Mantey (Uganda) May & June 2022

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May & June, 2022

Serving the Lord in Uganda
News from Mark & Megan Mantey

“Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God.” 

~ 3 John 5-6

Mark and Megan in front of the LTCU Administrative building in August 2017 – their first semester serving at the seminary in Uganda

A Manner Worthy of God

Last month, we listened as our friend and colleague, Rev. Peter Maganda, read to us from 3 John. As he shared, verses 5-8 especially resonated with us. It states, “Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth (3 John 5-8).”

As Rev. Peter shared these verses, they held significant meaning for us. The day before, our Regional Director had shared with the LCU we accepted new positions within the LCMS Africa region. These new roles are Mark – Associate Regional Business Manager, and Megan – Regional Coordinator of Care and Development. Mark’s work aligns with ensuring accountability and transparency in all of LCMS’ work in Africa. Megan will work with continuing education opportunities with church bodies and continue building care ministries for missionary families throughout Africa. 

We are thankful for the opportunity to expand the Lord’s work through our hands and grieve the ministry we shared with the LCU in Uganda. The people in the LCU have helped shape who we are as missionaries. They have taught, mentored, and guided us as we serve overseas. We are grateful for their friendship and our life together with them. The LCU graciously acknowledged that just as it says in 3 John, they will “support us” and “send us on our journey in a manner worthy of God.” We came as missionaries to serve but are grateful for the LCU who has also served us. 

The four vicars who were installed at the LTCU at the end of the 2nd semester

Life & Ministry Update

What comes next?

We continue to work alongside the LCU during our transition to our regional roles. We purposefully wanted to live here through February 2023, so we can work alongside the LCU, even as changes occur. We also wanted time to guide and serve alongside our Alliance Missionary colleagues. Megan’s work will continue to bring her to Uganda to help alongside our brothers in Christ through education opportunities.

Starting in September, we will attend the LCU partners’ conference in St. Louis and begin our home service. We will reach out to many of you for opportunities to connect while in the United States. Early next year, we will move to Nairobi, Kenya, where our field office is located. 

Thank you for keeping our LCU colleagues and us in your prayers during this time. We know we will continue to serve alongside the LCU in our different roles as we move forward.

One of our favorite times of the school year is when the LCU installs new vicars (interns) to serve at their home congregations. During the next school year, four students will spend their third year in seminary preaching, teaching, training, and learning in their communities. It is hands-on learning! 

It is also an opportunity for the Lutheran Church of Uganda to train their men and mentor them as they learn more about daily ministry. Please keep these four men in your prayers as they eagerly and faithfully serve those in their communities.

Please Pray for:

  • The LCU as they continue to serve nationwide in sharing the Gospel
  • LTCU students as they enjoy another completed school year and rest until August
  • Four new vicars (interns) from the LTCU who were installed at the end of the semester in early June
  • The Manteys and LCU during a time of transition
  • Health and safety as we serve

Give thanks for:

  • The daily work and ministry of the LCU pastors, as they tirelessly share the love of Christ
  • Another successful year at seminary and preparations for the next school year ahead
  • The LCMS Africa region missionaries as we live alongside and serve God’s people

Joyfully Serving Jesus, Mark & Megan 

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