Muhindo Kawede, the Director and Principal of the International School of Missions in Kampala, Uganda updates on the challenges and activities of ISM’s ministry. You can see the red tape and challenges he must face due to a very disorganized government system, as well as the receptivity of the Ugandans to the good news of Jesus Christ.
Outreach, Church Planting and Discipleship
The International School of Missions had a successful outreach today at Soya Kasanga. Satan was totally ashamed today. The Lord used our students to reach more than 20 people from 12 am to 2.30 pm.
The Lord is blessing the International School Missions despite the hotel [read brothel] set to launch soon [by ISM’s landlord] on our [rented] premises. Our students have been involved in training and church planting. Pastor Kambale Timothy Soko has trained 25 evangelists at the boarder of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most of ISM students are involved in church planting. I am still waiting for field ministry report to know how many people were saved last month and how the new believers are disciple in churches.
My personal activities
- I was invited three weeks ago in a conference of pastors of MuKono, where ISM land is situated. At that conference, 23 pastors said to me that all of them have never gone to a Bible school and have appreciated that a Bible school was being build in their region of Mukono. I have only shared in Pastor Kasule ‘s church. Pastor Fidele has invited me in Mbarara to preach in his church, but I have failed because of the distance.
- I am working researching and working on my dissertation about the “prosperity gospel cult” in Uganda.
- I spend half of my time teaching at ISM and half working with workers I hired to make bricks [to form a small classrooms on ISM’s land, which became necessary due to a brothel moving in next door to the school’s current rented facility]. Praise God, we have burned 30,000 bricks! We hope to make another 30,000 bricks by the end of July. I have planted 200 banana suckers, two acres of cassava and maize [on the land]. I have met government leaders and submitted permission to fence the land. The government leaders asked me that I need to request help of two police from a Police Post, two government and private surveyors. I asked government leaders why should I involved two police? Government leaders replied to me that the land board must close the road crossing through our land. More, they said those who are encroaching ISM land must be summoned to participate in the final stages of the demarcation of our land. ISM’s neighbors have been notified and they promised to give the date when they available for the last demarcation agreement with surveyors and government. The builder asked me to prepare 200 polls, 4 trucks of 25 gravel tones, 2 trucks of Lake Sand and 2 trucks of white sand. We shall need 100 bags of cement of 50 kg. The work of gravel stones has started. I am bargaining about the price of a Poll. I am comparing all the prices from all the companies that make polls and supply chain links.
I need God’s energy to enable me do what He want me to do!