If you haven't already heard I got married and moved as a missionary to England !!
There's been a lot going on in the Brettle household. Firstly and the most significant news is that we are expecting our first baby. In the normal way of married life this wouldn't be a surprise, yet in our world, this is a major miracle. Some 20 years ago I was told never to expect to be able to have children.
About two years ago I felt God say to expect a son, so faith rose and after two miscarriages, we are well on the way to the 14th September birth, God is so faithful, and we are so grateful.
Since getting married, Rebekah is slowly shifting from Medicine to Ministry with the launch of Neighbourhood Prayer Network, which aims to get every street in the UK prayed for. Right now over 1200 streets have a person praying each week for their neighbours, which is great.
The Lord made a way for me to be one of the five directors of United Christian Broadcasters. When I left Wales, I knew God was leading but didn't have a clear picture of what laid ahead. Now I'm here, it's amazing. The Ministry department which I lead, connects with 1.2 million people each month and we are seeing between 300 and 400 people come to Christ each month, again so humbling and so assuring that God has led us here.
I still have some active interest outside UCB, which is what I'm going to share next.
For years I've been involved with a Charity called An Open Door, which has been rescuing children from poverty in Uganda and Educates children in India. In Uganda we've taken over 100 children from the streets, resettled them and seen around half a dozen get a degree from University. It's not all been a bed of roses, but we're getting there.
In May I plan to travel to Uganda to visit the work there, and also connect with Churches and Ministries in rural area's who really struggle. I've been to Uganda many times and on one such trip, when I gave my Bible away to a Pastor who borrowed a bible to preach, I knew there was always going to be a wider need in the country.
Over the years, with the help of friends we've been able to sponsor Pastors through Theological training, put water wells in, built houses, supplied computers, we've put kids through university, provided pastors a well earned retreat and even built churches. We've given food to the widows and homes to the orphans.
This next trip is no exception.
Are you able to send a gift from you or your church/ministry to support the Christians in Uganda ? We are going to be in Kampala, Mbale, going through Jinja, and would love to be able to represent your support there.
If you could send just £5 ($10), this could provide a pastor with a Bible, £50 ($100) would help us support a Pastors Family for a month. £500 ($1000) would help refurbish a building the children are in. £1000 ($2000) would help us support a missionary or finish of a church building project.
If you can't give it's no problem, please pray. I'm going to put our visiting itinerary on my website www.carlbrettle.com the trip is between the 2nd and the 10th May.
To support Christians in Uganda please Click Here.
I've been saving each month to support a Pastor for a few months. Any help would be gratefully received by them I'm sure.
100% of what is given by you will be used on the field, and we'll record a message of thanks when we connect with those we bless.
If you would like to make a donation to the trip through Paypal please Click Here.
Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to 'An Open Door' to 28a Park Street, Tonna, Neath, SA11 3JF
Thanks for your friendship and email me your news, God's Kingdom is advancing, let's get the word out.