Last night I had the pleasure of attending the second class of a Bible study by Uganda missionary Alma Jones, who I will be interviewing this Friday at 11 a.m. CST (12 p.m. EST) at Talkshoe. Our group class is going through Kay Arthur’s book The New Study: How To Study Your Bible.
Alma had a dream in her heart at 18 years old to be a missionary in Africa, but it was not until she was 72 years old that God commissioned and released her to go.
Now offiically part of the community of House of Friends, Alma has hosted many teams in Uganda. She is now training African leaders how to study the Bible. Americans are almost spoiled by having a wide variety of Bible versions to choose from to read, but there are many people in Africa who don’t even own one Bible. Because they don’t own or know the Bible, sometimes people believe doctrine that is full of errors. It is important for Christian African leaders to be supplied with and taught the Bible, so they can know and can teach God’s word correctly to their native people.
Alma also is helping Abba House develop a children’s teaching program.
Alma is here in the U.S. until December 31, 2010, when she will return to Entebbe, Uganda to continue her missions work there.
I’d love to have you join me and Alma for her interview this coming Friday. She is a loving, very unselfish woman of God with a lot of wisdom, and she is HILARIOUS! You will love her! You can listen here.