Tim and Jill Way

Adventures of the Way Family

Tulsa and Uganda — Ways’ Update

Jill and I were in Uganda in May, and it was pretty incredible. We connected with old friends and ministry partners and participated in some leadership equipping events. Our eyes were opened once again to the tremendous need for leadership development in Africa, and we had several requests for help from pastors and overseers.  Whole networks of churches are precariously holding on, while leaders and churches struggle to remain faithful. We are praying about how the Lord might enable us to serve in this field. Right now we are working towards the idea of traveling to Uganda once or twice a year and developing a solid training path for local church leaders. We would present this through retreats and conferences with key leaders, who would then pass on to others in their networks. We also have a burden to work with young leaders who are full of vision and zeal. All of this is in the very developmental phases, but this is what we’re praying and dreaming about. Please let us know if you’re interested in hearing more.

Locally, things are really hopping as well. We have jumped a little deeper into ministry to the poor and homeless. I now work out of a building called the Merchant, which is a relational outreach center for ministry to the marginalized. I love it. Just recently I was able to talk with a couple of people who are struggling with some tough life circumstances, rejoice with a homeless man who now has a dog, and help a long-time homeless friend get some clothes. That same day Jill met up with a woman here with whom she has been building a relationship, and was able to spend some good time with her. In all of this, out heart’s desire is to lead people to Jesus, to walk with them into true life transformation, and to see them fully alive as children of the Father and witnesses of His love and mercy. If you are in the Tulsa area, I’d so love for you to stop by sometime. We are located at 605 S Peoria. Click here to fine out more: http://TheMerchantTulsa.com

Of course, we are still actively involved in pastoring our small community, the Tulsa Boiler Room. After meeting solely in houses (and parks) for years, we have ‘gone public’ as one friend put it. We still emphasize family-style gatherings in homes, but we also meet on Sunday mornings at the Merchant. This is a partnership with the ministry to the homeless, and our desire is to be a congregation who actively welcomes the marginalized and homeless. It’s been an interesting ride so far, and we believe God has some good things on this horizon for us. You can learn more about this here: http://tulsaboilerroom.com

Thanks for reading our letter! I would so prefer to catch up personally over a cup of coffee (if you’re in the area, would still love to do that!). It would be great to hear back from you and know how you are doing.


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