May News

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The church in Nabitula blown over.

  Last month REACH readers were introduced to Pastor Aliwuya living and ministering in the village of Nabitula. Pastor Aliwuya and his family shared their gratitude for their new home, which REACH sponsors helped rebuild after an arson fire destroyed their former house. In the month of April, another disaster struck Aliwuya and Nabitula village. Violent winds caused the church shelter to collapse; the mud structure with a grass roof was no match for such a strong storm. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the Nabitula congregation was temporarily devastated

When Pastor Fred Tumwebaze heard this news, despite his shock, he immediately called for necessary action. He organized a team of Buwenge Church members who willingly participated in building a semi-permanent structure made of metal poles and an iron sheet roof. Pastor Fred reports, “What made me so happy is to see every one working including the women that carried timber on their heads from about two kilometer to the church.”

   The efforts of the Buwenge and Nabitula congregations were successful, and in less than a week, the structure was completed, just in time for Easter service. With Easter came rain and the Nabitula congrnew-church-shelter.jpgegation gratefully took shelter under the new roof, which does not leak like a grass roof does!

Please pray for Pastor Aliwuya and the Nabitula congregation, as they have recently experienced many trials. Pray that the Word would go forth and

 

 that God would grant them all strength to remain faithful, and a reprieve from suffering. 

Fred has Arrived in the US

news-paper-editors1-2.jpgPastor Fred’s long anticipated arrival has come to pass and he has “hit the road running”. With CA stops in Rialto, Bridgeport, Bishop, and Long Beach, Fred has been a guest speaker in two schools, one worship service, and two youth groups.       

There has not been much “down time” with the exception of a sightseeing excursion around the June Lake Loop.  Pray for doors to continually be opened by God’s mighty hand as Fred’s travels continue.fred-at-gull-lake1-2.jpg