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Sept-Oct Update – Trips to Build Up the Village Churches

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:

Our CTM team first visited the church at Kisanga, and cleared the land bill at zero balance. Now this local church has the land on which to build an improved church structure in which to meet!

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

There is a great work God is doing in the church at Nagulu with pastor Monica.  See how a projector is helping us spread the gospel in Busoga.

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!

More new on the continuing growth of CTM and of the Lords Kingdom next month. Praise the Lord!

Paul M. Dooley
Secretary – Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM)
www.CTMAfrica.org

Part 3 of 4 – Amazing Stories from Transform Uganda IV!

Our last update on the Amazing Stories of Transform Uganda IV was on Sept 7th, when we shared Part 2 of 4 – The Trip to the Village of Wangobo,  ,the experience of Pastor Brad Nassif, Calvary Phoenix, Arizona,  and Chris Magezi, CTM Uganda team member.

This 3rd update is from Pastor Zach Papuga, Calvary Phoenix, as he shares on the Pastors Conference in Kamuli

“The pastors conference in Kamuli was a time of fruitful ministry and encouragement for the pastors of northern Uganda. We spent Sunday exploring some of the villages of the area to gain an awareness of their ministry context. The faithfulness they exhibit in ministry was truly inspiring.

Without that exposure to their ministry context we don’t think the pastors conference would’ve been as effective as it was. Going into the conference we felt inspired and impassioned to share with these rural pastors some biblical foundations and scriptural truths we had prepared.

The first day of the conference was eye opening as we delivered four messages and had two extended times of question and answer. Towards the end of the day we had more questions then we could answer, and we really began to understand the theological and spiritual issues these churches were encountering. This allowed us to tailor our messages for the next day to speak into these issues and to create more time for question and answer.

Day two was even more fruitful as the Holy Spirit helped us bridge cultural barriers and really begin to bring some of the lies and deceit of the enemy that have confused the pastors into the light of truth. We felt that the conference was a good building block for the future and was a wonderful introduction to the church in Uganda.”

Next week check back for the final Part 4 in our series of Amazing Stories from Transform Uganda IV – a final word from Dan Noel and Arthur Magezi. 

Blessings,

Paul

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

Amazing Fruit from Transform Uganda IV – Pt 1 of 4

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.

Esther Magezi, CTM Women’s Ministry Leader, provided us with this reflection:

“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.

Be blessed,

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

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/

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!

April Update – Regional CTM Team Teaching Pastors from 3 Villages!

Greeings everyone,

Arthur Magezi, our Executive Director and Founder, along with one of our regional CTM support teams, conducted a pastors teaching seminar in the region of Busoga during the latter  part of March 2018.

Pastors from 3 villages attended the seminar:

  • Nabigaga
  • Kibale
  • Nagulu

The pastors gathered at the church at Nabigaga, which as you recall was completed as one of the “anchor” church buildings this past summer of 2017, as we concluded the work done during our last big outreach – “Transform Uganda III”.

Since that time this building has been hosting the regular church meetings of the Nabigaga local church, and now is beginning its role as a regional “anchor” church for the surrounding village churches and pastors!  We thank our Lord for your faithfulness, and God’s blessing! 

In the video below you can see and hear the pastors as they pray and open the conference teaching activities: 

One of the goals of Christ Transformation Ministries in 2018 is to fortify the local churches already established over the past several years, and to “build them up” – spiritually, economically and socially. To this end we conducted our first “pastors conference” in the region during the month of March, inviting pastors and teachers from  the regional churches in the area to Nabigaga.

Arthur spoke, encouraging the pastors in the Word, and giving them guidance on how to better guide and lead their congregations.  By conducting these quarterly pastor’s seminars, we hope to magify our efforts – with the Lord’s blessing – to give the pastors and teachers better tools and training to grow themselves, and to strengthen their communities.

Please be in prayer on how you can help and become a part of this vital campaignTo be effective, we need to provide the funds for the logistical support and the materials for these quarterly seminars.  For example, your gifts can help provide for:

  • Fuel for the CTM vehicle and scooters used to get to the seminar location.  Usually getting to where these seminar are held  means driving 2-3 hours through the rough jungle, so funds are eneeded for travel fuel and supplies for the trip.  Our CTM vehicle is use, along with several scooters.
  • Teaching material for pastors – funds are needed to provide each pastor attending with copies of the training materials. These have to be purchased, cost about $13 USD for a set.
  • Biblessome pastors or their assistants may not even have a bible! So your gift can purchase a bible (for $13) for a pastor or assistant in need.

How can you give to meet one of these needs?  Its easY!  Just go online to our Donate page at https://ctmafrica.org/donate/ and click on “One time donation” to give a specified amount to meet one of the above needs.  When you enter your payment through our secure PayPal site, be sure to note in the comments field how you would like the money used.

Thanks for supporting CTM and our work to transform the villages in Africa – first in the outback of Uganda, and then to the rest of Africa!  To God be the glory!

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

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

 

 

Urgent Need for Water Borehole to Support Pastor Arthur, Family

Dear friends,
 
We have an urgent need to fund the drilling of a new water well (borehole), so that fresh water can be provided for our Founder and Executive Director, Arthur Magezi, and his family.
The borehole (water well) which was on his property has dried up, and now the rather large family is without fresh water.  As a temporary measure, CTM has transfered some funds to bring in a tank of water to hold them over for a few weeks. Arthur’s family has been forced to walk a distance to fetch water from a swamp area near the home, which has many different bacteria including typhoid and malaria. This temporary tank of water is helping them avoice that trek.  But the real solutuion is a new “deep” well.
Our primary obective is to raise enough funds to drill another deep well on the property.  A survey has been done, and a location has been identified to drill.  But we do not have enough funds for the project.  The cost to dig the well on Arthur’s property is approximately $4500 (special rate from a local engineering contractor we employ), and we have raised – thanks to donors – $3,200.  We need just $1,300 to get that well dug, and our lead pastor’s family a source of clean, fresh water.
 
A secondary objective is to use this well to supply a near-by school with much needed water.  The school has approximately 100+ children who’s families have NO access to clean water. They too are suffering from malaria, typhoid and dysentery.
Regarding the costs of finishing the piping to the school, that cost is approximately $2,000 (in addition to the $4,500 to dig the borehole).. That cost would cover the adaption of some fittings from the well on Pastor’s property, and then to run pipes about 225 feet from the property to the school, and then build two taps for water to be drawn. There is some engineering that has to occur to make that happen.
 
If you decide you’d like to gift the well, and the piping, please know you’d be shaping the lives of hundreds of families and children for generations to come! Clean water is the single greatest need in Uganda where infant mortality rates and incidents of water-borne diseases among the highest in the world.
We are praying for you as you consider this opportunity.  If you’d like to help, please visit our Donate page and enter your One Time Donation of ANY amount toward this project. Please enter in the comments “for Pastor Arthur’s deep well project”.
Thank you for your prayers and your gift.