Imeasurably More!

Greetings!  Today was a very exciting day in my life.  I (John Mugabi) met with a group of 8 men and 4 women who were all in prison some time back.  For sure I had forgotten some of them.  We had gathered to get free maize and sugar from an organisation that does this once in a year.  All the ex-prisoners agreed and gave me their share saying, “That Prison Pastor has more people and children to feed…Who of you did not get at least a piece of soap from him while in prison?” Another replied, “This very shirt I am putting on is the one that he gave to me.”

I had gone expecting 50kgs.  I ended up getting 600kgs of maize.  This is just enough for our food programme for the whole of this month. It was so much food, I called for our lorry to transport this food to school. (Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…)

I was so surprised to see my ex-prisoners having one mind and allowing God to use them for this noble cause. God’s promises are for us all when we determine to put off our selfish wants and consider the needs of others. Let’s follow this example of these ex-prisoners who knew their need but considered the needs of the ministry to be bigger than theirs. (according to his power that is at work within us…)

God’s work done His way will never lack His supply.  I would like to encourage all of us to work  the way of the Lord and do his will and walk a Christlike walk.  Then we shall see all the promises of God with our eyes. (To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus, throughout all generations, forever and ever, Amen! Eph 3:20,21)

With Love From Uganda,
John and Esther

Dining Hall progression

Dining Hall progression

God chooses to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us (The Holy Spirit).  If we quench that power through sin, we may, by our own disobedience, miss out on what God would have done through us.  May we, with the ex-prisoners as our models, give beyond our means and excel in this act of grace. (2 Corinthians 8:2-7)

Ministry of Education Health & Safety Update

We thank God who has provided another $4600 for the dining hall to bring us that much closer to completion.

Meet some of those who came to Nkumba this week for help

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Annet and her brother Tom live near the church.  Their family is very poor, and as a result, they have missed school this whole year.  Tom approached John and requested help.  They've also received food from the Food Program.

Annet and her brother Tom live near the church. Their family is very poor, and as a result, they have missed school this whole year. Tom requested help and they have received food from the food program.

Tony Mayinja is Lydia Nambi's brother.  His father abandoned them, and his mother and he and Lydia have been on the food program at Nkumba church.

Tony Mayinja is Lydia Nambi's brother. His father abandoned them, and he and his mother and sister have been on the food program at Nkumba.

Miriam Mirembe.  She is an orphan brought to the church by someone who knew the parents.  John has never seen her laugh.

Miriam Mirembe is an orphan brought to the church by someone who knew her parents. John has never seen her laugh.

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