Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Had a great mission experience

I went to to a different district last year with the High School and Young Adults Group for missions, and that trip was definitely a life-changing and humbling experience. But these ACF-Mission trips have changed my life even more, and molded me to become more of a disciple of Christ. Although I’ve known for awhile the majesty of God’s sovereignty, it somehow still never ceases to amaze me. What a trip it has been, and what a blessing it is to be here! God is good!
The day after we arrived, we immediately started fulfilling our goal for the trip: to evangelize to the lost souls of Uganda. Immediately, God started working on our hearts. Immediately, God started to bring us more and more out of our comfort zone. Talking to complete strangers about the Gospel of Jesus Christ was more of an ambition than an actual practice. Although personally, I’ve had experience being a part of evangelizing with a group of brothers and sisters, I’ve never had too much experience witnessing to somebody this much one on one until last month.
Since then, I have been extremely blessed by the fellowship of this group, the stories that have shared, and the quiet times that I’ve experienced with God. I am extremely grateful that God has allowed me the privilege to be a part of such an incredible journey with such an amazing ACF family. The unity that we’ve built so far as brothers and sisters in Christ is one that will last far beyond this mission trip. The experiences we’ve had witnessing to the people of Kumi and Fort portal have not only been humbling and fulfilling, but they’ve also been disheartening, tiresome, shocking, and sometimes even discouraging. However, we take refuge in the fact that our complete joy is in Christ alone. Not only do we have an entire group of zealous men and women who have a passionate zeal for Christ to help encourage us and strengthen our spirits, we have the ultimate source of encouragement and strength from the Book of Life itself, God’s Holy Word. As God promises us in Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble,” and God’s promises alone are sufficient enough to ease our troubled hearts. For we know that our goal is merely to plant the seed in the unbeliever’s mind, and by God’s providential will, He will open their heart, which will grow the root, that will sprout the trunk, which will give life to the tree. It is such a refreshing promise from God that we are mere vessels required only to transport the Gospel, and that it is nothing in and of ourselves that can change the hearts and minds of those lost souls. Although we’re all exhausted, aching and sore, our disposition will forever be joy unspeakable, solely because Jesus Christ sacrificed His life so that we may live. We have a completely sovereign God who will not only comfort us when fulfilling the Great Commission, but who will ultimately, in His timing, add soldiers to His Kingdom in order that His glory may be revealed and His will be accomplished.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ACF Work in Uganda

Each year ACF works together with native doctors and Nurses on short-term assignments to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people living in impoverished villages. How to get Involved You can help us succeed right from where you’re sitting. We succeed when passionate people care about what we do and connect with a community of supporters to help us grow. Love what we do? Here’s how you can help: •Share •Donate •Fundraise

Monday, August 19, 2013

2013 ACF missions

God showed up loud and big! It was so obvious that God is real, He loves us, and desires to use us to bless others. We saw God and felt God in so many different ways. People were more vulnerable than ever before. It got weird. I saw more passion, more glory, and more joy in those two weeks than I have in very long time. It was absolutely INCREDIBLE! MAX
For those of us who are blessed to travel to the most underprivileged areas on this earth as Missionaries and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ; we always return saying “Wow-best mission trip I’ve ever been on.” Well here I go again. This was the best mission trip the Lord ever allowed me to be part of.
People watching the LIFE OF JESUS' movie.

Monday, August 5, 2013

We are there.....

May I just start with the Lord is good! We've been here for 14 days and its been amazing to see the work the Lord is doing. It's been a privilege serving with the Ugandan brethren and their families. I am so blessed to see how we have blessed the people here. God has definitely grown me in many different ways and my walk with the Lord is much stronger than it was before we left. I’m so thankful for this opportunity to share the gospel and the love of Christ with the lost! The work of the Lord has done here can never be changed and He is only going to continue to grow His kingdom in Africa.

.....about the work of the Lord.....

We have been so busy about the work of the Lord ambushing the villages with the gospel, going door-to-door, playing music, doing crusades and engaging folks in matters spiritual and eternal. I personally have had the opportunity to share with Catholics, Muslims and those with traditional beliefs. We have been collecting names and contact information in order to pray for those we have spoken with and contact those who are willing to hear from us again. This week we had great harvest from our evening crusades and Jesus Film. I have been so honored to be a part of this trip, this team, the encouragement we’ve to the leaders and people of Kumi and the impact we’ve been able to make upon the community and surround communities around us here. We have received different response to the gospel as some of those we have shared with have been moved to tears in our presence when pointed to truth, while others have responded in anger but none asked us to leave, but whatever the case we’ve given the gospel – the truth in love, with gentleness and humility, leaving them in the Sovereign, saving hand of God. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and continued prayer
Each year ACF works together with native doctors and Nurses on short-term assignments to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people living in impoverished villages. Get Involved You can help us succeed right from where you’re sitting. We succeed when passionate people care about what we do and connect with a community of supporters to help us grow. Love what we do? Here’s how you can help: *Share *Donate *Fundraise *Go with us As we seek to accomplish the work laid out before us, we are mindful that the work of intercession is the most critical work. Not all can go, but we all can pray. We are sincerely grateful for your continued prayerful support of our endeavors to glorify Christ on mission with our hearts set on loving Ugandans in word and deed. Here are some specific ways you can pray for our team: -Pray that our team members would be gracious in our conduct and industrious in our labors -Pray that our team members would be flexible in our attitude and determined to give the devil no opportunity to distract us from the mission -Pray for good weather for the Medical Missions work (especially no rain!) -Pray for Brother Festus and Brother Emmanuel Ezeonu that they will communicate truths of God’s Word simply, clearly, and humbly to Kumi pastors. -Pray for the Kumi and Fort portal pastors attending the two Pastors’ conference, that they would be renewed in their faith, refreshed in their body, and revived in their spirit. -Pray for the witness this project will have in the Kumi, Fort portal and surrounding communities, namely that Christ’s name, not our own, would go forth and people would discover hope in our risen Savior -Pray for our leadership team as they contemplate ways of ministering in the future and launching of our medical centre in Kigarama [Fort portal] -Pray for the orphans who will be receiving Bibles, clothing, and school supplies, that they would see these as a provision from God Almighty and see these blessings as a reason to trust all the more in His gracious hand -Pray for our team as we take in all our experiences that the Spirit of God will help us interpret and retell them in ways that would be good for God’s purposes in Uganda, including the call for more of us to go in the future. May God bless you all.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cleaning our City [Together we make difference]

Only together we can keep our town clean! This is another great way of preaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ without any resistance. Our thanks go out to Kampala Capital City Authority who accepted accepted to work with us in our cleanup of streets and sidewalks program of this community.
We are very thankful to God for the local people who worked with us. While we encourage local folks to volunteer in such organized cleanup campaigns when they take place, we also remind all of us there are individual things we can do on a regular basis to help keep our city looking good.
Great turn up and it felt really good seeing so many people who love this city and are proud to be from Lungujja showing their support to us. It was a great sign of solidarity and shop keepers were clapping us as we walked along asking if they needed help!
We have requested the community to Spread the word to friends and neighbours; anyone and everyone are welcome to help with this important annual event. To make Clean Sweep campaign a success we require support from all communities in Lubaga Division. By working together, we CAN make a difference.
 From these humble beginnings the annual clean-up has blossomed into a consistently successful event thanks to the help of our staff and KCCA! The continued success and  growing participation is a strong reflection of the environmental commitment of Lungujja residents.
The Local Council Chairman in action. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

My visit to the inmates at Luzira prisons.........

 On 23rd.March.2013 I made my first visit to Luzira Upper prison as together with Power FM staff. What I saw was beyond what I always imagined.  
Upon our arrival, we were stopped at the prison gate requiring the presence of the prison principal to allow us in. We were then allowed in after his arrival. However we were up to 15 plus who went for the outreach and according to the principal, the law does not permit more than five members to access the prison and interact with the inmates but by HIS grace we were all allowed to enter at once.
At the gate we were asked to leave our phones behind and were also barred from carrying any more on us or issuing money to any of the inmates. It was this time that we were also questioned to execute the goal for which we had been permitted and not any other objective.
We were introduced to a group of inmates who were supposedly God loving men or may be had turned to God for help. They looked so helpless though they vigorously engaged themselves in praises to God. Sitting on the floor, they listened attentively to the message and received the word with excitement before committing their lives to Christ. I must admit that the whole scenario was pathetic BUT I was so grateful to God that in the midst of hopeless situations, He has provided hope in Christ and whosoever believes in him shall never perish but have everlasting life.

 I saw a very young man [in the picture above] in his late teen age probably over 19 years wearing the life imprisonment uniform and the picture has never left my mind wondering how and when he got in there. I was not strong enough to hold back my tears but was refreshed after we left by the fact that we had left them with JESUS to build hope and their faith. 

If only we are allowed to visit the prisons often it would become a ministry otherwise every movement in that place is restricted and on very tight orders. 

I was over whelmed by the joy the prisoners had. This was witnessed in one of the leader as he led the opening prayer with a full and prolonged time of thanks giving and adoration to the Lord Jesus. I was touched at this man`s [Kaka] prayer and then yet another great and exciting time was the music session as well as the praise and worship session. These inmates can give praise and worship to the master.
It was then hard for us to say bye to our friends we had shared, smiled, danced and played football with. The football session was great moment for the inmates. This also demonstrated the talent that is covered in there as MAN U 4 hit LIVERPOOL 3 to win a trophy and sports kit for a whole team.
The great need we have saw is  the word of God in prison [bibles and tracts], and the hope of changing the inmates to good and profitable citizens, I believe God for more support towards the prison ministry to enable us share the love of God with the inmates as often as possible. Our prayer is that God may reward everyone who has been a blessing to the prison ministry that has made the outreach possible by supporting it financially.