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By Debbie Guimon
Do you remember what your life was
like 20 years ago? That is when my late
husband and I began our missionary
journey to Uganda, East Africa. We put
our feet into the figurative water of the
flooding Jordan River and saw God part
the waters and make the way clear when
it seemed there was no way. We simply
surrendered, and He did the impossible.

Twenty years ago, there were no Bible-
preaching churches or missionaries
in the area around Soroti in northern
Uganda. There were thousands of
orphans in the area who were left
devastated by the effects of warfare and
disease, and the vast majority of them
were left to fend for themselves the best
they could. An overgrown field of 18
acres, where many people had died in
battles between insurgent rebels and the
government, served as a hiding place for
robbers who preyed on the local people.

Now, two decades later, a dedicated team
of missionaries and trained nationals
minister in several Bible-preaching
churches in the area around Soroti. The
field of destruction has been transformed
into the Soroti Orphan Assistance
Project (SOAP) where 27 destitute
orphans who have lost both parents are
experiencing God’s tremendous love
for them. These orphans, along with
some staff children, attend Independent
Baptist School where they learn not only
excellent academics but
also godly character
as well. More than
20 older orphans
have completed
their primary
education at
SOAP and
are now being trained in more specific areas in local
secondary schools. Thousands of people have heard
the Truth of God’s gift of salvation, and many have put
their trust in Christ instead of their own good works.

Twenty years has made a difference for all of eternity.

For some or all of those years, many of you have
faithfully prayed and provided finances to make all
of this possible. Thank you for your investment in
eternity! May our Lord find us faithful for the next 20
years! *Editor’s Note: When God saw fit to take His faithful
servant Kyle Guimon home to heaven, Mrs. Guimon
and her son returned to the States where she served
as the Public Relations Coordinator for the SOAP
ministry, making annual trips back to Uganda. Now
that her son is grown and married, God has opened the
door for Mrs. Guimon to return to Uganda to work at
the orphanage full-time. Please pray for her as she has
returned to the ministry she and her husband began
20 years ago. W