John Tusimukye

Recent Ministry

We extend our appreciation to our friends in the USA who have sacrificed their time in prayer for our ministry. Thank you for standing with us through your prayers and financial support. May God bless you all. Your prayers have blessed our ministry. We have seen expansion in the size of our church and now have ninety members. We are feeling pressured to get more seats because the chairs we have are no longer enough to accommodate everyone.

In Kinyamahwa, most of our members have a background in ancestral spirit worship. This methodology has so indoctrinated them that they find it hard to shift from a heathen way of thought to a Christian mindset even after coming to faith. We realize for this change in the thought patterns to take place; we need to continually teach the Word of God and provide detailed explanations of the way Christ teaches us to think. When funds are available, we are planning for a seminar.

  • Pray for the church members and the transformation of their thinking patterns through the renewing of their minds from the teaching of God’s Word.

Frank is in his early forties and has a family of four boys and two girls. He was married, but his wife left him, and the children were scattered. After being saved, Frank started attending church and has settled down to work hard and clean his home. He is praying and hoping for his family to be restored from all the past hurts. He is a cooperative man and involved in every activity at the church. We are praying with him for his wife to come back and for his family to be together.

  • Pray for God’s blessing on Frank’s desire for his family to be together again, and for his family to become believers.

We are encouraging people to become leaders in the church and to train in different ministry positions. Members from the church are also attending the Bible training at Katobo with other leaders from other churches. We see God using Mrs. Bahakanira to train and teach the youth how to behave appropriately in public and how they can be good examples while portraying the image of Christ.

Give thanks for the faithful service of the leaders in the church, especially Mrs. Bahakanira as he teaches the youth.

  • Pray for the youth as they learn and grow in their characters to become more like Christ.

We travel from house to house visiting and preaching the Word of God. We find people in their homes and invite them to attend the home fellowships that close to them. This past month we visited seventy-eight homes and talked with fifty-four women and twenty-one men.

We recently encountered a man named Samuel. Samuel spent most of his time drinking and sleeping in bars. He only came home at night to fight with his wife and ask her for the money she earned for the children’s school fees.  It was a tough situation. However, God is good because through our door-to-door evangelism, we reached him with the gospel message, and he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. His life has changed, he has stopped drinking alcohol and started coming to church. Samuel has been a great testimony to the community among the people who knew him before his life changed. He now is using the money to buy iron sheets to roof his house and feed his family. We give glory to God for the impact of the church in the community.

  • Pray for Samuel to find a job that will allow him to work hard and support his family.
  • Pray for Samuel not to be tempted by his former lifestyle but to continue relying on God.

Kanuuma is being drawn to Christ. He has been facing a problem of witchcraft, the demons tormented him but whenever we prayed with him, he would have a good night’s sleep. When he did not come to the church, the demons would attack him again. This has led him to keep coming to church and attending the fellowship, but he has not yet given his life to the Lord.

  • Pray for Kanuuma to come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and be permanently released from the bondage of the demons.
  • Praise the Lord for the six fellowships that are faithfully meeting together and for the many people who attend these fellowships.
  • Pray for land for the church.

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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