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Evangelism in Kampala’s slums

When the Pharisees saw this, they asked His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”  On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. Mathew 9:11

Our outreach team regularly stages the Jesus film in Kampala slums and suburbs with the hope of reaching all people with Christ’s love. One of the frequently visited places is Katwe which is considered one of the biggest slums in Kampala central division. Aside from being one of the biggest slums, Katwe is known for breeding thieves, prostitutes, street children, pickpockets and all kinds of people who come to Kampala with a big dream to make it big in life. Because of this Katwe continues to register high crime rates. Drawing from the love our Savior has shown us by dying on the cross for our sin, the team is neither hesitant nor afraid to share Christ in such communities. Courageously they continue to show the Jesus film in such communities and we trust people’s lives been impacted. This month they again had an opportunity to stage a film in Katwe and as usual the response was impressive as many gathered to listen to the gospel that was being preached. Among them was a group of youngsters who freely shared with us how their lives had been changed. “We watch this film each time you stage it here and learning from the gospel that is being preached the crime rate here has gone down.” We recently decided to demolish an abandoned shelter where our bad colleagues have been hiding after engaging in crime. “You see Katwe is changing because of the gospel you keep preaching here!”  We believe just like them others involved in prostitution and drugs have been changed too. One Mr. Bukenya Mukidadi who claimed to have been a staunch Muslim also had this to share with us. “I used to watch the film you stage here just to pass time, however, each time I watched it I couldn’t help it but ponder on all the might works of this man called Jesus. Today I have decided to believe Him as my savior. Kindly direct me where I can find your church. It is quite hard to evaluate how sincere people’s responses are after such an event  but what can we do?! But continue to do what we have been called to do and trust the Holy Spirit to establish them in the faith.