Updates from CTM for June 2018 – Well Completed, U.S. Visit, Villages Ministry

Greetings,

I wanted to give you all an update on what else has been happening so far during June 2018.  

The Borehole has been Completed!

As you know from an earlier post, the well (borehole) on Arthur’s home property had run dry earlier in the year. His family was without water (11 children), and so the situation became desperate very quickly!

CTM U.S. raised funds to truck in a water tank, and supply the family and our lead pastor with water for 2 months while we worked on raising funds to drill a deep well, and provide a permanent solution for water.

By the grace of God, YOU gave and came through, and the deep well “Phase 1” has been dug and is now in place, providing fresh water to his family!  Thank you all for your donations.  We are now hoping and praying for a “Phase 2” – to put in additional piping to the street, and toward the local village – so that others can come and get fresh water.  This will take additional donations, and planning (we will need spigots, and monitoring of this capability), but we believing in sharing what God has provided! Please be in  prayer for “Phase 2”

Arthur Magezi Visiting the U.S.  – Orange County, Phoenix, and Portland

Our own Executive Director and Founder Arthur Magezi has been visiting the U.S. for about 2 weeks so far, for several purposes:

  • To speak to supporters at the CTM “Taste and See” fund raiser onJune 2nd. This was a fantastic event, and you can learn more about this by visiting our home page, checking out the photos, and reading an earlier blog entry.  Attendees heard from Arthur the latest news about CTM’s work in the Ugandan villages, as well as hearing from others that have visited Uganda and participated in CTM missionary outreaches.
  • To visit small groups in Southern California, in particular groups affiliated with Saddleback Church, Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and Crossline Church.  Arthur has already met with several small groups in homes, given them a personal update on CTM’s work, and ministered to each of them in a very special way.We also took a special trip to Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, the original Calvary Chapel Church.  By the way, this  church started in the latest 60’s as part of the “Jesus Movement”, with many thousands of young “hippies” coming to the Lord through its ministry.  We visited the Chapel Books Store, picked up some bibles to take back to Uganda, and met a young man by the name of Phillip Yeah who kindly put us in touch with the directors of the CC Bible College. We are hoping to arrange an appointment to see them in June, to see how we might be able to enroll 4 of our regional pastors in CCBC. Please be in prayer for this meeting!
  • To visit Calvary Community Church in Phoenix, Arizona. Calvary Community is a large (about 12,000 members) Calvary Chapel affiliated church located in the growing metropolis of Phoenix, Arizona.  It is very missions oriented, and a Bible teaching church. A member of Calvary Community – Nathan Walters – went on the TU3 outreach in 2017, and was so taken with CTM’s work that he invited Arthur to meet with the pastors at CC Phoenix.  He did so, and they were very receptive to the work of CTM in Africa. They are now planning to send several pastors to Uganda this August to participate in TU4, and see how they might become more involved. Praise the Lord!
  • To visit Portland, Oregon, where Arthur plans to attend Multnomah University and work toward completing his doctorate in ministry.  Arthur is nearing the end of this task, and will shortly receive his doctorate, and publish a book on how each believer should develop his/her ministry.  He also will be visiting local churches in Oregon, as well as our partner eTeamGlobal and their support team.

CTM Raising Up Regional Pastors to Grow Village Pastors

As you know, CTM had planted 42 small churches in the last 3 years alone (over 150 if you go back to the early 2000’s).  To ensure these village churches grow, we need now to focus on how best to grow and develop the pastors of these village churches – spiritually, socially and economically.  So they can minister and develop their individual church bodies.

To this end we have brought the first of these regional leaders – Naomi Migabi, and Alan Ntwiga – to the U.S. to begin in-depth biblical training.  The are now in Portand, beginning their education, and we hope to enroll them in a bible college soon so they can begin formal education in God’s word, and in the ministry. Our goal is to enroll them in formal bible college training, so they can go back and become the regional pastors we need in the various regions of Uganda.

As this strategy begins to take shape, Arthur will move more into his executive director oversight role of the churches, providing overall leadership –  and regional pastors will be focused on teaching and developing their pastors in each of their regions.  Please be in prayer for these new regional pastors, and give as the Lord leads to their support and education.

CTM Monthly Village Outreaches in Progress!

Moses Magezi, and project lead for monthly village support, reports that the CTM team visited several villages during late May and early June (Arthur was on some of these trip, before his departure to the U.S.).

Accompanying Moses was Rev. Ezekial Dachomo from Nigeria, Ivan, and Monday.  Some of the churches visited included Buwangala, Bulondo, and Kisanga.

They held four days of

  • Preaching and teaching God’s Word in the villages 
  • Showing the Jesus Film to villages who had not yet seen it
  • Laying on hands and praying for people to be healed (and indeed many were healed!)

The roads were not easy to pass according to Moses, but he says “by the grace of God” we made all the trip successfully.

Thank you all for your prayers and support.  Please continue to pray specifically for safety for Arthur in his travels; for the new village churches, that God in His might may continue to watch over them and protect the people; for our new regional pastors, that God would open the right door to a bible college for them.  And for wisdom for CTM leaders.

Be blessed.

Paul

Paul M. Dooley
Secretary – Christ Transformation Ministries
Web: http://www.CTMAfrica.org
Email: CTMAfricaInfo@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ctcministry/

CTM “Taste and See” Event a Huge Success!

Greetings everyone,

Our CTM “Taste and See” event that was held on the evening of June 2nd was a HUGE success!

The event was held at Ann and Dan’s home in Lake Forest, two of our

board members in the U.S.  We had about 60-70 people attend the evening event, to experience:

  • Wonderful food prepared by volunteers and local restaurants
  • Special wine tasting hosted by a local producer
  • Uganda shopping, featuring had made purses, bags, and jewelry from Uganda
  • Live background music by a talented guitarist
  • Drawings for multiple prizes
  • A grand prize drawing – tickets to an Angels’ Baseball event, with special parking and accomodations!

Tables were tastefully arranged, and CTM supporters got to know

one another personally.  There were people from Saddleback Church, Cross-line, and Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo among others.

Of course the CTM board was there, some of use wearing authentic Ugandan garments!

A special guest was John Stewart and his wife Laurie. John happens to be Arthur’s Professor of Apologetics at Multnomah University, as well as a well known author, speaker and founder of the Intelligent

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Faith ministry.

After dinner, Dan Noel took on his role of MC and thanked all those who came, as well as those who helped prepare the event.  Ann Mundell-Noel then took the stage to talk about how she met Arthur several years ago, and got caught up in the process of establishing CTM as a full-fledged ministry to the villages in Uganda.

Arthur then shared about his background, vision and goals for the ministry of CTM.  How we are

about going where other missionaries fear to tread – to the back country villages, often some 2-3 hours of rough driving through terrible roads to each some of these villages.  We bring hope – fresh water wells, a meeting center, teaching for men , women and children, and medical assistance.  CTM is all about “holistic” transformation – spiritually through Christ, but also economically and socially.

Which is why we are adopting the tag line Planting Hope in Africa”. Because that ultimately is what the Lord is enabling us to plant in these villages.  Hope for conquest over disease, hope for a better family life, and hope for the future  –

for individuals, and also for the village communities.

As far as the success of the fund raiser, we are happy to report that the fund raiser exceeded our expectations! We were able to raise a significant amount of one-time donations, and also increase the number of monthly financial supporters.

Thanks to those who participated and so generously gave, we will now be able to do much of what is on our road-map for the next few months ..

  • Supplying scooters to pastors (we currently need 30), so they can get to our quarterly regional training events (and also more effectively support their village)
  • Train some of the regional leaders in in-depth evangelism and discipleship, so they can minister to the pastors
  • Progress our water wells ministry
  • Provide for some of the funding for the TU4 outreach this year
  • Enable us to plan and old the next regional training event, to equip regional leaders to develop the pastors

Please look for news of these events in our upcoming news letter.  If you haven’t subscribed, send email to CTMAfricaInfo@gmail.com.

God bless you!

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

Reminder to Take Part in Upcoming CTM Event

Reminder to Join Us for a
Special Evening Event on June 2nd!

“Taste and See His Goodness!”

Hear from Pastor Arthur Magezi about how the Lord is reaching hundreds in the back country villages of Uganda
through Christ Transformation Ministries

Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Place: The Residence of Dan and Ann Noel
21292 Hillside Court, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/UR4nnHXJEsN2

Link to invitation for all the details: https://mailchi.mp/854719e62ac2/reminder-join-us-for-a-special-ctm-event-this-saturday-evening-june-2nd

 

May CTM Uganda Teaching Event

CTM Uganda May training event

During the middle of May, for about two weeks, CTM visited a number of villages in the back country of Uganda to hold pastoral teaching events.

The goal was to train and further equip all of the leaders  and pastors from the churches in the Busoga region. Two teachers from Nigerian churches came to assist  – the Rev. Sheshi Steven, and Rev. Alisha.

All the pastors and leaders from the Busoga churches attended, including Elder Allan from the Kampala church, Rev.John Dayuru, and the two teachers from Nigeria – that’s Stephen Sheshi, Alisha and Moses Magezi.

After the training CTM held a meeting with all the pastors of Busoga at the Nabigaga church to let them know what the vision for CTM is, and what we see the Lord doing through our ministry to the churches, and the people of God’s churchess.

In addition, Pastor Arthur visited some churches to check on their status, current needs (for water, building, medical needs, etc.) and to encourage the pastors and church leaders – as well as church members.

The churches visited during this id May 2018 trip included the Balawoli church, the Nawangaiza church, the Nabulemezi church, the Kasala church, the Kibale church, and the Nagulu church.

CTM considers the training event a huge success, as well as the visits to the local churches.  We thank all those who continue to be monthly supporters of CTM – through your prayers, and your donations.  You faithfulness is ….

  • Literally building these church structures so the people have a place to meet and worship the Lord
  • Helping to fund the drilling of clear water wells (boreholes) so that villagers can have access to clean water, and avoid disease
  • The support that provides the funds for these training events, and monthly village outreach trips.  Without your support, CTM could not do this!

We thank God for you, and for the work He is able to do through CTM and our volunteers.

May our Lord richly bless you!

CTM Celebration June 2nd in Lake Forest!

Special Evening Event!

Taste and See His Goodness

Hear from Pastor Arthur Magezi about how the Lord is reaching hundreds in the back country villages of Uganda
through Christ Transformation Ministries

Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Place: The Residence of Dan and Ann Noel

Hosted By:
Pastor Arthur Magezi, Dan Noel, Paul Dooley, Josh Mundell, Pastor Mike Parker and Ann Mundell-Noel

Participate in an intimate evening of gathering, growing, and giving with Ugandan Pastor Arthur Magezi.

Enjoy a unique experience of music, wine tasting, Ugandan Shopping, and a silent Auction.
Hors devours and Refreshments will be served.

Space is going fast, and you don’t want to miss this!
Email RSVP by May 14th to
 EventCTM@gmail.com, or call NOW (949) 305-3544 to reserve your seat and receive directions to the event!

$25 per person $40 per couple donation collected at the door

Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM)
is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable Organization
For more about Christ Transformation Ministries, visit www.CTMAfrica.org

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

 

 

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