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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

 

 

CTM Uganda Partners with Nigerian Church in Follow-up to Churches …

Last month we told you about our CTM regional teams following up with the newly established churches that were planted as result of Transform Uganda III.

In addition to that outreach (which we want to continue on a monthly basis), our CTM Uganda team partnered with the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) to followup with many of the other churches that have been planted previously.

The material for this update with provided by our Nigerian brothers and sisters, who we worked with very closely this past July-August, during Transform Uganda III. As you know from previous posts, the Nigerian Church posted a volunteer pastor in each village during the week of TU III – with each pastor residing in a village for the whole week – encouraging, supporting, and loving the new believers.


As a result of this close partnership formed duing TU III, the Nigerian Church decided to work with us again to do some more followup.  Thanks be to God for these brothers and sisters!  Some 16 decided to participate in this additional outreach, traveling from Nigeria to the various villages where we have planted churches in the northern Uganda bush country. Due to difficulties that arove, only 7 were able to leave Nigeria and activiely participate in this additional outeach to the other villages.

The New Life For All in conjunction with the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Nigeria organized and packaged the program by obtaining the Visa for the journey and the training materials for children ministry. The Family Life Program was also packaged to help the newly born again Christian couples, forming the basis for  child evangelism. Here is a summary of the additional followup visits that took place in November, in partnership with them:

The Journey to Uganda 

Monday, Nov 13th –  The 7 delegates left Kaduna for Uganda on the 13th, arriving by the 16th and enroute to their mission.

Friday Nov. 17 – Nov . 20th   – the team started at a village called Kiyinja- Kiluuma –Butloogo. Evg. Jonah Tsado, Evg Dorothy Bagaiya, Evg. Lucy Sheshi and Evg. Margaret served there along with Pastor Emma who was translating and organizing the team from Nigeria. The training continued on Saturday 18th and on Sunday, the 19th of November.

The team members were divided to worship in different churches and to share God’s word; great testimonies were recorded. On Sunday Evening the team had the Family Life teachings that made great impact, and  many people had many questions and they were answered by the help of the Holy Spirit. The Family Life program continued on Monday 20th and it was very amazing. The team started receiving good testimonies it was very encouraging – we give God all the glory.

Kibale Followup Activities

The second  team was led by the mission cordinator Evg. Sheshi with Eld. Stephen Bage, and Mummy Rakiya Buba. The team was giving an unusual resounding welcome along with Bishop Emmanuel Kabonge. Almost what happened in Mubende happened in Kibale too. We had similar programs exept that a conference was organized which was comprised of pastors, Sunday school workers, adults and children. The pastors and children workers were separated and trained while the rest were assigned to other helpers for other activities.

Progarams started on Friday 17th November and ended on Monday 20th November there was trianing of pastors and Sunday school teachers, Crusades and Film ministry every evening. On Sunday, the children were seperated and taught specially and all the children and teens prayed to receive Christ. Evg. Stephen Sheshi remained in the adult church and share God’s word and  when the invitation was given, virtouly all the worshippers repented and made Jesus their savior.

On Monday 20th November There was practical session where the trainees were given the chance to for practicals to use the wordless book to win school Children to Christ and it was very effective, as many children were won to Christ. The Family Life session was taken on Monday aftenoon and it was a wonderful time with the church, some questions were asked from the participants and were answered as the Holy Spirit led us.

Kamuli District Followup

On Tuesday 21st November, the two teams come together and traveled to the eastern part of Uganda –  though they had to stop over at Kiwanga Kampala to pick the new team of organizers and interpreters under the CTM, led by Eld Alan of the COCIN Church Kiwanga. The team first arrived at a village called Balawoli where Pastor Timothy Iduli welcomed them , and the first team stayed there for the training. The second team proceeded to the next mission station – the Bumongoli village, near Lake Choga.

On  Wednesday 22nd November they started the training both at Balawoli-Kamuli and Bumogoli-Buyende.

Balawoli Missionary Outreach

On Wednesday the training started , Evg. Sheshi, Evg Bage and Mummy  Buba anchored the work there, though the number was few the first day due to bereavement in the village –  but it keep rising gradually.  On Thursiday  23rd November 2017 the team was blessed to have Evg. Richard Muwanguzi, the Eastern uganda education director of CEF Uganda who joined the team at the Balawoli mission station.

On Friday 24th November the teams trained till afternoon, then they shared with the students in different schools to practice what they have learnt, The team witnessed many children give their lives to Christ. Even within the days of training, the team managed to visit a school in the community – witnessing to both pupils and their teachers, and many accepted Jesus to His glory.

The second team served in the Bumongoli village, but had to be sleeping at a nearby village. Almost the same activities happened in Bumongoli mission station which was led by Evg. Jonah Tsado, CEF National Director. The team had a wonderful experience as many of villagers confessed that they never knew children could receive Christ as their savior. Some promised to start children work immediately. The Family Life Program was a great blessing to many families that participated, and many burning issues and questions were answered.

On  Saturday 25th Nov. the teams started their journey back to Kampala to wind up this additonal mission outreach to the village churches established by CTM in northern Uganda.  Praise the Lord for the soft and gracious hearts of these Nigerian brothers and sisters – so selfless and willing to help and support their Ugandan brothers and sisters.

May the Lord continue to bless the Nigerian Church, CTM, and all the people whom the Lord has chosen to fill His Kingdom!  Stay tuned to this Blog, our eNewsletter, and our Facebook page to stay current with CTM.

And if you would like to Donate to Christ Transformation Ministries, to help offset the cost of these outreaches to the village churches, please visit our web site Donate or Get Involved pages.  We still need monthly donations from supporters like YOU to continue this ministry.  To partner with us, visit https://ctmafrica.org/get-involved/

New Church Plant Followup Continues in November!

Monthly New Church Follow-up Program Continues!

As you know from earlier posts, CTM was able to work with several partners to plant 12 new churches in the northern bush country of Uganda this past July.  Our amazing partners included:

  • eTeamGlobal – out of Oregon, USA
  • COCIN – Church of Christ in Nations – based in Nigeria, but now includes churches across Africa, and now on other continents
  • New LIfe For All (NLFA) – based in Nigeria, with outreaches to all parts of Africa

These 12 new churches plants are in addition to the 16 planted by Transform Uganda II in the summer of 2016 – making a total of 28 new church plants in the last two years alone.  And this is not even considering the churches planted by CTM in earlier years – going back to the early 2000’s.  In total, CTM has with its partners planted now well over 130 churches throughout the north of Uganda!

Church Planting is Only the Beginning 

But we all know planting churches is not enough – they need nurturing to grow, and in many ways – spiritually, socially and economically. That is why CTM has committed to send regional teams out to the new churches at least once a month.

  • To visit and encourage the new pastor
  • Make sure the pastor has a bible, and teaching materials
  • Check to see if the believers in the new church have bible, and if not, what we can do about supplying them
  • Discover any other needs for the new church community – for example, the need for a new water well, or skills development training, clothing and shoes, or construction help

Our local CTM team went out once again at the beginning of November to visit many of the new church plants that took root during Transform Uganda III, but also to visit some of the churches established in 2016 and earlier in 2015.

Regional Team

Our local CTM Regional team support that went out on these trips (for the Busoga region in north Uganda) includes the brothers listed below.  You will see these servant-hearted men and women in many of the photos taken.

  • Rev. John Dayura
  • Allan Ntwiga
  • Monday Wilberforce
  • Moses Tumwine Magezi

Local Village Churches Visited in November

Thanks to your support and donations, these local CTM team members went out and visited a number of the churches during the first week of November:

  • Ngole A
  • Ngole B
  • Nagulu
  • Kapyokoro
  • Kasala
  • KIbala
  • Nabigaga
  • Irundu

Spotlight on a Few Churches We Visited

We can’t list news about all the churches visited (due to space limitations), but below we are sharing an insight into 3 of the churches visited.  Please be in prayer for these churches, and give financially if you are able!

The Church at Nagulu

Pastor Monica heads up the Nagulu church.  The Nagulu church is less than a year old, having been established in 2017. Monica has done an awesome job of getting this church going, while raising her 9 children!  The church was visited in July of 2017, and continues to grow thanks to the Lord’s blessing and Monica’s leadership and care.

The church numbers about 37 men, women and children, and Monica does have a bicycle to get around to visit church members. The church has a temporary structure to worship together in, and someday hopes to build a more permanent structure. Although Monica has a bible, many of her church members do not. She reports that about 20 bibles are needed – in the Luganda language. Will you help supply bibles to this church?  A new bible in the local language costs $13. You can easily help by going to our Donate page and clicking on the option to donate your gift toward purchasing bibles..

There is also a need for a water well (borehole) for this church!  There is no nearby water well at all for the people, and they must walk daily to rivers or streams to fetch water – which may in fact be polluted.  Thus causing disease and sickness to the people.  If you would like to help build the next CTM water well, please go to our Get Involved page and enter your donation.  A deep water well costs about $6,000 USD to drill, and thus far we have allocated $2,500 toward the next water well (borehole).  We need $3,500 in additional donations to begin drilling, so that the people in the village will have clean water.  This is probably where one of the next wells will be drilled!

The Church at Kapyokolo

The church at Kapyokolo was also established in 2017, is less than 1 year old, and is lead by Pastor Ben (who has 4 children).  The church has about 25 members, and is growing.  The problem is, the pastor has NO transportation to help him get around the village, go for supplies or help, etc.  Will you consider donating $75 to help this pastor get a bicycle?  You can easily do this by going to our Get Involved page and clicking on the option to donate $75 to purchase a bike for a pastor.  We will ensure 100% of your donation goes for this purpose, you will get a tax deduction, and the blessing that you are helping a pastor meet the needs of his congregation!

The church also has a need for more bibles for its members.  There are about 25 members, and only 5 have bibles.  So about 20 bibles are needed in the local Luganda language. Will you help supply bibles to this church?  A new bible in the local language costs $13. You can easily help by going to our Donate page and clicking on the option to donate your gift toward purchasing bibles..

Finally, this church at Kapyokolo also has no access to clean fresh water – no well, no borehole.  This will also be our target for an upcoming water well to be dug.  As we indicted above, a borehole costs about $6,000 for the surveying, getting the rig out on site over very rough roads, and paying the crew to drill the deep 300 foot well to reach clean, clear water.  If you feel led to contribute toward this well, please go to our Get Involved page and enter your donation toward “the well at Kapyokolo”.  Thank you. – you will be blessed, and helping an entire village get access to life-sustaining water!

The Church at Kasaala

We also visited the church at Kasaala, which was established almost 3 years ago  in 2015. This church is led by Pastor John, and has grown to about 60 members!  The pastor is married and has 6 children.  Thanks to your donations and support, he has a bicycle to get around and visit his congregation.

A temporary church meeting center is still in place, so there is a need for a better church structure.  And although the pastor has a bible, most church members still have no bibles!  They need about 20 bibles in the local Luganda language.  Will you help supply bibles to this church?  A new bible in the local language costs $13. You can easily help by going to our Donate page and clicking on the option to donate your gift toward purchasing bibles..

Fortunately there is a local water well (borehole) in the vicinity of the village, but it is not a deep well – hence the water is salty, and no so good.  We are planning to help them get a deep well in the future, so the villagers can have clear, fresh water – but we are waiting on the Lord for his provision on this.

We Need Your Continuing Prayers and Support!

We rely on your donations to go back and visit these churches, and see that we help the grow and develop.  Currently Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM), being formally organized as a non-profit in 2016, does not yet have any big donor organizations, not are we funded by any large churches or institutions.

We rely on individual donors like you to so the work of Christ in the back country, hard to reach villages.

Why Not Become a CTM Support Partner?

Please consider signing on as a CTM Support Partner.  If you can contribute just $10, $20, $50 or $100 per month, your regular monthly donation – added to others that come along side us – will help us do the work God our Savior has called us to do. Its easy to signup as a CTM Support Partner – just go to our Get Involved page, and select how you want to your donation put to work each month:

  • To support these village follow-up missions
  • To support an individual pastor and his/her family
  • Provide a monthly amount to purchase much needed bibles for the villages
  • Have your donation used to purchase bicycles or scooters – much needed!
  • .. and other options

Or, you can visit our Donate page, and just pledge a flat monthly gift (ANY amount will help – even $20 per month) to be used to support the work of CTM. in Africa. We will sent you a CTM T-Shirt or Cap as a special thank you, and you will be an integral part of this work. Please consider partnering with us, and praying for the work of CTM! We need your prayers, and your monthly support to continue the work God has called us to do!

May God bless you, and keep you in His care.

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

 

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

Greetings in Christ,

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

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

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

CTM Follow-up Team Forms

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

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

Goals of Our Monthly Follow-up Program

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

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

Churches Visited in October

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

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

Village Churches Visited and Support Needs

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

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

How you can help:

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

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

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

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

How you can help:

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

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

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

How can you help?

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

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

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

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

Paul

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

 

How You Can Get Involved to Support CTM!

Greetings in Christ Jesus!

I have updated the “Get Involved” web page of the CTMAfrica.org 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 https://ctmafrica.org/donate/
  • 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 CTMAfricaInfo@gmail.com

May our Lord richly bless you!

Paul

Paul M. Dooley, MBA
​Secretary-Treasurer 

Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM)
W; www.CTMAfrica.org
E: pmdooley@optimalconnections.com

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:  https://ctmafrica.org/transform-uganda-iii-july-2017-videos/

TU III Post 2 – Well Dedication at Kisanga, and Rest Up for the Week!

July 22 – Saturday – A Joyous Well Dedication at Kisanga

Woke up and had breakfast.  Then departed with Arthur and Esther

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to dedicate a borehole (well) at a village called Kisanga (this was the same village that had their church structure attacked by Muslims last December!)

The drive over very rough roads took about 2 hours.  Finally we arrived, and to a huge enthusiastic greeting I might add! As we got out of the Toyota Land Cruiser, women were singing, dancing and praising God!  What a welcome!

Chairs and a basic PA system were set up by the villagers, and we

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gathered round for the dedication speeches. Arthur was speaking with a translator, and we thanked God for the provision of this most excellent borehole.  Arthur mentioned that Serrano Jr. High School, in Lake Forest California, had worked hard to raise the funds for this well, and we very thankful to them indeed (Arthur and Esther were wearing Serano T-shirts!).

The local village choir, all smartly dressed, broke out in song and dance to celebrate the blessing of the well for the villagers.  Such excitement in the faces of the men, women and children!  Having a well to draw clean, fresh water means so much to them that we can hardly appreciate this (don’t we in the U.S. just take clean, clear water for granted?).  Now the church, but also anyone in the village will have access to clean, healthy water – for drinking, cooking, and bathing.  No more contaminated water that led to disease, sickness, and in

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some cases death for villagers!

In closing, Arthur gave a message about how Jesus was “the water of life”, and that if we come to Him and invite Him to be the Lord of our life, He would give each of us the spiritual water that each of our souls so longs for. People listened intently, and 8 raised their hands to say they wanted Jesus to come into their hearts and be their Lord and Redeemer.

After this, we all walked a short distance over to the well which was surrounded by decorated wooden poles (and flowers). I was asked to cut the ribbon to officially dedicate the well, which I did to much applause.  I bent down and washed my face, and tasted the cool, clear water.  Then everyone else joined me, enjoying the blessing.

After walking back to the gathering area, the local village official (the LOC 1), greeted us and thanked us for supporting the community by donating this most precious well.  We all said thank you, we were delighted that God had enabled us to provide this “water of natural life” to the community.

Arthur, Esther and I were also able to visit the “source of the Nile” on our way back to the hotel near the villages.  Did you know the Nile is

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the longest river in the world, and that its source is located in Uganda.  Who knew? By the way, most of the roads in Uganda are very bumpy, dirt roads.  Only the main roads, and a few streets in some of the larger towns are paved (partially).  It soon became obvious why CTM so desperately needs a solid off-road 4WD vehicle.  This is a necessity just to get to the villages and back!

July 23 – Sunday – Worship and Fellowship!

Had a worship service in the evening with team members. Today was a day of worship together with the Nigerian and Ugandan team

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members, as well as a number of believers from the villages who were brought in. It was a long day, but very rewarding. It would take too long to go into detail, so here are the highlights:
• Worship – we started off with a Ugandan worship group leading us in song.
• Prayer – a number of leaders led us in prayer for the ministry that will be taking place through the week
• Sermon – Tim Robnett shared from Deuteronomy 11:22-24, which is the theme verses for Transform Uganda 3 this year.

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• Teaching – Arthur Magezi and a Nigerian leader both had sessions on teaching. These were mainly aimed at the Ugandans from the villages
• Bible Presentation – Martha was able to present Bibles to the village women that came to the conference she led in January. These were donated by friends at our church
• Graduation – four Nigerian evangelists finished their training led by Tim Robnett. They had a ceremony in the evening to honor them.

Next post:  TU 3 Begins on Monday – 12 new villages churches!

Transform Uganda III – Post 1 – Preparing for the Work to Come

Transform Uganda III – July 2017
July 19 – Aug 2, 2017

Here is a breakdown of the activities of Transform Uganda III, as well as some other CTM activities I was engaged in while down in Uganda. This is the first of a series of posts, as there is much to share!

The Lord prepared our way before us, blessed the entire team while were there, and accomplished much during this mission. Literally hundreds received Jesus as their personal savior, people were delivered from the powers of darkness and brought into the light of God’s love, hundreds were treated by our medical teams, men were counseled and invited to draw closer to the Lord, and women and children were ministered to by the village teams we brought.

July 18th, Tuesday – On the Way to Uganda!

Boarded the plan at LAX for Uganda – which means first a long flight to Dubai, a stop-over, then on to Entebbe, Uganda. Met a girl on the plane from Cornerstone Community Church in San Clemente. She shared that she was part of a team going to Kenya, to minister to primary and high school children.

I told her about Transform Uganda, and CTM, and gave her our website address. Who knows, perhaps this local southern California Church may want to partner with us in our teaching ministry in the future!

July 19th, Wednesday – Met up with eTeamGlobal leaders in Dubai

Upon arriving in Dubai I met up with leaders and team members of the eTeamGlobal organization, with whom CTM was partnering to do the Transform Uganda outreach. These included Tim Robnett, Founder of TR Ministries and eTeamGlobal; Mike Parker, eTeamGlobal project lead and CTM board member; Paul Slankard, TU project lead; and Bill Wagner, accountant and project recorder.

We made it through customs, and boarded the bus enroute to the Copthorne Hotel to spend the night for our layover (Emirates puts you up free in a nearby hotel, if your layover exceeds 10 hours!). It was a splendid room, and I was able to get some blessed rest before wakuch on hising at 5:30 am for breakfast! The meal was served buffet style, and we had our fill as we talked about the upcoming TU3 project, excited about what the Lord was going to do!

We took off from Dubai, and arrived at Entebbe about 2:00 pm in the afternoon. I met up with Tim, Mike, Paul and Bill, and we proceeded through customs and entered the line to get our Uganda Visa. There we paid $50 each for the Tourist Visa, and proceeded on

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through to get our car and get going to the hotel. Later that afternoon we arrived at the Space Hotel, and checked into our rooms.

A refreshing meal was served that evening, and we gathered and discussed our plans for TU 3 and the upcoming week. Everyone was in good spirits – laughing, smiling, and getting to know each other better.

Thursday, July 20th – Kampala, Space Hotel

I woke up early, 5:40 am local time. I could hear the 1st of the loud speaker calls to prayer from the local mosque. It reminded me that we are in a spiritual battle for the souls of God’s creation. Yes, we are ministering to the medical, economical and social needs of people during Transform Uganda – but more importantly, we are to share the good news of Jesus while we minister! He alone is the Way, the Truth, and the Life that we all need to life this life to the fullest. And not only that, His resurrection life means we will live with Him and our brothers and sisters in Christ forever!

Nice dinner last night with the TU 3 leadership team. A fantastic meal was served by KIzza’s staff, while we talked of plans for the upcoming week.

I left with Arthur for his home in the outskirts of Kampala. I finally arrived to see a pleasant and well built home just a few miles outside the city. Here Arthur lives with his wife Esther, and his 13 children (4 biological, others adopted). They range from Rebecca, 9, all the way up to Moses, 25 (project lead for local CTM).

Abbigail is 19, and is studying law. To help pay fees, she is setting up a small booth in town to sell tapes, souveniers, and other items. Nathan is 21, and studying software development. Chris 24, is studying filming. Nygoma May is 16, and then there is Geoffrey, 24. Allan, Rachel, Patience, and Emmanual are among the other children. The children that are at home all pitch in, helping to work the farm to raise crops – including corn, fruits of various types, and bannanas.

In the evening I met Wycliff, a member of the local CTM board. Wycliff is a consultant, and specializes in programs and project management. I plan to work with him in developing the CTM programs we have in mind for 2018.

Arthur and I discussed the purchase of a used Benz 4WD vehicle. As you my know, the existing CTM vehicle is very old, with over 300K miles on it. It is rusting, and breaking down frequently (which is why we have had to rent vehicles to get to the villages). This used Benz 4 WD has low miles, and appears to be is solid condition. We are having a mechanic check it out before finalizing the purchase. This will provide us with a reliable off-road vehicle, help reduce expenses, and enable us to visit the villages 1-2 times per month to continue the work God has started in TU 3.

Next posting:  TU 3 Begins! 

God is Transforming Lives through CTM Uganda ….

Tim Robnett shares this update about how the Jesus File was used to reach hundreds of souls for Jesus during Transform Uganda II this past August…

Jesus Film Comes Alive!

Elder Alan Ntwiga, a member of the CTM team, called excitedly from the bush about half way into Transform Uganda. Alan had jesusfilm-alanmultiple roles for this mission – he coordinated transportation for 130 people, arranged translators for the Nigerians, and coordinated sound equipment each day in three locations. In addition, at night he was responsible to show the Jesus Film in several villages. To do this, he amazingly had to move each day sound equipment, set it up, and move all to a new location, over difficult remote bush roads and even trails, and then do it all over again the next day. And he slept in the back bed of a truck each night while doing this.

With the various sound equipment set up, the idea was to have gifted Nigerian evangelist share the gospel each evening at a typical “crusade” platform event at night. This was done in three villages.
Worshipping_in_BalawuliThe fourth village was for the Jesus Film showing. Then a rotation of equipment again the next morning and a change to other villages.

About mid-week, Alan called very excited. He said on the phone =+==_&%. We could not understand him due to his excitement. Alan was asked what was wrong or what did he need help with. He then shared, “God is transforming lives!”

He then proceeded to say that the combination of various touches of the Gospel in both word and deed was creating a breakthrough for the villagers. They were understanding! Alan then said that when he
would show the Jesus Film after several of the teams: medical team, Believers_listening in on servicewomen’s and children’s ministry team, the men’s ministry, or the Nigerian evening meetings that people were coming to Christ in amazing ways. The multiple touches, through a variety of ministries, was creating a clear understanding of the Gospel and God was transforming lives. Amazing!

Results of the Jesus Film team during Transform Uganda II:

  • Six villages saw the Jesus Film.
  • Three of these villages had not previously seen the film.
  • Over 900 watched the film and about 120 prayed at the end to recieve Jesus into their hearts when the Gospel was presented.

Praise the Lord for servants like Alan, and praise Him His goodness!