Update from the Field

For the past 10 days, our team in Uganda ( has been putting in long, hard days in order to share the love of Jesus with the people of Uganda. Some of the highlights from our team leaders on the ground include the following:

  • The men have spoken at three different Man Up Men’s Conferences so far on what it means to be a Complete Man in Christ.
  • Approximately 510 men have attended the conferences so far.
  • More importantly, our Pastor partners have been very encouraged by the content we have provided. They want more of the same and have asked us to come back and conduct some training just for pastors!
  • The ladies have done our first ever Woman Up Women’s Conference in two locations; over 120 ladies have attended.
  • Over 400 children fed at the Super Saturday Feeding Program.
  • We visited and interviewed 20 different ladies in the slums of Masese whose lives have been positively impacted by the Super Saturday Feeding Program in their community.
  • Lots of loving on kids going on! We’ve seen familiar and new faces both.
  • One child at Ebenezer’s, Gabriel, was near death last year from malnutrition. Gabriel now is upright and healthy from a year of good nutrition and lots of love from the staff at Ebenezer’s (see below for pic)!
  • Teaching and preaching at the Gloryland Church in Masese.
  • Our first ever Man Up Soccer Tournament which (unfortunately, because we don’t like “ties”) ended in a tie because the teams ran out of daylight!
  • Lots of crying – the good kind – over testimonies from the Ugandans and the Americans in Uganda.
  • One of our guides for the last five years, a former Muslim, accepted Christ for the forgiveness of his sins! Truly remarkable. Please pray that discipleship would occur.
  • One of the workers at the Country Inn Hotel also accepted Christ and our team was able to pray over her!
  • Horseback riding and ATVing on the team’s “rest” day.

Today they are traveling back to Kampala for their final stop at Return Ministries, where they are prepared for over 400 children and over 500 youths at the men’s conference. They’ll also participate in the culmination of a 30-team Man Up Soccer tournament put on by our host there. What an opportunity to share the love of Jesus!

The team is mindful this year to capture tons of video, so we’re excited to bring that to you at a later date. It’s hard to keep the wet stuff from flowing when you see and hear what God is doing in individual lives. These aren’t some nebulous images from a faraway land – they are real people, with real stories, with real souls, and we have come to love them dearly.

Thank you for your continued prayers. The team leaves Thursday night at 8:40 Ugandan time (1:40 EST) and is slated back in the U.S. around 1 pm Friday.

 

Team In Uganda – June 2016

Currently we have a team that just landed in Entebbe, Uganda. These 14 Jesus-lovers will be Manning Up for the next few days days in Kampala, Pallisa, Kibuku Distrct (Mbale), and Jinja.  This trip has become a Man Up and Go staple, and we have some great ministry opportunities lined up for the team.

Over the next 10 days, the team will:

  • Love Big on over a thousand orphaned and fatherless children
  • Provide feeding programs for over 500 children
  • Conduct Men’s conferences at 4 locations to over 1000 men on what it means to Be Complete in Christ
  • Present to a couple of hundred ladies in our first ever Woman Up mini-conference
  • Oversee our first ever Man Up and Go soccer tournaments aimed at snagging young men for Christ
  • Participate in women’s vocational training programs such as sewing and beading, and head to a Beauty Salon training single mothers and young women
  • Hand out over 500 bibles, both in English and in native Lugandan
  • Rejuvinate from long days of ministry with an adventurous ATV jungle safari or Nile River Horseback trek

Over 5 months of prep have gone into this trip, and these are just a couple of the ways we will be serving alongside our Uganda pastors and partners. If you’re willing, we hope you’ll join with us in prayer for this team over the next 10 days. You can follow their journey by downloading the flyer below and keeping it in view. Thank you for your support of this team, of this mission, of the cause of the fatherless, and in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.