We have seen God at work in the life of Gad Niwagaba, aged fifty-one years old, a resident of Kyiruruma cell in Kyantuhe village. He was demon possessed for over a month and could hear voices calling to him without seeing the people who were speaking. He said that sometimes he could hear sounds in his room and he tried to seek help from some witch doctors and it failed to work. His family invited us to pray for him, we visited him and prayed for him. God heard our prayers, and the spirits left him and he was healed. He has come to church to thank God for his healing.
We praise God for the people who have come to join us to worship our Lord and four have given their lives to Christ, two males and two females. Our church needs more land for the church to expand and for a nursery school.
Annet is thirty-two and a widow with three children, they are residents of Kagunga cell, Ntungwa parish. They live in a temporary house with two rooms. The names of the children are Sharon, aged ten, Danson, aged seven, and Gift is two. They survive through selling labor to others and subsistence farming on their small piece of land. We met Annet through home visits and found that before the death of her husband, she was a drunkard and quarrelsome. Now she was so full of stress that she could not care for her children and the demon spirits used to attack her when she was not drunk, especially during the night. This situation made her poor and for some time they lacked food. We prayed with her and that night she slept well, and the spirits did not come, she also arranged the next day for a family overnight and at that overnight, she gave her life to Christ. She is now an intercessor in the fellowship and has allowed her home to host the home fellowship with more than ten members. She is planning to build a permanent house. We pray that God will open the doors for finances so that she can also pay for school fees for her children. We are also praying for God to strengthen her faith.
We have choir where adults and youth meet and share the Word of God; they come to church to practice every Saturday for practice from five p.m. to six p.m. The Sunday school is where the children meet and share the Word of God through Bible stories and learn new dancing skills.
We train the members through the foundation class; and give them opportunities for leading intercession and church classes. The leader for the Sunday class is Innocent. Allen is an intercessor. Deus leads the choir, and the men are led by Alex.
Fausta is sixty-two and a widow with four grandchildren. She came to our church for prayer due to pain she had on her head and in her legs; we prayed for her, and she was healed. She came back to testify what the Lord had done for her and gave her life to Christ.
Eunice is married with four children, three of them have their own families. She is an Anglican that we met in the home of Annet. We shared the Word, and she was interested in our teaching and thought of joining the church to learn more about God. Eunice has been coming to church and has started bringing her friends. We pray the Lord will continue to draw her to Himself.
We are reaching out to the community through fellowships. This past month we visited thirteen homes and spoke with twenty-two males and thirty-three females.
The Testimony of Pastor Deuse
I was suffering from a demonic attack. I had begun suffering from a mental disorder at twenty-eight years of age and was going mad. By then, I was already married with three children. Finally, my parents and my wife tried to find a cure by consulting witch doctors in our region, but the situation worsened.
Finally, my wife and parents gave up looking for a solution, and I was abandoned at home. Out of that desperate situation, I was led to attend a church where they shared the gospel and prayed for me. That is how I received my deliverance from the demonic attacks. After that, I gave my life to Christ, got involved in ministry activities at church, and took on ministerial responsibilities. Now I am living in Nyamirama with my family, sharing the gospel, and starting a church.
I am attending the Uganda Bible College and studying with our God’s Embassy Pastors.
We serve in a predominantly Bakiga community that practices mixed subsistence farming. The dominant religion is a form of Anglicanism or Catholicism that does not believe in a true gospel of faith in Jesus Christ. Those churches require paying quarterly dues to reserve a place in heaven. Some members of the community practice witchcraft secretly. There are also some other cults, like the church of the prophets.
I have a substantial burden in my heart to preach the gospel of salvation to the people in our community, considering the suffering and bondage I was in before I came to know our Lord Jesus Christ. I look around our community and see many people suffering in the darkness under the demonic evil influence of witchcraft and false religious teachers in my community, so my heart goes out to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
We are establishing home fellowships and meeting on Sundays in the township’s center.
There is much work to do to establish a church in this area. We are a remote village far from the schools and markets. With the White Fields’ support, I will be able to serve full-time, proclaiming the gospel and teaching young people so that one day they may be able to attend school.