Onesimus Ngoboka

Recent Ministry

We have been studying the book of Nehemiah during our Sunday morning Bible classes. We merged the men and women’s classes when we started this new study, and we have reached chapter five. People have been asking questions including, how do I deal with the opposition I face while doing what I have been called to do. Nehemiah’s example gives answers including praying, encouraging his team and himself to persist, taking responsibility to guard and protect the work, and using time wisely. We are thankful that the church members are learning leadership lessons from the book of Nehemiah.

Joana is a born-again believer and an active member of the Rushasha home fellowship. She usually leads the praise and worship at the fellowship and encourages many village members to attend the service. Her husband is not a Christian, but he is open to her attending church. They have two children, Banabus is two-years-old, and Stuart is three months. Joana and her husband survive by selling labor to the community. Her prayer request is for her husband to become born-again Christian and attend church with her.

  • Pray for Joana’s husband to be open to hearing the gospel and to be saved.
  • Pray for Joana’s testimony in her family.

Elizabeth is a potential rising leader in the church. She teaches at Graceland Academy and attends the Katobo fellowship, Elizabeth teaches during Sunday school. She is married to Alex, and they have a baby girl that is four months old. Alex is also a minister in God’s Embassy Katobo. Elizabeth’s main prayer request is for the Lord to bless her marriage, to give her grace to serve Him, and to be a good mother to her daughter.

Jenipher used to be an Anglican, but when we started a home fellowship in Rushasha, she started attending and learning the Word of God. She was always fighting with her husband, and her husband stopped her and the children from going to the Anglican church as he claimed it was a waste of time. However, when she started attending our home fellowship her life changed and she learned that submitting to her husband was beneficial. Jenipher started putting into practice what she was learning from God’s Word and eventually, her husband’s behavior started changing at home.  When Jenipher started attending God’s Embassy church service, she thought that her husband would stop her, but to her surprise, he allowed her to go to church with the children. He told her that she had changed and is a better wife at home. Jenipher’s husband’s name is James, and he promised to start attending the church service.

  • Pray for Alex and Elizabeth as they minister to the people in the church.
  • Pray for their marriage to be strengthened through the grace of God and for their daughter to grow in the knowledge of God’s love.
  • Pray for Jenipher’s attitude and actions to reflect a heart changed by the grace of God.
  • Pray for her husband to be drawn to salvation through her changed behavior.
  • Pray for James to start attending the church service and to come to an understanding of the grace of God.

A lady whose name is Victoria is being drawn to faith in Christ. She is Catholic. She started attending the Rushasha fellowship and now is attending the Sunday services at church.

  • Pray for Victoria and her daughter Doreen, to come to an understanding of faith in God.

This month we visited thirty-two homes and shared the gospel with forty-two men and seventy-eight females. Three people gave their lives to Christ. We are encouraged that even the people who are working in their gardens, welcome us and listen when we share the gospel with them.

  • Pray for the outreach program to draw people to faith in God.
  • Pray for the church to have land to call their home.
  • Pray for the radio program to be effective.

Praise the Lord for the support of White Fields to enable us to reach the communities around us. We thank God for the Medical Clinic and the Bible School being built to support and reach the people with the gospel.

Pastor Onesimus Testimony 

Pastor Onesimus ministers in the southwest corner of Uganda. Growing up in an agricultural community he and his family attended the local Anglican Church and visited a witchdoctor. As a youth, Onesimus began to have many questions regarding his faith. He desired to follow the Lord, but in his heart, he felt emptiness. He asked God how he could have this void when he attended the Anglican church and did everything the priest said. Onesimus asked the Lord to reveal himself to him, and the Lord did. Onesimus began attending an evangelical church and became a believer in Jesus. After his conversion, Onesimus refused to participate in visits to the witchdoctor. He was faithful to Jesus alone.

After his father discovered Onesimus’ faith in Jesus and the rejection of their family’s religious ways he chased him out of his house and Onesimus fled to Kampala. While there he attended University, managed several businesses, and worked on the staff of a parliament member. In the midst of this, the Lord pressed upon Onesimus’s heart the desire to become a pastor and plant a church in his home community in southwestern Uganda. As the Lord would have it one day, Onesimus met James Fazio the Dean of Students at Southern California Seminary in San Diego, California. Through their friendship, Onesimus was able to attend SoCal Seminary and earned a Masters of Divinity in pastoral ministry. Receiving several job offers from churches in the USA Onesimus rejected them all because of the calling the Lord had placed upon him to return to his hometown and raise up pastors to reach their people with the Gospel. Onesimus is the Field Director for White Fields in Africa and pastor of the church — God’s Embassy Katobo.

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Onesimus daily and weekly ministry includes:

  • Embassy Leadership Academy meetings every Monday and Friday.
  • Door to door evangelism.
  • Oversight of the local Christian school.
  • Outreach projects to the community.
  • Seed Distribution.
  • Relief projects to starving communities.
  • Pastoral network oversight.
  • Baptisms.
  • Friday night prayer meeting. (From 6 pm to 2 am Saturday.)