Jackson Turinawe

Recent Ministry

Thank you to our partners for your continuous support. May God bless you. Apophia is twenty-eight and is living in Kahenda cell in Ruteete with her husband. They came from the Kanungu district. They fled her parents, who worship spirits and would torment Apophia every night. When we met Apophia during our home visits, we shared the Word of God and prayed with her. We encouraged her to be strong in the Lord and in His Word, through which she can overcome any demonic attack. The very next Sunday, Apophia came to church, testifying that she had been set free and was no longer fearful.

  • Pray for Apophia and her husband to grow in their faith.

Loyce is forty-seven. Her husband died and left her with four children. Two still live at home, and the other two went to look for jobs in the capital city. Loyce’s family lives in a three-bedroom temporary house. She survives by selling her labor and has a small piece of land where she grows food. Her strengths are praying and interceding for the church; she also is an usher. Loyce used to consume a lot of alcohol and was a prostitute. When she came to the church and accepted Jesus Christ, her life was changed and since then has become a decent woman. Her prayer request is for her children to come to know Jesus Christ.

  • Pray for the salvation of Loyce’s children.

We had a three-day seminar and a crusade. At its conclusion, fourteen people gave their lives to Christ. Praise God. We pray that God will strengthen them in their new walk of faith.

Three Day Seminar!

Silvia is forty-five. After her husband died, Silvia became desperate, causing her to drink alcohol and become a prostitute. She left her home and got another man. Silvia produced a child with this man, and then he left her. We visited Silvia after she had returned to her home, and we shared the Word of God. We counseled and prayed with her. She came to church, and her life has changed. Silvia is now a responsible, nice-looking lady. She has even started working and caring for the land her late husband left her.

Praise the Lord for transforming the life of Silvia through His grace and mercy.

  • Pray for her to grow in her faith and understanding of God’s Word.

Agnes is seventeen years old and an excellent singer. She is an influential leader for the services and sometimes leads the choir in praise and worship.

Ustine is twenty-years and appears close to coming to faith in God. She attends our fellowships and Sunday services. We see her interest in the gospel message.

  • Pray with us for Ustine to make the decision to give her life to Christ.

We reach the community through home visits, fellowships, and overnight events. This month we visited eighteen homes and spoke with fourteen men and nineteen women.

  • Pray for those who hear the gospel to come to faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for protection and wisdom for the evangelists as they visit homes.

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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