Greetings CTM supporters and members,
This month we are giving you an update on two village followup trips that took place over the past two months. The first was during the first week of September, with Arthur and our local CTM team visiting a number of villages. The second visit occurred during the first week of October, with Moses Magzi heading the local CTM team.
September Village Follow-up
Our local follow-up team for the September village visits included:
- Rev.Arthur Magezi, CTM Founder and Executive Director
- Esther Magezi, Women’s Ministry
- Monday Wilberforce, theCTM driver
- Tumwine Moses Magezi, lead for Project Follow-up
The team was out visiting local village churches over the space of 4 days, having left Kampala on Thursday morning and returning on Sunday night.
Five local village churches were visited in September:
Next was a visit to the Nabigaga church, where our CTM team payed for the road access to the nearby borehole (which we had dug and paid for several months ago, as you recall), and the church land where the large church was finished last August.
Our third visit was to the Kapyokoro church in Bukungu, where Arthur and the team met the pastor and few people there, talking with them and encouraging the pastor and the congregation.
The Kabale church was the fourth village church we visited, where the team met and spoke with the person who is giving CTM 20 fits by 100 fit land for the church in Kibale. Praise the Lord for His servants who freely given, for they shall be given to!
The fifth stop includes the Nabulezi B church, where the team prayed Sunday morning before then returned back to Kampala. That’s the Nabulezi B church where Arthur prayed for that girl who was demon possessed. She got healed during the service on Sunday. He also prayed for different people who were sick and others who had issues with their families.
October church follow-up
Arthur was on his way to the U.S. for his doctoral studies, along with visits with our U.S. based support organization, churches, and supporters. In his absence and not wanting to look idle (!), Moses Magezi organized:
- an evangelistic crusade
- a door to door gospel outreach, and
- a Jesus’s film showing at the Nagulu church.
Photo with youth arms raised – that’s pastor Ronald praying for those to give their lives to Christ. The bible says that “by grace are you saved through faith – and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God – not of works, lest anyone should boast”.
This photo with the red glare inside thatched church – this was taken inside the church of Nagulu. Not sure why the red glare – may have been due to the late afternoon sun shining through the sides of the church structure! In any case, whatever the building, the church is a community of people – not a building!
Here we have a photo with all the pastors from various CTM churches in different places who attended our meeting:
- Pastor Blessing Kizito from Kabale church
- Pastor Gwako Daniel from the Ssinini church
- Pastor John Okuni from the Kassala church
- Pastor Vicent from the Bulondo church
… and many others
I hope this update from the villages in Uganda is giving you a sense of what Christ Transformation Ministries is able to accomplish thanks to our gracious Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as you our faithful supporters. We are continuing our monthly follow-up to the village churches…
- Praying with the pastors and congregations
- Helping to ensure funding for land and water boreholes
- Praying for the sick and those that need encouraging
- Casting out evil spirits wherever we find them
Thank you for you continuing support. In closing, your support has mad possible not only these regular follow-up projects, building up the local churches that were planed in 2015-2017; as a result of the success of TU4 this past August, we are now forming partnerships with several U.S. based churches, who have pledged to help CTM with resources, church leadership training, teaching programs, and further strengthening of the villages churches!
Paul M. Dooley
Secretary – Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM)