The Ministry of the Bible.
Recently we had Kisakye Frank come here to get a Bible for his village pastor who lives in Sembabule district (over 60km) from us. Frank has been saved for some years now, but he did not have a Bible. However, he loves the Lord and wants other people to know Jesus as their Saviour. Having heard about this ministry, he desired to get Bibles; for his pastor first and then for himself. The most important thing about his testimony was - as he put it – 'I love sharing the gospel'. 'I asked - 'How have you been doing that without the Bible?' He replied - 'I listen to the radio, and if any preacher is preaching, then I write down the scriptures and share it with others.' After getting his Bible, Frank was so thankful that he kept lifting up his Bible and thanking God for such a blessing. 'I will now share the gospel, reading to people from this book' he said.
As we have earlier written to you, Bibles in our local dialects are expensive for most Christians. For you to stand with us and enable us bring the Word of God to needy people is a great blessing to the churches in the villages. Frank’s situation is similar to that of Faith, whom we shared with you two years ago. She was leading a Bible study, but had no Bible. She was also getting scriptures to share from the radio, and borrowing a Bible from the neighbors.
In the photo above are a few other people who have benefited from the Bible ministry. Making the Bible available is the most effecting means of winning souls for Christ Jesus, and also the essential foundation for a strong biblical church. People can see for themselves from the Word of God.
Joyce (photo below) has occasionally taken Bibles to her fellow Christian friends who did not have an opportunity to get Bibles. We met Joyce when we had a pastors’ conference. Her heart was very moved towards the ministry of helping believers to get Bibles. She has been one of our close associates in this ministry. Even in her old age, she has done incredible ministry to her church members. She also rears pigs and does farming on her land. The Lord is using her to bless other people with scriptures. We praise the Lord for the souls who have been transformed through His Word.
The Lord has increasingly added to us many kids from around this community who fellowship with us every Sunday. It's so exciting to have these kids here every Sunday, and some of them have been coming since this church began. Now some of the kids can pray and recite scriptures. Nakanjako can now pray a biblical prayer for the rest of the kids before their Sunday school starts. There's such an exuberant change we can see in these kids. We really give glory to God, and the Sunday school teachers who are taking this initiative to make sure that the kids come to know Jesus.
The Kids have now got another Sunday school teacher. Robinah has not been in our church for long, but she has a passion for kids. She helps when Nakaye is not around. The Lord is relieving us from some ministry responsibilities by raising other leaders. Sunday is one of our busiest days and so tiresome. When these ladies fill the gaps in our ministry, we praise the Lord.
We had one of the ladies give a testimony thanking God for her kids who are in the Sunday school. She had been practicing divination and calling on spirits of the dead before she came to Jesus; and her kids had seen it happening. Actually, she shared that she took time to apologize to them. She now feels so good when she sees them developing to know God. Isn’t that such a wonderful change of life; from your kids seeing you serving Satan; to now serving our Lord Jesus Christ? The only true satisfaction in life is found in God, and He is more glorified when we are more satisfied in Him. This family has now come to know that only God matters in their lives.
You may remember that we had planned to have a pastors' conference in May, and also an evangelism mission on the Island of Buyiga. We have not yet given up on this, and we still trust the Lord to make a way. However, evangelism is continuing around this community. As a ministry, we had a meeting to plan the way forward. We are likely to have the Buyiga Island evangelism next month; although the pastors' conference - not sure!
Recently, one of our pigs gave birth for the first time to six piglets - late in the night when we were in deep sleep. Unfortunately we lost two of the piglets.
Next month we will share about some ladies who have profited from being given piglets from our farm.
Please consider praying for;
a) Ministry Land
b) Financial provision for the pastors’ conference.
c) Ministry financial provision.
d) Sunday school shelter.
e) Discipleship trainings at church and high school.