Warugaba “Bryan” Bright

Recent Ministry

Greetings to our prayer and ministry partners. The Kikarara community is changing because you are standing with us and supporting us to share the hope and good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have seen God’s hand at work in our church in an amazing way. God protects His own, during a service, the wind blew off our church roof. It was scary for all the saints but more for the pastor, imagine if someone was hurt! Praise be to God that everyone was safe.

Give thanks for the rebuilding of the church structure that had been destroyed by the rains.

  • Pray for the ability to build the church walls.

God’s hand also protected my wife Elizabeth during her miscarriage. God provided what was needed for help in the hospital and from others to assist her in getting back on her feet. I thank God for sustaining her life.

  • Pray for Elizabeth’s emotional and physical recovery from her miscarriage.

We thank God for the provision of the pastor’s house; we now have a place to call home. We will move in soon. This has been an encouragement to the community because they see that we have come to stay. Our permanent house is evidence to the community that we will minister here in the near future.

Praise the Lord for a permanent home for the pastor and for this witness to the community.

Our adult ministries include a foundation class every Sunday morning. We are reading in the book of First Timothy. The women’s ministry has training and counseling every first and last Friday of the month. The youth are in the same class as the adults due to our lack of space for a separate your ministry. The children have classes for an hour on Sundays.

  • Pray for the faithful attendance of the members and for participants to arrive on time for classes.

Anthony is eighteen and living with his parents. He is a good man and sings in the church choir. He helps to pour water in the church to settle the dust that could cause diseases like a cough and jiggers. Anthony has completed primary six and is subsistence farming with his parents. He desires to attend a technical school to learn welding, mechanics, or construction and is struggling to raise funds.  He is good at playing the drums and plays during the worship time.

  • Pray for Anthony as he strives to save funds to attend a technical school.

We had heavy rains in Kikarara which destroyed multiple houses in the community. The crops were also affected which means we are expecting famine in the village shortly.

  • Pray for the community to recover from the severe rains and for the daily food needs of the people to be met.

I am giving opportunities to the members to read the Bible in the church and to discuss their views in the fellowship and foundation classes. This trains them to become leaders and participants in the ministry. They also have opportunities to do respective work and lead others in the ministry, one example is Beheraza, who is the chairperson for building, he is leading the project to set up new temporary structures.

  • Pray for the development of leaders within the church.

The church is reaching the community through home visits. We visited eighteen people, and three of them joined the church. Pray for Alex, Vito, and Timothy who recently joined us. During home visits with the White Fields team, we were able to help Mr. Leo who was sick. Pastor Steve gave him money for treatment, and after his visit to the clinic, Leo is better. Many of the people in the community die because they are unable to pay for treatment for curable diseases, it is a blessing that Leo received assistance and could seek medical care.

(Editor’s Note: We recently heard from Pastor Bryan that Mr. Leo passed away. However, he professed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior before he died. Pastor Bryan conducted his memorial service).

Mrs. Tumuhimbise is being drawn to the Lord. She is Catholic but is always telling me that she wants to join the church. I invited her to come to the worship night at God’s Embassy in Katobo, and she was able to attend with us. She expressed that she was blessed to participate in the night prayers.

  • Pray for Annet to come to faith in Jesus Christ. We are praying that God will touch her life.

Bryan Warugaba Testimony 

I lost my mother to HIV/AIDS when I was six months old, and my father passed away from HIV/AIDS when I was seven. My father had three wives and a total of thirteen children. Because of our big family, some children were not able to go to school, but fortunately, I was. After my father passed, I went to live with family friends who raised me and sent me to school, thanks to them I received an extensive education.

In 2009, the family I was staying with invited witch doctors into their home to perform some rituals which later had an adverse effect on all of us. In the house some of us at times were possessed by demons, they made us run away from home, and were extremely destructive causing some of us to get seriously ill and sick in ways doctors could not discern. The situation became so severe that we were taken to an evangelical church in our community by our neighbors.

Pastor Bryan is pictured far left with other teachers of the local Christian school.

After praying for us, we got an opportunity to hear the Gospel. I responded positively to the gospel and accepted Christ Jesus to be my Lord and Savior and was baptized in October 2010. I joined that church and was a member there until August 2011 when I moved to live in Rukungiri. Since I accepted Christ, a lot has changed in my life.

My perspective of who God is changed. I have come to know that there is a living God to whom I was made a child through Christ. Before I thought God was what we worshipped whenever which doctors came and performed rituals, but I now know that was evil. I used to believe that witch doctors were a source of help and knew everything about life and considered them as priests of God. Since I accepted Christ, I learned that Christ is Lord over all things even over the witch doctors. I realized that witch doctors work for the devil to steal, kill, and destroy people’s souls.

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