2017 So Far...

2017 has flown by, and it’s hard to believe that it’s already September!  It’s been an amazing year for us at Switchboard, and we’ve seen God move in unexpected and incredible ways.  We’ve got some exciting things on the horizon that we’ll tell you about soon, but we wanted to take a quick minute to update you on what we’ve up to so far this year: 

    • Lalogi, Uganda Village Revival:  In January, we hosted and sponsored our third annual “Crusades” in the Lalogi district of Northern Uganda.  Hundreds of villagers were able to attend the four day event, and 33 people gave their life to Jesus! 
    • Nairobi, Kenya: Training Trainers:  In February, we hosted an Intensive for some of our highest capacity leaders in which we focused on teaching them how to be a leader who makes leaders.  We dove into strategies and rhythms that will help them train pastors and make disciples all over Africa.  Many of these leaders will continue on with us as part of our African Leadership Team.
    • Kampala, Uganda: Pastor Training Conference:  In late February, we hosted a Pastors training conference in the capital city of Uganda for 118 pastors and church leaders.  The Lord moved in mighty ways, and many of the pastors are already reproducing the training to their circles of leadership influence.  
    • Kingston, Jamaica: Church Planting.  In March, in partnership with Onward, we headed to Jamaica to work with one of our church planters there.  We also made several new connections with existing churches that we look forward to continuing to cultivate.  
    • Mombasa, Kenya Pastors Training Conference: The Lord miraculously opened doors for us to be able to partner with the Mombasa Association of Pastors and host a pastors training conference in a city that is largely Islamic.  We got to equip 133 pastors that have been needing encouragement in a difficult city, and we look forward to many continued trainings there.  
    • Lusaka Zambia Pastors Training Conference:  After being invited to this new country, we could immediately see how the Lord has been working in churches in Lusaka.  We hosted our initial Pastors Training Conference, prayer walked the city, and assessed the current health/needs of churches in the city.  We are really excited to continue our partnership with our brothersand sisters in Lusaka. 

As you can see, it’s been a busy year already for us at Switchboard, and there is much more to come.  We could not even dream of getting to equip, empower, and encourage churches all across the globe without you, and we cannot possible thank you enough for being a part of this journey with us!  Keep praying- God is advancing his Gospel all across the globe!