Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:10-12
Pastor Experito is from northern Uganda (Gulu) and was here in the U.S. in the fall. He was in Arizona for a little over a month.
“While I was in the police cells, 12 prisoners were saved!”
You cannot ever imagine how much I long for you brethren. You were a real blessing to my life and ministry. I appreciate your prayers for me when you learnt that I had been put in police cells.
There was a conspiracy that was planned against me even before I left for USA. Many people who could not afford to educate their kids and also feed them began to make false accusations that I was doing human trafficking.
This is because they were seeing the kids in our programs changed and transformed yet we could not handle the needs of the majority of the needy kids.
They began to allege that the kids which we were educating were victims of my evil deals. The blackmail was too much but the case was brought before the magistrate before whom I was granted bail. God availed me a competent lawyer who is carrying the legal battles
We had a very encouraging meeting with pastor John at Nkumba this morning. He called me to encourage and pray with me, in spite of the tight schedule he had with the pastor’s conference going on.
Please be at liberty to share whatever I tell you. There is no copyright on God’s mighty works. While I was in the police cells 12 prisoners got saved. The police officials told me they were monitoring my presence in the cell and it helped to instill change in the prisoners dramatically!
When I called Gulu (northern Uganda) last week, I spoke with members of Experito’s church. I asked if he had what he needed while he was in custody. (I had in mind physical provisions- blanket, food, etc). They said, “All he asked for was his Bible, and we’ve taken him that.”
- 780 pastors at their annual pastor’s conference this past week!
- 15 children waiting for sponsorship, six from the Congo (some refugees from the Congo are fleeing into Uganda)
- 65 street children awaiting a home
- Will you pray with us for God’s provision for a car/truck for the ministry? Traveling to the prisons is proving to be quite difficult, relying on public transportation.
- No pictures right now–the camera is having difficulty, but donated cameras are arriving soon!
I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less? But granting that I myself did not burden you, I was crafty, you say, and got the better of you by deceit.~ The Apostle Paul–falsely accused. 2 Corinthians 12:15, 16