Work Progressing on New Borehole for Pastor and Nearby School!

Greetings everyone,

Its April 24th, and I wanted to give you an update on the well (borehole) that is now being dug on a Pastor Arthur’s property outside Kampala, Uganda.

As you recall, about a month & half ago, Pastor Arthur’s well ran dry!  As a result,  there was no water for his family of 11, and they of course became very alarmed.  This was a hand dug well, and not very deep after all.  And so the situation became urgent very quickly!

About a month ago, thanks to your giving and generousity, our CTM base of supporters was able to amass enough donations to truck a tank of water to his home, and at least supply his family in the short term.  In parallel, you gave about $3,000 toward the digging of a new “deep well” on his property. The total cost of drilling the basic deep well is $4,000.

We are now happy to  report that MK Engineering, our local engineering resource and master of well drilling, has started drilling this deep well on Arthur’s property. The well is about 150 deep so far, and they are continuing to drill until they hit the water table (normally this is between 200-300 ft deep).

We need about another $1,000 in donations in order to complete the drilling of this deep well to supply Arthur and his family with water, so please, be in prayer about this, and give to help complete this much needed well by visiting our Donate page (its easy to give online, and don’t forget its tax deductible!)

Another point to note is that we would like to channel some of the water from this well to a neaby primary school.  This will require:

  • Trenches to be dug from the well at the home over to the nearby school
  • Pipes to be laid from the well to the local school
  • Spigots and fittings will need to be installed at the school to supply water to students

The school has no acces to fresh water now, and is within walking

distance of Arthur’s home. If we can raise additional funds, we can install piping from this new well to the near by school, and supply hunreds of small children with clean fresh water.

Note that many students stay the week at schools, and water is essential to their survival. We need about $7,000 in additional donations to do this – please be in prayer and if you feel you would like to help fund this special project, visit our Donate page and enter into your PayPal gift comment “Help fund water to the school”.

Thank you and may our Lord Jesus richly bless you in this life and in the life to come!

Paul M. Dooley
Secretary – Christ Transformation Ministries
E: CTMAfricainfo@gmail.com
W: www.CTMAfrica.org

April Update – Regional CTM Team Teaching Pastors from 3 Villages!

Greeings everyone,

Arthur Magezi, our Executive Director and Founder, along with one of our regional CTM support teams, conducted a pastors teaching seminar in the region of Busoga during the latter  part of March 2018.

Pastors from 3 villages attended the seminar:

  • Nabigaga
  • Kibale
  • Nagulu

The pastors gathered at the church at Nabigaga, which as you recall was completed as one of the “anchor” church buildings this past summer of 2017, as we concluded the work done during our last big outreach – “Transform Uganda III”.

Since that time this building has been hosting the regular church meetings of the Nabigaga local church, and now is beginning its role as a regional “anchor” church for the surrounding village churches and pastors!  We thank our Lord for your faithfulness, and God’s blessing! 

In the video below you can see and hear the pastors as they pray and open the conference teaching activities: 

One of the goals of Christ Transformation Ministries in 2018 is to fortify the local churches already established over the past several years, and to “build them up” – spiritually, economically and socially. To this end we conducted our first “pastors conference” in the region during the month of March, inviting pastors and teachers from  the regional churches in the area to Nabigaga.

Arthur spoke, encouraging the pastors in the Word, and giving them guidance on how to better guide and lead their congregations.  By conducting these quarterly pastor’s seminars, we hope to magify our efforts – with the Lord’s blessing – to give the pastors and teachers better tools and training to grow themselves, and to strengthen their communities.

Please be in prayer on how you can help and become a part of this vital campaignTo be effective, we need to provide the funds for the logistical support and the materials for these quarterly seminars.  For example, your gifts can help provide for:

  • Fuel for the CTM vehicle and scooters used to get to the seminar location.  Usually getting to where these seminar are held  means driving 2-3 hours through the rough jungle, so funds are eneeded for travel fuel and supplies for the trip.  Our CTM vehicle is use, along with several scooters.
  • Teaching material for pastors – funds are needed to provide each pastor attending with copies of the training materials. These have to be purchased, cost about $13 USD for a set.
  • Biblessome pastors or their assistants may not even have a bible! So your gift can purchase a bible (for $13) for a pastor or assistant in need.

How can you give to meet one of these needs?  Its easY!  Just go online to our Donate page at https://ctmafrica.org/donate/ and click on “One time donation” to give a specified amount to meet one of the above needs.  When you enter your payment through our secure PayPal site, be sure to note in the comments field how you would like the money used.

Thanks for supporting CTM and our work to transform the villages in Africa – first in the outback of Uganda, and then to the rest of Africa!  To God be the glory!

Paul M. Dooley
Secretary – Christ Transformation Ministries
E: CTMAfricaInfo@gmail.com
W: www.CTMAfrica.org

Transform Uganda IV Coming August 2018!

An eTeamGlobal and Christ Transformation Ministries Outreach

What is Transform Uganda?

Transform Uganda is the vision of Ugandan Evangelist and Church Planter, Rev. Arthur Magezi. Arthur is founder of Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM) in Uganda. The vision God has laid on his heart is to plant 50 churches, over the several years, deep in the rural bush of Uganda. His focus, in particular, is to see rural villages embrace Christ and start churches where there has never been one. A second focus, as the villagers embrace Jesus Christ, is for the villages to be transformed by the Gospel in many ways. This includes improving: literacy levels, healthcare, water access and quality, treatment of women and children, and stewardship of village resources (as the men turn from alcoholism, witchcraft, and gambling).

Read About Previous Transform Uganda Outreaches

Transform Uganda I

Phase I of TU began in July 2015, a team of Ugandans, Nigerians, and Americans worked alongside CTM to evangelize 10 villages. The Nigerians lived among the villagers. Evangelism was one on one, Jesus Film showings, a festival, and sitting and visiting with the villagers.  At the end of the two-week mission, 10 churches
were born. >> Read more about TU I.

Transform Uganda II

TU Phase II began in August 2016, by setting out to deepen and

strengthen the church plants. The team consisted of Nigerian Evangelists/Pastors, ETeam Global along with CTM. During the visits to villages, over 8,834 heard the gospel, with 2,370 accepting Christ. 900 saw the Jesus film, with 120 accepting Jesus. Villgaes were taught, a constructin team helped with housing, and medical teams provided medical treatment. >> Read more about TU II.

Transform Uganda III (2017)

TU Phase III in August of 2017 worked with the village churches to in planting daughter churches in neighboring villages. This was a

multinational team effort consisting of 70 Nigerian evangelists representing New Life for All Ministry, 40+ Ugandan’s representing CTM Uganda, and 18 Americans from Oregon and So California.

Teams went out to 12 villages each day, ministering in a variety of ways:  sharing the Word, teaching men women and children; providing medical treatment; dispensing clothing and shoes; constructing a new anchor church, and dedicating two new deep water wells.  Over 14,000 heard the gospel, with 4,323 accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior!  >> Read more about TU III.

Get Ready for Transform Uganda IV!

Preparation is underway for the next phase of TU this Summer. The focus will be to strengthen the 28 church plants and train the leaders. The primary ministry will be to continue the training and

development of the church plant pastors and women/children’s ministry leaders. In addition, as the Lord provides team members and resources we will be conducting the following ministries to the villages:

  • Jesus Film showings each night in the villages, leading people to Christ
  • Evangelism  to groups of men, women and youth in the villages, sharing the good news about Jesus
  • Training of pastors and church leaders will be provided, for those of you equipped to teach
  • Day medical clinics will be made availale as we visit each of the villages, so we need doctors and nurses!

CTM, working with eTeamGlobal, is already taking signups for volunteers who wish to take part in TU IV.  Volunteers from Calvary Chapel Phoenix, churches in Oregon, and in Southern California are participating.

Interested in being a part of Transform Uganda IV?

  • We need volunteers! To hold your space, send an email to Mike Parker at mikep@eteamglobal.org
  • Plan your Schedule to Come To Uganda August 3rd – 13th 2018
  • Budget the Cost starting now: Total cost is $4,000 per person (a payment plan will be made available). The trip will include round trip airfare, lodging each night in a comfortable hotel near the villages, full breakfast each morning. Food and water, local transportation, trip insurance, project budget split among team, misc./emergency funds, and admin fee, Ugandan visa and translators and other local help and their care.
  • Cost does not include passport, medical immunizations required and medicines, or travel supplies such as snack foods or sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and for forth.

Payment Plan:

  • May 16, 2018: $500 non-refundable down payment to secure place on the team. The funds will be applied to Airline tickets.
  • June 20, 2018: $1,500 second installment toward trip cost due; majority going toward airline tickets.
  • July 24, 2018: Final installment and full payment for trip due.

All participants will be required to provide medical information such as medicines, insurance, and health issues that might require the team leaders to know in case of emergency. In addition, each team member must sign a ETeam Global waiver as well as a character and conduct agreement for the duration of the trip. The idea is that there is no illicit drug use, alcohol use, unmarried sexual engagement, and submission to team leaders. Note: Those who raise more funds will have those funds applied toward the entire team and projects needs of the mission.

How to make Payment to Participate

Where to send checks and how to make out checks:

  • Make checks out to Eteam Global, PO Box 61, North Plains, Oregon 97133.
  • In the Memo of the check please write TU4 – and your initials such as JD for John Doe.

Contact for more information:

  • California / Oregon / Other: Mike Parker, ETeam Global – Director of Strategic Initiatives and TU4 Global Project Director
    (c) 541-410-1209 or mikep@eteamglobal.org
  • Arizona: Nathan Walters, TU4 AZ Region Leader
    602-748-3290 or NMW777@Gmail.com

February Update Highlights – The Naguru and Bumogoli Churches

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As you know, one of our goals in 2018 is to reach out to the local Uganda village churches on a monthly basis – visting them, encouraging the pastors and beleivers, and continuing to build up these “baby” village churches.

Last month we sent you news about our local CTM village support team, and their visits to the churches at Bulondo, Irundu, and Sinini. In February we bring you news about our follow-up visits to:

  • The Naguru church
  • The Bumogoi church

The Naguru Church

This church is lead by Pastor Monica, who is the mom of 9 children! The church as been in place for 1 year, with about 37 members. Fortunately she now has a bicycle to get around the village, provided by CTM’s gracious donors such as you!. She does have a bible, but many of the members do not (they need about 20 bibles in the native Luganda language).

There is a church structure, but it temporary and made of sticks and a thatched roof. They need a permanent structure, with a metal roof to guard from the rains soon to come! The children are meeting when thay can outside for school, on benches (ther is no school building).

An urgent need for this church is a “borehole” (water well). The is currently no nearby water borehole at all, so there is a lack of access to fresh water (a family member must walk 1-2 miles for water, from a stream or pond, and there is danger of sickness as a result of using such water).

The church also is very much located inthe bush, so there is no nearby hospital or medical clinic (we visited this church in 2017, and brought in medical supplies to treat the people).

You donation can help provide:
– A permament church structure for the memers to meet, pray and fellowship in
– Funds to drill a borehole
– Donations for bibles (20)

The Bumogoli Church

The Bumogoli Church is led by Pastor Paul, who is married, and has 4 children. Thje church has been established for 3 years, and has about 56 members. A temporary church structure is in place, but there is a need for a more permanent building.

Although the pastor has a bible to preach and teach from, about half the members have no bible! So there is a need for about 25 bibles – in the local language, but also some in English.

The church also has no nearby borehole, so family members must trek to the nearest stream or pond for water – risking disease.

Your donations are needed to help this church:
– Dig a borehole for the community
– Provide 25 bibles for members
– Provide funds for land to build a church building
– Estalish a school and medical clinic

How You Can Help!

First, remember to pray for the pastors and believers in these churches. Pray for their needs specifically, and if you feel led, give whatever you can financially to these churches, to help address these needs.

>> Please go to https://ctmafrica.org/donate/ to make your secure, online donation.

Your gift is tax deductible, and we will make sure your donation goes specifically to meet the need you express when you make your donation.

Thank you, and may the Lord bless your for your prayers and financial support!

Paul M. Dooley
Secretary – Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM)
www.CTMAfrica.org

January Updates from our CTM Regional Support Team

Greetings in Christ,

As you know, one of our goals in 2018 is to reach out to the local village churches on a monthly basis – visting them, encouraging the pastors and beleivers, and continuing to build up these “baby” village churches.

We thank you our supporters so much for contuing to pray for CTM, and to support the people and these churches financially  on a monthly basis.  During this past month of January, Moses and other members of our regional support team visisted several village churches:

  • The Bulondo church
  • The Irundu church
  • The Sinini church

We had the opportunity to film a couple of the pastors, to provide you with further insight into two of these local village churches:

Highlights from the Bulondo church

The Bulondo church has been planted since 2016, and is now about 1 year old.  Pastor Vicent Mulooki leads the small flock of believers, and has a wife and 5 children to raise as well.  Here is a short video clip of the pastor, who prasies God our Lord for His provision, but also lets us know of the needs of this small but growing church.  Needs that we can help address thorugh our prayer and giving include:

  • Funds and support for a borehole (water well). The community has no well, and thus many contineu to be sick and die of disease
  • Support for buying some land on which to build a church structure. Currently the church building (in photo) is being rented. If you would like to donate toward land for the church structure, please do so!
  • Lack of nearby hospital.  CTM will be visiting this church during our next outreach, to provide medical help and treatment – since there is no nearby hospital or clinic
  • Lack of a school for the children.  The community has no school for the children, so Lord willing CTM will be visiting this church several times this year to provide teaching and training to the families that are part of this village.

Highlights from the Sinini Church

The Sinini church has also been in existence about 1 year, and has now grown to about 70 members.  Pastor Daniel Gwaku leads this small church, and takes care of a wife and 10 children as well!

The church is on temporary land, so they do need money to pay for a permanent structure.  Other needs include:

  • Funds for bibles – currently the church has about 50 bibles in the local language, and the flock numbers about 70.  So we need more bibles.
  • A community school – like so many other communities, the people have no local school for the children.  And so CTM will of course provide some training and teaching during our next outreach here.
  • Medical help – as there is no local clinic, CTM will plan to provide medical treatment during our next outreach to this village. You can help by providing funds for medical supplies!
  • Church land – the church is using rented facilities, so any help you can provide to buy land for a church building would be awesome.

How You Can Help!

First, rermember to pray for the pastors and beleivers in the churches of Sinini and Bulondo.  Pray for their needs specifically, and if you feel led, give whatever you can financially to these churches, to help address these needs.

>> Go to Donate to make your secure, online donation,.

You gift is tax deductible, and we will make sure your donation goes specifiically to meet the need you express when you make your donation.

Thank you, and may the Lord bless your for your prayers and financial support!

Paul M. Dooley
Secretary – Christ Transformation Ministiries
www.CTMAfrica.org

 

 

Urgent Need for Water Borehole to Support Pastor Arthur, Family

Dear friends,
 
We have an urgent need to fund the drilling of a new water well (borehole), so that fresh water can be provided for our Founder and Executive Director, Arthur Magezi, and his family.
The borehole (water well) which was on his property has dried up, and now the rather large family is without fresh water.  As a temporary measure, CTM has transfered some funds to bring in a tank of water to hold them over for a few weeks. Arthur’s family has been forced to walk a distance to fetch water from a swamp area near the home, which has many different bacteria including typhoid and malaria. This temporary tank of water is helping them avoice that trek.  But the real solutuion is a new “deep” well.
Our primary obective is to raise enough funds to drill another deep well on the property.  A survey has been done, and a location has been identified to drill.  But we do not have enough funds for the project.  The cost to dig the well on Arthur’s property is approximately $4500 (special rate from a local engineering contractor we employ), and we have raised – thanks to donors – $3,200.  We need just $1,300 to get that well dug, and our lead pastor’s family a source of clean, fresh water.
 
A secondary objective is to use this well to supply a near-by school with much needed water.  The school has approximately 100+ children who’s families have NO access to clean water. They too are suffering from malaria, typhoid and dysentery.
Regarding the costs of finishing the piping to the school, that cost is approximately $2,000 (in addition to the $4,500 to dig the borehole).. That cost would cover the adaption of some fittings from the well on Pastor’s property, and then to run pipes about 225 feet from the property to the school, and then build two taps for water to be drawn. There is some engineering that has to occur to make that happen.
 
If you decide you’d like to gift the well, and the piping, please know you’d be shaping the lives of hundreds of families and children for generations to come! Clean water is the single greatest need in Uganda where infant mortality rates and incidents of water-borne diseases among the highest in the world.
We are praying for you as you consider this opportunity.  If you’d like to help, please visit our Donate page and enter your One Time Donation of ANY amount toward this project. Please enter in the comments “for Pastor Arthur’s deep well project”.
Thank you for your prayers and your gift.

A Look Back at What You Helped Us Accomplish in 2017!

Looking Back at 2017

Together We Have Made a Huge Difference in the Lives of Thousands of Ugandan Villagers!

Because of the faithful support from individuals like you, Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM) was able to reach out to dozens of jungle villages in 2017, and make a real impact on the lives of children, families and entire communities. Here are some key CTM accomplishments in 2017:

Twelve New Churches Planted!

During our summer outreach, 12 new churches were planted in the back country of Uganda, where no church had existed, and the goodnews about Jesus was never heard! This brings the total number of churches planted by CTM to well over 100 during the last 5 years, with over 30 in the past 2 years alone. Because of your support, you have equipped us to carry the good news of the saving grace of Jesus Christ to thousands of villagers in Uganda. Truly your reward will be great in heaven!

Thousands Accepted Christ to Begin a New Life!

CTM showed the Jesus Film in 12 villages this past summer. 3,170 attending the showings in 12 villages, with 509 praying to receive

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Christ into their lives. During the provision of medical treatment, 336 prayed to receive Christ. Our village teams ministered to the men, women and children during our village visits. 687 adults were shared with by the village teams, and 258 prayed to receive Christ (More men than women, which is unusual and wonderful). Of the 2,957 children ministered to, 1,379 prayed to receive Jesus into their lives.

Equipping Pastors with a Means of Transportation

CTM provided 12 bicycles to pastors in small villages who had no other means of transportation. We also provided several motor scooters to pastors of larger villages, so they could more easily get around to visit their congregation, go for supplies, and be more effective in their ministry. In the fall we were able to provide even more pastors with scooters, giving them a means to go for village supplies, and more effectively support their church.

Two Deep Boreholes Dug to Provide Fresh Water

Because of your generous gifts to our water wells ministry, and our partnership with “A Way to Help”, we were able to dig two deep water wells for two of the larger communities – Nabigaga, and Kisanga. These wells were received with overwhelming joy, and the difference your have made in these communities is nothing less than astounding. There will be less sickness, disease and death because of what you have done! In 2018, we plan to continue our water borehole ministry, with plans for more boreholes that will provide fresh, clear water to hundreds of villagers in other communities.

Medical Treatment Given to Thousands!

Over 5,000 were treated by the Medical Teams during our TU III summer visit to villages. Those with malaria, yellow feve, typhoid, worms and many other ailments were examined by our doctors and nurses, and treated with medical supplies we were able to procure. Our medical team treated 5,620 men, women and chilkdren, and 336 prayed to receive Christ after their treatment!. Teaching was also provided by te doctors and nurses on family planning, nutrition, and hygiene.

Children Provided with Teaching, Clothing and Sandals

Because of your gifts, we were able to provide teaching about the

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saving Christ grace of our Lord Jesus Christ to hundreds of children across the villages we visited. Many accepted Jesus into their hearts, including over 200 at a school near to one of the villages! 200 sets of clothing were distributed to small children during our visits to villages. In addition,70 sets of sandals were distributed in one village for small children.

Our First “Anchor Church” Building Completed

During TU III in July, our construction team finished the walls and the roof on the “anchor” church building at Nabigaga. The trusses and metal roofing were put in place, and the first church services were held. Preformed bible skits were performed each day by our team to tell big stories of God, and our Lord Jesus. 275 adults and children attend the plays, and 215 prayed to receive Christ.

Our plan for 2018 is to complete a building for a second “anchor church in another region of the country. These larger structures allow the churches in the entire region to come together in praise and worship, for special events such as weddings, and to engages in training activities.

Learn more about the amazing impact CTM had to thousands of villagers in Ugamda by visiting our Transform Uganda web page.

Thank You for Giving Generously
throughout the Year.
You Have Been the Hands and Feet our Our Lord Jesus, Making a Difference in the Lives
of Thousands of Ugandan Villagers!

Please Help CTM Continue to Transform the Lives of Ugandan Villagers into 2018

Donate to CTM

 

CTM Installs New Treasurer – Welcome Joshua Mundell!

We are delighted to welcom Joshua Mundell as the new Treasurer for Christ Transformation Ministries

Besides serving as CTM’s Treasurer, beginning in February 2018, Joshua is attending Concordia University in Irvine, California.  Josh’s focus at Concordia is in finance and accounting. He is also the founder and CEO of a startup company called NeighborING, (https://startneighboring.com/)  a company focused on helping neighborhoods by connecting those that need chores done with willing and able college students.  It’s a win-win situation – helping students, and getting your chores done!

Joshua is also a board member of CTM, and is very focused on spreading the word about CTM to other students and youth at Concordia University, and the Southern California region.  He is working with Arthur Magezi and our other board members to launch a “CTM Youth” initiative in 2018, which will serve to help develop and equip for success the youth of the backcountry villages in Uganda.

CTM Uganda Partners with Nigerian Church in Follow-up to Churches …

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.

And if you would like to Donate to Christ Transformation Ministries, to help offset the cost of these outreaches to the village churches, please visit our web site Donate or Get Involved pages.  We still need monthly donations from supporters like YOU to continue this ministry.  To partner with us, visit https://ctmafrica.org/get-involved/

New Church Plant Followup Continues in November!

Monthly New Church Follow-up Program Continues!

As you know from earlier posts, CTM was able to work with several partners to plant 12 new churches in the northern bush country of Uganda this past July.  Our amazing partners included:

  • eTeamGlobal – out of Oregon, USA
  • COCIN – Church of Christ in Nations – based in Nigeria, but now includes churches across Africa, and now on other continents
  • New LIfe For All (NLFA) – based in Nigeria, with outreaches to all parts of Africa

These 12 new churches plants are in addition to the 16 planted by Transform Uganda II in the summer of 2016 – making a total of 28 new church plants in the last two years alone.  And this is not even considering the churches planted by CTM in earlier years – going back to the early 2000’s.  In total, CTM has with its partners planted now well over 130 churches throughout the north of Uganda!

Church Planting is Only the Beginning 

But we all know planting churches is not enough – they need nurturing to grow, and in many ways – spiritually, socially and economically. That is why CTM has committed to send regional teams out to the new churches at least once a month.

  • To visit and encourage the new pastor
  • Make sure the pastor has a bible, and teaching materials
  • Check to see if the believers in the new church have bible, and if not, what we can do about supplying them
  • Discover any other needs for the new church community – for example, the need for a new water well, or skills development training, clothing and shoes, or construction help

Our local CTM team went out once again at the beginning of November to visit many of the new church plants that took root during Transform Uganda III, but also to visit some of the churches established in 2016 and earlier in 2015.

Regional Team

Our local CTM Regional team support that went out on these trips (for the Busoga region in north Uganda) includes the brothers listed below.  You will see these servant-hearted men and women in many of the photos taken.

  • Rev. John Dayura
  • Allan Ntwiga
  • Monday Wilberforce
  • Moses Tumwine Magezi

Local Village Churches Visited in November

Thanks to your support and donations, these local CTM team members went out and visited a number of the churches during the first week of November:

  • Ngole A
  • Ngole B
  • Nagulu
  • Kapyokoro
  • Kasala
  • KIbala
  • Nabigaga
  • Irundu

Spotlight on a Few Churches We Visited

We can’t list news about all the churches visited (due to space limitations), but below we are sharing an insight into 3 of the churches visited.  Please be in prayer for these churches, and give financially if you are able!

The Church at Nagulu

Pastor Monica heads up the Nagulu church.  The Nagulu church is less than a year old, having been established in 2017. Monica has done an awesome job of getting this church going, while raising her 9 children!  The church was visited in July of 2017, and continues to grow thanks to the Lord’s blessing and Monica’s leadership and care.

The church numbers about 37 men, women and children, and Monica does have a bicycle to get around to visit church members. The church has a temporary structure to worship together in, and someday hopes to build a more permanent structure. Although Monica has a bible, many of her church members do not. She reports that about 20 bibles are needed – in the Luganda language. Will you help supply bibles to this church?  A new bible in the local language costs $13. You can easily help by going to our Donate page and clicking on the option to donate your gift toward purchasing bibles..

There is also a need for a water well (borehole) for this church!  There is no nearby water well at all for the people, and they must walk daily to rivers or streams to fetch water – which may in fact be polluted.  Thus causing disease and sickness to the people.  If you would like to help build the next CTM water well, please go to our Get Involved page and enter your donation.  A deep water well costs about $6,000 USD to drill, and thus far we have allocated $2,500 toward the next water well (borehole).  We need $3,500 in additional donations to begin drilling, so that the people in the village will have clean water.  This is probably where one of the next wells will be drilled!

The Church at Kapyokolo

The church at Kapyokolo was also established in 2017, is less than 1 year old, and is lead by Pastor Ben (who has 4 children).  The church has about 25 members, and is growing.  The problem is, the pastor has NO transportation to help him get around the village, go for supplies or help, etc.  Will you consider donating $75 to help this pastor get a bicycle?  You can easily do this by going to our Get Involved page and clicking on the option to donate $75 to purchase a bike for a pastor.  We will ensure 100% of your donation goes for this purpose, you will get a tax deduction, and the blessing that you are helping a pastor meet the needs of his congregation!

The church also has a need for more bibles for its members.  There are about 25 members, and only 5 have bibles.  So about 20 bibles are needed in the local Luganda language. Will you help supply bibles to this church?  A new bible in the local language costs $13. You can easily help by going to our Donate page and clicking on the option to donate your gift toward purchasing bibles..

Finally, this church at Kapyokolo also has no access to clean fresh water – no well, no borehole.  This will also be our target for an upcoming water well to be dug.  As we indicted above, a borehole costs about $6,000 for the surveying, getting the rig out on site over very rough roads, and paying the crew to drill the deep 300 foot well to reach clean, clear water.  If you feel led to contribute toward this well, please go to our Get Involved page and enter your donation toward “the well at Kapyokolo”.  Thank you. – you will be blessed, and helping an entire village get access to life-sustaining water!

The Church at Kasaala

We also visited the church at Kasaala, which was established almost 3 years ago  in 2015. This church is led by Pastor John, and has grown to about 60 members!  The pastor is married and has 6 children.  Thanks to your donations and support, he has a bicycle to get around and visit his congregation.

A temporary church meeting center is still in place, so there is a need for a better church structure.  And although the pastor has a bible, most church members still have no bibles!  They need about 20 bibles in the local Luganda language.  Will you help supply bibles to this church?  A new bible in the local language costs $13. You can easily help by going to our Donate page and clicking on the option to donate your gift toward purchasing bibles..

Fortunately there is a local water well (borehole) in the vicinity of the village, but it is not a deep well – hence the water is salty, and no so good.  We are planning to help them get a deep well in the future, so the villagers can have clear, fresh water – but we are waiting on the Lord for his provision on this.

We Need Your Continuing Prayers and Support!

We rely on your donations to go back and visit these churches, and see that we help the grow and develop.  Currently Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM), being formally organized as a non-profit in 2016, does not yet have any big donor organizations, not are we funded by any large churches or institutions.

We rely on individual donors like you to so the work of Christ in the back country, hard to reach villages.

Why Not Become a CTM Support Partner?

Please consider signing on as a CTM Support Partner.  If you can contribute just $10, $20, $50 or $100 per month, your regular monthly donation – added to others that come along side us – will help us do the work God our Savior has called us to do. Its easy to signup as a CTM Support Partner – just go to our Get Involved page, and select how you want to your donation put to work each month:

  • To support these village follow-up missions
  • To support an individual pastor and his/her family
  • Provide a monthly amount to purchase much needed bibles for the villages
  • Have your donation used to purchase bicycles or scooters – much needed!
  • .. and other options

Or, you can visit our Donate page, and just pledge a flat monthly gift (ANY amount will help – even $20 per month) to be used to support the work of CTM. in Africa. We will sent you a CTM T-Shirt or Cap as a special thank you, and you will be an integral part of this work. Please consider partnering with us, and praying for the work of CTM! We need your prayers, and your monthly support to continue the work God has called us to do!

May God bless you, and keep you in His care.

Paul M. Dooley
Secretary-Treasurer
Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM)
Web: www.CTMAfrica.org

 

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