Field Report: Congo

Field Report: Congo

1. Church planting Mission:
January 25th-27th, 2019

Location: Ambere village (Eastern cluster)
Participants: 17 people
Activities:

 

  • Door to door:
    • 170 people reached
    • 31 people saved
  • Open air:   
    • 213 people heard the gospel
    • 3 people saved
  • Jesus Film:     
    • 1350 people attended
    • 400 people prayed to receive Jesus Christ in their lives
  • Discipleship:
    • 19 people attended
    • 4 people saved
  • Baptism:   
    • 1 person baptized

Hundreds of people boldly walked to the front to prove that they had prayed to invite Jesus Christ as Lord after watching Jesus film. They were taught about assurance of salvation in that first follow-up. Discipleship started with 19 new believers. 4 people got saved during that session.

2. Summary report:

  • People reached: 1,733 people
  • People saved: 438 people
  • People disciple: 19 people started
  • People baptized: 1 person
  • Church planted: 1 church

3. Prayer request:

  • Pray that God may provide funds for the construction of the local church in Panzudu.
  • The out reach mission to pygmies will take place probably this weekend. May you please pray for that mission. 

-William Udar,
Regional Leader: DR Congo

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Field Report: Congo

Field Report: Congo

1. Discipleship Training program:
January 10-12, 2019

Ministry activities for this year started with training on Disciples. Pastors were equipped with one of the effective materials for discipleship, “New life in Christ”; translated in local language (Alur). 13 pastors were trained to teach and start Discipleship groups in their respective locations.

The purpose is to build the believers on a solid foundation for their Christian life.

Same activity took place in the Northern Cluster with 14 pastors and deacons. Some of pastors started implementing what they learnt:

  • Pastor Luka started a discipleship group in Ladju with 23 people
  • Pastor Adubango started another discipleship group in Ndimalo with 11 people from 3 different denominations
  • Pastor Gayo started one group in Kaladayo with 6 people
  • Pastor Dominic started his new disciple group in Kandoy with 9 people.

We hope by the first week of February, every Pastor/Deacon should start one discipleship group in his area. So we are expecting at least 27 discipleship groups to be started by February 2019.


2. Church strengthening:
January 17-20, 2019

Location: Sondu Baptist church (Northern cluster)
Participants: 21 people from 9 local churches
Activities:

  • Door to door evangelism
  • Jesus Film show
  • Follow up
  • Seminar
  • 740 people heard the gospel
  • 165 people received Jesus as their Lord and Savior
  • 38 people turned for follow-up lessons
  • 14 church leaders attended seminar on leadership. 

After the Jesus Film show we told people to come in church the following day for follow-up teachings. These people were among those who received Christ after watching Jesus Film.

 3. Evangelism mission:
January 17th-20th, 2019

Location: Langakpere village
Participants: 17 people
Activities:

  • Door to door:
    • 121 people reached
    • 11 people saved
  • Open air:
    • 208 people heard the gospel
    • 6 people saved
  • Jesus Film show:
    • 650 people attended
    • 88 people received Christ in their lives

Testimony: During follow up time, one woman who accepted Christ was so much willing to continue hearing the teachings on salvation though we closed the session. When we ask her why, she told us she had not heard such teachings. Therefore we told her to keep coming every afternoon for more teaching on New life in Christ.

 

4. Summary Report:

  • People reached: 1,719 people
  • People saved: 270 people
  • People trained: 27 people
  • Groups started: 4 groups 

5. Prayer request:

Pray for church planting mission in Ambere (Eastern cluster) on January 25-27, 2019. Thank you.

-William Udar,
Regional Leader: DR Congo

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Youth Conference Testimony

Youth Conference Testimony

Alex surrendered to Jesus during the retreat. His life had become a waste due to drugs. He testified that two days before the retreat, he stole two sewing machines and sold them for a very small amount enough to cater for his substance for the day. After placing his faith in Jesus, he felt the need to seek forgiveness. The machines were later recovered their new buyers refunded.

Alex was forgiven by the owners of the machines and he is free indeed.

Let us pray for Alex so that his testimony may bring more drug addicts to the Lord.

Tolbert Alochi,
Regional Leader: Uganda

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33 Churches Planted

33 Churches Planted

We planted our 33rd church in Congo yesterday.

In Gumba, we started a cell group two months ago with 15 new believers. Some of these went out to share with other people. Yesterday (Sunday), Gumba had its first service and 57 people were in attendance.

Patrick Tuwambe, a student of the Extension Center in Panzudu is now leading this new church. Pray that God opens the eyes of the people to see Him and experience Him in a bigger way. Pray for land where a church can be set up as this village has high population but they are not exposed to many things. Pray for Tuwambe as he travels long distances on Wednesdays and Sundays to teach and disciple the people. Then between 15 and 17, we will do an exchange of pastors to various locations to encourage all our local churches within.

On the 20th, we shall convene to share experiences of all these pastors. Also on the 20th, 60 women from 20 churches will hold a seminar in Panzudu church and thereafter elect a cluster women coordinator.

Pray for us:

Remember our pastors because many of them need support, for women leadership as majority of them are not educated and it is difficult to work with some illiterate women. Next year, the church plans to have adult education for women.

 

William Udar
Regional Leader : DR Congo

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Field Report: Koboko

Field Report: Koboko

We had a four-day Jesus film ministry in Lobule village, Koboko where we intended to plant a church. In four days, 1,996 people watched the Jesus Film and 55 called on Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

Naima was one of the thousands who watched. Born and raised in a muslim family, she said for years she struggled to understand the Quran but she did not speak out for fear of being punished.

“For the very first time my understanding was opened. All that I watched made sense to me,”

Naima explained. She then walked forth and prayed to have Jesus as Lord.

We realized that there was high need for more ministry in this muslim-catholic dominated area. We pray that Empower One will continue to support us to reach this community and many more. We faced challenges with the low sound of the speaker of the set. People were many but the speaker was not loud enough for them to hear the words well. Pray for this place, the new church and the people.

Thank you for supporting us.
God bless you.

Pastor Fred Abiriga,
Chairperson, Koboko Baptist Association

 

 

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Field Report: DR Congo

Field Report: DR Congo

Retreat and encouragement
11.29.18 – 11.30.18

  • 41 church leaders participated in that meeting
  • The retreat ended with monthly evaluation meeting.

Evangelism mission at Osigo village
11.30.18 – 12.2.18

Activities:

  • Home visits
  • Door to door evangelism
  • Baptism

Results:

  • 40 homes visited
  • 193 people heard the Gospel
  • 17 got saved
  • 7 people baptized
  • New Disciple Group of 13 people started


William Udar
Regional Leader : DR Congo

 

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