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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

Part 2 of 4 – Amazing Stories from Transform Uganda IV

Our last update to you was August 30th, when we shared Part 1 of 4 about the Amazing Stories of Transform Uganda IV, our forth big outreach into the jungle villages of Uganda.

This is Part 2 of 4, the experience and report from Pastor Brad Nassif, Calvary Phoenix, Arizona,  and Chris Magezi, CTM Uganda team member, regarding their first trip to a remote village called Wangobo.

Our Trip to the Village of Wangobo!

Pastor Brad Nassif and Chris Magezi
TU 4: August 24th, 2018 – Uganda, Africa.

Note: Pastor Brad leads men’s ministries for Calvary Chapel Phoenix. Chris is Arthur Magezi’s son. What was special is the work the lord has done in Chris. This was the first time he ever went on a mission. He helped translate as well as he and Brad teamed up to reach men.

 “The TU4 teams were sent out to a remote village in northern Uganda called Wangobo. This is one of the many remote villages throughout Uganda. Chris and I were assigned to evangelize the men in the village. After presenting the gospel to a group of about twelve men (young and old), several hands were raised to accept the message of Christ. 

We were both amazed as this was Chris’s first time translating and evangelizing, and my first mission trip and first time evangelizing. We were both nervous and felt unprepared, but the Lord did the work. We continued presenting the gospel and among the forty to forty-five men that we spoke to, and thirteen more responded and came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

As the Lord’s messengers and ministers we can trust that the Lord through the Holy Spirit is doing His work in drawing people to Jesus Christ through the gospel.  This was made abundantly clear when one of the young men who accepted Jesus Christ later in the day told Chris that his “heart hurt” when the gospel message was being presented. Amen!

What an encouragement to continue ministering in the name of the Lord. Although we may feel nervous and unprepared for the work of God, we must trust that the Holy Spirit is working and drawing people to Jesus Christ.

Thank you and may the Lord bless you Pastor Brad and Chris for your sacrifice, and for your care and outreach to the people of Uganda.  

Next week check back for Part 3 of 4 – Pastor Zach Papuga, Calvary Phioenix, shares re the Pastors Conference in Kamuli.  Pastor Zach Papuga, Calvary Phoenix, shares about the Pastor’s Conference held in the village of Kamuli

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

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
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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