Update on Transform Uganda IV – Early Photos of Events

Greetings everyone,

Just wanted to give you all an update on Transform Uganda IV.  TU4 got off to a rousing start on August 2nd, with …

  • Three pastors traveling from Calvary Phoenix, Arizona, to Uganda to join our team (Pastor Bryan Fergus, Pastor Zach Papuga, and Brad Nasset)
  • Volunteers from eTeamGlobal in Oregon left their home state to fly down to join the team
  • Our CTM Uganda team engaged, with Moses Magezi leading the project on the ground.  A teams for doctors and nurses was also assembled to provide medical care as we visited villages in the jungle outback
  • Dan Noel, left from Orange County to meet with the Calvary Phoenix pastors, and ensure they were oriented and well integrated with the overall team effort

As you know, Transform Uganda IV was about…

  • Showing our guests from Calvary Phoenix what CTM is all about – by touring villages where previous churches were planted, letting them meeting the village pastors and local CTM team, taking them around the country to visit other churches planted in the south of Uganda, and really giving them an appreciation of the tremendous work CTM is doing in Uganda
  • Visiting some of the villages to check on their well being, to minister to the people and pastors, and to provide medical care
  • Holding some regional pastor training sessions, to begin to develop the knowledge and understanding of the new village pastors

Above are some photos to share with you, from the hand of Moses.  More will be coming, as well as a full story, from Dan Noel as soon as he recovers from “jet lag”.

Blessings

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

Calvary Phoenix Joining CTM and eTeamGlobal in Transform Uganda IV!

Greetings everyone,

As you know, Transform Uganda IV is about to get underway this August 2 – 14th, 2018.  This year a team of people from Oregon, Arizona, and Southern California will be going to Uganda, to join together in powering Transform Uganda IV – our multi-year project to establish churches throughout the back country of Uganda, transforming the lives of thousands – spiritually, socially,  and economically.

Calvary Pastors Join CTM in TU 4!

We are excited that this year a team of pastors from Calvary Phoenix (based in Phoenix, Arizona)  is joining our team from eTeamGlobal (based in Oregon), and CTM U.S.A. (based in Southern California), as well as CTM Uganda.  Listen as they share the vision of Calvary Phoenix, as they participate with us in sharing the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ, training new pastors, and building up the fledgling churches and new believers in the back country of Uganda:

As you heard in the video, we are very big on the role of prayer and the power of prayer in our lives.  Recall that the early followers of Jesus our Lord could have asked Him to teach them a lot of things – how to do miracles, how to heal, how to tame the seas – but what did they ask Him to teach them?  How to pray! 

Please Download the Calendar and Keep us in Prayer!

So… please view the attached Prayer Calendar for Transform Uganda IV, and post it on your fridge, near your PC, or atop your dresser – and pray for the fruit of this mission.  That travels would be safe for the pastors, that lives would be touched and brought into the Kingdom of our Lord, and that the new pastors and their families – and the churches – would be strengthened in the might of the Lord.

TU4 Prayer Calendar-FINAL

If You Would Like to Donate to Help, its Easy!

The needs in the villages are many, and so if the Lord is speaking to you about giving to support the work of TU4 in Uganda, rest assured that every cent will go to supporting this mission.  The pastors and staff participating are all participating on a volunteer basis.  And your tax deductible contribution will be used to:

  • Help fund travel expenses for the team to the back country jungle villages being visited
  • Purchasing and supplying bibles for pastors and believers
  • Help fund water wells for a few of the villages desperate for clean water
  • Clothing and shoes for needy villages
  • Teaching materials for pastoral training that will take place

Giving to support this mission is easy!  You can do so online via our secure PayPal account, or by mailing a check.  Just visit our Donate page, pick the amount (one time or recurring donation), and enter a comment regarding how you would like the funds used.

May the Lord our Savior richly bless you and yours for your prayers and support.  And remember to check back here for updates on TU4 as we move forward in Christ, to who we give ALL the glory!

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

Mid July 2018 – Motor Scooters Delivered to Grateful Pastors!

Motor Cycles Delivered to Grateful Village Pastors!

July 27, 2018 update: Moses Magezi, our faithful servant and project lead on the ground in Uganda, has provided us with an update on the use of some of the funds we raised at the CTM special event we held in June at the home of Dan and Ann Noel.

As you recall, during the June event we were able to raise donations for the work of CTM in Africa.  We noted during the well attended event (we had about 7-80 people attend!) that CTM is entirely dependent on donations from faithful friends and supporters – here in the U.S., and well as to some degree in Africa and elsewhere.

Among the needs mentioned was the need for pastors of these small back country villages to have some form of transportation (other than walking) – to get around the village, go for supplies, and minister to their flock.  As you have seen in previous blogs, we have been providing as many bicycles as we could afford to pastors in the villages.  But some of the larger jungle villages with 100-200 people really calls for a small scooter for the pastor.

We are happy to report that with some of the funds you had donated, we were able to purchase this July four (4) motor scooters for some of the pastors in the larger villages! The pastors who received the motorcycles included:

  • Pr. Paul MWESIGWA from the Bumogoli church
  • Pr, Kizito blessing from the Kabale church
  • Pr. John Okuni from the Kasala church
  • Pr. Vicent Muloki from the Bulondo church

Please see the photos included that depict the events that took place at the meeting in mid July at the Nabigaga church.

The pastors received the motor scooters with great joy. These scooters will allow they to: visit local church members; go for suppliers into the local town, or run an urgent errand.

Notice how the local churches pray for the pastors, and over the motor scooters, as they received these gifts of transportation from our CTM supporters. These pastors are from the same churches we have been visiting over the past 3 years, helping them establish their church, equipping them to teach their members about the Lord, supplying them with materials, enabling them to get access to fresh water when and where we can.

Above you can see the pastors with the 4 scooters, and the church members and leaders praying for them as they get ready to be on their way.

On the right you can see how the church pastors and members assembled are IN prayer over the CTM vehicle, and for Arthur and Esther, Moses, and others of the local CTM team as they get ready to be on their way back to Kampala.

One of the local church leaders also prayed fervently that the motor scooters would be blessed, and the pastors who rode them would be looked after by the Lord of all Creation.  In the video enclosed you can hear her prayers as all listened and joined as one.

In closing, we want to thank you for your generous hearts in giving to make the work of CTM in Uganda possible.  You  are the members of the body of Christ that have made this possible through your giving.  Now these pastors can tend to their churches, and be much more effective in ministry.

To God be the glory!

Returning to Africa

Greetings in Christ,

Just wanted you all to know that brother Arthur has returned to Uganda, after a very successful visit to the US – to Southern California, Phoenix Arizona, and Portland Oregon. In the photo on the right you can see Abbigail on the left, Arthur, and his wife Esther on the right.

Arthur was able to accomplish a number of goals on his trip to the U.S., prior to our major outreach planned for August – “Transform Uganda IV”.

  • He was able to visit several small group gatherings in Southern California and Oregon, updating our CTM support team members with information about what CTM is doing in Uganda, and Africa, to accomplish the Lord’s work
  • We held the “Taste and See the Lord is Good” fundraiser in Lake Forest, California, and Arthur spoke at this very special event that was attended by about 70 people. Supporters and visitors received a first hand account of what God has been doing in Uganda through CTM – thousands ministered to through the preaching of the Word, hundreds across dozens of villages committing their lives to the Lord, thousands treated for sicknesses, clean water wells provided to villages, and shelters provided to those that had little shelter, Thanks to God’s blessing this event, CTM was able to raise funds to purchase motor scooters for 5 regional pastors; provide for pastoral support; continue to fund monthly outreaches during 2018; and prepare for our TU4 outreach in August!
  • Arthur and CTM board members were able to meet with the leadership of Calvary Chapel Bible College, in Costa Mesa, California, to discuss how CTM might send regional pastors from Uganda to Calvary Bible College for formalized education in biblical studies.
  • Arthur visited several churches in So California, Oregon, and in Arizona, to let people know what CTM is all about, and how the Lord is reaching hundreds of people with the good news through CTM:
    • Calvary Chapel, Mission Viejo – visited twice, with welcoming hearts from Pastor Rob Miller, Neil Travisano, and Brian Dagen
    • Crossline Church – visiting the congregation and pastor JP Jones
    • Scholls Church, Oregon – a supportive church, with Dr. Steve Stanley leading
    • Calvary Chapel Community Church, Phoenix – Arthur was welcomed by Nathan Walters, and met the leadership of the church, sharing the vision and mission of Christ Transformation Ministries.  CC PHX has decided to send several pastors to participate in Transform Uganda IV!  We are so excited about their support!

CTM also has two regional leaders enrolled at Multnomah University in Oregon, allowing the first of these regional pastors to receive in-depth biblical training.  We look forward to having them back in Uganda, to share the knowledge and wisdom they were able to acquire while engaged in their studies.

Stay tuned for more on TU 4 as well, since July is “preparation month” for our big outreach in August!

Blessings

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

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

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