What is Transform Uganda?
Transform Uganda is the vision of Ugandan Evangelist and Church Planter, Rev. Arthur Magezi. Arthur (pictured here) is Executive Director and Founder of Christ Transformation Ministries (CTM), a Christ centered ministry to the back country villages of Uganda.
The vision God has laid on his heart is to plant 50 churches, deep in the rural bush of Uganda, over the next few years. His focus, in particular, is to see people in the rural villages embrace Christ, and start churches where there has never been a church.
A second focus is that as the villagers embrace Jesus Christ, and have a strong and growing church body, in time the villages will be transformed by the Gospel in many ways. This would include literacy, health, clean water, treatment of women and children improving, and economic health being stabilized as the men turn from alcoholism, witchcraft, and gambling.
Transform Uganda Phase I (2015)
Phase I of TU began in the spring of 2015. In July of 2015, a team of Ugandans, Nigerians, and Americans worked alongside CTM to evangelize in 10 villages. The Nigerians lived among the villagers.
Evangelism was one on one, Jesus Film showings, a festival, and sitting and visiting with the villagers.
At the end of the two-week mission, 10 churches were born. Pastor Magezi deployed 10 young church planters to pastor these new churches and believers. Initially, the villages averaged about 25 adults and 10 children for Sunday worship services. Six months later, they continue to grow and average 45 adults and 25 children for a service. In addition, several of these church plants have now built simple pole and thatch roof churches to meet in.
Read more about what was accomplished in Transform Uganda I, along with seeing the photos and hearing the amazing stories here.
Transform Uganda Phase II (2016)
TU Phase II has just been completed, as of August 2016. The focus on Transform Uganda II was to re-visit the 10 church plants established in 2015, to encourage believers, build up the pastors, and to help with medical treatment, building construction, and support of the villages.
The teams that went our to villages consisted of Nigerian Evangelists/Pastors, Tim Robnett Ministries and ETeamGlobal, along with the Uganda based CTM, Teams included a women’s and
children’s ministry team to minister to women and children; a men’s
ministry team to encourage the men; a construction team that helped build a solid brick church building to act as an “anchor” church for the region; a medical team that ministered to those with illnesses; a teaching/evangelism team; and a clean water project.
You can read more about the people involved, see the photos, and get all the details of Transform Uganda II project here.
Transform Uganda III (2017) – Completed!
Our Transform Uganda Phase III program has just been completed, and what an impact we have had on the hard to reach villages of
Uganda! As we previous outreaches, our goals for this phase were to:
- Establish 12 new church plants in the “bush” country of Uganda, when most missionaries feat to go
- Build up the previous church plants that were started by CTM in 2014 – 2016
- Minister to the needs of the people – spiritually first, then medically and socially
The outreach was conducted during the last two weeks of July 2017,
and involved 20 volunteers from the U.S. (principally from Oregon and Southern California), Nigeria, and Uganda. Support partners were eTeamGlobal, COCIN, New Life for All, and A Way to Help. The teams that went out the villages for each of the 6 days were composed of:
- Two experienced medical teams (each with doctors and nurses)
- Two village teams to minister to the needs of men, women and children
- A construction team to build up and repair church structures
- Two “mobile” teams to oversee the project, and deal with any issues that might arise
This was the biggest TU event ever! Hundred of people were saved
and brought into the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Two clean water boreholes were dedicated; providing fresh water to villagers; People were freed from daemonic oppression; Several thousand were treated medically; one of our “anchor” churches was finally completed, roof and all; and a wedding was held for one of our local pastors!
You can read more about the people involved, see the photos, and get all the details of Transform Uganda III project here.