Today as I turn 37, I want to thank God for the gift of life. By the grace of God, I was called into ministry 20 years ago. Currently I’ve helped plant 4 churches, started an orphan children’s home, that’s rescued close to 1,000 children over the years, a christian school that is educating close to 400 future leaders and a medical center serving the Mende community. All by the Grace of God.
I could not have done it without my wonderful team of 70 committed staff, ranging from social workers, medical staff to teachers and our board members. I have grown to love them, as they are like family to me. They always go out of their way and sacrifice a lot daily to share Jesus and put smiles on people’s faces.
Special thanks to the CTL board and all donors that continue to pray and send us on this mission field.
Two of the churches we planted are in Eastern Uganda, Pallisa and Kasodo. Last month, I was there for the commissioning of Mercy Church Kasodo.
Currently, north eastern Uganda is experiencing a famine. In Karamoja, a region in north eastern Uganda, IPC acute malnutrition analysis indicates that 91,600 children and 9,500 pregnant women/breastfeeding mothers are acutely malnourished and in urgent need of treatment. 900 people have died to hunger in the last five months, including many children and elderly people.
The famine has been caused by the prolonged dry seasons, which are expected to last until next year, but also because of the rise in fuel prices. It makes it very expensive to transport food from other parts of the country to this side. This news seems not to catch the world’s attention.
This month our church is praying and fasting; it is not easy spending 20 hours just drinking water. My heart goes out to people that live in that state forced by lack of food to the extent of death. God has blessed us so much that we have too much food, and some of us are learning how to not eat too much so we lose weight.
For my birthday I am requesting three things:
- Take a moment and pray for the elderly and the children in Eastern Uganda and Karamoja.
- Please consider giving any amount. I will organize with my team and we will do food distribution in partnership with our church in Pallisa and will connect with churches in Karamoja region. That small gift will make a difference.
- Share this so the world will know what is going on and more people join in the fight.
To give online please use this link and put in Memo Uganda Food Relief.
I have been blessed to see God touch so many lives
God bless you Wilf…I will
Give and share the news. I love Uganda like my own country!