SOMA USA

Testimonies




 The Bishop of the Diocese of Mandalay, David Nyi Nyi Naing, recounts the SOMA mission trip to Mandalay and the effect it had on his diocese.






 Father Charles Meyers discusses his experience on the SOMA mission team and how it has benefited his walk and ministry.






 Father Augustine Masal recounts his experiences with SOMA's 2013 Argentina mission trip.






 Father Mario Ágreda shares his thoughts on and experiences with SOMA's 2013 Argentina mission trip.






 The Rev. Canon Francis gives his perspective on SOMA's missions to Machakos, Kenya.






 The Rev. Onesimus Asiimwe shares his experiences with the SOMA mission team and with their ministry in Uganda.






 Father Peter relates his experiences with SOMA's ministry, and the effect it has had in Mandalay during their mission trip to the region in 2013.






 Bishop Ndenza from the Diocese of Kibondo (Tanzania) sends his greetings and shares his experiences with the SOMA mission team, which visited in the late summer of 2013 to provide clergy conferences and ministry to the diocese.






The Rev. Canon Hannock Ngoma gives his testimony on the effects of the 2012 SOMA trip to Malawi and on the difference in the clergy going into the 2013 SOMA mission trip.



 

The Rev. Anthony Chimphanda relates his experiences with SOMA's ministry, and the effect it has had on the Diocese of Northern Malawi in the last few years.




The retiring Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala, the Most Reverend Henry Luke Orombi, speaks about the benefits of the ministry SOMA provides.




The Bishop of Machakos Diocese gives his testimonial on the SOMA mission to minister to the 2012 House of Bishops meeting and Synod in Kenya.




 

The Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Mombasa gives his perspective on the results of SOMA's 2011 mission to Mombasa, Kenya, one year on.



 

Father Roger Grist talks about his recent experience on the Malawi 2012 mission trip.



Canon Leslie recounts his experiences at the clergy retreat on the Malawi 2012 mission trip. 




Brook Batchelor, Associate Pastor for Ministry at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, GA, talks about his experiences on the SOMA mission trip to Mombasa, Kenya in August 2011.



The Rt Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali talks about the work SOMA USA is taking part in throughout the international Church and about its mission work at home and abroad.



Mombasa, 2011 (all quotes from clergy unless otherwise noted):

“When I came, my heart was very low – right now I am feeling a lot of peace in my heart.”


“I had something in my heart that needed to be released and when you prayed, not knowing what it was, it was released. I know I am free. God brought you here just to pray with me so I could be free. I am so happy.”


“I cannot express what I feel – they have ministered to us to build us up and they have given all of themselves.”


“Thank you for reminding me God loves me!”


“I especially appreciated to talk on men and the spiritual life of a man. After I was saved, I wanted to go to heaven, but now I realize I need to preach the full Gospel in my life and work, and in prayer until the end times – I have a lot of work to do and I feel renewed to do the work.”

-Spouse of Priest

“The conference was like no other; the team would withdraw at breaks and seek what the Holy Spirit wanted, not what they had prepared so we knew we were receiving what the Holy Spirit wanted to teach us.”



New Zealand, 2011:

“The team prayed for me. I feel so alive now. The prayer was precise and specific, though you didn’t know my situation.”

-Parishioner at St. Hilda’s Church

“The SOMA team reminds us that God answers prayers and that we need one another.”