Jackson Turinawe

Recent Ministry

God is working in the lives of a family in the community. Shivan is in her early thirties, and despite being married, she was adulterous. For this reason, she would often fight with her husband, Samuel. When we visited their home, we shared the Word of God with Shivan and Samuel. After some time, they agreed to come to church. Now they have changed, and their neighbors are wondering why they are no longer fighting.

Plexder is married to John, and they have four children. They live in a temporary house in Kahenda cell, Ruteete. Plexder is a peasant farmer, and John works in Kampala as a casual laborer. Plexder is a good singer at the church, and her children are also good singers. She testifies that her child, Yonnah, was born with an impairment. As we prayed for the family, Yonnah has improved and is now able to feed himself, which was impossible before. Their prayer request is that God may bless their work so they can support their children in school.

We praise God for providing for our needs and helping us to purchase sound equipment for the church. We have also been able to complete more construction on the church building.  We are praying that God will enable us to add more space as we are now squeezed due to the number of people who are attending.

I have been going through a challenge in my personal life, as my house is not yet finished. The windows are not installed, and so my children have been suffering from malaria due to mosquito bites.

  • Pray for the pastor to finish his house and for his children to be healthy.
  • Pray for the desire to expand the church.

Praise the Lord for the blessing of sound equipment so everyone can hear the message.

Honest is eighteen years old and a blessing to the church congregation. She is gifted in singing, is in the choir, and is also an intercessor. Honest has good character and is an excellent example to her peers. She will be helpful in youth leadership.

Jovia is seventy-years old and a widow with a child. She lives in Kahenda cell, Ruteete village. Her parents worship demons and spirits, and they wanted her to inherit these spirits after their death. Jovia refused to do so and has been tormented by them for the past forty years. We visited her house and shared the gospel with her. The night after we prayed with her, Jovia slept well and was free from torment, so she decided to attend our services. Eventually, she gave her life to Christ. She had tried to find freedom through many witch doctors, but it was all in vain. She had used alcohol to forget the torment, and now she has stopped drinking, and her life has changed for good.

We reach the community for the gospel by showing films, fellowships, overnights, and home visits. Recently, we visited eighteen homes and spoke with fifty-nine people. Tyson is twenty-five and being drawn to Christ. He likes the way we share the gospel and has been coming to church since our first visit to his home, but he has not yet confessed Jesus Christ as his Savior. We are praying that he will open his heart to the Lord.

  • Pray for Tyson to surrender his life to God.
  • Pray for the outreach events to continue to bring people to salvation.

Pastor Turinawe Jackson’s Story

I am the third born of twelve children from my mother. My father had six wives, and my mother was the youngest and last of all wives. Because of our huge family, there was a scarcity of necessities since we shared resources amongst 37 children total from my father’s wives. For this reason, our father was not able to take us to school because he could not afford school fees for all of us.

Some of my fathers’ wives left and went back to their homes with their children and others died from various causes. Of all thirty-seven children, only ten of us are still alive. My father got so frustrated by the death of many of his children and others being taken by his wives because he could not support them, that he sold a piece of land he had. By the time he died in 2009, we were left with two acres of land which was not enough to grow food and feed all of us.

My mother worked hard and sent me to school when I was 13 years old; I studied for three years reaching the third grade. Unfortunately, because of finances, I was not able to continue studying beyond that point and stopped going to school in 1997 when I was fifteen. When I left, I began working as a farm hand raising livestock.

I worked steadily, and when I was nineteen in 2001, I eloped with a young woman named Gloria who is now my wife. In 2009, we realized that our life was not making any progress because I was a womanizer (like my father) and would spend all my income on women and alcohol and was not helping my family in any way.

My wife suggested that we visit a church that she had heard about that had started in the neighboring community to which I agreed. Every time I attended that church, the pastor would preach as if someone had told him about me. I felt convicted by every message he shared at the pulpit, and as time went on, I decided to surrender my life to Christ and was baptized in July 2010.

Since I gave my life to Christ, I live a changed life. My wife and I encourage each other in our faith, and I’m grateful to her for taking me to the church where I first heard the Gospel. In my life, I decided to forsake the kind of friends I had before and make new ones in the faith so that I would not be peer pressured to return to my old way of living. My wife and I were young when we ran away together, and we were never married. Because of my faith in Jesus, I went back to her father and made things right by paying the bride price which is customary in our culture. Gloria and I were officially married in December 2013. I now live a rich life in Christ and am grateful to be His child.

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