John Tusimukye

Recent Ministry

We are grateful to God for establishing the church in Kinyamahwa and for White Fields prayer partners. God is saving his people. This month seven people accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and were baptized.

God restored Sylvia’s family. She had lost her husband who was a drunkard. Due to continued counseling and prayer with Sylvia and her husband, by the grace of God, they are now living together peacefully. Sylvia’s husband has stopped drinking alcohol, and we are praying that he will accept Christ into his heart.

Sylvia is grateful for the time invested in her and her husband. She is praying for her husbands salvation…

  • Pray for Sylvia and her husband to grow closer together.
  • Pray for Sylvia’s husband to be saved and wholly released from the bondage of alcohol.

Jane is married to Obadiah, and they have three children between the ages of ten to sixteen years old. Jane and the children live in a temporary house. She cultivates a garden to provide food for her family, and sometimes she works for others in their gardens to earn an income. Obadiah has two wives and is a brewer of alcohol. Jane told us that most of the money Obadiah earns is given to his second wife, so Jane is not able to pay the school fees for her children.  Before Jane received Christ, she went to the witchdoctors to have them bewitch, she wanted his other wife to die. In one of our home visits, we shared the gospel with her, and Jane gave her life to Christ. Now Jane says she no longer goes to the witchdoctor as she has forgiven her the other wife and her husband. Jane’s husband abandoned her, but now he is hanging around but not staying with her. Jane is an usher in the church and an excellent Bible reader. Her prayer is for her husband to be saved.

  • Pray for Jane’s family to be reconciled and for her husband to accept Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of his life.
  • Pray for Jane’s children to be able to attend school.

We continue to train our congregation to participate in God’s Work by helping them read the Bible and discuss its principles in their fellowships. Our elders work hard to see that the families are well-cared for and we encourage them to set an example to their communities. I especially want to mention two elders by name, Florence and Pascali, that are persistent in doing home visits and mobilize many new people to come to church.

  • We see God changing the lives of people in the community. One man, Nelson practiced witchcraft, and his family is very connected with the family of Kabebe. We met Kabebe and shared with him about salvation. Kabebe accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and left witchcraft. Wilson was convicted through Kabebe’s actions and also gave his life to Christ. Praise the Lord!
  • Pray for the Lord to help them continue to be committed to serving God and His people.
  • Pray for the witness of Nelson and Kabebe to the community and for them to be firm in their faith.

Our church is reaching the community with door-to-door evangelism. We preach the gospel in their homes and establish home fellowships for the people to gather and be nurtured in the Word of God. Stidia loves to attend the Sunday services at church but has not yet given her life to Christ.

  • Pray for Stidia to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.
  • Pray for the evangelist to have boldness and wisdom as they share the gospel with the people in their community.
  • Pray for the people to listen and come to salvation.

As we are now in the rainy season, there is a widespread outbreak of malaria. Multiple deaths have occurred in the community since not many people are able to afford the cost of treatment. We are reminding our church members of the importance of staying out of stagnant water and keeping their surrounding vegetation cut or slashed.

  • Pray for health for the congregation and for the financial ability to receive treatment when illness occurs.
  • Pray for the church to help educate their community in avoiding and treating sickness.

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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