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
Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM)


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!


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 M. Dooley
Christ Transformation Ministries 


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
Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM) 

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


  • 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! 

New Videos of Interviews with Transform Uganda III Volunteers

Here are a selection of short interviews with people who were participating in the Transform Uganda III outreach that occurred during July, 2017.   The videos feature

  • Arthur Magezi talking about a 3 year old church in the south of Uganda, its pastor, and growing membership
  • Malachi, a volunteer from Calvary Chapel Busoga, providing his thoughts about being involved, and the medical team’ s accomplishments
  • Nathan Walters from Oregon, about his confrontation with daemons, and the confidence he felt in Christ freeing these captives from the hold of the enemy
  • Nuhu Dauda, head of New Life for All (NLFA), commenting on his role, and praying for the on-going success of CTM and God’s kingdom
  • Mark Fullmer and Greg Satrum, two of our Construction Team, on the project to finish the church building at Nabigaga
  • A visiting pastor from Nigeria, commenting on his role as a pastor in one of the villages for the week, and the freeing of a mayor’s daughter from daemonic possession.

> Watch videos of interviews with TU III volunteers

Village Church Follow-up Action Plan Launching in October


Following up with and and building up the pastors and believers in the 28 churches we have planted in the last two years is no small task!  It is certainly more that our exective director, Arthur Magezi, can handle by himself. That is why we are engaging a special strategy to be effective:

  • We are organizing three Regional Ministry Teams, each composed of about 4-6 people. Each team will be assigned a

    “cluster” of village churches to follow-up with on a monthly basis.

  • Each team will be lead by a Senior Regional Pastor, who will lead the team in its ministry and training to the village pastors and believers in its assigned area
  • Thanks to your donations, CTM will provide each team with a motor scooter to get around to the village churches in its assigned area
  • The goals of these teams will be …
    1) to ensure that bibles and training materials are in place at each of the churches;
    2) that the pastor is trained and equipped to lead his/her local church;
    3) to identify any “needs” that the church has, so that we can become aware, and help meet those needs (medical needs, educational needs, skills-building, fresh water needs, etc.)

To be successful in building up these new churches, we need prayer partners and financial support partners. 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 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.

Visit our Donate page to become a regular CTM support partner, or our Get Involved page to donate monthly for a specific purpose. Even if you can pledge $10, $20, or any amount, that will be greatly appreciated! As a special thank-you, we will send every monthly supporter your choice of a CTM cap or T-shirt!

How You Can Get Involved to Support CTM!

Greetings in Christ Jesus!

I have updated the “Get Involved” web page of the web site to list the most critical areas of prayer and financial need for CTM:

  • Supporting CTM Monthly Village Visitations
  • Providing Monthly Support for a Village Pastor
  • Helping provide Bibles and Teaching Materials
  • Providing Bicycles to Pastors who have no transportation
  • Motor scooters to Pastors of Larger Villages
  • Donating toward the Digging of a new Water Well (Boreholes)
  • Helping to support the Jesus Film Ministry
  • Donating toward our Skills-Building Ministry

Please visit our Get Involved web page and prayerfully consider which of these ministries you would like to support, and hopefully become a regular monthly supporter of the ministry of your choice.

Donating to CTM is quick and easy –

  • You can give online through our secure PayPal account with just a few clicks.  Go to
  • Enter any amount – $5, $10, $20, etc.
  • A comments section lets you designate where your funds are to be applied
  • A tax-deductible receipt will be send to you via return email
  • You can also write out and email a check if you like.  Please see the Donate page for more information.

Thank you in advance for your gift.  If you would like to receive our monthly email newsletter, just send an email to

May our Lord richly bless you!


Paul M. Dooley, MBA

Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM)

New Videos from Transform Uganda III

I have updated the Resources section of the web site to add a special page entitled “Transform Uganda III Videos”.  These short 2-5 minute videos were all taken during the Transform Uganda III outreach the was conducted during the last 2 weeks of July, 2017.

CTM partnered with several organizations to accomplish TU III, and we wish to express our sincere thanks for their support:

We look forward to following up with the 12 new church plans that were established in 2017 during this outreach, in addition to building up all of the previous churches planted in communities across the back country of Uganda.  Please visit our Get Involved page to lean more about how you can become a part of this amazing work of God!

Click to View Videos of Transform Uganda III:

Roof on at Nabigaga Church, Bikes on the Way to Pastors!

As you saw from our last post on Saturday, July 29, the roof was nearly completed on the church building at Nabigaga – but not quite. We held a wonderful wedding under tents next to the nearly completed structure, and Alex and Judith completed their vows.

Monday July 31st the local CTM construction team pushed on and completed laying the metal roof on the trusses, finishing the building – the first “anchor” church in the region! 

The first service was held with the church at Nabigaga members in attendance.  Pastor Alex and Arthur were on had to dedicate the facility.

Remembers the 12 bicycles that we procured with funds from Transform Uganda III?  The bikes were brought into the church, and prayed over that they might be a blessing to the pastors they were meant for.

These bikes will go to pastors in the outback villages of Uganda where the usual mode of transportation is walking.  Only a few have bicycles now, and very few a scooter. These bicycles will help those pastors get around their villages to visit the members, minister to their congregation, and encourage the people.

Thank you to all of those who made this possible!

Transforming Africa through Jesus