Turinawe Jackson

Recent Ministry

We thank God for the prayers and support of White Fields Ministry partners that have enabled us to be used effectively for the work of the Master. We have seen God heal Jovia, who is sixty-seven. Demons attacked her for so long that they caused a chronic headache. When we prayed with her, the Lord set her free, and she testifies that she is completely healed.

  • Pray for Jovia to be utterly free from demon attacks and to grow in her trust in the Lord God.

The youth are preparing for the football (soccer) tournament inter-fellowship competition where the winning team gets a cow. We had a youth conference with brother Bob as the main speaker. Many of the youth were encouraged in their walk of faith.

  • Pray the youth to work together as they prepare for the tournament and to grow in their faith through this event.

Mr. Richard is married to Monica; they have two children. Travis is eleven and Rebecca is eight. They live in a semi-permanent house. The wife is a teacher and the husband used to buy and sell cows. The husband was a drunkard, and he wasted all they earned on alcohol, but after giving his life to Christ, he no longer drinks alcohol and testifies that by God’s grace he has been set free. His parents declare that Richard has changed and are grateful to God for the role of God’s Embassy church in delivering their son from alcoholism. Richard purchased a cow and is selling its milk to provide for his children’s school fees.

  • Pray for Richard and Monica to get steady jobs so they can improve their income.

Our leaders are excellent examples of Godly conduct. Mr. Bakesigaki Christoper is twenty-two and serves by reading the Bible. He helps to control the youth during choir practice and guides them in many ways. His testimony describes a disobedient young man, but his character has changed since he was saved. Pray for him to grow into a knowledgeable man of God so he can lead a fellowship in the future.

  • Pray for Christopher to be a Godly example to the youth and to continue studying the Bible and grow in his faith.

Luis was an alcoholic but now has been transformed by the grace of God. The people in her village are surprised that she no longer drinks alcohol. She used to steal things, especially food from other people’s gardens, but since she was saved, she no longer steals.

  • Pray for Luis’ testimony to her village to be compelling and full of God’s grace.
  • Pray for her to grow in her faith and to trust God to provide for her needs.

The church reaches out to the community through door-to-door evangelism. We visited twenty-five homes and shared the gospel with one-hundred people. We follow-up with those we see to encourage them to keep their faith or to pray with them. Seven people came to join the church this past month. We are praying for a large building so we can fit everyone inside.  Daniel is being drawn to faith in Christ. He and his wife recently graduated but have not yet gotten jobs. When we visit and pray for them, God provides for them, and they have started showing interest in our fellowships.

  • Pray for the home visits to draw people to faith in God. Pray for safe travels for the evangelists.
  • Pray for Daniel and his wife to come to an understanding of God’s grace and to be saved.

It is the season for harvest, especially millet. As this is a tiresome crop to harvest, the women are helping each other.

  • Pray for the harvest to go smoothly and for abundant crops.

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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