A Christian pursuit should be ruled by the desire to make the invisible Kingdom visible to the fallen World. A short reading from Charles Colson caught our attention this month as he quoted John Calvin, “…it is the first duty of the Christian to make the invisible Kingdom visible. Can it happen? Can we be not only a holy people but a holy nation? Yes, we must be. But to do so requires an understanding and practice of certain truths-what might be considered basic principles for the church” Pp. 223 .
This really caught our attention. As a ministry, our struggle is to make this Kingdom that God bestowed on us visible to the people its invisible to. As LUNGALA BIBLE MINISTRIES-UGANDA, this has been our pursuit. The Lord has been so good to us, He has opened many windows to us through which we reach out to the people. We thank God that people have been approachable and receptive.
In the picture is Simon teaching in the mid-week the Fundamentals Of Faith class (Right picture). These students are a collection from Five universities around Kampala the capital City of Uganda. Some of these students are already Christian leaders in their schools. Most of them have grown in the using of the bible and developing biblical centered teachings for their fellowships.
|shadrach visiting Christianity explored group at st Johns|
The caption below, is our recent group meeting. We had Mr. Shadrach Lukwago join us on his first visit. We were so privileged to have him and his friend Mr. Mwesigwa. Shadrach Lukwago is currently taking leadership of this program, together with Sam Oyirwoth, whom we met January 16th.
However Shadrach Lukwago (Up front and Alex on right), visited only the group meeting at S.t Johns Secondary School. So far we have two groups going on. One is at Kisugu Secondary School. Below (0n right) is a picture Simon leading the group into Christianity Explored. Once these students are done with this 6 weeks program, we will have a function to encourage them and also to lay a way forward for follow up.
|Christianity explored group at Kisugu Secondary school|
Christianity Explored at Kisugu S.S By Simon
If we don’t do this, then they have to travel from villages to villages to reach our home and get for their church members a bible (s). Like Pastor Elisha in the picture (behind him are our sugar canes). He came to our home to get one copy of the bible for the church member. Pastor Elisha had this to say to this project of bibles, “Its only this ministry that provides bibles in the whole of Mpigi. If we don’t get them here, that means we have to go to Kampala, which is too costly for most church members in the villages”.
Fatumah Asaaba has joined the church currently, she heard the gospel and turned to Jesus. She was formally a Muslim lady. She Turned to Jesus with her vigor: she got herself a bible and even her husband, who prays from another church. Unfortunately I did not get her picture.
As we shared with you sometime back, when we attended a church service and only the pastor had the bible. Friend, we consider that to be dangerous for the church. The church of tomorrow would be likened to ‘a water hyacinth on lake that is curried to every direction by wind or wave ’. If this is not taken heed the church in Africa will be driven back and forth by any kind of false doctrine, because believers have no holy book of reference. We consider this project as the DNA for this ministry.
A couple of days ago Alex was met by a lady whose husband is a witchdoctor, she asked him if she could have a bible for her children. This helped him to share the gospel with her and also to tell her the authority of the bible to evil/Satanic practices. We have had Muslims, Roman Catholics and Anglicans get bibles here. To those who are near us, it has been an open door to share the gospel with them and making the follow up on how they can treasure these bibles. Like the recent case, Hajjat (A former Muslim gave her life to Jesus and all her children now come to our church) we now pastor this family. This happened because we were following up on her and studying the gospel books together until she could see the authenticity of the bible gave received Jesus. We please ask you to consider supporting this project. Bibles in Uganda area very expensive.
The ministry of farming in Lungala; In this March News letter we bring you a fellow Christian, Fred Baale who is a church member who after sometime of studying our farming ways have decided to start the same project especially piggery farming. Last News Letter you saw how our farm is, Without much difference, Fred has done the same thing. Fred also is responsible for the department of evangelism in the church. We have known him since we started this church.
|Fred one of the young men that we have taught how to do piggery at a low cost at his farm|
We met him when he couldn’t share the gospel with any person, he could hardly pray or even to read the bible. He always felt shy and uneasy to read. Fortunately, through our bible studies and discipleship, Fred has dramatically changed both physically and Spiritually. He is now leading one of SPIRITUAL FORMATION GROUP in the near-by villages. Pray for this ministry to grow men and women of this character. We will work together to do Christianity Explored in Luganda in our village very soon.
movements. Like now this ministry is embarking on pastoral conferences, this will always make us travel for easy communication and speaking in conferences. We kindly ask for your help.
Please continue to pray for;
v Buying of Ministry Land
v Paving of church
v Youths Ministry
v Pastors’ conference around Lake Victoria.
v Buying of the Motor Bicycle
v Financial support to this ministry.
Alex and Simon (Uganda, Africa)