This was the first words we were greeted with, as our Church of the Rock Ugandan Missions Teams arrived in Kilagi, Uganda, as Pastor Samuel’s wife, “Mama” shouted from the back of the church.
Our arrival in Kilagi was truly a miracle and an answer to prayer, a prayer that has taken seven years to answer, as Pastor Samuel had put it. People in the community had begun to doubt their God.
Each offering that was collected was saved until they had enough to make a few more bricks, bringing them a little closer to finish the church. With our arrival and the gift of money that was sent ahead, the congregation now had a new testimony to share of God’s faithfulness and blessing!
Distribution of Mosquito Nets Overwhelming
Malaria is a preventable and curable disease, yet it infects more than 500 million people per year and kills more than one million. Sadly, in Africa, it is children under the age of five, living in high-risk countries, who are most likely to contract malaria. Only 10 per cent of children under the age of five in Uganda sleep under treated mosquito nets.
What an amazing opportunity we had to share about the love of Jesus as we distributed the mosquito nets in a community of approximately 50% Muslim.
750 mosquito nets were distributed during our visit. The whole community took notice of their God’s provision and his faithfulness.
About a dozen people professed faith in Jesus for the first time.
Children’s Ministry – Great Success
Throughout the week our team had ample opportunity to minister to the children in the community. On our first day of ministry approximately 250 children joined us. There were four stations which included Parachute Games with a lesson from God’s Word, Creation Station, Clown Lessons and a popular game of soccer, freeze tag and line tag.
A youth program was well received on day 4 as Al & Preston ministered to 15 young men while Coralee, Tymin & Brenda shared their testimonies with 11 young women.
Medical Clinics Well Received
Joined by three nurses and a doctor from Wentz Medical Clinic in Kampala our team was able to assist in providing medical services to the local Ugandan people. What an incredible opportunity to introduce the people to Christ our Vision Church.
386 children were cared for over 2 days.
Toni did an incredible job brushing everyone’s teeth.
A BIG thanks to Dr. Rogers and Coralee who assisted him.
Thank you for supporting us!
On behalf of the Uganda 2012 Missions team and most importantly, the people whom we assist, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to you for your belief in our cause and your support in making this trip a success.
We could not have done it without you!
Our next Africa Missions trip is being planned for May 2013 – more details will be available at our information meeting on Sunday, JANUARY 13, at the church. Application forms can be obtained in the meantime from the World Cafe or downloaded from this link.