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 last half of the year with anticipation eager to engage and continue embracing the ministry opportunities, meet goals set for the year. I am truly excited because the opportunities continue to get better and better as the Lord continuously enables us take over new territories.
In this report, we share some of these openings and How the Lord has continued to help us achieve this through the programs. We pray that in sharing this report, you will like we do be encouraged.
THE CHILDREN MINISTRY PROGRAM
Children Workers Trainings
This month, we had a total of 5 children workers trainings happening in 5 Eastern Uganda districts of Jinja, Kamuli, Luuka and Tororo. Two trainings were undertaken in Jinja districts in Jinja town Centre and Busaana Island on Lake Victoria. A total of 273 children workers and leaders were empowered and equipped through these trainings. The Raising Hope “connected” module one program “connected” first module training. Through this training, we empowered the trainees with skills on how to lead a child to Christ, leading children in worship, leading a children’s discussion/ Bible Study, child development and characteristics and how to teaching a lesson to meet children’s needs.
The Community Bible Club
Through the community bible club programs, we directly reached a total of 152 children by the end of term holiday of May 2017. Over 200 other children were reached through a community gala organized in Ntinda a suburb in the Kampala city area. The purpose of the gala was to reach the children with the Love of Christ. A total of 96 children surrendered their lives to Christ during the gala. A total of 186 children surrendered their lives to Christ through both the gala and the community bible club programs.
THE CHURCH PLANTERS PROGRAM
Two church planter training programs were undertaken in the Kampala central business area. These two training encompassed the church planter alumni and potential church planters in the Kampala. A total of 15 church planters’ currently master trainers shared different testimonies and challenges faced in their efforts to replicate the church planter program in their different districts, church and communities. 25 church planters from the Kampala region were also engaged in the module 2 church planters training which entirely focuses on discipleship through which church planters are empowered pertaining the dynamics of small study groups, how to start small study bible groups, how to conduct them, how to teach basic doctrines, how to care, how to teach Music, how to Pray, how to forgive others among other topics.
Evangelism and Baptisms
This month a total of 493 new believers were reached with the word of God through the different church planter evangelistic outreaches. A total of 165 people surrendered their lives to Christ during the evangelistic outreaches. 62 have so far been absorbed in the small and group’s and churches with the rest being followed up through the process.
A total of 43 new believers were baptized at Light the world evangelical church this month after the new believers attended the baptism classed after professing Christ as Lord and savior. A total of 64 other believers are set to be baptized in June from three church plants.
SCRIPTURE PORTION DISTRIBUTION
We distributed a contingence of 800 children booklets through the community bible clubs and children galas in the Kampala area.
A total of 598 tracts and booklets were distributed during the evangelistic exercises that were carried out during the monthly evangelistic outreach programs. A total of 300New Testament Bibles and 5 full bibles were also distributed during the exercise.
As you take time to pray for us, please pray with us for the
- June ministry activities including Church Planter Training programs and Raising Hope Training children ministry programs in Eastern Uganda
- Commit our different church planters and children ministry workers across the country unto the Lord.
- Continue to pray for the urgency in terms of bibles for the rural community churches and believers. The need is so great.
- For the ministry car that is urgently needed to reach the rural communities were our help is most needed.
- Rural communities where drought and famine has been so ramp leading to death, malnutrition and health issues among the populace.
- The refugees in Uganda who are undergoing tough life threatening challenges I terms of health, feeding and shelter.
We are grateful for your continued support for the programs around Uganda. It’s because of Partners like you that we are able to accomplish all that we are doing. Your support and encouragement always grant us the courage and determination to keep keeping on in the midst of the different challenges. We are truly grateful.
May the almighty God bless you abundantly