It’s with great pleasure that I bring to you this report concerning the February 2017 ministry activities. The month has been predominantly full of children ministry activities where we witnessed graduations and trainings in a new dimension across the Ugandan boarder. We pray this report finds you in good health and wealth.
THE CHILDREN MINISTRY PROGRAM.
This month, we graduated a total of 171 children workers who had completed the raising hope children ministry program. 62 of the graduates were from the refugee camps of Rwamwanja and Kyangwali whereas 109 where from Bugiri district in Eastern Uganda approximately 112km from Kampala city centre.
“I am grateful for this program. It has completely changed my perspective on children and how I view them. It has taught me how relevant they are to the church and totally changed my attitude on them” said Simon Kafunzi one of the trainee pastors with the program at Rwamwanja Refugee camp.
A total of seven children’s community bible clubs have been planted by the trainees at the three locations as a result of implementing what they learnt from the training. Establish children clubs is one of the key measurable outcomes of this training program. Our focus this year is to establish at least 20 more community bible clubs across the country as an organization directly under our supervision.
THE AFRICA CHILDREN MINISTRY MOVEMENT PROGRAM
This month, we launched the first ever training under this chapter outside Uganda. A vision casting training conducted in buruburu town in the outcast of Nairobi city Kenya. The training brought together 16 Denominational leaders with over 100 church representations, pastors and children workers in Nairobi and the surrounding counties. One of the key objectives of this program is to Increase the capacity of children’s workers through building their knowledge and skills on child growth and development, based on Biblical foundations, enabling them to be “child relevant” in working or equipping others to work with children. This objective was truly fulfilled to an extend based on the response of the trainees
“This has been so refreshing. I have a degree in child development but I confess I have never encountered a training not even through my education more practical and envisioning as this.” Said Mr Habakkuk a children worker in Nairobi Kenya.
THE CHURCH PLANTER PROGRAM.
“I am grateful for the church planter training because it taught me why my church failed in the first place and why I failed as a church planter. Now that I learnt my lesson, I have decided to do it right and believe with this new church plant, I will definitely thrive this time around” says Pr. Kyagulanyi Enock who is currently constructing a church structure at Nkumba for his new congregation.
This month through the church planter program, we evangelized to a total of 698 people across the country with 219 salvation recorded. Of the follow-ups done, 111 have been absorbed in the church and the small groups across the country. , 2 churches were planted this month in Kamwenge and Kampala districts.
This month, at least 145 children booklets were distributed through the evangelic and bible club programs that saw 165 children surrender their lives to Christ.
57 full bible and 89 New Testament bibles were distributed through the outreach programs in communities
114 That I may know Him booklets were also distributed during the outreach programs in communities.
562 tracts and booklets were also distributed during the evangelistic outreach programs in 3 districts.
As you pray with us, please stand with us in prayer for
- Pray for success and new doors in new communities.
- Pray for the African Children Ministry Movement (ACMM) program being to take root in different countries in Africa year.
- Lift our new church planter and Raising Hope children ministry programs and trainees unto the Lord praying for effectiveness, safety and cover through the festive season into next year.
- Also pray for the new openings in Congo and Tanzania. Pray that God will connect us with genuine partners and individuals/churches and for the successful establishment of our ministry programs.
We appreciate with all gratitude your generous support towards the ministry programs in Uganda. Your support has greatly impacted the lives of people and communities throughout the country. We are already establishing new church planter and children ministry programs across the country. It’s a promising fresh start.
On behalf of myself, the entire team and beneficiaries of our ministry programs.
May the almighty God Bless you.
Yours in service