Why I Am Returning to Uganda

In just a month’s time, I will be returning to Uganda to serve with my friend Richmond Wandera and the Pastors Discipleship Network. This will be my second trip to Uganda (and third to East Africa) and God has placed a deep love within me for this part of the world and the people who call it home.

One of my personal passions is to mentor and coach motivated ministry leaders who are committed to personal growth and development and the men and women I have encountered through PDN are exactly this. In July, I will be a member of the faculty at two conferences, one in Kampala and one in the Nebbi District in Northern Uganda. These conferences are designed to help east African church leaders become more deeply rooted in God’s Word. Our expectation is that we will equip over 1,000 pastors and church leaders in these two events. I will be teaching seminars on things like “Christ-centered Preaching,” “Teaching and Preaching the Whole Gospel,” “Servant Leadership” and “Dwelling in God’s Word (Read, Think, Live and Pray).” This stuff is right in my sweet spot and I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and dig into God’s Word with my African sisters and brothers.

As well, I am looking forward to spending time with my dear friend and brother Pastor Luke Jaymin and the people of Nakawa Pentecostal Church (NPC). Luke and I have been in a mentoring relationship through the PDN for the past two years and over the months we have connected some of our ministry leaders together in a Leader-to-Leader ministry. Our community of faith has also helped NPC establish a SACCO (Savings and Credit Co-Operative) which is enabling people to experience financial stability. What a joy it will be to visit some of the small business that have received micro loans through this SACCO.

Lastly, I will be visiting the Compassion International Project in Kasangati in the eastern district of Kampala. Our community has sponsored a number of children in this center and we have also helped create a Children’s Resource Center there. Spending time with the staff and seeing the real help and hope that Compassion is bringing to this community will be a joy unspeakable.

Two requests:

  • Would you please pray for this opportunity? There is much to be done before I depart at the end of June and I need to experience deeply the empowerment of the Holy Spirit as I prepare.
  • Would you support me financially? While my airfare has been secured, I still have some needs for my time on the ground. You could send a check (payable to CCCSH and memo it  Africa) to PO Box 13393 Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Thanks for your partnership in the work of the Gospel…

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