John Tusimukye

Recent Ministry

We thank God for the grace He has given us as a church to serve in the Kinyamahwa community, and are grateful to White Fields partners for the financial and prayer support that enables us to do our ministry so effectively.

God has helped us acquire the land for the church. We were able to buy the very place we had been renting and where we had built a church structure. We thank God for White Fields raising the funds for which we were able to purchase the property.

  • Praise the Lord for the property for our church.

The men are working together to build and repair houses. As a church, we have contributed materials, tree logs, and sticks. On each day, the team travels to a particular home and works to build or repair as needed. We built a house for Bernard Bahikire, and he is grateful to the church.

The youth are attending in high numbers since they are on school break. They are training in the sport of soccer for the God’s Embassy inter-fellowship competition. The winning team receives a cow.

  • Pray for the men to work in unity as they bless their community through constructing and repairing houses.
  • Pray for the youth to train together as a team and to have good sportsmanship as they compete for the prize of a cow.

One of the families in our fellowship is a widow, Shalon, with three children. Her husband died of epilepsy. The family lives in a semi-permanent house with three rooms. Shalon grows crops for her family to eat and sells her labor to others, usually working in their gardens. She earns very little and struggles to keep her children in school due to the fees. Her children were having epileptic seizures, but since they started attending church and we prayed for them, they stopped getting these attacks. We encouraged them to pray for their healing. Shalon is training the Young Ambassadors and serves as an usher.

  • Pray for Shalon to be able to buy land for food cultivation and to start a business.
  • Pray for the finances to continue to pay school fees for her children.

Kenneth is an elder in the church who gave materials to use during the construction of the church building. He counsels the youth and is busy with them since they are on school break. Before salvation, Kenneth was a drunkard and a womanizer. He wasted all his money on alcohol and women. After getting saved, his life has changed, and he no longer drinks alcohol or goes out with women. His wife is happy, and Kenneth is caring for his family.

  • Pray for Kenneth and his wife to remain faithful to each other as a couple and remain in Christ.

Frank is in his fifties. He used to practice witchcraft and his children were all hopeless and lunatics. There was no peace in his home or his life. Now that he has been saved and joined the church, he says his family is happy, his children were set free and are in their proper minds, and there is peace in his home.

  • Pray for the Lord to continue to cover his family with grace. Pray for their faith to grow.

After we conduct home visits, we invite people to attend the home fellowships. One of the fellowships is in Kagorogoro in the home of  Matsiko and is led by Mr. Daudi. This month we visited eighty-five homes and shared the gospel with one-hundred and sixty-three people.

  • Pray for the fellowship in Kagorogoro to continue meeting faithfully and for its participants to grow in number and in their understanding of God’s Word.

Fabisa is being drawn to Christ. She is attending the group and appreciates our prayers with her. Although she has even contributed an iron sheet for the roof of the church, Fabisa has not yet fully surrendered her life to the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Pray for Fabisa to come to an understanding of the gospel and confess Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.
  • Pray for our desire to start a kindergarten at the church, many children in the community travel long distances to go to school and others are unable to go at all.

Pastor John’s Testimony

Pastor John started with White Fields in January 2018. He saw a need in his community for someone to teach the Bible and one year ago began to focus on families in the community. White Fields is proud to partner with John and increase the effectiveness with which he serves in establishing a church in Kinyamahwa, Uganda. Read below to see how God transformed John life.

I was born into a family of Roman Catholics where we worshiped evil spirits and the spirits of the dead. Often these evil spirits possessed us, and they would demand animal sacrifices with specific demands. If the particular requirements of the spirits were not met, all of the children in the family would get sick, and some would even go crazy.

I was discouraged by this lifestyle and was not doing well in school. I felt too old to be in grade two, so I quit school with only a grade two education. I started loitering around the community, and this idleness led me to the habit of stealing. I started stealing goats, hens, and garden harvests.

I started a business which consisted of selling the goats and cows that I had stolen. I was in and out of prison for stealing. I narrowly escaped death several times after I was caught stealing or with a stolen property like cows. If you are caught stealing the crowd around you will dispense mob justice and will kill you before the police arrive.

On one occasion, the crowd caught me with a stolen cow. It was a market day similar to a swap meet event in the USA. The mob beat me, tied me up, and piled old motorbike tires soaked with gasoline around to set me on fire. After they had tied me up, they got ready to start the fire but could not find the matchbox. It was one of the few times that I was glad to see the police arrive. This was a life-changing event. It was after this incident that I gave my life to Christ. I had been imprisoned eight times before I gave my life to Christ.

While in prison I felt great conviction, my inner man was always telling me to change or I would die. That close call with the crowd and to be saved from death was a call from God to change my life. During my time in prison, I heard Pastor Onesimus teaching on the radio, and the message led to a great conviction in my heart and an urgent desire to come to Christ.

I decided to go to God’s Embassy Church in Katobo and at the end of a sermon I had an opportunity when they made an altar call to give my life to Christ in 2011. A few months later I was baptized. Since then I have been growing in my faith.

I used to worship evil spirits with my family, but now I only worship the living God. My character has changed, and I am no longer a thief. I have found ways to return to people what I stole from them and repay them. I have also been gathering my children that were conceived with different women. I was an immoral man before coming to Christ. But, now I am married and faithful to just one woman, my wife. I am providing care and financial support to the children that were born from these other relationships.

The Lord has used my testimony to draw many people to Himself. As Paul wrote, “But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.” [1 Timothy 1:16, ESV]

People in my community say that if God, who saved John, and changed him, can do that in his life, then he will change us and make our lives better too. Pray with us that God will bring many to faith in his son Jesus here in the community of Kinyamahwa and our surrounding villages in the mountains.

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