Thirty-two people came to Christ last month in our community in the Kigaaga village. Bob Magara preached at an overnight prayer meeting, and fifteen people proclaimed their faith in Jesus Christ. A couple of days later, we had a thanksgiving Sunday, which attracted many people. Pastor Onesimus shared the Word of God, and twenty-seven additional people gave their lives to God. Praise God!
We have been visiting those who accepted Christ, and six have joined us at the church. Last month, we visited nineteen homes and shared the Word of God with forty-one men and fifty-five women.
Eva is forty-two and lives in a temporary house in Kobusingye cell. She has four children and a granddaughter. Eva earns her living through subsistence farming and struggles to pay for her children’s school fees. She is helpful to our fellowships as she reads the Bible and leads praise and worship. Eva testifies that her husband, Andrew, would beat her when he was drunk and chase her out of the house with her granddaughter, and they would sleep outside. We prayed with Eva and encouraged her to continue to pray for her husband and to treat him with kindness. Andres has stopped fighting with Eva and is no longer treating her violently. Eva is now happy at home, and we are praying that Andrew will receive Christ into his life.
We praise God for adding more people to our church! We now have eighty-eight people in total. We pray that God will help us work together to build our church walls. We train the believers through Bible studies each Sunday and give them opportunities to lead the fellowships. One of our Deacons is Friday Edson, thirty-five, who helps lead the church when I am not present. He gifted at sharing the Word of God.
God is changing the lives of the people in our community. Daudanta is fifty and used to be a witch. I was warned about her but decided to visit her home and share the gospel with her. She came to fellowship with us and has told me that she stopped bewitching others. She has informed a few people in the group that she plans to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. We are praying for her to make this decision to surrender her life to Jesus Christ.
Benon, fifty-two years old, is fascinated by the fact that we are visiting people in their homes to share the gospel with them, encourage and pray with them. We visited him a few times and have invited him to church. He came and said he liked our service and promised to keep coming. We pray that God will convict Benon’s heart to surrender his life to Christ Jesus as His Lord and Savior.
- Pray for Daudantd and Benon to thoroughly understand their need for a Savior and to proclaim Jesus Christ as their Lord.
Please continue to pray for the people in our Village…
Pastor John Bosco’s Ministry
My name is John Bosco, and I am a Pastor in the Kigaaga area of Rukungiri, Uganda. Our church is one of several strategically networked churches seeking to bring the good news of the Gospel to the poor and hopeless in our community. I became a believer in Jesus after my brother attempted to have me murdered several years ago. You can read my testimony here. I have a beautiful wife named Scovia who works alongside me in ministry in addition to my two sons and one daughter. We served for several years in our church and were discipled and trained for positions of leadership. In 2017 with the help of White Fields we were sent out to plant a new church in Kigaaga.
Kigaaga is an agricultural trading center where most of the people farm or raise cattle, pigs, and chickens. Witchcraft and demonic activity are prevalent here. The Catholic and Anglican churches teach that it is okay for their members to get assistance from demonic forces and explain that their church can only do so much. We stand as a beacon of hope teaching the freedom that Christ gives us from the wrath of sin. Numerous people have been freed from demonic oppression after running to our church for help. You can read these stories in previous updates on our archive page. In 2017 we purchased land and began constructing a permanent church building as a symbol of our long-term commitment to this community.
Several of the activities I do on a daily, and weekly basis includes:
- Leadership training every Monday with our mother and sister churches.
- Trade skills class for women in our church to increase their income.
- Evangelism outreach with 5 members of the church.
- Organize a dance ministry for the youth in our church called Kingdom Steppers.
- Conduct house visits to homes in our community.
- Friday night prayer from 6 pm to 1 am.
- Lead church fasting from Friday night to Sunday morning.
- Teach Bible Study class on Saturday evenings.
- Sunday morning Bible study class for young leaders.
My wife and I are committed to ministering to the people in our community and seeing them transformed from darkness to light. Thank you for your support of national church planters and the unreached in our community.