We have seen God working in the life of Paulson, aged twenty years old. He is a resident of Katoonya, single, and had dropped out of school. He was a worshipper of spirits. During our home visits, we met him when he was discouraged and in despair since he had lost it all. He had dropped out of school because of attacks from the spirits. Something had gone wrong in the worship, and it was punishment time with torment by the spirits in nightmares. We shared the Word of God with him and promised rest from Jesus for He says that to all those who are heavy laden, He would give them rest. Paulson accepted Jesus. We prayed with him and asked for God to open the doors for education again. God heard our prayers and helped him return to school. He has completed his technical education and is now getting a driving permit. Paulson testifies about how God is gracious and what God has done for him. The spirits are no longer attacking him, and he has found rest and peace in God. We praise God for delivering him from the powers of darkness.
We praise God for the life of Alice, aged seventy-five. She has been staying with her son called Julius who is thirty-six but has been mad for eight years. Through the Word of God and prayers, he is improving slowly, but there is a difference.
We have a women’s association at church, and it has helped mobilize many ladies in the church and even the men have joined them to keep busy at church. They meet every Sunday after service, and so far in the association there are twenty-seven people. Each one puts in five-thousand shillings that have been saved and they help one of the members who is in need.
We have the Kingdom Steppers where the youth meet to practice new dancing skills and learn new songs, in this team we have ten members, and they do home visits to find and invite other youth to join them.
The children join Young Ambassadors in the Sunday school choir, and we have twenty children in this program. They train and do member verses and storytelling from the Bible.
Medard is aged forty-nine and gave his life to Christ. He stays alone in his house in Katoonya. After his wife died, he got another wife, but she left him so as a result he started to drink. We visited him, shared the Word of God, and prayed for him. He promised to stop drinking, and later, he came to the church and gave his life to Christ. We give all the glory to God.
The church is reaching out to the community through home visits, participating in the home fellowship, and following up with fellow Christians. This month we visited twenty homes and spoke with twenty-nine males and fifty-five females.
Pastor Samuel’s Testimony
My father was Kasigazi Suleiman a Muslim, and my mother is Norah Sabit an Anglican. I studied and finished senior four for school, but I was not able to continue my studies due to my family’s lack of money to pay for school fees. My father had many children since he was Muslim and had many wives. My mother is an Anglican and the youngest wife of my father, so she was allowed to take her children with her to an Anglican church whenever she could since the mosque was far a way for us to walk. When I completed senior four, I decided to join the Boda- Boda business (motorcycle taxi) to earn an income. Every time I heard someone preach the Gospel, I would despise and ridicule him or her. I would argue that as a Muslim, I have a chance to do all I want and that I had no reason to change my religion. I was a drunkard and a womanizer. I became an alcoholic and was not able to work anymore. I would sleep in bushes on an empty stomach, but the next morning I would go back to the bar, and the cycle continued. I could not make it home most of the days. This worried my wife until she started wishing I was dead so that I did not have to continue living like that. My mother, too, was worried about me until she lost hope of seeing anything good out of me. Every day she expected to hear bad news from the places I would go drinking.
One Sunday, I felt a strong urge to go to a born again church nearby to beg for food or any help they could give me since I was so hungry after going for days without food yet drinking alcohol. I went to one of the churches in the area since we have several in our community and the communities around us, but there was no food and no help for me. On my way home, I went to the bar again, where I stayed drinking, and I could not go back home for another week. The next Sunday, I felt that I should go to another church, so I visited God’s Embassy Kigaaga. I attended the service, and as Pastor JohnBosco Kayemba was sharing the Word, I felt convicted. When he called those who wanted to accept Jesus Christ in their lives, I moved forward and accepted Jesus as my Lord and personal Savior; it was January 2018. Then Pastor John Bosco directed me to the community fellowship of the church. I started attending the weekdays of which I committed to attending. In this fellowship, I learned to read the Bible. Every word I read convicted me to change the way I was living. I started feeling boldness to tell others what the Lord had done in my life. I told people about the salvation and assurance of the forgiveness of my sin. I felt the joy of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I am so thankful to the Lord for accepting me, saving me, and making me a child of God, me who was that lost.
After receiving Christ, I went back to riding a Boda- Boda for an income. I later desired to acquire my own Bible, which I did eventually get one. I still read the Bible, and I love doing it more so ever since I have my own Bible. I regularly read the Word of God and remember how he has changed my life. My wife gave her life to Christ after seeing how I changed. My mother, who lost hope of me, is now grateful to the Lord for my life. As I continued to attend church and the fellowship, and after a year, they gave me the responsibility to lead the group each week.
I am grateful to the Lord, who has now grown me as a fellowship leader and now to a pastor of God’s Embassy Katoonya. I also appreciate pastor Onesimus for following up on me, mentoring me, believing in me and encouraged me to stand firm, which has contributed to what I have become today. I am grateful to the Lord for White Field Ministries that is providing the support both in prayer and finances to my family as I do the work of ministry.