Glad tidings in the mighty name of Jesus; I am privileged to once again reach out and connect with you at this awesome moment when we all look into the year with anticipation eager to engage and embrace the new opportunities opening before us. I am truly excited because such opportunities have not ceased to come our way as the Lord enables us take over new territories.
The Almighty God has enabled us engage and expands our ministry activities to diverse communities of the different regions of Uganda. We pray that in sharing this report, you will like we do be encouraged.
A total of 3,036 students were reached in four schools through the school outreach program this month. These included, Makindye Junior Primary School, Mbarara Secondary School, Lubiri Secondary School, and Old Kampala Secondary School in Central and western Uganda. Approximately 1,401 of the students reached committed their lives to Christ. 250 bibles and over 3,000 booklets were distributed during the outreaches.
We believe Children are not only the future of any nation, they are the leaders and partners of today, therefore they need to be nurtured and assisted to develop into responsible and productive adults who will take over the running of the affairs of the society later.
We have had two major Children’s leaders training this month in the district of Kampala. A total of 39 leaders were trained and equipped with skills on how to connect with children and how to connect them to God from Glory Temple Church and Christ Heart Church Mukono. The skills training included how to lead a child to Christ, how to lead a children’s bible study, storytelling techniques, how to teach a memory verse, who a child and teacher are.
“The notion that children are the church tomorrow is wrong, rather they are the church today. In our sister church located in Juba, the children served as ushers, welcoming the congregation and cleaning the church for the first one year before we ever recruited ushers. This training has challenged me and awaked my understanding on how much we need and must work towards establishing the ministry in our church” said Tom one of the trainees.
We reached a total of Six Prisons in Uganda from Central, Eastern and Western parts of Uganda. These include Murchison Bay Prison, Kitalya Prison, Kasangati Prison, Mbarara Prison, Bugembe Prison, and Maluku Prison. A total of 2,959 inmates were reached through these outreaches and 1,262 inmates surrendered their lives to Christ.
DISTRIBUTION OF CHRISTIAN LITERATURE
This month through the school and community outreaches, children cells, Leaders trainings and church planters follow-up programs, we distributed a consignment of 3,500 children booklets and 280 New Testament bibles.
Scripture portions have proved an effective way to share the gospel especially in Muslim dominated communities and restricted institutions where the Gospel is hard to be preached. The booklets and tracts have effectively served its purpose in penetrating such communities and breaking ground for the preaching of the Gospel. It has proved an efficient tool in onetime outreaches, school fellowship groups, being used as curriculums, served as children Bibles and stocked in school libraries as a children reading book.
I am Pr. Mike Opio of Arise and Shine church in Masese 2 Kikaramoja Community writing to extend my sincere gratitude for the great impact and change that the children club at KikalamojaJinja has done in transforming this community where I run a church. I on behalf of the church and the community would like to give a vote of thanks for the great work done here among the children and family in Masese 2 Karamajong community in Jinja District.
Ever since this program begun about three years ago, there has been a great revival in the lives of these children thanks to the teachers handling the children in this community, Let me take the opportunity to mention just a few of these.
a. The children have acquired love to attend church service like never before.
b. They have started behaving well in the society in accordance to what is taught in the bible lessons.
c. We have seen spiritual and physical changes in the lives of these children. They are become more and more orderly especially among the older ones.
d. The pictures and books given to the children have helped them acquire more knowledge about God and creation and many more other things.
Amidst all these great benefits and testimonies, we are however still faced with some challenges among which include the one of shelter. Because of the poor condition of the church building being that it can’t accommodate all the children and is half roofed, meeting and ministering to these children becomes hard in times of harsh weather conditions like the rains now. It’s for needs like this that we believe God for open doors that can meet these needs so that we can effectively reach out to even more of these children through this wonderful program and course.
May the good Lord mightily bless you for the work and effort you have displayed toward this cause.
Please as you pray for us, remember to specifically pray for
- Our ministry activities in the month of September
- Revival among our different partners in the communities
- For the discipleship programs in communities, schools and prisons
- New ministry opportunities in the communities and prisons
We are grateful for the awesome and great things the Lord is doing in our midst and all this is possible because of you prayers and support that has enabled us to reach and touch these communities. We can’t explain how much this means to us but one thing we know for sure is that the Good Lord is surely proud of you. We pray that even as he has been good to us through you, his goodness will never cease to manifest in your life as it has been in ours.
Remember to support one or more of our programs this month when you visit the donate page by clicking the DONATE button at the top of this page to see how and where you can send your financial support.
May the almighty God bless you abundantly