Dear friends and co-workers in christ, we thank the Lord for what He continues to do in Uganda through CMM. We also thank you so much for being part of this through your continuous prayers and support. Thank you for loving us and the people of Uganda.
Namugongo Medical outreach.
On 3rd March 2020, we ministered to the people of Namugongo, Kira, Misindye, Jinja Misindye,
Butto, Buloli, Nakiyanja, and other surrounding areas.
CMM preached the gospel through a medical outreach with help from dentists and ophthalmologists.
The mission was done in partnership with;
St Luke Church, Namugongo Martyrs Anglican Church, Mulago Dental School, Guardian optics, Janda LC1.
Namugongo Martyrs Church Supported us with a free venue and all the groundwork.
Janda local council 1 partnered with us in the mobilization of masses in schools, villages, and churches to conduct the outreach at a free cost.
Mulago dental school gave us 18 dentists with drugs, dental Forceps, syringes, cotton wool, and gloves.
Guardian Optics gave us one ophthalmologist and one support staff. They came along with glasses and eye drugs.
We were able to work on 367 people of which 53 were eye cases.
15 people came to Christ and we handed them over to church leaders for discipleship and nurturing.
Among the people who were helped, 284 were school-going Children from Namugongo Mixed Primary School and Green Gates Junior School.
We highly appreciate God for the Grace and favor on that day and during preparation.
Matugga Dental and eye camp
CMM in partnership with Mulago dental school had a dental and eye camp at Searchlight of God church Matugga on 20th February. We treated 27 people who had both dental and eye issues. We thank God for the grace to reach the hearts of people. We had a great time of one on one and 5 people gave their lives to Christ. We thank God for that ministry that touches the hearts and bodies of people.
On the 12th of March, we CMM, received our friends (guests) from Victoria Canada, James, Josie, Anika and Jaimee.
We thank the Lord for the demonstrated courage and faith by the Degreefs family for coming during such critical days when COVID-19 is on the rise and given the tension that was all over the whole world.
The Degreefs were in Uganda from the 12th to 22nd March. While here, they were involved in a many ministerial activities and one of them is the Buyuki Medical Outreach.
Buyuki Medical Outreach
On 17th March CMM with the Degreefs’ family held a successful medical outreach in Buyuki Luweero district which It started at 8:00am and ended at 5:00pm.
With 25 Dentists from Mulago Dental school, we worked on 234 dental cases of whom 192 were extractions. The rest were complicated cases and were therefore referred to a bigger facility.
We had 2 opticians from Guardian optics who worked on 113 patients of whom 78 received free glasses from TUPS. 23 patients were referred for surgeries.
Uganda Cancer institute offered a specialist who worked on 39 breast checkups. 29 cervical cancer checkup and of the 29 prostate cancer screenings, 2 were positive, 150 people were talked to by Carol cancer foundation, The ones effected will be followed up for medication.
James, Josie, Molly Byamugisha and Pastor Godfrey Nsumba led the spiritual clinic where people were preached to. 50 people came to Christ.
The spiritual clinic is praying, counselling and sharing Christ with individuals who come for treatment.
Jaimee and Anika helped the dental team in dispensing medicines, etc
Butaleja prison visit.
On 19th March 2020, together with the Degreefs’ family, we visited the prison of Butaleja. We were not able to preach to the prisoners due to fears COVID 19 but we prayed with prison officers were able to donate cakes and drinks for 60 prisoners and officers plus soap and sanitary pads for female inmates and we blessed them with prayers.
Kalangala prisons visit.
On 25th, we visited 2 prisons on Kalangala island, Mugoye and Kalangala prisons. They’re both on the same island but 30km apart. Both prisons had 105 prisoners who are below 2yrs sentence. We took 34 bibles along with us, cakes and water for drinking. We gave 20 bibles to prisoners, 2 bibles to officers and 12 to the prison library. 67 prisoners gave their lives to Christ. We had a great time of sharing and praying with prisoners one on one. The next day on 26th, we got a call from the prison that 13 prisoners were pardoned when they appeared before the magistrates. It was a great miracle to the whole prison because it had never happened.
Karamoja children visit.
In preparation for the new term, we visited the CMM kids in Karamoja to help them start the New Year and new term. We found them healthy and ready for school. We managed to visit some of their schools like Acherer primary school.
Shalom children’s visit.
Shalom reconciliation Ministry is an orphanage found in Kotido district in the Karamoja region. It’s headed by Mike Rainbow Okiddi. We found 32 children from 1 to 20 yrs of age. We had a great time of praise and worship led by the children. We later had a great time of sports in the compound of Shalom which lasted for more than an hour. Many children gave us their memory verses.
We praise God for the Grace to travel to Karamoja and back safely.
Greetings to all our friends/co-workers in Christ. We the C-TBS staff team would like to thank you all for your prayers, support and encouragement especially during these days where COVID-19 has presented such a big threat internationally.
February and early March, all our C-TBS usual programs were running well but like all other businesses in Uganda, we have put down most of the tools for the next day 25 days first in obedience to the government given COVID-19 management guidelines.
As you could be aware, the Uganda government has closed all schools, church gatherings, all shops/stores except for stores selling foodstuffs, all vehicles cannot move except a few government official cars. We are therefore very much restricted to stay indoors for a period of 20 days as the government monitors the situation.
Both schools (OT and NT) bible classes started on the 2nd weekend of March. The NT class at Bweyogerere started with 33 students from 7 different churches and the OT class at deliverance church Mukono had started with 17 students from 4 different churches. We are currently in touch with most of our students on phone, encouraging each other in prayer and reading / studying the scriptures.
We continue to pray and seek the Lord in regard to the current situation. Please continue to pray with us more especially in our context where many are not working yet feeding and other necessities have to continue. There’s already cries from many different families more especially for food and other daily needs. May the Lord be with you and continue to keep you well. We also love you and thank you so much for being part of us and supporting the work of God here in Uganda.