We have seen God’s provision as we raised the money and resources to build our church walls. We thank God for White Fields for building the initial frame and foundation so we could add the brick walls. We collected donations from the believers through several thanks giving services and everyone participated in different ways as the Lord enabled them to give. We are working hard to be able to install the doors and windows.
Ronald is thirty-two and married to Mackline who is twenty-four. They live in Myakinengo and have one baby who is still nursing. This family is blessing us in the church in many different ways. Mackline is in the church choir and both Ronald and Mackline help a lot in raising food to feed the builders. They live in a temporary house with three rooms and earn a living by selling hard labor by working in people’s fields and gardens. Ronald has one hand, he lost the second hand due to a motorcycle accident, but he is very hardworking. They grow their own food on the small piece of land they own. We met this couple in their home while doing home visits. They came and listened to the Word and were touched, they resolved their differences which had caused them to separate. Their challenges included the accident that left Ronald disabled and the fact that they did not have any children together. After about two months, they accepted Jesus Christ and later started serving the building department and the choir. The Lord even blessed them with a baby boy. We are so blessed by their commitment to doing the work at church. They are an encouragement to many we bless the Lord for them. We pray the Lord keeps them in Himself and blesses them.
- We thank God for helping us build our church building so far. We are still building, and our prayer need is for the windows and doors.
- Pray with us for the need for more space to grow our church. There is a church neighbor who is selling land. We would like to buy that land as we need the space for a children’s church.
We have a women’s group, and they do home visits to encourage and invite the women to come to the church. They meet every second Sunday of each month their main activity is to help each other in different ways, including raising support for both joyful and sorrowful occasions. Through their meetings, they managed to bring back to the church two ladies who had gone back to drinking alcohol.
- Praise the Lord for the women encouraging each other to stay firm in the faith and to resist the addiction to alcohol.
We train different people in the work of the ministry by giving them the opportunity to lead fellowships, church programs, praise and worship, and through teaching Sunday School. Some of those who are in training include Arthur, Primah, Sylvia, and Joan.
Gilbert is eighteen, and the son of Kikumba, residents of Kigaaga. We met this young man during our home visits. We invited him to our fellowship, and he came. After prayers, he asked what does it take ot accept Jesus Christ? We prayed with him and he accepted Jesus as his personal Savior and promises to continue coming to our services.
Jane is forty-six and married with six children. She is from the Catholic faith, and we met her during our home visits. We shared the Word of God and invited her to pay us a visit. She said that she used to listen to us during the radio lunch hour and loves our preaching approach. She has attended our services two more times and we pray that she will continue to come and will bring her family and friends.
We reach out to the community through home visits and fellowships. We have ten fellowships, and they are located in the following areas, on Monday, in the home of Sam in Buyanja. Omukayaga meets in the home of Cosila, Omukobusingye at the home of Lamechi. Kyamurari meets in the home of Friday Edison, Nyakarundi in the home of Nshaba, Kahihi is in the home of Mugisha. Kigaaga has two fellowships, one meets in the home of Charles and the other in the home of Julius. The tenth is in the homo of Kikumba. They meet on various days during the week from Monday to Friday.
We also do home visits and this month we visited twenty-seven homes and met with forty-three females and thirty-six males.
Fellowship and prospective church plant in Buyanja Town:
- Pray for Buyanja Town, the beievers already there, and the outreach to others in the community.
- Pray for the church planter preparing to serve in this area.
Pastor Nicholas Testimony
In my clan, drinking alcohol was not a problem, and before accepting Jesus Christ, I could drink alcohol as if there was no tomorrow. I was also a hard-working person, but I could not save any money because I spent all I earned on alcohol. I sold things at home like house chairs, source pans, and family food purposely to buy alcohol. My family continuously advised me to stop drinking alcohol.
I joined a saving association at the advice of one of my friends who was trying to help me with my situation. The association helped me reduce the amount of money I spent on alcohol by reducing the amount of money I had on hand. But every time we shared our savings, I still used all the money I had on drinking. So I ended up benefiting nothing from these money-saving groups. I started borrowing money from these groups and joined gambling groups in which I also lost most of what I borrowed. I am still paying those debts up to now. I got addicted to alcohol and gambling to the extent that I valued them more than my daily food.
I decided to marry, but my marriage was very challenging because of my addictions. Due to increased debts in the area, I ran away to Kampala and looked for work. I was there for almost one year. When I earned enough money, I started a bar, but I incurred more debts while operating this bar. I continued with my addictions. I got arrested for gambling, and eventually got out of jail on monetary bail.
God’s Embassy started the home fellowship in Ruteete, which I started attending. After some time of visiting the fellowship and listening to the Word of God, I believed and gave my life to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, 2016. The fellowship leader – Jackson Turinawe, who is now the pastor of God’s Embassy Ruteete, helped me to overcome addictions through prayer and reading the Word of God.
I thank God for God’s Embassy and White Field Ministries because through them; God has been gracious to my family and me; they have allowed us to serve God and His people as a pastor. We are now living a life of hope, and we are blessed to be ministers. I started serving as an assistant pastor in God’s Embassy Ruteete in 2017 and 2019 as Pastor for Kigaaga. I found 27 people in God’s Embassy Kigaaga, and by God’s grace, we are now 79 people in attendance. More people are still showing interest in the Gospel. We give all the glory to God.
Pastor Nicholas, Shallon his wife and Derrick 11 years old, Honest 6 years old and Vincent 3 years old.