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August 2021

We always thank God for the privilege of being part of what he is doing in our nation Uganda. We are grateful to you our friends/co workers in Christ who support, pray for and encourage us in this work. The Lockdown has now been relaxed a little bit more and churches too will be able to congregate with a maximum of 200 people, which gives more room for many church members to be able to meet again to worship and share the word of God in our usual congregational way. We thank the Lord for that as CMM because most of our work has to do or is very much related to churches and communities.

August has been another fruitful month and below are some of the activities/ministries that the Lord has enabled us to be involved in.

PRISON MINISTRY

a. SEETA POLICE STATION
We have visited Seeta police station this month where we met close to 60 suspects and 18 souls
got born again . The prisoners and officers were so expectant.
We thank God for the souls which gave their lives to Christ. We donated 3 bibles to the cells .


b. TORORO CENTRAL POLICE STATION

Tororo Central Police Station is found in Tororo municipality which is 210km from Kampala in
Eastern Uganda near the border of Kenya and Uganda. The region is mainly composed of tribes of Itesots and the Japhadhola people . Both tribes have their relatives in the neighboring district Kenya. Our visitation was received by the Officer in Charge. We donated to them 6 bibles in English and Japadhola. The officers were appreciative of the donation which was the first of its kind. They requested us to plan for the officers’ bibles.

c. TORORO PRISON.
The facility is 5km away from the town and also serves as the prison farm land . At the time of our visit, we found the prisoners planting maize and cotton. We were welcomed but denied entrance to the premises due to covid-19 pandemic restrictions. We donated 16 bibles in languages of English, Japadhola, Luganda and Lunyole. The bibles will be helping more than 500 prisoners learning the word of God.


FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN KATANGA

We distributed cassava food in this area of katanga and have used the exercise as a tool to preach the gospel of love and kindness to the families/ homes that received the food.
Katanga is found in the Central Division in Kampala city between Makerere hill and Mulago hill. It is the largest slum in Kampala city which is the hideout of many criminals, prostitutes, drug addicts, alcoholism and all other disorderly vices. Due to those conditions, the place is full orphans, idle youth and single mothers. Edward Kato( CMM member), donated his garden of cassava to the people of Katanga during this month . The food was distributed twice with the help of the Local council leadership chiefs who helped us identify the most vulnerable families and homes that needed help. We harvested and donated sacks of cassava which benefited many families.


NAMUGONGO YOUTH MINISTRY

With the uplifting of the lockdown, we resumed our weekend youth sessions at Namugongo with the teenage girls, teaching them the word of God, primary health care, personal hygiene and public etiquettes. The class is good and all our participants returned expectant, looking forward to the upcoming sessions.

Rachel Kalembe with the teenage girls teaching them the word of God

CHURCH BASED TRAINING IN BIBLICAL STUDIES( C-TBS)

For the last few months ,the C-TBS course has been run on remote because of the Lockdown. Some of our students continued with their coursework but at their individual pace and upon completion sent it to us for marking. This approach didn’t favor most of the students as it involves computers, emailing, whatsApp and at times phone calls that many do not have access to. The few that continued with their work have always given us a very encouraging feedback.

Usually, every end of October, we have been passing out( giving Certificates ) to the New Testament and Old Testament graduates but we will not be able to do that this year. At the moment, we are trying to work out how and when we can get all our students in the class setting helping those that are behind to catchup. At the same time being very careful as the COVID-19 challenge is still very big in Uganda. Please keep praying with us as we work this out.

Thank you so much for your continuous prayers and support to us. We pray that the Lord continues to keep you well in him and to keep blessing all the works of your hands.

God bless you.

CMM Team

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JULY 2021

Greetings to you our friends, partners and co-workers in Christ Jesus, this month found us amidst a total lockdown of the whole country due to raised cases of the covid’19 pandemic out spread of the second wave. These are some of the activities that we have been involved in during this month.

FOOD AND GROCERIES DISTRIBUTION

Due to the total lockdown which posed a big challenge to so many individuals and families, most people were home yet most families depend on a daily small income for their sustenance. Working with our partners, we were able to feed 73 families with a food package. Each package contained 10kgs of posho, 4kgs of beans, 2kgs of sugar, a packet of salt, and a bar of soap. We thank God for the grace to help feed the vulnerable. Mathew 25:35, “I was hungry and you gave me food, thirsty and you gave me a drink.” During this exercise, we were able to preach the gospel because it was all inclusive and the beneficiaries were both Christians and non Christians.

CHURCH BASED TEACHING IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (C-TBS)

Below is one of the testimonies from one of our students (Pastor Grace Maubania ),who is one of those who have continued their studies remotely during this lock down period.

This Lockdown has been in many ways very difficult not only to me but to my fellow servants (Pastors). It comes with many challenges especially in areas of income and self survival. When all business was closed weeks back i personally resolved to spend most of my time to studying the word of God, applying the inductive approach as i pray for manna from heaven not only for me and my family but for my fellow vulnerable church members and for my fellow pastors.

Having been a pastor for over 19years, and now as a Bible Student , for the first time I feel very close to God. The word of God has become so alive to me and i have been able to without fear pray and encourage my church members to trust God. And Thanks be to God, We are getting over this, but with great riches from the living word of God.

But also being able to complete my school Bible Study Assignments in time and receiving so much out of the study has made this lockdown to some extent enjoyable and much benefit to my self.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

ONLINE PREACHING & FAMILY ALTER

Amidst the total lockdown ,we have encouraged and done phone calls, sending whatsApp messages, text messages and zoom. This has encouraged fellowship amongst us and all the members. we have also encouraged personal devotions, quiet times with the Lord and also family alters to maintain fellowship and keep ourselves close to the Lord.


We are also praying for you all our friends that the Lord will continue to be with you and bless all that you do.

God bless.

CMM

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June 2021

Greetings to you all our friends and co-workers in Christ. As a nation we are experiencing the second wave of the COVID’19 pandemic. Here is what we have been up to in the past month.

TOTAL COUNTRY LOCKDOWN DUE TO COVID’19 CASES INCREASE.


This 2nd wave has been by far the most challenging compared to the 1st one .Our Country got different variants from India, USA, UK, NIGERIA and SOUTH AFRICA. And all this happened after our government opened borders and business centers after the infection rates and death curve had lowered. This gave chance for the virus to penetrate in the communities and with the already overwhelmed medical system, the situation escalated and there is wide spread of the COVID’19 cases in the country . As such there is lack of oxygen and resources in hospitals. Many have failed to secure beds and are being home treated thus infecting the communities more. Over crowding in both government and private hospitals, treatment prices are so high. The government through ministry of Health is trying to do as much as they can but its still limited. The President announced a total lockdown of the whole country on 6th June, everyone to stay home except essential workers like doctors to work only and curfew time of 7pm. This meant that ministry outside home was locked. But the unlimited God has been faithful and we trust he will successfully lead us through all these challenges.

Local News feeds and tabloids showing the COVID’19 situation in Uganda and the Total Lockdown

BIBLE DISTRIBUTION


We have been able to bless a group of bible reading fellowship cell in Bushenyi. This group of Christians is comprised of committed Christians who really needed the bibles so much. They applied for the bibles through a ministry partner in Western Uganda called Dominic Twinomujuni. We sent them 12 bible, 10 Runyankole Rukiga and 2 English versions.
The beneficiaries hope to be trained for ministry when the lockdown subsidises. They will be our contact persons in prisons of Ankole Sub region.

Bushenyi prayer Group members that received bibles .

ONLINE MINISTRY


When the Total lockdown was announced, we resorted online fellowships with to help us keep
strong and strengthen others.
The fellowships are targeting the following;
a. The prisoners who gave their lives to Christ and were released.
b. The cell members.
c. The marrieds whom we fellowship with at St. Francis chapel Makerere.
d. Friends who are bereaving their beloved ones.
This has been done by phone calls, whatsaap messages, text messages and zoom.
This has helped both us and other fellowship members.

CHILDREN MINISTRY

At the time of total lockdown we had had a Sunday school children class where we were teaching the children the word of God and how to keep busy during such times as now when schools are off and everyone is home. How to avoid idleness, keep studying and have a positive life that everything shall be well in Jesus name. We have taught the children to keep at home and help their parents at home and avoid moving around aimlessly to avoid contracting the Corona virus. We are praying for good health amidst the lockdown.

Rachel Kalembe teaching Sunday school church children at Matugga how to keep busy and study during the lockdown time at home.

CHURCH BASED TRAINING IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

The training has been slowed down due to the total Lockdown. We are not able to meet our students in a class setting which also involves interaction which helps us a lot. Many of the students need this for the effectiveness of their studies. A few of our students who are continuing to study the Bible Books on their own but with either phone or email or WhatsApp consultations. so we are working more closely with a few as we wait for the lockdown to be relaxed.

Thank you so much to all of you our dear friends,supporters and co-workers for standing with us and praying with us. We are thankful to the lord for you,may He continue to keep you well and strong in HIM. God Bless

CMM

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May 2021

We CMM Team are very grateful to the Lord for being part of what He is doing in this Nation(Uganda). The encouragement, support and prayers from all our friends/ co-workers has a very significant role in all that we do.

MEDICAL OUTREACHES

we had medical outreaches which became a great a venue for us to preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus to people while treating their bodies of various illnesses.

BUYUKI OPTICAL MEDICAL OUTREACH
On 4th May, we ministered to the people of Buyuki Luwero District with Optical solutions. We ministered in partnership with the Guardian Optics based in Kampala Uganda. We had last ministered to the people of Buyuki with a dental medical camp last year on 17th March just few days before the first country lockdown. We realized that the many people were having sight problems and that day we couldn’t handle each of them. We decided to specifically organise an eye/optics medical camp for the purpose.
126 people were attended to 87 were given free reading glasses. 32 people were referred for cataract surgeries.
We held a one on one counselling session, prayed for persons and preached the gospel in company of Pastor Godfrey Nsumba( SearchLight of God Church -Wobulenzi)

Dan Muwanguzi and Richard Byamugisha Speaking to the people and the optical doctors, helping the people get eye check-ups.
Rachel Kalembe and Pastor Godfrey Nsumba having a counselling session and Praying for the people/patients. Also assisting on the registration desk.

NAMUGONGO DIABETES CAMP
On 7th May, we ministered to the people of Namugongo in Kira Municipality Wakiso district 23km away from the city centre. The camp was done in partnership with the Lions Clubs International to create awareness in diabetes and High blood pressure, a silent killer disease in Uganda today. A lot of Ugandans are suffering from diabetes and High blood pressure due to lack of knowledge about it. 286 people were attended to 201 were screened. 51 were referred for further medical services in the government health centres. We thank God for that open door and partnership.

BWAMBARA MEDICAL OUTREACH
On 22nd May, we held the biggest medical outreach in Bwambara, Rukungiri District in Southwest Uganda 414km from Kampala city.It was done in partnership with Bwambara Lions club, Guardian Optics, Rukungiri Local government, Carol Atuheirwe foundation and Mulago hospital. We worked on 1358 people in the following services

1)Dental Services
573 people were helped with dental challenges where by 376 got their teeth extracted while the rest were referred for more specialized medical services.

2)Optical Services
604 people were attended to with optical problems. 411 received free reading glasses
47 were referred for cataract surgeries at a free cost from partner friends.

3)Diabetes and high blood pressure.
724 people were screened of diabetes and high blood pressure 37 were found with diabetes
More than 1000 people were sensitized about diabetes.

4)Cancer Screening
125 people were attended to 46 were screened prostate cancer where 2 were found suspicious 79 were screened of breast cancer and cervical 12 were referred for further tests. More than 1200 people were sensitized of cancers

5)Minor Surgeries like Hernia
We had one hernia surgery at the camp led by Dr. Denis who happens to be a friend of CMM. Other 7 people were referred to Nyakibale Hospital which is found in Rukungiri town. We bless the living for giving us the platform to preach the gospel.

KIBOGA MEDICAL OUTREACH
On 24th May,we partnered with Jajja(Meaning “Granny”) ministries led Pr. David Mugabi who organized the medical outreach in Kiboga. We partnered with the ministry by donating medicines (painkillers and antibiotics) , 428 people were helped mostly the elderly in the community since it’s the category of people their ministry emphasizes to help.

PRISON MINISTRY

1)SEETA POLICE STATION
Seeta police station is our frequent go to prison which the officers have opened for us to preach the gospel weekly. We have ministered to around 100 people in May with 38 coming-to Christ. We thank God for the grace that has led people to Christ. we hope to start monthly fellowship in this place.

2)KAITI PRISON
On 25th May, we visited Kaiti prison which is found in Namutumba district, BUSOGA sub region, in Eastern Uganda 187 km from Kampala. Due to COVID restrictions, were not allowed to enter in the facility but were given opportunity to pray with a few prisoners. We donated 12 bibles, 10 Lusoga and 2 English, in order to help the prisoners, read the word of God. By the time of visiting, we found 86 prisoners of which 3 were women.

3)INVUKULA PRISON
Invukula is 43 km from Kaita prison. By the time of visiting, they had 45 prisoners. We donated 7 bibles, 6 Lusoga and 1 English to the prisoners.

4)KALIRO PRISON
On the same date, we visited the above prison which is found 144 km a way from Kampala city. Kaliro prison was constructed in 1937 under the colonial era. By the time of visiting, we found 206 prisoners of which 6 were women. We were happy to find that the officer in-charge is Pr. James with a ministry based in the neighboring district. We donated 16 bible 14 Lusoga and 2 English.

5)KAMULI PRISON
We visited the above prison on the same date which is 162 km away from Kampala city. The prison was constructed in 1935 under the colonial rule. It’s one the largest prisons in the BUSOGA sub-region. By the time of visiting, we found 372 prisoners who are mainly capital offenders. We donated 17 bibles of which one was given to their pastor (Pr. Ruth) who’s also a prisons officer.

6)NABWIGULU PRISON
This is found in Kamuli municipality which is found in BUSOGA subregion. It’s a kilometer away from Kamuli prison.
It’s the smallest with 38 prisoners who are currently with small sentences. We donated 6 bibles to help them extend the gospel to the inmates.

7)KAMULI CENTRAL POLICE STATION.
We visited Kamuli Police station on 26th May and were highly welcomed by the officers in
charge. We donated 4 bibles to minister to the suspects.

The prison facilities we have visited and preached the gospel , prayed and donated bibles to the suspects and in-mates.

CHURCH BASED TRAINING IN BIBLICAL STUDIES ( C-TBS)

A few days ago, we have had to stop the formal C-TBS bible classes upon the second wave of the pandemic hitting the country and a Lockdown was declaired stopping all gatherings and congregating. Some of our students will continue their studies remotely, But majority prefer the formal classroom setting approach. We are in touch with our students, encouraging them to do as much as they can during the Lockdown. The Old Testament class is currently studying the book of Deuteronomy and the New Testament class is soon completing the book of Romans.

Dan Muwanguzi Checking C-TBS students work.

PRAYER NEED;COVID’19 CURRENT SITUATION

Due to this second wave of the covid’19 pandemic, Ugandans are experiencing a very difficult time. The central part of the country is being affected the most. The increasing Covid’19 cases on a daily basis is alarming. Treatment of severe cases is too expensive for the majority of Ugandans. Most hospitals are already overwhelmed with sick people and on top of that the country is on a 42days total Lockdown. Please continue to pray with us along these lines.

Thank you so much for taking time to read through our May update. And thank you so much for your continuous prayers for us. We pray that the Lord will continue to bless you in all that you do and for his protection upon you and all your families.

Love in Christ,   

CMM

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April 2021

We thank God so much for the prevellage of being part of what he is doing in our Nation Uganda. April has been another exciting month and below is the report on what has been happening

PRISON MINISTIRES

Uganda has 254 prisons with more than a million prisoners. Currently, the rate of criminality has tripled leading to overcrowding of the current prisons thus affecting their health and hygiene.
As a ministry, we have been able to visit around 42 prisons with close to 250,000 prisoners in Western and Central Uganda giving them more than 15,00 bibles, boxes of soap, mattresses, sanitary pads, food stuffs and other essentials. In this April, we have been able to visit 6 prisons in Kasese district with a total of 1455 prisoners.

a. IBUGA PRISON.
We visited Ibuga prison on 7th April 2021 at 2pm. Ibuga prison is at the border of Kasese and Bunyangabu districts and at the time of visiting, Ibuga had 598 male prisoners with no female. It’s mainly a farm prison with many acres of land for maize farming. At the time of visiting, they were coming from the garden to plant maize and others to weed.
We blessed them with 25 bibles in Kinandi, Runyankole Rukiga and English languages. They were received by the Officer on duty who highly appreciated the offer. The whole prison facility was having only 3 bibles from individual prisoners.

b. MUBUKU PRISON
On the same date, we visited the above prison which is 23km from Ibuga prison. Mubuku prison is the biggest facility in Kasese district that was established in 1970. It’s also an agricultural prison with very many acres of land for farming. It was discovered that many prisoners in Mubuku are transfered from many facilities from the whole country due to the security detail found in place. At the time of visiting, we found 525 prisoners with 6 female prisoners. The facility is developing a big vocational building to help prisoners with skills that can help them become productive responsible citizens after their sentences. We blessed them with 22 bibles and 2 boxes of sanitary pad for women.

c. RUKOKI PRISON
On 7th April, we ended with the above prison which is in the middle of the town. By the time of visiting, we found 96 prisoners with no females. We blessed them with 12 bibles in Kinandi, Runyankole-Rukiga and English languages

d. BWERA PRISON
On 8th April, we visited Bwera prison which is found at the border of Bwera-Mpondwe border with Congo. We were highly welcomed by the Officer in Charge who was appreciative of the donation of 15 bibles and sanitary pads. By the time of visiting, the facility was housing 162 prisoners who were all in the farm digging.

e. NYABIRONGO PRISON
Nyabirongo is found in the mountains of Rwenzori which is mainly cold many times. Nyabirongo is the newest and smallest prison facility in Kasese with 52 prisoners. We donated to them 15 bibles, 5 to the officers and 10 to help the prisoners. We were welcomed by the officer in charge.

f. KATWE PRISON
We ended with Katwe prison which is found near L Edward. L. Katwe and Queen Elizabeth National Park. The facility is headed by the Officer who is a strong born again and an evangelist. It was the only facility that allowed us access to the prisoners. We shared the word of God and 78 prisoners gave their lives to Christ.

g. MPONDWE POLICE STATION
This is found at the border of Uganda and DRC. We found 16 suspects in the cells and donated 3 bibles to the cell to help them receive the word of God. We thank God for the great opportunity to serve the lost but found in prisons.

h. SEETA POLICE STATION
This has become our church because we have been given the open door without reservations. We have been able to preach in the cell four times this month with 13 souls coming to Christ. we have been able to maintain tea and bites during our visits. Many suspects who have been released have endeavored to contact us for more time for the gospel and allocating them to churches for parenting.

Richard at the various prison facilities and Police stations he visited

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

The responsibility of teaching children will always go a long way to help equip kids to live by and make better decisions when they grow up. Our heart’s desire Is to see Children Learn, Grow, and Encounter God through various ways such as Bible lessons, teachings, singing and interactions. We have quality Bible Study sessions that teach them about the Word of God, worship with them and teach them free devotion and dedication to God.

We also teach them to Walk in ‘the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself for us’ Ephesians 5:2. We also teach them to memorize and recall or recite the verse throughout the day under their breath.

Rachel kalembe teaching the children the word of God during their sessions at Namugongo and at Matugga

MEDICAL MISSIONS

On 18th April, we held an eye camp at St. Luke Anglican Church Ntinda. The eye camp was in partnership with GUARDIAN OPTICS which offered free reading glasses to people. We were able to work on 119 people who has different optical issues ranging from reading, allergies, and cataract which is solved by surgery. Surgeries were referred to the GUARDIAN clinic at a subsidiary price. We pray for resources to always sponsor a fully frigid eye camp that can cater for all those issues. We left the camp when all the congregation was very happy for the service. They’re ready to always avail us their premises and congregation for the service.

A recently concluded eye checkup and treatment medical camp at Ntinda.

VISIT TO TRIPLETS


We visited the triplets on Good Friday and blessed them with Easter message of love and salvation. We took along with us food stuffs and soap. We found them in good shape and celebration mood for Easter. They are very much excited to school come June. We look forward to their going to school. Their parents appreciated the great support that always comes from Christian Model Ministries.

A visit to the triplets and family blessing them with Easter groceries and food stuffs

KARAMOJA MINISTRY.


Karamoja has always defined our heart of mercy and has stood a test of time since 2012. Karamoja is located in the North Eastern part of the country with a population still under the poverty line. The reason for that chronic poverty is because of poor climatic conditions and political instabilities. They mainly depend on pastoralism and mining but they haven’t enjoyed the fruit of their labor. As a ministry, we saw it prudent to use two weapons; evangelism and education which has been proved beyond doubt to be the best approach for the development of any community. Currently, we sponsor 27 kids in primary and secondary levels with 2 in Kampala. Due to the pandemic, we had taken a full year without visiting Karamoja. When school started for the candidates, we also failed to make it due to Ministry of Health guidelines.
On 19th April, we made a maiden visit to visit, evangelize and assess the developments of all the seeds we have sowed in Karamoja. We met all the kids and a few parents and guardians of whom we shared the word of God, testimonies and presents (clothes and foods). Some kids were found to have left school going for other businesses and not ready to go back. One of our girls was found with the baby and married to a bodaboda cyclist but ready to resumes school mostly likely vocational training for tailoring skills. She was able to sit for her final exams which is a great indicator to her commitment. We thank God for the kids that kept optimistic for school amidst pandemic
temptations and challenges. We also visited some schools Like Acherer primary school which has 5 of our Moroto kids, Moroto Parents school and Kotido mixed and interacted with the school administrators. They were so
appreciative for the support we offer to the kids that attend their schools.

We later visited Shalom Reconciliation Centre which we support on a monthly basis. We were highly welcomed by the directors who were so appreciative for the great support that came in the time they needed it most. They toured us around their facility where we met the few kids that were not at school.

CHURCH BASED TRAINING IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (C-TBS)

The Bible Training class for pastors and church ministers.

Both classes are going on very well. The New Testament class has reached a level where the students are more independent in their studies and this makes the class much easier for the student and staff. The class has just concluded the studying of the gospel of Luke and now studying the book of Acts. The Old Testament class is currently studying the book of Numbers. Both classes are going on very well and we are receiving very encouraging feed back from the students.

Kato Edward teaching the Old Testament Bible Class.

We are grateful to our co-workers who are regulary praying and supporting us in many ways. Thank you so much.

God bless you.

CMM Team

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March 2021

Dear friends and co-workers in Christ Jesus, we thank you for your continued prayers and support to us. This is what we ( CMM )have been up to in the month of march.

MEDICAL OUTREACHES


We have been able to organize 2 eye camps in Kampala metropolitan. They have been organized in partnership with our friends and co-workers in the medical dental field ,the respective church communities and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The camps were entirely free to the public and an easy avenue to the hearts of the people with the hungry spirits for the gospel. These are:

KAWEMPE EYE CAMP
On 20th March, 2021, we held our first medical outreach ever since the country went into the
lockdown due to the pandemic. We had last had one on 17th March 2020 and we really were hungry
for the noble service. Our opening and return to the medical was officially launched by Mama
Florence Wanaswa our Deputy Director at Kawempe Worship Centre which is also her church. It
was a joyous moment which was highly attended by many people who came for a free service.
The noble service was given by our Great partners Guardian Optics found in Kampala city along
Martin Road. Amongst the people who came for the service was a witch doctor who came from the
shrine for help because her eyes were not seeing well. She was worked on and prayed for.
We were able to help 121 people and 39 received free reading glasses. 9 were referred for cataract
surgery which we pray to God for resources to handle their problems.
We thank God for the grace to help the people in Kawempe, Tura, Maganjo and other areas.

Richard, Rachel ,Mama Florence introducing and helping out Kawempe Eye Medical Camp

BUWAVA EYE CAMP
Buwava is found in Goma Division, Mukono district 25km from Kampala city.
On March 27, 2021, we held a second eye camp at Divine Church headed by Pr. Peter and Phoebi
Ssozi. It was highly attended by people from Kitukutwe, Nabusugwe, Bulindo and other places.
The eye camp was done in partnership with Guardian Optics and Vision Spring who helped us to
minister to 107 people with 58 getting free reading glasses.
We were privileged to preach too many people and one on one counselling. We saw the hand of
God that day touching different people. Our Mighty God healed so many with other spiritual
challenges.
We bless the loving God for the mighty Hand upon our ministry and channeling a blessing through us
to the needy people.
NB: GUARDIAN OPTICS is headed by Dr. Mike Olilo.

SHOE MENDING PROJECT (young girls and women.)

We started a great venture with girls and women of repairing and mending shoes this will help the girls and women become self reliant. When we are self-reliant, we use the blessings and abilities God has given us to care for ourselves and our families and find solutions to our own problems.

Rachel with the young girls and women teaching them how to repair shoes

POLICE MINISTRY


Police ministry has been one of the dynamic outreach missions since and is always a blessing as inmates accept Jesus as their Lord and savior. The month of March had 4 visits in Seeta police station where we shared the word of God and drinks to the suspects. We were able to preach to 84 suspects and 13 gave their lives to Jesus and many
others renewed their commitment for the heavenly journey.
We praise the Great God for the grace to preach the gospel to the prisoners who are desperate for
love, care and kindness.

CHURCH BASED TRAINING IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (C-TBS)

The New Testament Class has been Learning how to use the Inductive Bible Study tools in bible observation and interpretation. And at the same time studying some books and by now they can do their work more independently but with some regular help and guide from us teachers. This coming Sunday, the New Testament class will be starting the study of the gospels and will start with the gospel of Luke. The Old Testament class is currently studying the book of Leviticus and Edward Kato is preparing and will be teaching this class these next 2 weeks.

Pastor Charles Mayinja Teaching the New Testament Class

Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement to us. Blessings

CMM

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February 2021

We are so grateful to the Lord for being part of what he is doing in this Nation (Uganda) and we’re grateful too to all the friends/co-workers who pray, encourage and support us in all these areas of ministry.

CHURCH BASED TRAINING IN BIBLICAL STUDIES ( C-TBS )

Both the New Testament and the Old Testament Bible Classes have started. It is so exciting and motivating to be back in a class setting with our Bible Class students. The New Testament class conducted at God’s Center of Blessings Church-Bweyogerere has 26 students from 7 different churches. During the early weeks of the school, we were teaching and guiding our New Testament students how to use the observation and interpretation tools as laid down in our syllabus. At the same time studying the bible books. We are currently studying the book of Galatians. The class is already exciting, some of the students have already started preaching powerful messages from the book of Philemon and Galatians to their church congregations.

The Old Testament Class conducted at the Deliverance Church-Mukono Started on the 7th March. This is a team of students who have completed the New Testament in the previous years. We have 17 students from 4 different churches in this class. We look forward with excitement as we together with our students be studying/learning many Bible principles from the Old and New Testament applying the inductive approach in the bible study.

Please continue to hold our classes in prayers. Most of our pastors that we train or work with have been affected negatively by the lockdown. When the churches were locked, the Pastors’ incomes were “Locked too”. And many are struggling or still recovering from such and more financial related pressures, yet they also need to be into their bible study work fully committed /devoted on top of their pastoral work.

Dan Muwanguzi teaching and with the C-TBS students

PRISON MINISTRY

KAMWENGE PRISON
On 10th February, we visited Kamwenge prison in Kamwenge prison.
Kamwenge prison is found in Toro subregion which is found in the greater Rwenzori region in Western
Uganda.
It’s 308km from Kampala city which can take 5hrs driving.
Kamwenge is occupied by the Batoro, Banyankole, Batagwenda and Bakiga. All of those tribes mixed farmers
who rear animals and cultivate.
Kamwenge prison is on a very big chunk of land which is used by the prisoners for hard labour to produce
maize corn.
By the time of visiting , they were harvesting and so the prisoners were in the gardens.
We were allowed in the prison premises where we met some prisoners and the prison officers.
We prayed with them and donated 20 bibles, 15 Runyoro-Rutoro, 3 Runyankore-Rukiga, 2 Luganda bibles and
2 boxes of soap to help 423 prisoners.
We prayed with the prisoners and officers.

RWIMI PRISON On the same date, we visited the above prison which is found in Bunyangabu District in Toro subregion in
Rwenzori Region. Bunyangabu is the last district as you’re heading to Kasese district.
Rwimi prison is 342 km from Kampala city and 47km from Fortportal the new city.
It’s the second largest prison by population and coverage after Katojo prison.
At the time of Visiting, it had 714 prisoners.
It’s also involved in great agriculture by planting a lot of maize corn which is distributed in the whole country.
We found trucks loading the maize sacks.
We donated 32 bibles, 20 Runyoro-Rutoro, 7 Runyankore-Rukiga, 5Luganda and 4boxes of soap.
We didn’t interact with the prisoners but with a few officers.

KIBITO PRISON
Kibito prison is found also in Bunyangabu district along Fortpotal- Kasese road. It is the smallest in the region
with 54 prisoners but with the biggest land coverage.
Kibito has the similar tribes and cultures as the above prisons.
We donated 15 bibles and 2 boxes of soap.
We were not allowed to meet the prisoners but interacted with the officers

KATOJO PRISON
Katojo prison is found in Fortportal tourist city which is the headquarters of Toro subregion in Western Uganda
296 km from Kampala city.
It’s predominantly occupied by Batoro and other few Bantu speakers.
By the time of, the prison was having 1473 prisoners who were picked from different parts of the region and
the country at large.
We donated 25 bibles and 3 boxes of soap which were received by the officer in charge.
We were not allowed to enter the prison premises due to the high risk of Covid they encountered.
It was visited on 12th February and marked the end of Toro subregion prison ministry.

SEETA PRISON.
We thank God the Almighty for the wide open door for ministry in Seeta police station.
We visited it twice this month and we saw the hand of God touching and transforming the lives of people.
We preached to 36 suspects of which 5 gave their lives to Christ as their personal saviour.
We shared with them tea and snacks.
We bless the Lord for the Grace He gave us to minister to the saints.

Richard at the various the prisons

DOOR TO DOOR MINISTRY


During the ministry in Toro Sub region, we did door to door evangelism where we visited around 5 families
preaching to them about the forgiving Love of Jesus. Among them were Muslim families which received
us very well. We were privileged to share the word of God and give them bibles for more encouragement.
We pray for the special visitation in their hearts.

WOMEN AND YOUNG GIRLS MEETING

We held a training conducted by Rachel Kalembe with women and young girls teaching them a life skill of how to make reusable sanitary pads for themselves, their daughters and use it for self sustenance as well .We had 10 participants.

Rachel teaching the women and young gals how to make reusable sanitary pads and a sample of the pads

We’re so grateful to the Lord for your continuous prayers and support to us.

Thank you so much. God bless.

CMM

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January 2021

2020 was a year of trials, tragedies and tears as COVID-19 pandemic upended lives and plunged the world into suffering and grief. However, We have began the New Year 2021 with great zeal to serve . To add to the recovering from the lockdown, the country had political election tensions which affected our program operations, movements and the whole system due to the uncertainty.

We began the year with various ministry performance evaluations ,assessments and appraisals while planning ,allocating and budgeting for the new year in all our ministry arms. I. Prison ministry
II. Medical outreaches
III. Kampala Children sponsorship
IV. Children fellowships
V. Youth fellowships
VI. Women ministries
VII. Mercy ministries
VIII. Housing project
IX. Butaleja ministries
X. Karamoja ministries
XI. Church Based Training in Biblical Studies (C-TBS)

CMM ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING/FELLOWSHIP.

We held an annual general meeting/fellowship on 24th January 2021 and was attended by
all CMM members. We had a powerful word derived from John 1:1-5. The Holy scripture was encouraging us not to be so gentle as we encounter the world because that same gentleness has caused sin to take over our environment. The youth were encouraged to use the opportunity as an exposure to evangelize.
The annual report and annual plan was unveiled to the all the members.
We had great testimonies of jobs, marriages, new houses, kids and spiritual empowerment that members encountered despite the lockdown. We fellowship and prayed together.

CMM volunteers fellowship held at Florence’s residence/home

CHILDREN MINISTRY

we resumed our children meetings/ fellowships after 2 weeks of festivals. The demand
from parents and children was too high that we couldn’t wait any longer. It was highly attended with great testimonies from kids who had travelled upcountry or to any other place. We shared with them the word of God and eats. It was so powerful.
We thank God for the grace to minister to the little angels.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Youth youth fellowships resumed as well. This time round the number had decreased because some maids were still in villages. We thank God though because the few who attended were so hungry to hear form God. They highly embraced the start and package for the year. The next Sunday, we opened another youth fellowship from another vicinity and it was highly attended.
The parents and caretakers were so happy for that fellowship since the long holiday has highly affected
them. We agreed to always meet every Sunday at 5pm.

PRISON MINISTRY

We give God all the glory for the grace to minister in police cells and prison . The following have
been visited;
I. Seeta Police Station
We have been able to visit Seeta police station twice this month. The ministry at Seeta bears instant
results because of its proximity making discipleship easier. During the visits, we managed
to feed the inmates with breakfast which included tea and chapatti.
Four souls came to Christ during the ministry and many others renewed their faith in Christ Jesus.
We give all the glory to God for enabling us.

II. Lugazi Central Police Station
Lugazi Central police station is found in Lugazi Municipality, Buikwe District which is 52km along Jinja
road. The police station was visited on 26th January and we gave them 3 bibles that were received by the
officer in charge.

III. Buvuma Island District Police Station
On 26th January, we visited the above station which is located in the islands of Buvuma on L. Victoria. It’s
one of the far to reach areas in the geography of Uganda. Reaching there one has to use water canoes,
boats and the ferries. We used a boat that had 15 occupants who never had any protective gear. We
reached safely and we were able to find our way of our accommodation before embarking to the
ministry. We were welcomed by the Officer in Charge (OC) who is a believer and strong Christian. He
narrated to us the challenges in the islands under his command. The district has 54 detached small
islands which have small police administrations posts. He appealed to us to help them and start a church to help them reduce the crime rate.
We preached to 24 suspects who were in the small cell that was meant to be for 7 people. 22 of them
gave their lives to Christ as their personal savoir. We prayed for the deliverance.
We donated 5 bibles to help them in understanding the word of God.

IV. Buvuma prison
On the same date, we visited the above facility which is 4km away from the police station. We were
welcomed by the office in charge who gave us a warm reception.
Due to high restrictions imposed upon them because of covid, they couldn’t allow us to meet the
prisoners. We donated to them 15 bibles to help them in spiritualty.
At the time of visiting, the station had 86 prisoners of which 8 are women.
Many of the prisoners are not natives but the people who come to work in the island from different
parts of the country. The officer told me that he has Acholi, Bafumbira, bagisu, bakiga and baganda.

V. Kiyindi Police Station
Kiyindi Police Station is found on the landing site of Kiyindi on L. Victoria in Buikwe District. Being a
landing site, it has similar challenges as those of the islands. Very many people are at the peak of their
evil senses. The advantage of it is that it has many churches which are very much doing great work of
nurturing the spirits.
We donated 3 bibles to the station to help them in curbing the crime rate.
We preached to the suspects in the cells and 4 gave their lives to Christ.
We bless the Almighty for the Grace to travel and win souls.

Richard visiting the various POLICE and PRISON centers on Buvuma Island and Kiyindi as mentioned above.

Church Based Training in Biblical Studies ( C-TBS )

Dan Teaching the New Testament class at God’s Center of Blessings Church-Bweyogerere

The New Testament Bible class started on the 6th of February. we have received 17 students from 5 different churches and the Old Testament shall be starting later this month. It is so good to be back in our Normal C-TBS class setting compared to learning on remote. Please continue to hold these training programs and other CMM ministries in your prayers. Thank you for your continuous support and encouragement to us.

CMM

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December 2020

Serving God in 2020 amidst covid-19 challenges such as the total Lockdown and Political unrests has brought us exceeding Joy. December specifically was basically channeled to Butalejja End of Year Mission and helping to construct Mr.Bafaki Fransisco a new house. It was distinctively a rare ministry but its uniqueness manifested and preached the gospel of Jesus Christ exponentially.

HOUSE CONSTRUCTION FOR MR.BAFAKI FRANCISCO


BACKGROUND
Bafaki is a blindman found in Kanyabusambwe village, Bwambara Subcounty, Rukungiri district in SouthWestern Uganda. He was born 62yrs ago a normal child in a family of ten of which he was the second born. He later got an accident at the age of 8 and one eye got a defect. The parents first applied local medicine which spoilt the eye the more. By the time they took him to the hospital, the eye was beyond repair. So he lost the left eye. As time went on, the right eye also started to lose sight and in the long run it also blacked out
completely. The parents were still alive when he lost sight.
He grew up adopting to blindness and doing majorly all the village work that can sustain him plus family
members chipping in where he couldn’t handle. However, things started to worsen when all his parents
died and some of his siblings who were capable of helping him died. He begun to live a life of begging to
sustain his life. As a ministry, we happened to know his condition through a whatsaap group which was promoting political agendas of some candidates. We took an initiative to visit him on 6th August 2020 and assess his situation to see how we can help. We realized that the main challenge was housing among many other needs. We met, discussed and resolved to build for him a strong house.

On 4th December 2020, the dream of building him a house begun officially and was officiated by Richard
Byamugisha by breaking the ground and collection of materials [ sand, cement, bricks and stones] The next day the construction commenced and it was very great with very cooperative team of workers/
builders. Each day we had an average of 12 workers at the building site but only 8 could be paid. The
rest were volunteers who saw it as an opportunity to identify with the noble cause. On the last day, we organized a party for the official handover where we invited his relatives, church leaders and civil leaders. The people who came brought some gifts for him like, beddings, utensils, clothes and food stuffs. He actually entered a new house with new stuff.
It was joy beyond measure not only for him but the whole community.

Richard with mr. Bafaki Fransisco at his newly constructed house.

CHILDREN CHRISTMAS PARTY


As we concluded the year, we decided to celebrate the birth of Jesus to seal the message of our source of salvation and redemption with the children at a party. It was a day of jubilation, singing, dancing, testimonies, eating, drinking, and sharing gifts.
We thank God for the grace that took us through.

Richard with the children at the Christmas party

BUTALEJJA END OF YEAR MISSION

Given the time and season of the mission, following government precaution measures, we went with a small team for the outreach. Since masses were not allowed to gather due to limiting the spread of covid’19 and the political atmosphere, the mission was restructured to reconstructing a more firm and strong structure for the a local church we are affiliated with whose temporal mud grass-thatched structure had collapsed and was now meeting under a tree. We constructed a more firm structure of timber and poles. We asked the pastor to give out clothes to the community without gathering them. we distributed sanitizers, face masks and gave out food supplies to individual families. The region had been struck with prolonged drought caused by a previous rainy season that had caused floods thus destroying all crops and food. we held a manageable size children session and taught them the word of God. The number of children who attended were boys than girls. Most of the boys were between 12 – 15 years. In Butaleja the number of early marriages is increasing. By the time a girl is 15 years old and not in school, they want to get married. We also had a women’s small gathering where we taught them how to make re-usable sanitary towels and pads. we shared the word of God, prayed and encouraging them in the Lord Jesus.

Rachel with the children teaching them how to wear masks properly and assisting them with school work.

Rachel teaching women how to make re-usable sanitary towels and pads
Reconstructed church Structure and Rachel standing close to sacks of clothes being donated to the community

Church Based Training in Biblical Studies (C-TBS)

Embracing the New Year 2021,both the New and Old Testament classes conducted at different locations will be starting early February. The New Testament Class has so far registered 23 students from 5 different churches and the Old Testament has 17 students from 4 churches. The C-TBS staff has done all the necessary arrangements and preparations looking forward to the starting day. Please keep us in your prayers. Both classes will be running to the end of October 2021.

We thank you much for your prayers, support and encouragement to us.

A Happy New Year 2021

CMM

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November 2020

Reaching out to persons with the gospel has healed their hearts and had their dreams restored, they can’t help but realize that this same God we have loves and cares for them, too. This month has been of so many signs, wonders and miracles during ministry. We have seen a great harvest into the kingdom of God from all the individuals and congregations we encountered.

PRISONS/POLICE MINISTRY.

1.SEETA POLICE STATION; We visited the station 5 times this month than the normal 4 we have been visiting them. Each time we have visited, we have shared with the suspects snacks, tea and the word of God. Again each time we have visited, people have come to Christ and repented their sins. The Police administration has
confirmed that our ministry has impacted the whole community since whoever receives changes completely and s totally transformed.
In this whole month, we have recorded 32 people who have come to Christ from the station but have preached to 127people. Some of the suspects have joined church and are being followed up for discipleship.
The police officers have also been ministered to with 3 receiving bibles for more encouragement.

2.NAGALAMA POLICE DIVISION;
Nagalama Police Station is found in Mukono District 36km from Kampala along Kayunga road. It’s usually used to incarcerate politicians on the opposition side due to the distance from the city. We visited it on 6th November and preached to the suspects. 3 suspects for the first time of
which 2 were Muslims. We were helped by ASP. SIMON who is a police officer but also an apostle by calling. On the day of our visit, he felt something in spirit that something is going to happen in the police station. When we reached, we were the confirmation of what he was praying for that morning. He is a spirit-filled man who is passionate about preaching the word of God and praying for the sick. He however lacked the bibles.
We equipped the station with 5 bibles. We were told that they receive close to 80 suspects monthly who are picked from Kayunga, Wakiso, Mukono and Kampala. The suspects are at all ranges of crimes and ages. Roughly, they receive 1000 suspects annually.

3.KASANGATI POLICE STATION;
Kasangati Police station is found in Wakiso District 8km from Kampala city along Gayaza road. Its famous for being the home of 2 opposition politicians; Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi and RTD. COL. KIIIZA BESIGYE.
We visited it on 6th November to preach to the suspects. Unfortunately, we didn’t because the officers were not available to secure us.
We donated 3 bibles to help the suspects access the word of God.
We were told that they receive around 45 suspects monthly making it around 500 suspects annually.

4.MUKONO DISTRICT POLICE HEADQUARTERS;
Mukono is found 25km along Jinja road. The Police headquarters are in the town of Mukono. It handles very many cases around 100 per month making it 1200 suspects annually. We usually visit it once a month.
We donated 5 bibles to replace the old ones. We preached to 47 suspects on 9th November and 13 gave their lives to Christ.

5.KIIRA POLICE DIVISION;
Kiira Police Division is found in Kiira Municipality 18km from Kampala city in Wakiso district. It’sa very busy station which handles around 120 suspects monthly making it 1500 suspects annually. We were allowed to preach to the station every Thursday of the week after a lot of negotiations.
We visited the station twice this month and preached to 63 suspects of which 9 gave their lives to Christ.

6.NANSANA POLICE STATION;
Nansana police station is situated in Nansana municipality 13km along Hoima road. It’s in a very highly populated area with many you thus high crime rate. We were allowed to visit the station every Tuesday to preach to the suspects. According to the records, Nansana receives close to 2000 suspects annually. We have visited the station 3 times and 14 suspects gave their lives to Christ out of the 85 suspects we preached to.
We gave 5 bibles to individual suspects and 2 to the cell for reading.

YOUTH MINISTRY

As earlier reported, we begun a youth ministry at home where we meet 8 youth every Sunday. The number is steady and the impact of the ministry in their lives is evident. we were currently reading the book of James and each of them shared what they learnt from the book.
The parents and guardians also bare witness seeing a difference in the lives of these youth. We pray for more strength to press on.

CHILDREN MINISTRY


The children ministry like the youth ministry, has continued to grown . The children have developed tremendous skills in God that are so amazing. Each Sunday is like a party at our home because they expect a lot of physical and spiritual food. Racheal has showed a lot of parental love for the kids thus drawing them to the heart of God the best parent. This coming month will be focusing on Christmas and its relevance.

Supervision of the CMM children’s work especially those in Starting secondary or High school with the new curriculum.

WOMEN MINISTRY

We are teaching women to make medicine and juice out of Aloe Vera extracts this helps to treat scabies, ringworms, burn and scars and its also a good skin moisturizer getting rid of pimples both in women and children. The juice also helps balance the PH of the body increasing oxygen and reducing inflammation. We managed to extract both gel and juice from the Aloe Vera plant.

CHURCH MINISTRY


In February, we partnered with an Anglican church called St. Luke Ntinda to prepare a dental outreach in Namugongo which was very successful. This month, they were celebrating the great things God used them to do of which that dental outreach was among. As partners, we were invited to preach and elaborate more about our ministry. Richard preached to a congregation of 5000 people both physical and online under the theme “GIVE
THANKS ALWAYS” We give all the glory for that chance which is the second of its kind.

The moments are always remarkable and we cherish the times we’ve met people in their moments of pain or need and been able to see first hand how Jesus heals and saves. We give glory to Jesus. Many thanks to all our partners who are with us in prayers and financial support.

Merry Christmas and a better 2021, God Bless you.

CMM

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