jonathan from 11am on 31st December until 11am Friday - New Year’s Day.