It is amazing to watch the Lord work in and through a ministry. Sometimes, it is only after many years of ministering that we more fully realize what God has been accomplishing. The Soroti Orphan Assistance Project (SOAP) has just reached a landmark in their ministry. Alan Sutphen writes about this milestone in a recent update:
The first entering class of orphans (2004) at Independent Baptist School has recently graduated from high school. Some have chosen vocational paths, others academic. Our chief purpose at SOAP has always been to cultivate orphans’ testimonies for Christ. Whether they become farmers or office workers, their testimonies for Christ are what will define them in the community. Many children in Uganda are led astray by temptations of this world, but we pray our children who leave SOAP will take a stand against “worldliness” and make a difference for Christ in the Ugandan regions in which they now enter. Please pray for their strength to endure, and pray they will continue to press toward the mark in life’s battle for Christ!
Some of you have faithfully supported SOAP for many years. Most of you have supported other missionary projects and missionaries for decades. Perhaps there has not been a great deal of outward fruit as of yet. However, as we remain faithful, there will be major landmarks reached and eternal fruit produced for God’s glory.
Thank you for your faithfulness, which allows our missionaries to be faithful. Someday in eternity, we will all rejoice together in how God has worked in and through the ministries of missionaries worldwide. May the LORD richly bless you!
David H. Snyder
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