We thank God that people are coming to the Lord. In this community, the leader of Catholics invited Pastor Nicholas to his home and showed appreciation for what Pastor Nicholas was doing in the community, specially among the less privileged people by taking the gospel to their homes.
[Editor’s note: Catholicism in Uganda is usually in opposition to Bible-preaching churches and Catholic leaders are frequently upset when people come to faith in Jesus Christ because they no longer pay dues to the Catholic church. Bishops and leaders is the Catholic church can be witch doctors or at minimum, they consult with the witch doctors. To have a Catholic leader treat one of our pastors with respect and appreciation is unexpected and an answer to prayer.]
Warm greetings to all our friends and co-laborers in the Lord. We thank God for you and White Fields ministries. Thank you for the love and support you give us through your prayers and financial support. Because of your prayers and help, we have been able to minister to the community. May God bless you and the work of your hands.
We have seen God working in the life of Ivan, who is thirty-five and married to Shivan, thirty. They have two children, Evelyne and Brode. The family are residents of Butagasi cell Kigaaga. We met Ivan when he was drunk. Ivan had a bar in Kigaaga, and every time he got drunk, people would take advantage of this and steal his money and even the alcohol he was selling. We shared the Word of God with Ivan and encouraged him to change his business. Ivan believed in the gospel, gave his life to Christ, and started coming to church for Sunday services. He later changed his business and now buys and sells coffee to earn an income for his family. Ivan’s behavior has changed; he stopped drinking alcohol and is making significant progress in his new business.
- His prayer request is that God may help him save money to buy land for his family.
Godfrey is forty-two and married to Scovia, thirty-two. They live in Omukobusingy cell, Kigaaga, and are such a blessing in church. They have five children, Nabasa, Naume, Jordan, Jovitah, and Princess. Their oldest is fourteen, and their youngest is five. They live in a three-roomed temporary house and survive by selling hard labor and working in other people’s fields. They grow food for their family on a small piece of land that they own. We met the family at their home while doing our home visits. Their oldest son, Nabasa, was sick from an unknown illness. Godfrey took his son to witch doctors, but he had run out of money or things to give the witch doctors by this time. He said his son was not getting better even when he took him to the witch doctors, but he was still going to keep taking him to them. We prayed together and encouraged Godfrey with the Word of God. He believed in the Lord and accepted Christ into his life as his Lord and Savior. We encouraged Godfrey to join our home fellowship in Omukobusingye, where he could attend with his family. God healed his son through the continual, persistent prayers of the brethren in the fellowship. Nabasa gave his life to Christ. Scovia, the mother, accepted Christ and is now serving as an usher. Nabasa is in the choir, and the other four children are in the Young Ambassadors.
- Their prayer request is to be able to work and support their children in school.
We praise the Lord for the radio program. People in the community are coming to church to learn more after hearing the radio messages and to find fellowship in the local church. After hearing the gospel on the radio, four people who attended the church accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.
People are contributing to the construction of their church structure. So far, we have made one-thousand and five-hundred blocks.
Samuel is thirty years old and married to Judith, twenty-four. He is an Anglican by religion and has shown interest in the gospel. We visited Samuel several times at his home, and he told us he has been listening to our radio preaching program. We shared the Word of God and encouraged Samuel to visit the church and attend Sunday services whenever he can. He has come twice and says he likes it.
- We pray that Samuel will eventually surrender his life to the Lord.