Pastor Nicholas Testimony
I grew up an orphan; my father died when I was two years old, which affected my education. I only studied up to primary three. I lived with my paternal grandmother, who could not support me in school beyond that level. I moved out of the home to look for work, but every time I went back home, my uncle harassed me. This built-up anger in me, and I planned to kill him when I grew old. I left home for Kabale town to train in bodybuilding and kickboxing for 2 years. When I finished my training, I went home, and I still had the desire to kill my uncle. I was earning an income during this time as a bicycle rider, and it was during that year (2000) that I wanted to invade my uncle’s home during the night. The evening I planned to do the mission, I felt tired, so I laid down for a while, but I slept only to be woken up by a dream in which I heard a voice telling me to go to church for prayers. It was getting dark, but still, I walked to a church. I shared with the pastor, who eventually led me to the Lord, and I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I did not go on with my plans to kill my uncle.
Eventually, I moved away and went to work in a different place. I went to another church where the pastor gave me a job taking care of his gardens, and when he saw that I was committed to the church, he let me lead intercession in church. During this time, I felt that I needed to get married, and I tried all the means to get a wife, but I could not for all the girls I approached refused me, saying that I am too poor to be a husband. I contacted my pastor and told him that I needed to marry, but I did not have money, and I did not have parents to give me a hand in this. My pastor was also poor and was also struggling to take care of his family; he was not in a position to help. I went to Kampala looking for another job so I could earn some more money and get married secretly. When I met Scovia, she did not mind how poor I was but was happy to marry a believer for a husband, and we eloped to avoid the dowry price. I did not attend any church during this time for about a year because I felt that I was wrong for eloping. After I decided to participate in another church, I tried to talk to the pastor about my marriage and how I desired to put it right. He shared about it in church, and almost all the brethren of this church decided to throw a wedding party for us.
They organized themselves and planned a wedding party for my wife and me on 28/11/2012, and it was the first time in my life that I felt happy. After that, I thought I was free to serve the Lord again.
I planted a garden in Mubende that was hit hard by drought, and the yields were not high as we anticipated. After the maize harvest, we moved to Bwambara- Rukungiri to grow rice, but the same thing with the drought led to a terrible famine where some people lost their lives in 2017. This was my first time hearing about God’s Embassy Ministries in this location when they came and distributed food to help people out of the famine.
When the rice failed, I moved to Nyakagyeme- Rukungiri to work for someone by taking care of his home. He was not going to pay me since it was free to eat from his gardens. To me, this was like an answered prayer. I was suffering due to a lack of rent money, so working for just food was fine. I visited, joined, and attended multiple different churches, but I did not feel comfortable at any. I decided to seek the Lord to help me know which church I should be part of since I was confused. I heard about God’s Embassy Katobo on the radio, and I decided to go there on a Sunday morning, and my wife and I both liked it and kept going, and our lives were changing positively due to the teaching we were receiving. We even joined the fellowship. I got involved, and they made me a leader of the intercession at church and later made me a leader of three community fellowships that met on different days, which I have been leading for two years now.
I want to thank the Lord that through God’s Embassy and White Fields Ministry, God is allowing me to serve Him and His people as a pastor.
God is working in the lives of many and the life of Remigiyo is no exception. He is a hundred and six years old and a resident of Kashayo Bugangari. He was married to three wives and one has died; he has two remaining wives and twelve children who are all married. Remigiyo was a witch doctor and had threatened many in the area. He started visiting our church and seeing his children repenting of their sins and praying for his salvation. This last month he agreed to believe and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. He also agreed to baptism in the name of Jesus. We give all the glory to God!
We praise God for the visit of Professor Jeremiah and his family. They visited our church, and the people were blessed by Jeremiah’s teaching. Four people gave their lives to Christ and the attendance that day was high because many wanted to hear him preach. May the Lord God bless him and his family.
Johnson is fifty-six years old and his wife is Shallon, who is thirty-one years old. They have seven children and their names are Rachael, age thirteen, Johnson, age eleven, Talent, age nine, Aiden, age seven, and Wise, age five. Surprise is age three, and Witness is five months old. The family are residents of Kashayo Bugangari, they survive by selling labor to others, and they do not have enough land for cultivation. Their house is too small with a single room and is a temporary structure with no kitchen. We met the family during home visits and found out that the man is not caring for his children, and they are lacking in school fees. We shared the Word of God and prayed with them. During the visits of professor Fazio’s family, they gave this family a piglet as a source of income. We pray that God may provide for them and that they will be able to pay the school fees. Shallon is an usher in the church, and she serves God through reading the Bible in the fellowship of Murambo.
We train believers through fellowships and church programs. We also train them in Bible training at the Uganda Bible College and the Sunday morning foundation class.
We have a church choir that comes to church for practice every Saturday and we encourage each other with the Word of God. The Sunday school program has twenty members, and they gather together for the Word and for dancing. They meet every Saturday for practice from four p.m. to five-thirty p.m.
Magritte is eighty-three years and a resident of Rwakiriba cell Nyakariro. We met her in her home and shared the Word of God. She believed in Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She stays alone in her home. Previously she used to despise born-again Christians and compared them to mad people, but now we thank God who has helped her to know the truth.
We reach out to the community through home visits and home fellowships. As a church, we have five fellowships that occur on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This past month we visited eleven homes and met with twenty-four males and thirty-three females. We give the glory to God who has manifested His working power in Kagashe.
Pastor Nicholas Gives Oversight to a New Church
The Grace so Amazing radio ministry in Rukungiri has expanded into new regions. A result of the broadcast playing on new stations further out into the remote villages was that people heard the true gospel. They had gathered into cults that were led by false teachers, and when the people heard the biblical truth being taught by Pastor Onesimus on the radio, they began to travel to the nearest White Fields churches they could find.
In some of those villages, so many people joined the true church that we prayed that God might provide an opportunity for us to begin a church in their village. We now have young men that are enrolled in our Uganda Bible College that can lead the church as soon as we have resources to support them. You can help us with that. In the meantime, we have assigned our nearest pastor to oversee the congregation. In the case of the believers in Katerampungu, they are not waiting for someone else to provide a place to gather. They have already purchased land and are constructing a stick structure to get a roof so they can meet out of wind and rain.
We have seen God working in the church of God’s Embassy Katerampungu, they were renting, but God helped them buy a piece of land where they can meet until they purchase a larger piece of land. They have built a temporary structure where they meet to praise and worship the Lord. All glory to God! Our church in Kagashe is providing an example of how to serve the Lord in biblical truth.