Greetings in the mighty name of Jesus. I pray all is great. All is well back here and the Lord has surely blessed and increased us in all our dealings. Thank you for your labor in the Lord and support towards our programs.
This month several children’s workers and church planters graduated after completing the raising hope children’s ministry and church planter trainings respectively. We trained church planters and children’s workers in Bugiri district and Mukono districts. The next module training is scheduled for January 2019.
The Case of Kikalamoja Masese III, Walukuba Division, Jinja Municipality.
Masese III village is a slum found in Walukuba division. The core poor of Jinja Municipality inhabit Masese III and survive in this no-man’s-land alienated and ostracized by the Jinja Community. Majority of residents are Karimojong who settled here in the 1980s.
In June 2012, we implemented our first community project in Kikalamoja after conducting a Children’s and Youth ministry training with the staff of Day Star primary school and the local leadership in the community. With the human resource being the teachers and the community churches, we set the pilot Bible Club in the middle of the Kikaramoja community. Eleven months down the road, the club that had begun with 28 children had over 800 children attending every Saturday from 4:00 to 6:00pm with 196 youths joining the youth Hub.
With the turn of events and physical change in the lives of the children characterized by, change in the Moral lives of the children, change in appearance from the life skill and life application lessons, change in attitude towards work, the children adopting a new language. A Godly language quoting scriptures visa vie using foul language, improvement in grades especially in Religious education because of these lessons learnt, children starting to change names in relation to the Bible characters they have learnt about at the club and most of all the children being a able to say prayers in English, this prompted the parents to request for a program for the adults which has led to the birth of the Adult Literacy program at the school with 53 adults enrolling, “Awamu Ne Katonda” (Together with God) a community women’s empowerment group.
Today 4 bible clubs have been birthed from this one bible club with over 50 children impacted every weekend.
In line with this, our prayer requests are therefore
- The upcoming Training programs. For an increase in our monthly Budget so that we may be in position to reach and implement these programs.
- Pray for our church planters and children workers praying for protection, guidance and provision.
- For the New doors already opening in for programs in the next coming years.
We are grateful for the awesome and great things the Lord is doing in our midst and all this is possible because of your prayers and support that has enabled us to reach and touch these communities. We can’t explain how much this means to us but one thing we know for sure is that the Good Lord is surely proud of you. We pray that even as he has been good to us through you, his goodness will never cease to manifest in your life as it has been in ours.