Last month we told you about our CTM regional teams following up with the newly established churches that were planted as result of Transform Uganda III.
In addition to that outreach (which we want to continue on a monthly basis), our CTM Uganda team partnered with the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) to followup with many of the other churches that have been planted previously.
The material for this update with provided by our Nigerian brothers and sisters, who we worked with very closely this past July-August, during Transform Uganda III. As you know from previous posts, the Nigerian Church posted a volunteer pastor in each village during the week of TU III – with each pastor residing in a village for the whole week – encouraging, supporting, and loving the new believers.
As a result of this close partnership formed duing TU III, the Nigerian Church decided to work with us again to do some more followup. Thanks be to God for these brothers and sisters! Some 16 decided to participate in this additional outreach, traveling from Nigeria to the various villages where we have planted churches in the northern Uganda bush country. Due to difficulties that arove, only 7 were able to leave Nigeria and activiely participate in this additional outeach to the other villages.
The New Life For All in conjunction with the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Nigeria organized and packaged the program by obtaining the Visa for the journey and the training materials for children ministry. The Family Life Program was also packaged to help the newly born again Christian couples, forming the basis for child evangelism. Here is a summary of the additional followup visits that took place in November, in partnership with them:
The Journey to Uganda
Monday, Nov 13th – The 7 delegates left Kaduna for Uganda on the 13th, arriving by the 16th and enroute to their mission.
Friday Nov. 17 – Nov . 20th – the team started at a village called Kiyinja- Kiluuma –Butloogo. Evg. Jonah Tsado, Evg Dorothy Bagaiya, Evg. Lucy Sheshi and Evg. Margaret served there along with Pastor Emma who was translating and organizing the team from Nigeria. The training continued on Saturday 18th and on Sunday, the 19th of November.
The team members were divided to worship in different churches and to share God’s word; great testimonies were recorded. On Sunday Evening the team had the Family Life teachings that made great impact, and many people had many questions and they were answered by the help of the Holy Spirit. The Family Life program continued on Monday 20th and it was very amazing. The team started receiving good testimonies it was very encouraging – we give God all the glory.
Kibale Followup Activities
The second team was led by the mission cordinator Evg. Sheshi with Eld. Stephen Bage, and Mummy Rakiya Buba. The team was giving an unusual resounding welcome along with Bishop Emmanuel Kabonge. Almost what happened in Mubende happened in Kibale too. We had similar programs exept that a conference was organized which was comprised of pastors, Sunday school workers, adults and children. The pastors and children workers were separated and trained while the rest were assigned to other helpers for other activities.
Progarams started on Friday 17th November and ended on Monday 20th November there was trianing of pastors and Sunday school teachers, Crusades and Film ministry every evening. On Sunday, the children were seperated and taught specially and all the children and teens prayed to receive Christ. Evg. Stephen Sheshi remained in the adult church and share God’s word and when the invitation was given, virtouly all the worshippers repented and made Jesus their savior.
On Monday 20th November There was practical session where the trainees were given the chance to for practicals to use the wordless book to win school Children to Christ and it was very effective, as many children were won to Christ. The Family Life session was taken on Monday aftenoon and it was a wonderful time with the church, some questions were asked from the participants and were answered as the Holy Spirit led us.
Kamuli District Followup
On Tuesday 21st November, the two teams come together and traveled to the eastern part of Uganda – though they had to stop over at Kiwanga Kampala to pick the new team of organizers and interpreters under the CTM, led by Eld Alan of the COCIN Church Kiwanga. The team first arrived at a village called Balawoli where Pastor Timothy Iduli welcomed them , and the first team stayed there for the training. The second team proceeded to the next mission station – the Bumongoli village, near Lake Choga.
On Wednesday 22nd November they started the training both at Balawoli-Kamuli and Bumogoli-Buyende.
Balawoli Missionary Outreach
On Wednesday the training started , Evg. Sheshi, Evg Bage and Mummy Buba anchored the work there, though the number was few the first day due to bereavement in the village – but it keep rising gradually. On Thursiday 23rd November 2017 the team was blessed to have Evg. Richard Muwanguzi, the Eastern uganda education director of CEF Uganda who joined the team at the Balawoli mission station.
On Friday 24th November the teams trained till afternoon, then they shared with the students in different schools to practice what they have learnt, The team witnessed many children give their lives to Christ. Even within the days of training, the team managed to visit a school in the community – witnessing to both pupils and their teachers, and many accepted Jesus to His glory.
The second team served in the Bumongoli village, but had to be sleeping at a nearby village. Almost the same activities happened in Bumongoli mission station which was led by Evg. Jonah Tsado, CEF National Director. The team had a wonderful experience as many of villagers confessed that they never knew children could receive Christ as their savior. Some promised to start children work immediately. The Family Life Program was a great blessing to many families that participated, and many burning issues and questions were answered.
On Saturday 25th Nov. the teams started their journey back to Kampala to wind up this additonal mission outreach to the village churches established by CTM in northern Uganda. Praise the Lord for the soft and gracious hearts of these Nigerian brothers and sisters – so selfless and willing to help and support their Ugandan brothers and sisters.
May the Lord continue to bless the Nigerian Church, CTM, and all the people whom the Lord has chosen to fill His Kingdom! Stay tuned to this Blog, our eNewsletter, and our Facebook page to stay current with CTM.
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