This is the report regarding the Butaleja year-end Mega mission.
The whole CMM team of nine people went together with other members from local churches but mostly from the Searchlight of God Church in Kampala. We were all together a team of about 42 people.
We all stayed in one three bedroom house, sharing one bathroom and toilet. The team does all the cooking for ourselves, fetching water, keeping house and place clean, on top of the mission programs during the four days 27th Dec-1st Jan 2014. It was all fun.
Our goal was to minister to the Butaleja church and community, but also to provide an opportunity (create a platform) for individuals from local churches to participate and test out being a missionary.
Activities involved include:
- Open air Gospel meetings every afternoon.
- Visiting prisons.
- Visiting hospitals or the sick.
- Ministering to community children.
- Running leadership seminars for church leaders.
- Praying with the Butalejja community into the New Year’s Eve.
- Giving out some clothing to the needy.
- Showing the Jesus’s film and other films.
- Playing soccer and netball with the community.
- Visiting and encouraging some local churches.
- Baptizing those who give their lives to Jesus.
- Praying for and counseling individuals who come to crusades.
All the mentioned activities went on well, and were very successful.
This time, we also did open up a brand new church under the name of “Christian Model Fellowship Butaleja”. One school provided a big hall as they saw this church as an answer to persevering prayer. The chairman, and the board of directors of that school mentioned that church needs to be at the very centre of their school programs and all Christian children in that school plus other members will be part of the fellowship. This was a huge blessing from God!
During these four days in Butaleja, more than 130 people gave their lives to Christ. The team prayed and counseled many individuals who came with different prayer items. We baptized 27 people. We visited 5 different churches to encourage and followup on those who have been converted during previous crusades to Buteleja.
The inmates in the prison were so excited receiving us. They lead in praise and worship and one of us shared the Word of God. Others shared some testimonies then afterwards, and we share some “snarks” – sodas and chapatis. One Muslim inmate gave his life to Christ. We also prayed and counseled one to one with each of the inmates.
Soccer and Netball – it was the CMM team verses the Butaleja community team and in both games, the CMM team lost to the community team !!! Our goal here is to mix with the community for fun and socializing.
We had a leadership seminar, and the highlight on this was that we CMM had invited friends of mine, missionary from the UK David Banks. His emphasis in ministry in Uganda is Discipleship training. David had written a very good discipleship manual. Very simplified with with excellent Discipleship content. On that occasion, more than seventy Discipleship books were distributed freely to each (One book per church). The church leaders were so much encouraged.
The New Years event was also an exciting and encouraging event. Many gave their lives to Christ that evening, many many people turned up for the overnight prayers that were led by the CMM team throughout the whole night. Some people traveled on foot a very far distance to come and attend. Places like bars and other disco places in town had to close as the majority of the community people preferred prayers and cerebrating with us on the Butaleja community outreach.
The whole team left on the 1st Jan 2014 to return home with a lot of excitement and gratefulness to the Lord Jesus Christ for what has happened in the four days we stayed in Butaleja.
We would like to thank everyone that stood with us in prayers and finances.
May the Lord richly bless you much more.