John Tusimukye

Recent Ministry

Josephine is in her forties and was suffering from a terrible cough for over four months. By the time she called us to pray with her, she was already bedridden. We prayed with Josephine for two weeks, and she has been healed. Glory to God! Josephine had been a member of the Roman Catholic church but has now joined our church.

  • Pray for Josephine to be completely healed and to regain her strength.

Eric and Provia have a four-month-old baby. This family lives in a grass-thatched house in Kagyera cell in Kinyamahwa village. They are peasant farmers and mainly grow tomatoes as their source of income. They face uncertain weather, pests and diseases, and unpredictable seasonal yields, which is more likely to cause significant losses rather than steady produce. Eric is our church chairman of the building committee, and Provia is in the church choir. They both enjoy evangelizing. Eric grew up in a family of demon and spirit-worshipers. He suffered from chronic stomach pain that was not resolved by visits to witchdoctors. Finally, Eric sent for us to come to his home and pray with him. When we did, the Lord healed him, and now Eric is a part of our church and serving the Lord. His prayer request is that God will bless his garden with better yields so he can earn more income to build a better home for his family.

One of our deacons is Winnie. She serves by keeping the church clean. Winnie does home visits to members of the church to encourage them in their faith and to attend the fellowships. She is a peasant farmer. She requests prayers for God to bless the work of her hands so she can support her children in school.

  • Pray for the crops to produce abundantly for Eric, Provia, and Winnie so they may care for their children and make improvements to their homes.
  • Pray for an increase in the number of people attending the church and for evangelism to bring more people to come to know Jesus Christ.

God is changing the lives of people by His mercy, and this transformation is evident to everyone in the community. Grace was an aggressive and violent woman, even towards her husband, if he tried to stop her from fighting with others. She was a prostitute and a drunkard. The family of her husband decided to take action by chasing her out of the family. But then we visited Grace at her home and shared the gospel with her and her husband, Frank. Grace accepted Jesus Christ and is now gentle, everyone who knew her before is wondering what has changed and why she no longer fights. We give God the glory.

The church is preaching the gospel to the community through home visits and fellowships. This month we visited forty-five homes and ministered to twenty-eight men and forty-three women. Topister is fifty-two and enjoys attending our fellowship group. She promises to come to church soon, and we believe God is calling her to Himself.

  • Pray for Topister to surrender her life to God and to be saved.
  • Pray for the evangelists who conduct home visits to have wisdom as they share God’s Word.

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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