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Hand in Hand

with the Hallahans

Spreading the light of Christ Volume 1, Issue 1
in Uganda, and beyond. March 18, 2009

Joshua and Kelly Hallahan Seize the Hope!

The cool air and gentle breeze beckon us to
Our WGM Schedule come outside. There is newness, and a stirring
∗ April 1-8: North Carolina just below the surface. Spring is just around
team building the corner, and we see evidence of this
everywhere! Patches of green grass are peeking
∗ April 17-18 Attending through. A robin hops across our path. Tiny
WGM Northeast buds wait to unfurl their glorious leaves… hope
Celebration is alive.
∗ April 25: Barnsboro
Hope… spring branches unfurling
UMC, Missions Dinner As we enter this new season of ministry with
∗ May 5: Trinity UMC,
World Gospel Mission, we have many
Clayton, UMW meeting
challenges that lie before us. Those challenges could threaten to overwhelm
us, and leave us feeling hopeless. Instead we have chosen to seize the hope!
∗ May 31 Canton UMC
and Alloway UMC, NJ In Romans 5, the Message translation says it this way: “We find ourselves
∗ June 28– July 4: standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open
Attending Delanco Camp spaces of God's grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.
Meeting, NJ
∗ July 15: Bethel Park There's more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we're
Camp Meeting, PA hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop
passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered
∗ July 31-Aug 2: Missions steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert
Conference, PA expectancy such as this, we're never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the
contrary—we can't round up enough containers to hold everything God
generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!” -Rom. 5:2-5

So if you are facing challenges in your own life– we would encourage you
to stay alert and see what God will do next!

Prayer Requests
• Pray that God would open doors to churches where we can share His
vision for Uganda.

Hope...students at KIU worshiping God,

• Pray that we would be 35% funded by June 2009, and 100% by June 2010.
preparing to become leaders in their • Pray for us as we move in with Josh’s parents and share a home while we
communities. raise our support.
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Hope for the Nations!

We are so excited about the students and their families. Not discipling students at Kampala
ministries that await us as we all of the families at Heritage are International University.
head to Kampala, Christians, and This ministry reaches students
Uganda in June as we reach out at the university from 11
2010. Josh will be to them it is our different countries in Africa. It
serving as the prayer that they is bursting at the seams; they
Campus Pastor at would receive have grown from 50 to 600
Heritage Christ, and take students worshipping together
International the Gospel with each Sunday morning! It is our
School, where he them when they hope that these men and women
will be ministering to return to their would fall deeply in love with
an international Hope… students from Heritage home countries. Jesus and impact their
community of from many different countries, all We will also be communities for the Kingdom!
getting a quality Christian

Hope to See You Soon! We are online!

Right now we are finishing up at that we will have the

Trinity UMC, Clayton and will opportunity to see all of you E-mail us:
move to Sicklerville, NJ in June. over this next year! Through
We are praying that God would generous gifts, we are already Follow our blog:
order our days as we line up 10% funded! Our next big trip
speaking engagements and meet will be to North Carolina! Can’t
Find us on Facebook:
with people one on one. It has wait to see dear friends and
been a blessing already to share share God’s vision for Uganda!
with some of you and we hope Read our official WGM profile:

With Hope and Gratitude!

We are so grateful for the ways you are already partnering with us to bring hope to the nations! Thank you for
being a part of our team! In addition to being on our mailing list there are many ways you can do missions with us:
• PRAY! Hang our prayer card somewhere you will see it often and lift us up in prayer. Read our blog and our
newsletters for specific prayer requests. Make sure we have your e-mail address if you want up to the minute
• Get us connected with your church, Sunday School class, or small group. We would love to visit you and share
God’s vision for Uganda.
• Support us financially– no matter how much you are able to give, you can be a part of our team!
We hope that you see something on this list that you can do. We want to help you fulfill God’s calling on your life
to bless the nations. If you want more specific ways you can partner with us just let us know– we have a brochure
for you!
For Jesus , Hope of the Nations