Turinawe Jackson

Recent Ministry

We held an overnight prayer. When Brother Bob preached, three people gave their lives to Christ, including a man named Richard who I had been visiting and had been hearing the gospel message for some time. It was a great night as he finally gave his life to Christ. Praise the Lord!

  • Pray for these three new believers to grow in their faith.

The women are working together to buy each other household utensils. The men contribute money together to purchase goats. The youth are also working together in digging projects over the holidays.

Pray for the friendships and teamwork that occurs in these ministries to grow and flourish.

Praise the Lord for the ability to work together to supply each individual with these necessary items.

In one of our fellowships, there is the family of Mr. Rwankuba, whose daughter is Donanta. She is thirty-four and was at one time married but separated from her husband. She was saved while attending the home fellowship that meets in her uncle home, Geresem’s, home. This family is living in temporary housing and sells their labor to earn enough to survive.

  • Pray for Donanta as she struggles to keep up with her children’s school fees and for wisdom as she leads others.

Donanta helps lead the fellowships when the leaders are absent as she is gifted in teaching.

Hope is one of the elders and deacons who support and assist us in the work of God. She is fifty and the treasurer for the building committee. Her husband was at first resistant to her attending the fellowship, but after she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, he saw the hope she received from the church and allowed her to attend and be involved in ministry. Recently, her husband also made a confesion of faith in Jesus Christ. We pray that the Lord will grow his faith and deliver him from alcoholism.

Hope a servant to the Lord, and His Church!

  • Pray for Donanta and her family to grow in their faith and for Donanta to be able to provide for her family.
  • Pray for Hope and her husband to grow in their faith.
  • Pray for freedom from the addiction of alcohol.

Honest is nineteen years old and used to be tormented by demons, especially at night. She shared this with us, and we started to teach her the Word of God and prayed with her. After five months, she testified that God had delivered her, and she no longer is tormented or struggles with demons. Praise the Lord.

Honest testifies that she has been set Free!

Rusigazi is fifty and close to receiving Christ. He sends his children to the church and sometimes invites us to pray with him. Recently, he was sick in the hospital and asked us to come to pray with him. He is interested in the way we teach the Word of God but has not yet confessed Christ.

  • Pray for Honest to grow in her faith and praise the Lord for delivering her.
  • Pray for Rusigazi to come to an understanding of salvation and declare faith in God.
  • Pray for a structure for the children’s Sunday school classes and for church lighting.

Praise God for White Fields supporting us and making it possible to reach the hard places.

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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