Greetings CTM Supporters and Partners!
Our last update to you was August 13th, when we shared some early news and photos of Transform Uganda IV, our forth big outreach into the jungle villages of Uganda.
We have some amazing stories to share with you all, and since there are SO many stories, photos, and videos, we thought it best to bring you the news in a multi-part series. So this is Part 1 of 4, the experience and report from Mike Parker, CTM board member and project lead, also a pastor and member of eTeamGlobal.
Amazing Fruit from Transform Uganda IV – Part 1 of 4 in a Series
August 24th, 2018 – Uganda, Africa. The Good News of Jesus Christ Continues to Reach Souls in Uganda – from Mike Parker, eTeam Global staff and CTM board member, reports:
Our fourth Transform Uganda mission took on a different look this year, but the results continue to glorify God! Transform Uganda 4 was a modified version of previous missions and included a Pastor’s Conference, Jesus Film Team, a Medical Team, and a Village Team to minister to men, women, and children in rural villages across Uganda.
In addition to evangelizing in villages, our six-member US team also spent its two weeks in Uganda training pastors and evangelists. TU 4 was a partnership of:
- eTeamGlobal (ETG) – Mike Parker, Nathan Walters
- Christ Transformation Ministries – CTM board chair Dan Noel and CTM Uganda team members
- Calvary Chapel-Phoenix, Arizona – Pastor Brad Nassif, Pastor Bryan Ferguson, and Pastor Zach Papuga
TU4 – Building on Previous TU Missions
After four years of Transform Uganda missions, I am amazed at what the church the Lord has built and sustained in the Busoga region of Uganda.
In that time, CTM and ETG have worked together to plant 35 churches (this is in addition to the nearly 100 churches that CTM has planted since 2003, all throughout Uganda). Today, all 35 of the recent church plants are growing, standing firm, and starting other church plants in nearby villages. The sight of these church plants in villages where there had never been a church before is a wonder to behold.
From the northern region of Uganda where villages have little in the way of material comfort and resources, much was given as the 35 churches tithed to the feed the TU 4 teams as well as the pastors attending the conference – a total of 125 people. They raised almost 500 pounds of maize (of which 271 was sold to purchase other food items), 254 pounds of rice, 2 goats, 10 chickens, and 200,000 Ugandan Schillings (approx. $55). Their sacrifice of giving and tithing to the Lord’s work reduced our mission costs by over $1,000!
The Fruit of Transform Uganda IV was Amazing!
- Our Medical team treated 2,171 souls, and of those, 59 received Christ.
- The Village team ministered to a total of 1,194 souls, and of those, 281 men, women and children prayed to receive Christ.
- The Jesus Film was shown to a total of 950, and of those, 77 people received Christ.
- We held four pastor’s and leader’s conferences – 268 attended sessions that were led by Pastor Bryan and Pastor Zach, and these pastors received much needed encouragement and teaching from our team
During the short two week period of Transform Uganda IV, a total of 417 received the Lord Jesus Christ into their hearts, and were born again into the Kingdom of our Lord! Praise the Lord! An by ministering to and building up their pastors, we have continued the Lord’s work of helping these churches to grow and further prosper.
“The village team went and taught women and many gave their lives to Christ to be their Lord and Savior. One of these women was Naweriya Joy, who was in a very dark place spiritually. After we prayed for her, she accepted Jesus and immediately jumped up in excitement over her new-found faith and began praising God! She is free. Glory to God.”
– Esther Magezi, CTM Women’s Ministry Leader
More of this Series Soon to Come!
In update #2 of 4, we will have a story from Pastor Brad Nassif, of Calvary Phoenix, and Chris Magezi, regarding their trip to Wangobo. This is a remote village in north Uganda, and a first time mission experience for both. To their amazement, many received the Word with gladness, and received Jesus! Watch for this coming update.
In Update #3 we will share the experiences of Pastor Zach Papuga of Calvary Phoenix, and his participation in the pastor’s conference in Kamuli.
Update #4 in this series will feature summarizing comments from Dan Noel, President of CTM, and Arthur Magezi, Founder and Executive Director.
Paul M. Dooley
Secretary – Christ Transformation Ministries