God is working through the ministry and the Word of God is being preached. This summer, we had a center day and gathered the White Fields church congregations together. We had a total number of nine-hundred and fifty people attend. A hundred people gave their lives to Christ. Many people were excited to see Pastor Steve preaching with Onesimus. All the God’s Embassy church plants came to witness this service.
We have seen God at work in the life of Mary, a resident of Kanyinya. Through home visits, we met Mary and provided her with food and a new window for her house. We had learned that her window had fallen down so we bought a new one to be fixed on her house again.
We praise God for the home visits we were able to make during the visits of Pastor Steve and Dr. Jeremiah. The teams blessed our church members with bags of posho, beans, buckets, and sugar.
We praise God for the class that Professor Jeremiah taught. The students appreciated his class because it gave them the opportunity to learn how to differentiate between the cults and the true teachings of the Bible.
Allen is thirty-seven years old and a resident of Kyatoko Isheruro B. eastern division. She is a widow with five children, four girls, and one boy. We met her when she was stressed. At first, she had separated from her husband but then her husband hanged himself due to a misunderstanding between the couple. As a result, she started to blame herself and began to drink alcohol, during the night the spirits would come and torment her. Allen came to our church for prayers, we prayed for her, and she stopped drinking and accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. She has been attending the fellowship and church services. She joined the ushering team to serve the Lord. This month she received a donation of money to pay the school fees for her children. We pray that God will give her the strength to work and be able to provide for her family with food, education, and general welfare for her children.
We train the believers by giving them the chance to participate in various gatherings like the Friday overnight prayers, Tuesday intercessor’s prayers, Thursday minister prayer, and Sunday morning prayer. The names of some of our leaders are Job, John Aaron, Rachael, and Brian. We encourage ourselves in Christ.
We have a men’s class where the men gather together to share different challenges and to handle different topics. So far, we have covered the responsibilities and are handling the topic of wounded or absent fathers. The men have appreciated this topic and are focusing on learning how to handle our homes in a Godly way.
Silva is forty-eight years old and a resident of Marumba, Kanyinya, Kitazigurukwa, and is married with five children. We met him on the way to his home and shared the Word of God. He requested that we pray for his home because he heard weird noises in the house at night that would torment him. We agreed and went to his house to pray for him there. We prayed and the spirits left, he slept well that night and came to church to testify what God had done for him and gave his life to Christ. He also requested us to allow his home to act as a fellowshipping place.
We reach out to the community through fellowships. We currently have seven fellowships, and they meet from Mondays to Thursdays. We are targeting to create two fellowships in Marumba and each fellowship has twenty members.
We are reaching out to the community through the radio lunch hour preaching on radio Rukungiri. Also, our church has an online service every Sunday with two-hundred and fifty followers. We use social media to reach out to the community and share the word through voice talks. We also do home visits. This month we visited thirty homes and met eighty-nine males and one-hundred and two females.
Pastor Onesimus Testimony
Pastor Onesimus ministers in the southwest corner of Uganda. Growing up in an agricultural community he and his family attended the local Anglican Church and visited a witchdoctor. As a youth, Onesimus began to have many questions regarding his faith. He desired to follow the Lord, but in his heart, he felt emptiness. He asked God how he could have this void when he attended the Anglican church and did everything the priest said. Onesimus asked the Lord to reveal himself to him, and the Lord did. Onesimus began attending an evangelical church and became a believer in Jesus. After his conversion, Onesimus refused to participate in visits to the witchdoctor. He was faithful to Jesus alone.
After his father discovered Onesimus’ faith in Jesus and the rejection of their family’s religious ways he chased him out of his house and Onesimus fled to Kampala. While there he attended University, managed several businesses, and worked on the staff of a parliament member. In the midst of this, the Lord pressed upon Onesimus’s heart the desire to become a pastor and plant a church in his home community in southwestern Uganda. As the Lord would have it one day, Onesimus met James Fazio the Dean of Students at Southern California Seminary in San Diego, California. Through their friendship, Onesimus was able to attend SoCal Seminary and earned a Masters of Divinity in pastoral ministry. Receiving several job offers from churches in the USA Onesimus rejected them all because of the calling the Lord had placed upon him to return to his hometown and raise up pastors to reach their people with the Gospel. Onesimus is the Field Director for White Fields in Africa and pastor of the church — God’s Embassy Katobo.
Onesimus daily and weekly ministry includes:
- Embassy Leadership Academy meetings every Monday and Friday.
- Door to door evangelism.
- Oversight of the local Christian school.
- Outreach projects to the community.
- Seed Distribution.
- Relief projects to starving communities.
- Pastoral network oversight.
- Friday night prayer meeting. (From 6 pm to 2 am Saturday.)