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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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