Seasonal greetings hoping that all is well. The Lord has been awesomely great back here.
We grateful to bring to you this report concerning the ministry activities for November 2016 hoping they find you in great health and wealth.
CHURCH PLANTERS TRAINING
So our purpose in training lay leaders is to multiply the number of evangelistic fellowships that grow to become worshipping communities.
In the month of November, 26 church planters were trained through the ongoing church planters training. The module 3 training that was conducted in Ibanda, located approximately 316 km south west of Kampala City was done with a goal to help the lay leaders / church planters start evangelistic fellowships by which new believers are to be taught basic truths so as to distinguish Truth and false, Beatitudes, and Bible doctrines begin to mature.
Since the last training four months ago, 8 churches have so far been planted, 22 small groups, 7 discipleship groups, 435 people reached with the gospel and 125 salvations recorded.
The Biblical motivation of church planting resides in the mission of the loving and merciful God… who desires that men and women become disciples of Jesus Christ and be called out/gathered into communities which are signs of and demonstrations of the coming Kingdom of God as it is written in the book of Ephesians, “His intent was that now, THROUGH THE CHURCH, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.” Eph 3:10
The Module 3 training basically focuses on membership focusing on helping Church Planters understand what to teach new believers, the value of commitment and belonging to one body; in accordance to Ephesians 4: 4-5, 1 Corinthians 12: 4-7, 12.
The Community children program
We reached a total of three communities with the gospel through the children ministry program this month. These included Rwamwanja and Kiburara this month in Eastern and southwestern parts of Uganda respectively. These outreach programs were done in conjunction with the local churches in these communities including Light of the world Evangelical church and Kiburara Gospel center church respectively. A total of 483 children were reached with the gospel through the outreaches. 239 children surrendered their lives to Jesus.
Behind the outreach, our goal was to help establish model programs in these communities
THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
“We need hope and spiritual support if we are to experience transformation or rehabilitation in the lives of the people in the camps” said Samuel Semivumbi a pastor of Light the world church in one of the refuge camps.
We reached a total of four communities through the church planter programs in the districts of Mbale, Jinja, and Kamwenge this month. Through these outreaches, 1,817 people were reached directly with the gospel through one on one and open air crusades. 521 surrendered their lives to Christ through these outreach programs.
Through the church planter program, a total of 13 small groups have been created. One new church plant and 6 discipleship groups.
The establishment of this program is to aid in training and equipping Pastors and potential church planters with skills in effective ministry and church planting with the sloe goal of establishing a living church in every community planted by skilled ordinary believers.
Please pray with us for
- The upcoming children ministry training and graduation in Kasangati
- The upcoming Christmas programs in communities and refugee camps.
- Financial Provision for the different Ministry programs.
- Continue to pray for the New doors opening in Congo specifically in Goma and Eastern Congo.
We are grateful to God for you and the support from gateway ministries that keep us going and reaching different categories of people in the communities and prisons. We don’t cease to pray for you for the Lord to grant you strength, wisdom, joy and peace.
May the almighty God bless you abundantly?