Missions Trip

My blogging lately has been sporadic.  I usually try to keep everyone up to date but things have been so packed lately, I haven’t been able to do that.  I’ll try to post the most important news and updates. 

So here’s the latest skinny.  I’m going to Uganda.  My friend John invited our church to join him and his team in pioneering a missions base in Uganda with the intention to raise up a house of prayer, orphanage, and bible college that will one day raise up Ugandan missionaries to take the Gospel up Africa and into Israel.  So, I’m raising money, getting a passport, and looking into shots.  Hopefully I’ll have a support letter soon and I may post it here to help get the word out.  For now, check out what John sent me to fill in others.

-Travis

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Upcoming mission trip To Uganda

This is an informative disclosure of some short-term goals and a long-term vision for some good friends who have fallen in love with the people of Uganda. I will give just a short history to set the tone. I first followed our house church leader and friend Shawn Charles and family and our friend Kato to Uganda. The need was so great But the Lord showed Him self-strong and I was hooked.

Next trip teamed up with Charles Olson father and Son and went back doing Bible distribution. Next year I took the Bennett family from KCCF and Mackenzie Higgins doing more of the same. We meet up with Alma Jones 72 years young and Dave Christian and family who while there for a year gave birth to Abigail WOW. Next trip was with a good friend from Indiana Billy Bope and Jack Baze from Archie Mo and Rick Moore. and 2nd timers Steven Bennett and Mackenzie Higgins. The word spread t he next year, several girls from the Harrisonville Mo area along with Bethany Hartzler and Mackenzie [3rd trip] who stayed the whole summer. They came home with the heart to Adopt. Mother’s Mary Hartzler and Shawna Higgins went over and blazed a trail and came home with 3 awesome Ugandan boys. The fruit over the years has been great and thank you so much for all who have given in prayer and finances. 

3 phase plan

#1 Raise funds and buy a van: our teams would use the van under the direction of Paul Busulwa. Paul is an overseer of 70 rural churches and is raising his three children alone “his wife died around 8 years ago” He has no vehicle this van would be used in his ministry and for family as well as travel with our teams as we make the trek to Uganda .

#2 Raise funds and build a well in Busia east Uganda or one of the many places that have requested one. We have paid for and had a feasibility study done and are trying to come to an agreement with landowners.

#3 Long term: pioneer a mission base for evangelism with a vision to move into Sudan. Mission base would serve as orphanage, training center, and 24/7 house of prayer

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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

4 responses to “Missions Trip”

  1. Jason Tolmie says :

    From the book, The River Flows Down, I remember that Uganda is a good place to start on evangelical missions. So I was reading it and I was like, “Yeah, this is a good thing.” Until I hit #3. Sudan. Are you serious? Sudan! You know, the place where they kill Christians for fun and profit. That’s a rather ambitious goal, but I’m sure you’ll be alright.

  2. traviskolder says :

    Yeah, J! Course we’re serious! One time we were talking about raising up missionaries and only sending them to places where it was dangerous to preach the Gospel. They said to me, “Don’t you think if we do that, we’ll loose all of our good people and most of them will die?”

    I said to them, “Oh, no. If we call people to loose their lives for something we’ll have more people than we could ever dream of begging to join us.” Yeah…that’s where this thing is headed. Don’t get me wrong…I have no ambitions to die like a fool. But why be a missionary where it’s legal to preach the Gospel?

    God told me once we’re to raise up a school of martyrs. I think this is the best training ground we have. Wanna join me? 🙂

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