Happy New Year Our Beloved friends and partners in Christ Jesus. Below is our report for the month of December.
BUTALEJJA END OF YEAR MISSION OUTREACH
For 12 consecutive years, we have been having end of year out-door open air gospel meetings Butalleja region. Except for the last two years when we were hit by the COVID 19 pandemic and the whole country was on lockdown, this year, we resumed starting 0n 27th as usual till the new year 2023. Below are the activities we had.
- Daily evening Out door gospel meetings
- Door to door ministry
- Police ministry
- Prison ministry
- Children ministry
- Pastors and Church Leaders’ equipping seminar
1.OPEN AIR OUT-DOOR GOSPEL MEETINGS
By God’s grace, we were allowed to use a mega football field managed by Butalejja District administration to hold evening open air gospel meetings. We began on 27th December at 5pm and many people turned up to hear the Word of God. We had praise and worship sessions led by the CMM Team and other team from Kampala, then shared the word of God.
The outdoor open air gospel meetings was held for 5 days, around 450 people gave their lives to Christ. These were the recorded ones, but we also had those who were listening the gospel for their homes and shops. We bless God for the bounty harvest.
The CMM Team ( Dan Muwanguzi, Florence Wanaswa, Richard Byamugisha, Racheal Kalembe ) During the Butalejja Outdoor Evangelism meeting and the people that came to the field to attend.
2.DOOR TO DOOR EVANGELISM
We decided to partner with local churches in those communities to reach the people in their homes and gardens. Around 12 of us went and ministered to these souls. Around 85 souls came to Christ in the 3 day door to door ministry. We visited Hisega, Nanyuru and Rujehi villages which are found in the outskirts of Butalejja Town council.
Police ministry has been one of the pillars of our calling and we love doing it. we visited the CENTRAL POLICE STATION OF BUTALEJJA and were welcomed by the OFFICER IN CHARGE AND THE DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER.
We were ushered in the cells where we met 23 suspects of which 2 were women. Among them were 4 murder suspects, 1 rape case and the rest were petty cases of debts and land wrangles.
We preached about hope and 18 of them accepted Jesus as their personal saviour. We also shared with them drinks and cakes but were not allowed to take photos since they are currently under various attacks.
we visited the Butalejja main prison which is found near the District headquarters. We were welcomed by the OFFICER IN CHARGE who is new in the area but loves Christ so much.
He allowed to meet the prisoners . We shared with them the word of God, food (beef and rice) and drinks (soda and water)
We met 58 prisoners (all men) and 23 of them accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
Richard Byamugisha with the team during the police and prisons visit
We carried out a children’s ministry, we dedicated some time and resources to reach to the children. we had 3 sessions with children teaching them the word of God through Bible stories ,giving them clothes ,snacks and drinks. The team for the children was headed by Racheal Kalembe and Debbie Wanaswa.
Racheal Kalembe giving out some clothes and supplies to the mothers and their children
6.PASTORS AND CHURCH LEADERS’ EQUIPING MEETING
We met the pastors and church leaders and had a fellowship with them. We encouraged them and equipped them in the word of God to continue doing the work of God. we thanked them for accepting to work with us in evangelism and the crusade, look forward to working with them next time. The session was led by Dan Muwanguzi, Florence Wanaswa and Richard Byamugisha.
Dan Muwanguzi, Florence Wanaswa and Richard Byamugisha during the Pastors and church leaders meeting
CHURCH BASED TRAINING IN BIBLICAL STUDIES ( C-TBS)
The C-TBS classes Old Testament and New Testament that completed last year will be graduating in February 2023.
Meanwhile the C-TBS staff are already planning for the 2023 classes which will start in early March.
We already have 17members from 3 different churches that have registered for the New Testament course that will be run at Bweyogerere God’s Centre of Blessings church.
We look forward to another fruitful year of ministry and sharing the love of Christ with the people of Uganda.
Happy New Year 2023
God bless you