Turinawe Jackson

Recent Ministry

Praise and Worship During Church Service!

Greetings! We are thankful for the support of our prayer partners. We have seen God working in our community. Justine used to worship evil spirits and was not associating with people, including her own children. When she accepted Christ into her heart, we saw a change in her behavior.  Now  Justine cooperates with everyone, and even her children are taking care of her and buying her clothes. She has shared with the church how blessed she has been.

Rwobwemi is married to Jeska. They are peasant farmers and live in a temporary house with three rooms. Rwobwemi is an excellent Bible reader in the church, and their children are members of the church choir. They were struggling to earn enough income to keep their children in school. They have incurred a significant debt from the money lenders as they are trying to keep their children in school. We prayed with them about this situation and one of their children, Dan, received a scholarship. The entire family is grateful to God for this blessing. Praise the Lord!

  • Pray for the family of Rwobwemi and Jeska, for them to be able to earn money to pay off their debts and send their children to school consistently.

Every Sunday morning, we teach the Word of God, specifically how to read and understand the Bible. Regular class attendees are given the opportunity to lead church programs and share the Word of God in the home fellowships. Edson is an elder and the chairman of our building committee. Deus is our treasurer, and Dan leads the youth in addition to serving as an usher.

We desire to teach the truth from the Word of God so that the saints may be firmly rooted in their faith. Especially as there are many hostilities to their faith including threats from false teachers, relatives, friends, and other religious leaders. We had one member of our community who came back after a long absence and started misleading people to follow him with his prophecy and prayer.

  • Pray for the congregation to grow in their understanding of the Word of God and be able to withstand the threats and discern the lies of false teachers.

Vastina was married to a Muslim man and had two children with him, but they are separated. She now lives with her parents. Her father is a worshipper of spirits, and so she also started worshipping them and practicing witchcraft. At one of our home visits, we went to her house, and she was willing to listen to our sharing about Jesus Christ. She accepted the Lord as her Savior and prayed with us. She is no longer practicing witchcraft and is living a life full of hope in Jesus Christ. She has joined the church and sings in the choir. She is so happy to have a church in her community. We are praying for her to stand firm despite opposition from her relatives and to keep growing in the Lord.

  • Pray for Vastina to grow in her faith and to be firmly rooted in the Word of God.

Hope is getting close to salvation, she met us on the road while returning from visiting a neighbor. We talked to her, and she promised to visit us at the church. When Hope came to the service, she told us that her burdens lifted when she was at the church with the congregation. She is still attending services with us, and we pray for her to confess Christ as her Lord and Savior. We visited thirty homes this month and shared the love of Christ with thirty-nine males and fifty females. They were happy to have us visit them to encourage and pray with them.

  • Pray for Tumwesigye to come to understand the salvation of Jesus Christ and be saved.

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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