We think the above paragraph means a lot as a ministry seeking to equip others for a strong church in Africa. Kamengo village Church members; Lungala Bible Ministries-Uganda steadily touches the hearts of Church leaders. This month, Alex had a meeting with pastors in the village. It was such a rainy day, it’s a group of closely 20 pastors/Church leaders. It was such a great difficulty to walk through the village as the ground was muddy. Only the group you see showed up due to heavy rain on that day. Alex as usual had to take an exposition from Mark 8:14-21. It was such a blessing catching up with them, as most of the them were reflecting on the importance of ‘Preaching Biblically’ (Key thought in v. 15). Many of these church leaders have showed great zeal for the up-coming conference we are planning to have with them. There is a need for pastors in our community to be taught how to preach profoundly.
We discovered that there is need to have a conference possibly twice a year as Lay leader Mrs. Norah, who comes to our home occasionally to get bibles for her church puts. Through many meetings with her and all the pastors, we discovered that biblical preaching was lost in most of our churches. They quickly picked up the idea and we have jointly prayed for this conference.
On a Sunday service preparation; our Church needs help. This month we decided to use the pavers we had raised thinking they would be enough, Surprisingly when they were all put on the ground, we discovered we still need 1,000 pavers more to have all the work done. You can see, when it rained, one side was soggy and the other looking great, where pavers covered.
We are trusting the Lord to have this work done very soon. As you have been following our monthly updates, the Lord has blessed our church in amazing ways.
We have incredible testimonies from people whom God has touched hearts and saved their souls through this ministry. As we write, we remember yesterday in our pastoral visits to Maama Proscovia. She was visited by a group of her former village mates, who had come to confront her why she left them and no longer attend their religious cycles. In her testimonies, “I left your cycles because when my daughter became mad after she was bewitched, it was the church which prayed for her and she became normal. After seeing this, the entire of my family we all got converted to the saving God”.
That is her testimony! The entire of her family have developed such un questionable love to this church. We have many homes which have been in Witchcraft and now are in church trusting Jesus as their Savour.
As we shared with you last month ‘that we will be starting ‘Christianity Explored In Luganda Not Far From Now’. On left is Alex taking through Fred Baale in the teachers’ manual book of Christianity Explored In Luganda. Alex was teaching him how to use it when we start the program in Luganda. We are targeting the people who don’t speak much English in our community. Some of these people are looking into might have not been at church at all, we ask you to pray for God’s leading in this Luganda program.
We had our last meeting as Christianity Explored group in High Schools this week. The schools are closing and resuming in May. The students were so thrilled for having been part of this program, as Jean said in her words, “ Through Christianity Explored, I have gained deeper understanding of Jesus life in the book of Mark”. The photo on the right (above), the students were listening to Session One on the computer, while they were taking notes. We are thankful to the school which provides free power.
When students are off for a break, this relives us to have some short break too, to rest from high schools ministry until when they are back.
In our discipleship meetings at university (Fundamentals Of Faith) we had this testimony from Jowelia who has been in this program, a university student, “Thanks to God who Has used you in my life, thanks for the classes you empowered me, thanks for the encouragement, the shadings, the real life you always shared with us. I want to gladly let you know that finally God chose me to be the incoming Maama (Vice chairperson of revival fellowship Kampala International University”. Friend, as a ministry receiving such a testimony it humbles us down. Seeing people who fear God leading fellowships in universities etc. That is our goal! Students who have been part of discipleship programs we do at universities.
In May they will be leaving for their school break and that is when they will be finishing Level One of Fundamentals Of Faith.
We continue to trust the Lord for a better transport means in this ministry. We find moving here and there being very hard for us each day. Sometimes we find moving in places where taxies don’t reach hence needing a private means of transport. Most of you know we have been using a bicycle on our farm and as well as ministry. Someone stole it. We are really bogged down with any moment.
In our farming, this time we bring our fellow Farmer Mrs. Maxiencia,on left with her structure of six pigs.
one of the ladies who was inspired by our piggery project. She comes for advice whenever needed to us. She is not part of our church, although she habitually visits our farm and has picked up our simple means of farming too. Enjoy seeing the picture of her piggery farming.
· Pastors’ Conference Near Lake Victoria
· Finishing to pave church
· Ministry Land
· Discipleship programs
· Buying a ministry motor Bike
Alex and Simon (Uganda, Africa).