Doors Open for Ministry in Kampala, Uganda
Aug 3, 2018 7433
The continuing ministry of GNU in Uganda has once again caught the attention of people in the area. I was recently invited to speak by iTiS Well of Worship, an upcoming Christian fellowship group made up mostly of young people.
Pr Isaiah is the leader of the fellowship. Recently, they migrated from the town centre where they used to hire a place for their services to the outskirts of Kampala. One of the members donated a piece of land and now the group is raising funds to construct a building of their own. As soon as I arrived I was taken to the scene and was asked to pray and dedicate the structure to the Lord.
Pr Isaiah is a trained pastor and an ardent Bible student. A few months ago he began a Bible reading programme and it was interesting to hear how every member had something to say about a particular book of the Bible. He believes in the freedom of the text where every member should be well equipped with the word of God in its original context.
The fellowship is built upon the premise of salvation by grace through faith alone. The group membership is drawn from various faith backgrounds. They have a membership of around 60 but regular members are about 30. The rest are mostly active on social media.
The fellowship is built upon the premise of salvation by grace through faith alone
The group is selective on the type of preachers invited and therefore it was a great honour for GNU to be invited to talk to the members. I spoke about the doctrine of righteousness by faith in the light of the book of Galatians. The presentation was entitled “Crisis In Galatia”. The gist of it was the battle between ‘righteousness of faith’ versus ‘righteousness of faith plus works’ as witnessed in Galatian churches which had been invaded by Judaisers in the absence of the Apostle Paul.
The iTiS fellowship does not use pulpits. All gather around seated together with the preacher. Anyone passing across would easily mistake the meeting for something else. The secret is that all are encourage to feel equal. This is how I presented my sermon/bible study for 60 minutes.
Afterwards the members were given a chance to ask questions and give comments. After this, I finally gave the mantle to Pr Isaiah. He thanked GNU for sending me to speak to them on the subject. He said that the presentation was very timely as the group was in the initial stages of theological development similar to the Galatian churches. Pr Isaiah expressed his desire to work closely with GNU and help many more people in that area to come to the knowledge of Jesus as their personal saviour.
– Pr Bonifresh Muhollo