Celebrating the life of James Lomude
Dear Seed Effect Family,
While I never dreamed that my next trip to Uganda would be for the funeral of our dear friend and leader, James Lomude, I am immensely grateful to be here celebrating his life with our staff. The Lord has comforted us through his Word as we’ve gathered to celebrate, pray, and grieve. We’ve been reminded of his promises, his good plans, and his great love for us. We are heartbroken and yet filled with hope. During this hard time, your prayers have been felt and your encouragement truly means so much to our team. Thank you so much for lifting us up.
Over the past week, there have been three services held for James in two different villages with over 4,000 estimated to have been in attendance. James was deeply loved by his family, friends, and community. While a short video can never fully represent and celebrate such an incredible man, we wanted to give you a glimpse into who James was and the legacy he leaves.
As Fiona, a member of our management team, shared at our gathering yesterday, “To me, Seed Effect is not an organization, it is a family. And when we are family, we are together.” We all feel the blessing and honor it has been to be a part of this family with James.
Many of you have reached out and asked how you can help in addition to praying:
- As a Seed Effect family, we are committed to walking with Stella and their girls and supporting and empowering them through this difficult season. We’ll also be continuing to grow, building upon the foundation James has laid and the legacy he has left. If you would like to donate in honor of James to support these efforts, click here.
- Additionally, if you would like to send a note of encouragement, prayer, or memories of James to Stella or the Seed Effect Uganda team, you can email us and we’ll pass it on. It means so much to them to hear from you.
Again, thank you for your prayers and encouragement. And thank you for being a part of our Seed Effect family.
Missy and the Seed Effect team