To bring in the New Year, Dan and his Christian Model Ministries team have been planning and preparing for a big ministry training and outreach program. When Dan was in Victoria he was explaining the concept to me, and had dubbed it a MEGA CRUSADE.
Essentially, the concept was from December 28th to the 31st 2012, in the mornings, Dan and his team would be teaching and organizing local pastors and other Christians, and then during the day they would be doing outreach to schools, hospitals, and prisons. This would then culminate with an all night worship service December 31st, ushering in the New Year.
The crusade was in Butaleja District of Uganda, which is a very remote district in Eastern Uganda near Kenya. Travel to Butaleja from Kompala takes many hours, through windy roads, fields, and the outback of Uganda.
In Butaleja, there were many young children, and so the New Years crusade engaged and ministered to the young children there.
A big focus of the work was open air crusades in Butaleja.
One of the chief aims in the outreaches was giving individuals an opportunity to minister as part of their training. This was an answer to prayer as many young ministers became leaders and engaged in the crusades with vigor and passion.
Much pray and planning lead to success.
The Christian Model Ministries had brought clothe supplies, for distribution to the needy in Butaleja.
According to Dan Muwanguzi:
“We prayed and discussed a lot regarding the team unity. We kept like 10 people in one room because we don’t have big accommodation. We did the cooking, fetched water a distance of one kilometer on foot with jerrycans, we cut the fire wood for cooking, we were more than 40 people, but … we use one latrine and one bathroom . It is basically more like Ugandan camping life. Despite all those, God kept our team together with vision and passion.“
“We all woke up as team at 5.00 a.m and had one and a half hours of prayer, communication, and planning each morning. Then we all went for different work duties until 8.30am. We then took breakfast and left our location by 10.00 am for different ministries. Came back for lunch at 1.00 pm them went for afternoon ministries including the crusade by 3.00 pm. Then we came home at 8.00 pm , had dinner. Lights (Candles) out by 10.00.”
Each day, in preparation for outreach, the CMM team would teach local ministers and Christians.
Overall, God blessed Christian Model Ministries efforts. New converts were introduced to local churches.
The Christian Model Ministries is planning to return to Butaleja in July of 2013, with a principal aim of connecting with the new converts and to continue the work they started here this New Years.
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