God is working in the life of Naume, forty-three, who is married to Kenneth. She has two children, Pretty, who is six, and John is two. Naume is a resident of Kyabugashe parish and a member of the fellowship in that community. She is a teacher by profession. Naume was bed-ridden for over six months; she could not stand or walk by herself due to the paralysis of her body caused by ancestral spirits. Her family worships spirits, and Naume was appointed as the next one in line to inherit the responsibility of leading the spirit worship. When she did not do it correctly, her errors resulted in her paralysis. According to Naume, many things were tried, including consulting with witches and witchdoctors, but she did not receive healing. We visited her home and shared the Word of God with her. She confessed Christ, and we prayed for her. We praise God for delivering her; this month, she came to the church and testified of how God loved her and healed her. Everyone who knew now testifies of the goodness of God, especially as most had lost hope in any recovery.
The women meet the last Thursday of every month to learn income-earning skills such as weaving and mat making. During this time, they encourage each other in the Lord through the Word of God. The men meet every Monday evening for fellowship. As a group, they identify someone with a crucial need, and they devise ways to support him. Some of the past needs have been to repair Bosco’s house and to put up a utensil drying rack for Jackson.
Laureen is twenty-four and a primary level teacher by profession, not yet married. She rents a two-room house in Masya trading center where we have a home fellowship. Her rental house is a permanent structure, and Laureen earns an income by teaching. She has been able to support her siblings in school. Laureen serves in the church choir and acts as the youth secretary. Pray that the Lord will continue to open financial doors for Laureen to continue supporting her family members and the church.
Leticia is married to Bernard; they have one young boy and live in Katungu cell. They are Catholic, but through constant visits to their home, we thank God that Leticia is starting to be more open to us and ask questions about the Word of God. We are excited that she is showing interest in the gospel. Leticia has committed to learning the Bible by attending our home fellowships but has not yet visited the church. We are happy that she is showing some interest in our gatherings.
- Pray for Leticia and Bernard to come to understand salvation and proclaim faith in Jesus Christ.
We are reaching the community through home visits, and last month we reached twenty homes and ministered to eighty people, forty-six women, and thirty-four men. Penelope is thirty-five, and of Anglican background, she is drawn to Christ and attended our community fellowship in Katungu. Penelope continued to participate in the fellowship and promised to visit the church sometime.
- Pray that the Lord will grip her heart with His Word so that she can surrender to Him fully.
The Story of Pastor Robinson Kwesiga
My name is Robinson Kwesiga, and I pastor the church at Katoonya in Rukungiri, Uganda. I was born in a village close to Katoonya into a broken family where drugs, alcohol, and smoking were prevalent. I partook in these activities but wanted something more from life and felt lost. That’s when Pastor Onesimus shared the Gospel with me and brought hope into my life. As I read the Bible, I began to wrestle with my spirit about the things I heard, the battle between my will and the Lord calling for my life.
After pondering the Word, I attended a church in Kampala, and it was there that God healed my heart allowed me to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
In my 20’s I studied medicine and became a registered nurse, and through my church, I became a fellowship leader and deacon. After continuing my study of God’s Word, I became a church planter in 2015. Katoonya is a farming community interspersed with shepherds and cattle raisers. Witchcraft and demonic worship are something we face on a weekly basis. The enemy keeps many people in bondage, but we are making headway proclaiming the Gospel and seeing people set free.
With our discipleship training, we are equipping our people with a foundation of prayer and studying the Bible. Our goal is that our church members be ambassadors for the Gospel thoroughly equipped to do every good work.