Greetings to all our friends and supporters in the name of the Lord. Your love, prayers, and financial support have brought us this far. As God’s Embassy Katoonya, we thank God for you in our lives. We pray that the Lord keeps you and your families well.
We have seen God working through our church members and their willingness to contribute money to build our church. So far, we have made one-thousand, one-hundred, and sixteen bricks, and we still have six bags of cement to make more bricks. People in our community are willing to give their time and energy volunteering to make these bricks.
Beatress and Happy Judith lead the church praise and worship team. They meet every Saturday from three to five pm to rehearse and learn new songs to present during Sunday services. We do home visits and counseling for couples and youth.
Robert is forty-eight and married to Gaudah, forty years. They are residents of Katoonya in the fellowship of Rwamatere. They live in a temporary house with three rooms. The family lives by selling hard labor to work in other people’s fields and growing food for their family. Robert had a misunderstanding with his wife that ended up in separation and Robert’s imprisonment for three years. When he was released from prison, Robert resorted to drinking alcohol and became a reckless drunkard. He met Gaudah again, and they decided to reconcile. Robert gave his life to Christ during a crusade in Katoonya trading center held by God’s Embassy Katobo. He joined the fellowship. Gaudah later gave her life to Christ after seeing the drastic change in her husband; he no longer was a drunkard or violent but instead found time to attend the fellowship and even read the Bible at home. Gaudah joined her husband at the Bible study and then the church; now, they are members. They do not have children together yet, but they are hopeful in the Lord. Robert and Gaudah serve in the church. Robert is a church committee member. Gaudah is on the praise and worship team.
- Pray that God will grant Robert and Gaudah their desire to have children together. We pray that God will help them work hard to buy land to grow their food instead of renting land, which is expensive.
The church leaders usually stay after Sunday services for a meeting to evaluate the week’s performance and set the plan and people to lead in different areas for the next week. In this meeting, we also study the Word of God together as leaders, discuss matters arising in church, and find their possible solutions. We train them in leading fellowships, intercession, and church programming. One of our upcoming leaders is Penelope; she is interested in sharing the Word of God at the foundation class with the children.
Our church is reaching the community through fellowships, home visits, and radio messages. Every day at the lunch hour, the message on the radio is a blessing for all of us in the God’s Embassy churches. Many people in the community listen to the radio—some then come to the church because they hear the Word of God and the truth.
We have five fellowships that meet on different days of the week and in various areas. The gospel is preached to people around our community. Through home visits, we shared the gospel with Josephine, who is seventy-six. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.
Jackson is forty-three and a father of three children. He does not live with them because when they separated, she took custody of the children. Jackson lives in Rwamatere cell in a temporary home. We met him at his home during home visits, and at this time, Robert was sick. He had an unknown illness that made him paralyzed for a long time. His wife thought he was going to die and abandoned him at the house and left with the children. His wife had sold all they had trying to get medication for Jackson but all in vain. Jackson’s mother took over his care. We shared and encouraged them with the Word of God and prayed with Jackson and his mother. We invited them to visit the church for Sunday services whenever Jackson had the strength to walk. The following Sunday, Jackson was brought to the church and attended the service. We prayed for him with the congregation, and the Lord delivered him and healed him. After Jackson saw the healing power of God upon his life, he believed and gave his life to Christ Jesus. Everyone was thrilled. Jackson testifies to the people in the village that Jesus healed him, and we give all the glory to God.
We visited twenty homes and ministered with the gospel to one-hundred and thirty people, ninety-four females and thirty-six males. We believe in God to save them in Jesus’ name.