John Tusimukye

Recent Ministry

God is working in the life of Eric, a thirty-eight-year-old Muslim, who had spent many years serving the devil through witchcraft and spirit-worship. We visited his house during our outreach program and shared the gospel. He and his wife accepted Christ as their personal Savior. They have both been baptized.

  • Pray for Eric and his wife to grow in their faith through the study of God’s Word.

Our children are being trained to serve God through singing and dancing as Young Ambassadors. The church has had an increased in the participants, we went from 28 children to 34 children, and even though it is a blessing we have also run out of room for them during Sunday school class.

  • Pray for the children to grow in their faith as they learn about God’s love for them.

Kenneth and his wife are in their forties. They have five children, the oldest is eighteen, and the youngest is two weeks old. The family survives through subsistence cultivation and selling labor. They live in poverty as classified by their inability to pay school fees for their children consistently. The children and mom serve in the church choir. Kenneth is our church programmer. They help with home visits to encourage and pray with others. Before coming to Christ, most of what they earned by their hard labor was spent on witchdoctors to obtain witchcraft protection. Kenneth was desperate and always drunk until he gave his life to Christ through a house visit. He brought his wife to church, and now they are a part of the congregation. He works on a construction site and is grateful to God for the extra income to support his family. Pray for this family to be strengthened in the Lord.

  • Please pray for this young family as they seek and serve the Lord!

We train others to participate in the ministry by teaching from the Bible in our foundations class every Sunday before the main service.  They are giving opportunities to serve in fellowships and lead some programs. Our elders are motivated and work hard to guide the youth in how to behave. Ambrose is twenty-eight and instructs the youth. He is an excellent teacher, and we are blessed that he is a part of our congregation. Ambrose praises God for saving him and bringing him back home.  He had spent ten years away from home practicing witchcraft and was a witchdoctor for seven years. His parents requested that we pray with them for the Lord to touch his heart and change his actions. We often prayed for him, and two months later, Ambrose returned home, receive Christ, and has joined the church to serve God.

  • Pray for the youth to be guided in righteousness by Ambrose and given him wisdom and discernment as he teaches.

Praise the Lord for Ambrose testimony.

Zainab is in her late thirties and has two children, fifteen and eleven years old. She was a prostitute for a long time after losing her husband. We met her during our home visits, sharing the Word of God, and praying with her on multiple occasions. She finally accepted Christ as her personal Savior and now attends the church. Zainab is doing honest work to earn money to support her children in school.

  • Pray for Zainab and her family, for food to sustain the family and for the children to stay in school.

The church reaches the community through door-to-door evangelism and then forms home fellowships. We visited nineteen homes, talking with seventeen women and fifteen men. God is working through these fellowships to save, encourage, and heal His people from different situations.

Charity is being drawn to Christ. She is twenty-seven and loves to attend overnight services and fellowships. She has shown interest in the gospel but has not yet given her life to Christ. Pray with us for her to confess Christ as her Savior.

  • Pray for Charity to come to an understanding of her need for a Savior and to declare faith in God.
  • Pray for the ability to light our church during night meetings.
  • Pray for Bibles for the new believers.

Praise the Lord the motorcycle we received through White Fields that has made transportation for our home visits simpler.

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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