John Tusimukye

Recent Ministry

We are grateful to God for the good work He is doing in our area by saving people, and for the support we receive from you that helps us make strides in ministry. We give glory to God for the thirteen people who were saved at the overnight prayer meeting. Five of these people have joined us and were baptized this past month.

We continue to train the children every Saturday in songs and drama which they present at the main service as Young Ambassadors. The youth have been taught to share the gospel with their peers by visiting door-to-door. So far, they are enjoying evangelism. We thank God that through this ministry, two youth have been added to the church.

Kyarimpa is a widow in our fellowship with three children. One is already married, the remaining two are Penelope and Lynette. They live in a temporary house and earn a living through selling labor and subsistence farming. Penelope teaches in the Sunday school, Lynette is a Young Ambassador, and Kyarimpa is an usher in the church. She testifies that she lives with a terrible cough for a long time that caused her to isolate herself from others. They would fear her cough as they thought it was tuberculosis. We met her during a visit and prayed with her. This prayer brought some relief, and she came to the church so we could pray for her more as she believed that God would heal her. The Lord has completely healed her. She had been making pancakes to sell in the market, but due to her cough, she no longer could sell them because no one bought them. Now she is grateful that she can sell pancakes again and save money to pay the school fees for her children. Praise God!

We praise God for providing a means of transportation. God answered our prayers, and we have a motorcycle that is helping with transportation to the church and for home visits.

  • Pray for the Lord to use us to touch many lives and help them to surrender their lives to Christ.

We bring all the ministers together and teach the Word of God, going verse-by-verse through the Bible. Later they lead others in the fellowships while we supervise their teachings. We have a team of elders and deacons who are dedicated to serving God. One example is Florence, who is fifty and a widow but is working hard for her family and serving God. She states that she had spent all her money on witchcraft due to a mysterious sickness. But since she gave her life to Christ, this illness has disappeared. She is now saving that money so that she can buy a goat to raise as an income generating project. She helps as an usher and is our treasurer. She is on the intercession team of the church. She is praying to save enough money for her son to continue his education past senior four.

  • Pray for Florence to stay healthy and be able to save the money to purchase a goat.

Praise the Lord for her healing.

God is doing great work in the lives of his people. He has transformed the life of Giliphinah, who is in her late twenties. She was a drunkard for such a long time that she was close to separating from her husband. She would stay in the bars for more than two days before returning home, then her husband would beat her. But since she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, she has stopped drinking alcohol and is serving in the church choir.

Praise the Lord for Giliphinah!

We held an overnight event at the church with three-hundred people attending. Thirteen gave their lives to Christ. The others who showed an interest in the gospel are being followed up through home visits. This month we visited forty homes.

Paul is being drawn to faith in Christ. He is sixteen and had a severe health condition. He was unable to get money for treatment in the hospital, but when we met him and prayed with him, the Lord healed this disease. Paul was in school and was receiving a scholarship through an organization that helped with his school fees. But they stopped paying for his costs when he was sick for so long. He is looking for other opportunities to return to school.

  • Pray for Paul to come to faith in God.
  • Pray for the opportunity to continue his education.

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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