Glad tidings in the name of Jesus; Thanks for the great work that has seen the expansion of God’s Kingdom in the nations. I believe you are fine and doing even better than before. As for us at Mercy Link, all is well. We thank God for the successful mission outreach we had in partnership with schools, individuals and churches this past week. We can’t help but thank the good LORD and attribute this success to His greatness and ability to have made us partners. I am therefore writing to share of this goodness.
We are excited as witness our ministry in the prison steadily growing and exploding. This month, we have been able to reach out to Gulu Prison with a lock in of 1,121 inmates.
Gulu prison is a prisons found 335 km from Kampala city Centre. This prisons have always welcomed the word of God being that they have witnessed its power first hand and seen the transformation brought by it when applied to their daily challenges. This outreach was no exception. We had the opportunity to share the word with 1,112 of the prisoners and 258 prisoners gave their lives to Christ.
EVANGELISTIC AND DISCIPLESHIP PROGRAM
This month, a total of 130 bibles were distributed through the church planter program with 30 church planters trained. 2,142 people were reached through the evangelistic programs with 412 people surrendering their lives to Christ. 2 churches were planted with 103 baptisms conducted
Through the children’s ministry training program, 36 children’s workers were graduated after completing a three module children’s ministry training and a total of 1,956 children were reached through the school, and community outreach programs with 901 salvations recorded. 4 community Bible clubs stated in the communities.
Pr. Kilimani and Pr. Wafula Steve, two of our master trainers located 142kms from Kampala launched a Raising Hope Children’s ministry training program for 40 children’s workers in Iringa village, Buyende district 34km from Kamuli district. The training that was facilitated and funded by the duo saw the children’s workers equipped with skills pertaining to how to effectively evangelize and disciple children through the Module 1 (Connected) raising Hope Children’s ministry training program.
At the end of each Raising Hope children’s ministry training program, children’s facilitators with the potential to teach others are identified, retained and enrolled in our Master Trainers program. This training initiative under our leadership development program focuses on raising capable and skilled trainers like Kilimani and Wafula with the capacity to replicate the children’s ministry training programs in different communities across the country to establish programs in unreached communities. In master Trainers class, trainees are equipped with skills pertaining to reaching, discipling, and developing children. They are mentored, equipped and released to establish training programs making the best resources available to move from addition to multiplication as fast as possible hence fulfilling the principle and law of multiplication.
Please pray for us in the following areas
- Commit our next training programs for the month of May unto the Lord including the Kayunga and Kaliro church planter training programs and Wakiso and Hoima district children’s ministry trainings.
- Pray for the different church planters and children’s ministry workers in the community. Pray for the safety, provision and strengthening of the workers.
- Pray for the church in Mbarara prison with a lock in of 1,350 inmates and a church congregation of 356 inmates. The church is in need of tabs to use to baptize inmates who have turned to Christ. This can’t be done outside the prison walls due to the prison policies.
We can’t help but thank the Lord for His great favor. This could not have happened without the prayers and support of partners like you. It’s on this note that we would like to thank you who have generously supported us prayerfully, financially, materially and in all other ways. There are no words good enough to thank you but our prayer is for the Lord to abundantly bless and increase your store houses.
God Bless You