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

 

Short Video on a Visit to South Uganda – Late July, 2017

Here is a link to a short video of a trip I took to south Uganda in late July 2017. We visited the home of Ignatius, who is a senior pastor of 3 churches in the southern region of Uganda.

The video shows his home, which is a nice structure built in the hills. He runs the home entirely on solar! Artur and I stayed there a night, and he showed us aroud to several of the local churches.

Ignatius is an amazing servant of the Lord. He planted these churches after Arthur introduced him to Jesus years ago. Now the three churches are thriving, each with their owne pastor and small congregation. In addition, Ignatius founded a school in the region because there simply was none! He took from his own meager earnings, and started the school for children from scratch – which has now grown for about 400 children, with a headmaster and several teachers.

My what the Lord can do when you lean on Him!

Link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rHjtDFfXbfw9oZbj1

Follow-up Program with New Church Plants Engaged – October Update!

Greetings in Christ,

As you know, we had awesome results with Transform Uganda III in July of this year  About 50 volunteers from Uganda, Nigeria, and America came together to help transform 12 back-country villages in the north of Uganda.

Twelve villages that had never heard the good news – how God loves them, and came to earth to give His live as a ransom for sin tomake a may for them into everlasting life – received these volunteers with joy.  And because Christ Transformation Ministries is all about “holistic” transformation, our team brought ….

  • The good news to men, women and children – through our two Villages teams, hundreds heard the gospel and received Jesus into their hearts
  • The Jesus Film to these villages, with over 3,000 viewing the file in the evenings, and over 500 praying to receive Jesus into their hearts as a result!
  • Healing medical treatment – we had two medical teams, each with a doctor and several trained nurses.  Over the course of 1 week, these two teams treated thousands of villagers, dispensing medicine and bringing healing to the villagers.
  • Help with construction – our building team was able to work with CTM Uganda volunteers to complete the anchor church building at Nabigaga, one of the larger church plants.  As a results, the church was able to hold their first worship service in this new building!
  • Clean water where there was none – part of our mission is to make sure each village has access to clean, fresh water.  We dedicated to “deep” water wells during July, which bring fresh clear water to hundreds daily in two of the larger villages

CTM Follow-up Team Forms

Our TU III teams departed Uganda at the beginning of August, but we at Christ Transformation Ministries are committed to following through with these new church plants, ensuring that they fully take root, grow and prosper.

Our follow-up with the new 28 new church plants engaged in October, with three regional teams organized for the task.  Each team was equipped with a motor scooter, provided through your generous donations.  Our white CTM of-road vehicle is used to carry supplies, and support team members.

Goals of Our Monthly Follow-up Program

The goals of our monthly follow-up program are to:

  • Visit on a monthly basis each of the new village churches planted – 12 this past July, and the 16 planted last year – for a total of 28 new churches that need building up and encouragement
  • Ensure that there is a pastor at each village church, and to identify the support needs of the pastor and his/her family
  • A senior CTM pastor will minister and mentor the new church pastor, and ensure that he/she has a bible and teaching materials.  A special message will also be shared with the church members to encourage them.
  • Assess the health of the village church – in terms of do the members have bibles?  Is there a meeting place for the church members, and what is its condition?
  • Identify other needs of each local church, so that this information can be fed back to CTM leadership, and we can bring these needs to the attention of our supports – and let God be the provision for these villagers and new churches.

Churches Visited in October

During October, our regional teams visited the churches of Bumogoli, Kisanga, Nawangaize, and Kasanga. Thanks to Moses Magezi, our follow-up program project manager, we are able to bring you the updates below on three of the churches visited during October.

In the event you wish to provide a tax-deductible donation to help support the pastor, or the needs in any of these churches, please follow the link provide below, and you will be directed to our donate page when you can make your donation.  Be sure to mention in the comments field which church, and the need you would like your funds to apply to.  May God bless you!

Village Churches Visited and Support Needs

The Bumogoli church has about 50 members, and there is a temporary grass roof church structure in place. Pastor Paul leads the congregation, along with his wife and 4 children.  Thanks to your donations, Pastor Paul has transportation – a bicycle – with which to get around the village to visit members, as well as go for supplies.

Although the pastor has a bible, the village church members have no bibles! 

How you can help:

  • Donate to help provide bibles to the church members.  A bible costs about $13.  About 25 bibles are needed for the church (families can share a bible).  Go to Donate to help!
  • Donate toward providing a borehole (water well) for this village, so they have access to clean water.  A deep water borehole costs about $6,000 to drill.  If you would like to donate toward this, please go to our Donate page
  • Donate toward a structure and land so these church members can have a more suitable place to meet.  Go to Donate to help!

The Kasanga church was also visited, led by Pastor Emmanuel who is married and has one child.  Thanks to your donations, the pastor has a bicycle to visit the members in his congregation, which numbers about 80.

This new church has a temporary church structure in which the members meet.  And although the pastor does have a bible, the some 80 church members do not have any bibles!  Fortunately, there is a borehole in this village for fresh water – so that basic need has been met.

There is no near-by hospital or medical clinic, so CTM will be looking at how to better service medical needs in the village in the future.

How you can help:

  • Donate to help provide bibles to the church members.  A bible costs about $13.  About 40 bibles are needed for the church (families can share a bible).  Go to Donate to help!
  • Donate toward a structure and land so these church members can have a more suitable place to meet.  Go to Donate to help!

The Kisanga church was also visited this October.  I know the name sounds the same, but this is a different church than the one listed above!  This is one of the larger churches, with about 200 members currently (even though this church was established in 2015!)  Pastor Chris is married, with three young children.

Pastor Chris has a bicycle to get around the community, and has a bible to teach and lead his flock.  But most of the members do not have any bibles!  About 50 bibles are needed in this church.  The church does have a borehole thanks to your donations – praise the Lord!

How can you help?

  • The church could really use a PA system and funds for chairs.  It is difficult for the pastor to project his voice without a PA system, and the congregation needs seating.  Go to Donate to help!
  • Bibles are needed for church members – about 50 are needed, as many can share.  If you would like to donate to help provide bibles to this church, please go to our Get Involved page.
  • The Pastor also needs a donor to come along side him and his family and help support them – so he can use all of his time to devote to the ministry and a growing church. It coasts about $33 a month to support a pastor and a small family.  If you would like to adopt pastor Chris and his family, go to our Get Involved page.

We sincerely thank you for helping to support these new churches, and to enable them by God’s grace to grow and prosper.  Your tax deductible donations will be 100% applied to the purpose for which you are sending the funds, and we will provide you with updates in our blog, web site and Facebook pages about the fruit that will result from your generosity.

By the way, we are in process of building a set of web pages on our web site which will provide you our supporters with a view into each church, along with photos of the pastor and family, the church members, the status of the health of the church, and specific church needs (bibles, teaching materials, food, water, medical, etc.).  Watch for this as a future enhancement to our web site!

May our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, bless you above and beyond your dreams.

Paul

Paul M. Dooley
Secretary-Treasurer
Christ Transformation Ministries
www.CTMAfrica.org 

 

Motor Scooters and Bikes Deployed for New Church Followup!

Greetings in the Lord!

Thanks to your donations during the month of September, we were able to send funds to CTM Uganda to purchase two additional motor cycles, in addition to the one motor bike we already had.

This provided us with a total of three motor scooters to enable our three CTM Uganda regional teams to followup with the new church plants established in 2016 (16) and this past July (12 new church plants). Since these young church plants are so many, it seemed best to us to organize three teams – each to followup with a cluster of churches in a region. Arthur Magezi is overseeing the followup program, as Executive Director of CTM, along with Moses Magezi acting as coordinator and project lead.

So our followup game plan has already begun.  The teams have been formed, and a scooter assigned to each.  Our CTM off-road vehicle will be used to carry any additional team resources needed, and supplies (bibles, training materials, food, etc.) as needed to the church locations.

The scooters are designed to carry 1-2 persons to each of the villages where we planted new churches these past two years.  Our goal is to use these, along with the one CTM vehicle we have, to followup with each of these young churches on a monthly basis – visiting each one, to ….

  • Encourage and train up the new pastor
  • Ensure that the pastor has a bible and teaching materials
  • As much as possible, provide the believers in each church with bibles
  • Identify any other needs that the church community might have, such as medical needs, a need for a water well (bore hole), and so on
  • Provide feedback to CTM leadership so we can develop plans to continue the process of building up these churches

Once the motor scooters were purchase by Moses, our project manager with CTM Uganda, they were prayed over and blessed for the tasks ahead.  Each was assigned to a regional team for follow-up,  to get the critical task going of encouraging and building up the new churches and the communities in which they reside.

Again, thanks to all of you who donated to purchases these scooters.  May the Lord bless you!

I also wanted to mention that 12 bicycles were purchased to provide basic transportation to many of the pastors in these new churches that had absolutely NO means of transport – other than by foot.  Those bicycles have now been assigned to needy pastors, and are being used to help them get around their village to visit their church members and families.  The bikes are also used for many other things as well – carrying supplies, water and so forth.

May the Lord richly bless those who gave to provide these much needed bicycles!

Our next Blog and Facebook posting will feature news and photos about the new church that were re-visited in October – to encourage, build up and strengthen these new churches and believers.  We will also be sharing about any needs these young churches may have, and how you may be able to help – by donating to provide bibles, teaching materials, to help drill a well, or meet some other urgent need (see our Get Involved page for details on how to give to meet an identified need)!  So be watching for further updates!

God bless.

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

Presentation of TU III Trip at Calvary Chapel MV

Greetings in the Lord!

Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo (CCMV) allowed me to present a summary of my trip this past July to Uganda, while I was a part of the Transform Uganda III outreach.

CCMV was most gracious in providing their Fellowship Hall, and a very generous buffet lunch for all that attended!  Thank you to Rob Miller, Senior Pastor, and Brian Dagen, Associate Pastor, and to the entire church at CCMV!

The presentation began about 12:45 PM, and about 30-40 people were in attendance (mostly local church members, but also some other visitors who came to hear the news!).

I shared with them a summary of the Transform Uganda III events that took place during the last two weeks of July, when about 50

people arrived in Uganda to take part in TU III – volunteers from Oregon, Washington, Nigeria and Uganda – about 50 people in all.

I taked about our approach, and how we formed multiple teams with specific purposes to accomplish when visiting the 12 villages we were seeking to minister to:

  • Two medical teams, each with a doctor and nurses
  • Two Village teams, to share the good news of Jesus with men, women and children of the village
  • A construction team, to finish the building at one of the “anchor church” locations
  • Two “mobile” teams to troubleshoot and take care of any unforseen issues

As you know from preious blog entries, Transform Uganda III had an amazing impact during the last 2 weeks of July…

  • 12 new village churches were planted, to add to the 16 that were planted last year
  • Over 3,000 viewed the Jesus Film, with 509 praying to receive Jesus into their lives
  • Over 5,000 were treated medically, with 336 praying to receive Jesus as their Savior after having received medical treatment
  • Our construction team finished the walls and roof on the Nabigaga church building (and the first services were held!)
  • The village teams ministered in each of the 12 villages,

    sharing Christ with the men, women and children.  As a result, 258 adults prayed to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Of the children ministered to, 1,379 children accepted Jesus.

  • Two water wells (boreholes) were dedicated – in KIsanga, and Nabigaga – and dedicated to the glory of God, to provide clear water to those villages.
  • 12 bicycles were provided to pastors who had no means of transportation
  • 200 sets of clothing, and 70 shoes were provided to needy

    children.

  • Young girls in a primary school were set free from demonic oppression, and an entire school was dedicated to Jesus as Lord – the headmaster, most of the teachers, and over half the student population!

Its October, and we are launching our region team follow-up program.  We need prayer partners and financial support partners to ensure these “babay churches” grow to full maturity! Please keep our three regional teams in your prayers  – to be protected on their monthly journeys, to have the bibles and training materials they need for each journey, and to be blessed and fruitful in their mission.

Please consider being a monthly CTM financial support partner.  We desparately need regular monthly financial partners so

that bibles and training matterials can be purchased, fuel can be put in the scooters and the CTM truck, and provisions can be made available to these teams who are going out to the new village churches. We also need bibles for believers, support for village pastors, etc.

Please visit our Donate page to become a regular CTM support partner.  Even if you can pledge $10, $20, or any amount on a regular basis, that will be greatly appreciated! AN plese note that all donations to CTM are tax deductible. As a special thank-you, we will send every monthly supporter your choice of a CTM cap or T-shirt!   

May our Lord richly bless you! 

Transforming Africa through Jesus