Festive Greetings in the precious name and Lord Jesus Christ. I pray all is well.
As the entire Mercy Link team, we would like to send our warm Christmas greetings to you, your staff and family. Through this message, we express our most sincere wishes for peace, happiness and prosperity this Christmas. We are so blessed to having together with you done our best in ensuring that the gospel is preached to the utter most parts of the world this year. We know that the end of the year always brings joy and happiness with Christmas and the New Year both for us and partners and so wanting to join this celebration spirit of the Christmas season, we send you this report concerning our ministry activities for the month of December praying that it will bring you even much greater joy and keep the spirit of Christmas burning in you.
We have been blessed this Season with the opportunity to celebrate Christmas early with the different groups we have been able to visit this Christmas season. Among these include, Children in the juvenile home, prisoners, street children, community children and Boda-boda patients at Mulago referral Hospital in the centre of Kampala the capital city.
Through our children ministry programs, we successfully reached out to 4, 786 children in communities and institutions through three community bible clubs in Eastern and central Uganda at the “Finish well’ Kampala Community church teens camp in southern Uganda, through three community school outreaches central Uganda, and an outreach to a Juvenile home. A total of 2,334 children surrendered their lives to Christ through the Christmas outreach programs. We also trained a total of 51 pastors and children workers in a children ministry vision casting training and witnessed 227 children graduate in one of our key discipleship program in the three districts central and Eastern Uganda. A total of 4,900 children booklets, 40 bibles and 200 tracts were distributed during the outreaches. What an excellent way to end the year.
In an outreach to Boda-Boda (motocycle riders) patiet outreach to Mulago referral hospital, we reached out to 15 patients/ families donating hampers to and sharing the gospel with 33 people of which 11 people. Through the church planters programs this month, 2 new churches were planted and 27 converts baptised at a Refugee camp in western Uganda. 3 prayer groups were started, 767 people reached with the Gospel and 239 people confessing Christ through the different outreaches done by the church planters. A total of 57 bibles, 1,023 children booklets and tracts were distributed through the outreaches.
Please continue to pray with us for
- Pr. Enock Mujjuni and Pr. Joshua Majanga two of our Church planters under the national church planters program whose churches under construction are currently at the roofing stage with need for iron sheets for roofing. Believe God with us for the finances to complete the roofing especially at this time when the rains are so intense.
- Continue praying with us for the success of the National church planters training scheduled for January 25th to 28th 2016.
As we conclude this year 2015 and look forward to embrace 2016, we are looking forward to yet another year of partnership with you. Partners like you are the life blood for the mission work here and it’s because of your prayers, support and encouragement that we have had the courage and determination to keep keeping on. May Jesus therefore fill you with blessings and increase you in every area of your life.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 2016