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Life Changed stories

Life Changed stories

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“The BCC booklet has touched my life and helped me to know more about God that is to say, God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit through whom God manifests Himself in our lives. I have learnt that it is the work of God’s Angels to protect and guide us in everything we do.  I have also realized that without faith, it is very difficult to please God and that faith without action is dead. ‘No one can please God except through righteousness.’ I pray that the Lord may bless you abundantly,” Mwaka Emmanuel said.

“I have been able to learn the Christian teaching and how Christianity is different from other beliefs. I have learnt about the prevention of HIV and STD infections and prevention of mother to child transmission. I learnt about angels versus demons and who they are. I would like to thank Lutheran Media Ministry Uganda for nurturing my life and reminding of what the Lord expects of me through Bible Course Certificate (BCC) booklets,” said Candiru Otensia from Tight Security Limited

“I thank God for my life. My life has changed ever since I gave my life to Christ. This has been seen through God’s good deeds. For instance, He has given my parents money and they have been able to pay my school fees and I’m now going on well with my studies. I believe that my life is going to change more than what I am today. God is my courage and I feel without God, I do not have the courage to do anything,” said NAMUYANJA LYDIA from King of Kings.

NYESIGA TONNY from King of Kings College Makindye said: “I experienced many problems when I was young. I also use to steal money, yellow bananas in people’s plantain, took drugs such as cocaine and marijuana. I used to escape at night and go bars. But by the grace of God, I got saved and was able to surpass them all.  I’m happy to note that my life got changed and I will always testify.”

Buluya community shares their faith

 

 

At the end of the three days’, the LMMU Outreach team made it to its final destination Buluya located in Namwendwa area in Kamuli district where they had for organized Equipping the Saints (ETS). With the help of Pastor Nicholas & Mwavu Ronald,   community members were mobilized for the outreach program and the people of Buluya were able to share their faith.Believers welcomed our team

ETS involves encouraging believers to preach the gospel & bring in more people to the church so that the church grows.

The residents of Buluya appreciated the ETS program but requested for some kind of allowances to facilitate them since the people could not move for long distances for instance the old, disabled and believers to be able to preach the gospel. However, the team encouraged them to do door to door preaching so that they can have more believers joining them to preach the gospel. They pledged to continue preaching the gospel.

This was also followed by a film show. (ETS IN BULUYA)

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LIFE CHANGING STORIES from BCC

LIFE CHANGING STORIES from BCC

Mukisa Ritahcious, a 17 year old from Namayina Jolwe Gayaza and a student at St. Juliana High School says she has learnt so many things which have changed her life and living in God’s ways. These ways include; reading the holy Bible every day and how to be a God fearing person.

She says that she has also learnt how to be a true Christian and to encourage others not to lose their hope and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The most important thing I learnt is that without God, nothing is possible. She says that through the BCC, she managed do the test in time, the information on HIV/AIDS has enabled he learn how to prevent HIV& STDs.

“By faith we are under God’s command so that is seen was not made out of what was visible’ quoting Hebrews 11:3.

 

‘It has taught me that I should avoid temptation of using charms like ‘juju’ –a word used to mean witchcraft.  I have learnt that to read the bible every day to defeat the devil by the power of the word of God.” By BRIAN BRONNIE TWINONOMUHWEZI

Growing in faith

Growing in faith

In early January 2017, Lutheran Media Ministry Uganda (LMMU) team reached out to the people of Nakavule –Bugiri in Eastern Uganda with the message of love, peace, faith and hope in Jesus Christ through Equipping the Saints (ETS) outreach. This also involves a film show. For the Bugiri community, this was an amazing way to start the year.

The outreach is aimed at motivating lay Christians to share their faith and provide them with useful tools and strategies for witnessing.  In turn ETS graduates train teams to work with as they share their faith in the wider community.

At the end of ETS outreach, community members were shown Christian films and participants said that they had learnt the importance of having faith and pledged to continue with the campaign of making Christ known to everyone.  Well, below is a glimpse of some of activities that unfolded in Bugiri community. (ETS at Nakavule –Bugiri)

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New broadcasts Change Lives!

The Ministry Center recently started radio broadcasts in Kampala, Uganda’s Capital which inhabits an estimated 4,000,000 people. This came after several attempts to have the program ran on various stations most of which were fruitless. Broadcasts in Kampala were not on for a smooth start. Many times we contemplated whether to keep the show running or to suspend it. Responses were not coming through. There was no feedback whatsoever. We intensified advertising but still nothing changed.

However the past few weeks have been a turn around. Every day we receive people asking for booklets, the Bible Course and Counseling among others. The changed life stories are just incredible!

Oh I just love your show; it’s been a blessing in my life. Every Sunday morning I can’t dare miss the show for anything. That show just awakens you to sanity…what more is there for me to say. Today after a long desire to visit your office, I finally made it. I heard you on the show offer some booklets about domestic violence that I would like to receive and the Bible Course booklets for my children and I” –Mukasa Robert from Mpererwe

I’ve been having conflicts with my husband about some issues in our marriage. One Sunday morning as I was lying in bed, my husband whom I had had an argument with the previous night happened to turn on the radio and as he searched the FM for a gospel show. He stopped for a moment to listen to what was being discussed on one of the stations. I listened too for a little while just before the show ended. You were discussing something regarding dysfunctional families and you read a contact I stealthily wrote down. When he left home I tried to call but your number was busy. Later on someone from your office called me and give me direction on how to locate you. I came to seek counseling about the conflicts in my marriage. I will also convince my husband to come along the next time I come.” – Birungi Gorret from Bukasa.

I was a Muslim and converted to Christianity. When I appeared on one of the TV channels during one of their church services telecasts, the Muslim community rose up against me. I have been living in fear for my life following the threats I received. But while I was in hiding one Sunday morning I happened to bump into your show when I switched on the radio. Since then I have not stopped listening to it. My heart was freed from fear. I gained courage and now I am ready to witness for Christ who saved” – Lubega

I listened to your program about dysfunctional families and you mentioned you provide counseling. I had some misunderstandings with my wife before she decided to leave home. My efforts to reconcile with her have been in vain. Each time I call her cellphone she does not take my calls. I still love her and would like you to help us reconcile through your counseling program.” –Robert Muhereza from Kalangala

These are just a glimpse of what the Lord is doing through the radio broadcasts we recently started in Kampala. What a joy it is to see people drive and stop by our offices to appreciate the Ministry Center for the broadcasts, ask for booklets, counseling and even enroll for the Bible Course as they seek the Living Hope who is Christ Jesus. God is doing a new thing in our city and it’s all thanks to you our donors who faithfully give to support this mission work in our Country. Thanks so much for your support and to God be the Glory!

Bound with the Love of Christ.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus”. Galatians 3:28

Recently the Ministry center was involved in a mission to South Sudanese Camps in Adjumani district located on the boarder of Uganda and South Sudan. With help of the Lutheran Church clergy from South Sudan and Uganda the gospel was preached to the despairing souls who have been forced to leave the comfort of their homes as this young nation strives to attain peace. Rev. Nathaniel Bol of South Sudan Evangelical Lutheran Church and Rev. James Odoo of the Lutheran Church of Uganda accompanied the team. Nyumanzi and Ayilo are the two camps the team visited where SSELC members gather for worship in three local congregations.

The mission that comprised sharing from the Word of God conducted by the Pastors and holistic activities which were mainly done by LHM-Uganda team touched hundreds of lives taking refuge in these camps. Job 2:11-13 was the portion of scripture used to comfort those who gathered as the LHM team waited to engage the women in holistic activities, the children in VBS and the film show for all.

Over 60 women were reached through holistic activities where they were trained to make reusable sanitary towels with the help of sewing kits. Already stitched pieces were also distributed to each one of them together with the materials they needed to make one or two more.

The children were also reached out to through VBS where they were taught about Man’s sinful nature and his need for salvation, Jesus’ saving blood, the significance of baptism, the need to grow in faith and the gift of Eternal life that God has promised all those who have believed in His Son Jesus Christ. These were taught with the simplicity of making a colorful bracelet the little saints later wore on their hands.

Needless to say was the love for God that we experienced among these refugees and the warm reception we received. It did not matter whether we were Ugandans and they were South Sudanese; nor the difference in ethnicity but together Christ bound us with cords that could not be broken.

At the end of it all the love, the smiles, the happy faces and the contentment that comes with the sharing of the gospel made the 1050KM trip worthwhile as the team travel back to Kampala to rejoin their families for the Christmas and New Year holidays. To God be the Glory!

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Bible Course Impacts Young lives!

As LHM Uganda continues to impact lives with the help of its Mass Media and Holistic programs we are excited to share with you some of the stories we recently received from young people who responded to one of our traditional programs ‘The Bible Correspondence Course’ The course is divided into four course booklets titled ‘Lets study the Christian faith’ ‘Issues of faith’ ‘Growing faith’ and ‘Living in faith.’ All four booklets are offered as one package. Join us as we enjoy the wonderful stories of the lives changed by the Bible Course.

 “Studying Issues Of Faith has reminded me that as a Christian I need not to boast but should read and study God’s word often. To remember my baptism and trust that it has made me God’s Child”.

“The bonus information on HIV and AIDS was equally interesting. Reading it taught me that I should not judge people infected with the disease but instead love, care and be compassionate with them. Regardless of how they could have contracted the disease, they still need the Good news because Jesus in His ministry reached out to many such these and that is my responsibility as His follower to reach out to them with love”- Brian Bronnie

“My faith in Christ has always been strong, but this course has greatly impacted me with details about the Holy Spirit and His Works. My Knowledge has increased and now I am able to explain in detail the Christian faith. The course has encouraged me to be steadfast in faith as many have fallen away from the faith due to lack of knowledge”- Womunga Emmanuel

“Once upon a time I was fed up of my life because of the way I lived. My grades in school were terrible since I did not care to understand what  was taught to me by the teachers. I enjoyed playing and distracting my friends during lessons. The more I played the worse my grades became. I hated my life!”.  “When the Bible Course was introduced to my school I was among the first students to enroll; and answering the course booklets did not leave me the same. Studying what is recorded in those courses made me contemplate returning to God.”  “May be He would turn around things for me! And guess what He did!” “I now study hard and cooperate with my Teachers. My grades have greatly improved; as a matter of fact I emerged the best in my class in the recently ended school term.” “I was lost but now I am found, I was blind but now I see. This is what the Lord has done for me. I love the Lord so much and I keep encouraging my friends to turn to God as He is able to help them live a better life and He loves them the same.”- Katasi Meble

“Studying the Bible course has boosted my faith in God and my life has changed. I have learnt more about the origin of sin and how I to control myself from falling into temptation e.g. by praying, worshipping and spending time with God’’. Nadamba Diana

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