Dear Mama Cyndi, RABs board, fellow Ministers and our dear ministry partners, Second term facilitation mission has been carried out successfully in both districts of Moroto and Kaabong.
I first staged at Moroto and the activities there were conducted without hindrances because most of the children had already reported to school except Lokawa who was bedridden with malaria, and Nachap. I checked through each child’s report form of last term and there was considerable improvement in overall performance except for Nechap. I also had a meeting with the parents and emphasized they must help their children report to school in time and not allow them to come back home before the term ends.
I was surprised to see Nechap again crawling and upon inquiring why, I was informed that she cannot push herself in the wheel chair. During the school term other children help push her around the school, but during holidays she stays alone and therefore resorts to crawling. I went to find out the condition of the the wheel chair and found that it needed some repairs where the seat gets fixed to the rod and the wheels are missing some of the support strips.
It was a full day traveling from Moroto to Kotido and then to Kaabong. Kotido and Kaabong are among the districts in northern Karamoja were insecurity involving murders, clashes with army troops, vandalism and robbery occur most. Traveling from Kotido to Kaabong is more risky, as karamojong warriors have raided vehicles, robbed them and killed occupants in several incidences. It was near some of these dangerous spots that the taxi I was traveling in broke down. Its fan belt got torn and as thus we could not move until a new fan belt was brought and installed.
We had to wait for three hours before mechanics from Kotido would arrive and fix the car. Most vehicles refused to stop to help us, I presume because they feared we had staged the occurance to ambush and rob them. It was after two hours that a driver of an NGO vehicle stopped and allowed to help carry three of us to Kaabong leaving the others waiting for other sympathisers.
I was deterred from going to the villages the next day because there was an operation carried out by the army to recover guns from village members. It was on Friday that I was able to travel to Loleria to meet the girls.
I found out one of the girls had relocated to another village. She was sent away by her guardian because of hunger. However I was able to visit the homes of two other girls, engaged with the guardians and prepared them to report to school. The next day I had to travel to Kakamar to meet the third girl, but found out that the village women and older girls had gone to a distant village where visitors to a certain church were distributing food. Because of the security situation, I left before 6pm when they had not come back. I left her transport funds to bring her to school the next day.
By Sunday morning, they had all reported to the boarding facilities. However Regina, a primary seven candidate, was needed to clear registration for primary leaving exams(PLE) by the end of June. I used part of the boarding fees and school fees to pay for P.L.E. and promised to top up the balance in due course.
I was able to visit Catherine at her place of work and she was very happy. She is doing well and sent greetings. She is a public testimony of how RABs ministry helps such disadvantaged children to become useful and responsible members of the community.
I used the 2 am bus that passes Karenga, Kitgum, Gulu, Luwero to Kampala because I had to connect to another soul winning mission starting Monday.
I thank Run Away Brides Ministry and it’s committed partners for enabling some of the vulnerable and needy children in Karamoja to attend school without limitation or lack of basic necessities. The Lord bless you for your generosity towards this course.!
REPORT ON RABS HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT FOR ELDERLY AND SINGLE MOTHERS IN KASOKOSO KIREKA.
Dear beloved Mum and Rabs board U.S.
Receive greetings from Kasokoso/ Mama Cyndi’s Milling Company. With much respect, I write this short report to you, appreciating you for the great support Mama Cyndi’s milling project has been doing for the last 5 years of its operation.
The above mentioned project has so far aided the vulnerable women, especially those elderly and single mothers in the community. People/women in Kasokoso community in conjunction with the Local Council chairpersons have not remained the same as evidenced in photos below.
On the 9th of April, 2023, Easter Sunday, Mama Cyndi’s Milling project compassionately gave out 300kg of flour worth 950,000 Uganda shillings. The number was quite high as we normally do but this time around, due to escalated cost of food in Uganda, we were able to give to 60 mothers each 5 kg (11.023 pounds) of maize / corn flour. We appreciate God and Rabs once more for this great support you always render to these people of God who are in need.
With due respect, we need more of your prayers for the Mill to bring this dream to its highest potential enabling it to give compassionately to more people of our community. We not only desire to physically feed them, but to also feed them spiritually, which we witness every time the Mill reaches into their lives with the gift of flour. We look forward to the days when not only we help feed these vulnerable people, but also we can help support RABS missions throughout East Africa.
May you live longer to see more of God’s goodness in this land of the living.
The financial donation was made possible from the monthly 25 percent of Mama Cyndi’s Milling monthly net profit. Every month the Mill donates 25% of its net profits to RABS Africa for ministerial and humanitarian purposes.
I remain yours, Pastor Milton Wanyama RABS Africa Coordinator
Document title: The SEA project implementation report
The success of the SEA project came about as a result of a Request for proposal (RFP) by Pastor Cyndi Higgins, the founder and international director of Run Away Brides (RABS) international ministries situated in the U.S.A but with evangelical programs running in the continent of Africa. Through her ministry and service she has supported the school to access reliable electricity to which this report is in respect thereto.
Edenset primary and Nursery school, a remote school providing education to a community which according to 2002 Kamira sub county baseline survey had 0.4% of the population with ordinary level of education certificate. No wonder, the area is considered as the Karamoja of Luwero because of its deep rooted backwardness in terms of social, economic and spiritual conditions in the heart of Luwero district in Uganda, could never ever at any near future access electricity as now seen fully connected to the service through the support of RABS. This is a great ray of hope for the school to solve the frail sections of its efforts to reach out and sustain academic excellence.
This divinely designed opportunity comes following Pastor Cyndi Higgins compassionate heart to serve Christ in the heartland of Africa and in a holy discontent of passionately desiring to see children in Africa receive quality education as well as a Christ transformed community.
She was at the school located at a ‘small’ remote village called Nabinaka, in Mazzi parish, Kamira sub county in Luwero district, Uganda in 2018. She ecstatically preached in a RABS Conference organized by Good Samaritan Outreach International Church with, a ‘big God,” on the homeland of the school where she left the community set free from bondage.
No sooner had she left the government then planned to extend an electricity grid to the village which is over 30 kms away from the nearest electricity grid. Praise the Lord! That now the light of Christ does not only get seen in the spiritual but is also manifested in the physical illuminating the dark parts of life.
IMPACT / OUTCOMES OF THE ELECTRICITY INSTALLATION
What an amazing impact that has quickly come with the electricity installation program as implemented at the school! So far:
There has arisen general parent and community excitement and great hope in achieving their educational objectives for their children.This has led to a start of the biggest number of the previous students approaching 400 despite Covid 19 effects yet other schools within the area are struggling with very few student enrolment.
More new students have been enrolled with increased appreciation from parents, local leaders among others.
There has been growth in church/chapel attendance, membership as well as Sunday school that is building a generation which will have more people appreciating Christ’s work in their lives as well as upholding moral uprightness.
Three new qualified teachers from distant districts have been recruited and they have accepted to live and work with the school that needs them most which was not so before electrical installation, as they see a promising future and opportunities to further their career through research.
HIGH LIGHTS OF IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES IN PICTORIAL REPRESENTATION FOR THE SEA PROJECT
The project implementation activities circled around 5 classroom block, staffroom, administrative block and dormitory, the chapel/church and included acquisition of electricity license, purchase of materials, wiring, installation, and labor. Materials were purchased according to the budget and delivered on site and work begun on 21st of December, 2021 despite the interruption that came about due to the demise of Eve Clive’s father the late Nsereko Edward on the 22nd /12/2021.
The contractors engaged in the activities were from a company known as Billy electricals LTD from Kampala.
THERE IS MUCH MORE WORK TO DO
The challenge and future Prospects
Because the five semi-finished permanent classrooms that the school has are unable to provide learning facility enough for children from Nursery to grade 7, the school with the little savings from school fees paid, raised a 4 classroom block to foundation level in August 2021. From here well-wishers, Mrs. Harriet & Joseph Sserwadda came in and supported with the building to wall plate level. However, with electrical installation there has been increased enrolment that created a need that now urgently requires completion of the building otherwise learning of the children is at stake. Therefore, we long for your prayers and still believing God for phased completion starting with roofing that has been estimated at a budget of 18,305,000 UGX ($5,720.00 USD) and soon thereafter do electrical installation estimated at 2,107,000 UGX ($658.00 USD).
I am grateful to God for enabling me to travel and conduct RABS’ ministry activities in Karamoja Region in Kaabong and Moroto districts. I was able to pay the 15 student’s fees and buy their uniforms and provide their scholastic material funds and pay for their daily food and care expenses. I thank RABS for the prayers and support rendered. Every mission has its unique challenges and experiences, but God abides with us through all.
I thank God for the educational funds and village treatment funds I received from RABS USA. I came to realize everywhere you go in Karamoja, they are battling with scabies, jiggers, bed bugs and rats and hunger. I am perplexed beyond reason at the level of infestation and starvation they are suffering. This nature and magnitude of infestation necessitates the spraying of all households before even administering treatment to the individuals. I had to buy two medium sprayers for the task. I also managed to acquire some medication for scabies and some for jiggers plus some rodenticide. Since their huts are built close to one another, and a good number of them already suffering from these communicable problems. I needed to conduct the spraying and treatment operation in the entire villages, but I could not.
First, I had limited medication and it could only be applied to a few people and just enough spray for a few huts. Secondly, the spraying required the huts be first entirely dampened before spraying and those being treated to first bathe before applying the medication to their bodies. However, it is so hot and dry in these villages that folks can spend days even weeks without bathing. Water is very scarce. Thirdly, I had no food to give them while I was conducting the operation, which means they could not leave the compound and scavenge for their food, because it was needful for all of them to be fully involved especially the first two days. Finally, I could not afford an interpreter and alone it was extremely hard explaining and engaging with the villagers. I had to cancel the treatment program in the three Loleria villages in Kaabong district. Because needs were so profound, I had to decide who to treat and who not to. Loleria villages in Kaabong District were my intended target for this initial treatment program. Their entire camps must be treated due to the severity of the infestation. Due to my limited supplies, I decided to take the program to Moroto district in Aworob and Kambizi villages.
In Aworob village I was helped by Anna, the fellowship leader there and in Kambizi village, Pastor Okwi and a Village Health Trainee helped me. I decided to select only the elderly and the very-young who were adversely affected. The rest will be worked on in subsequent operations. Here I had to buy water for the people to bathe. The VHT helped in bathing the children. The photos show the few huts I could spray and the few people I could treat with the medicine. I wish I could have done more, but I am grateful to RABS for enabling this first phase. In Aworob, which is along Moroto-Kitale Road, I had to acquire soldiers from a nearby barracks for security. These areas still have tribal clashes and cattle raids using guns, spears, and arrows and some lives have been lost. I had to pay a fee to get three armed personnel to cover us. Some of the increased violence is due to the starvation conditions. Before the mission was over, my funds were gone. I had to call my wife, Lydia, to send me transport money to get back home.
We cannot treat all five villages now, but we can treat people, huts, and grounds in the Loleria Camps, Kolmeo, Nakatapan, and Mouledu tightknit neighborhoods greatly infected. There are between five and six hundred people including children in these 3 villages. A little less than four hundred are affected by one or more of these ailments. The budget is missing the cost of beans and rice, but greatly needed (costing $260.00 USD).
Report and budget submitted by
Pastor Denis Peter Muwanguzi
Uganda Volunteer National Director
ESTIMATED BUDGET FOR DISINFECTING AND TREATMENT OF LOLERIA VILLAGE
Sprayers (15 ltrs each)
Benzyl benzoate (scabies)
Jigger ointment (4people/tin)
Medicinal soap (6people/piece)
Rodenticide (for rats)
Pain killers (dynapar)
Syringes (5mls-10, 10mls-10)
Maize flour (20kg by 4days)
sugar (5kg by 4 days)
Transport to kaabong (to and from)
Boda kaabong to loleria (to and fro)
Feeding (b/fast, lunch, super for 2)
Water for bathing & wetting huts
TOTAL $1,223.45 US DOLLARS
I am sharing this need with you, because in the past you have helped Run Away Brides International Ministries care for these five Remote Villages of Karamoja Region, the desolate area of Northern Uganda. RABS adopted these villages in late 2018. We began by helping students complete their educations. We now have fifteen full time students back in school. Your gifts helped start farming projects and now the villages have the tools they need for seasonal planting and harvesting. You have helped us in protecting against elephants raiding their gardens and crops. Your donations have allowed us to carry food and water into these villages and camps when even The Red Cross could not make it in because of flooding, washed out roads, and bridges. Now, Beloved, they are facing these new heartbreaking conditions. Please if you can help us with any amount in 2021, we would be incredibly grateful. Because of Covid-19, we did not ask for help in 2020, but now we need to help these that seemingly have been overlooked during the pressure of the pandemic by their government and large international ministries.
Thank you and God Bless you,
Pastor Cyndi Higgins email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RABS International Director
Run Away Brides (RABS) International Ministries
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Our RABS National Directors and RABS Team Leaders of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, some accompanied by RABS Africa Coordinator, Pastor Milton Wanyama, entered new territories carrying the Message of Hope in Jesus. Along with them they delivered food, school supplies, education tuitions, farming tools and seeds, clothes and shoes, Bibles and Christian books, tracts, and children’s literature. Most importantly, they took in their love, hugs, encouragement and smiles–Truly, these were all ‘Mission’s of Hope.’
REFUGEE CAMP IN KENYA: Bishop Wilfred Barasa, RABS Kenya National Director accompanied by Pastor Milton Wanyama, RABS Africa Coordinator took the RABS Message to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. Established in 1992, Kakuma camp is located in Northwestern Kenya. It’s currently the world’s largest refugee camp, hosting over 184,000 people. Kakuma is co-managed by Kenya’s Department of Refugee Affairs, and the UNHCR.
It’s reported that 400 churches are within the confines of the camp. RABS three-day-conference was attended by 70 of the camp’s pastors and thousands of refugees attended the open-air-‘camp-wide-crusade held nightly and sponsored and organized by an American mission’s ministry from Albany Oregon USA, “Worldwide Outreach,” but invited RABS Bishop Wilfred and Pastor Milton to preach and help with the ‘salvation-call and prayers.’ Many received Jesus as Savior throughout the nightly crusades and all of the pastors attending the RABS Conference ‘came back into an intimate loving relationship with Jesus.’ Hopelessness and hardships such as these men and women of God endure under such harsh environments alongside their fellow refugees from several nations in time breaks the sweet fellowship one has with Jesus.
Once these pastors were refreshed with the blessed Hope of Jesus in their lives, they readily learned how to go out and evangelize other fallen-away Christians (runaway brides) who themselves had wandered away from Jesus mostly because of the harsh reality of their very abnormal living conditions as refugees displaced from their own nations due to war, political unrest, and violence.
REMOTE VILLAGES IN THE KARAMOJA REGION, UGANDA: Pastor Denis Muwanguzi, RABS Uganda National Director is RABS and BFG’S leader in the “5 Remote Village Project.” Alongside of Pastor Denis in this undertaking is Rev. Eva Clive Nansereko, RABS Uganda Associate-National Director and RABS East Africa Women’s Director. They began this work alone in early 2017 and later asked RABS in 2018 if we could join hands with them. RABS recently separating from BFG Fellowship Ministries, as their outreach-mission’s ministry, and registering as its own non-profit 501(c) (3) organization had reservations to more financial obligations in East Africa.
Therefore, the RABS Board of Directors met with BFG Fellowship Ministries leaders and suggested a co-partnership in the “5 Remote Village Project.” It was an unanimous “Yes” from the BFG leaders and congregation to partner with RABS International Ministries for this greatly needed service. Together we are:
Providing primary and secondary education for boys and girls in remote villages where otherwise they would not receive basic educations. We are paying school fees for students that otherwise could not attend the government school. In the Loleria camps where education is provided for via Red Cross’ assistance, due to no governmental schools, we are helping with school supplies for both students and the ‘camp’s teacher.’
In response to the least educated population in the rural wilderness areas of Karamoja Region, Uganda; the girls, we are providing the funding for female adolescents from the five remote villages to attend two-year-programs at Vocational Boarding Schools in Uganda. At the end of the program, they will return to their villages with a money-making trade to help support themselves and their extended families.
Under Pastor Denis’ leadership, we have established and he is now monitoring through quarterly visits, the village farming projects. We provided the seeds and the farming tools and proper farming education including help in preventing monkeys and elephants from destroying their crops.
BFG Fellowship Ministries is a “Mission’s Church,” and has now planted churches in the villages that did not have a church. BFG and RABS has provided Bibles and Christian educational materials in the Karamojong language and in English to disciple the newly placed leadership and the saints in each remote village.
RURAL DISTRICTS IN TANZANIA AND UGANDA: We sent national missionaries into Tanzania and for the first time we had pastors from all over Tanzania attending one of our RABS Conferences. Evangelist Gervas Mwanyila our RABS Tanzania National Director wrote to us:
“We had a five-day conference and crusades every evening which was organized by National RABS Director; Evangelist Gervas Mwanyila and the RABS Tanzania team. The conference and crusade were conducted at Kyela border of Tanzania and Malawi. We had different speakers including RABS African Coordinator Pastor Milton Wanyama. In these five days from July 3rd to the 7th of conference and crusade in Kyela we witnessed many Run Away Brides reconciling and confessing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. A total of 40 unsaved people gave their lives to Christ, and hundreds of Christians were reconciled back to Jesus at the crusades and the conference. We also received for RABS a donation of Bibles from the Gideon organization that we later distributed to the new converts who gave their lives to Christ. Additionally, we also gave RABS Bible Study books to the conference pastors and church leaders.
CENTRAL UGANDA: From June to October 1st, 2019, RABS has been hosted in several RABS conferences and crusades throughout Central Uganda. Apostle Moses Bwire, RABS East Africa Interpreter has conducted numerous RABS conferences as well as Pastor Tanas RABS Busia District Leader, Kampala RABS Youth Leader, James Ouma, RABS International Gospel Music Manager, Evangelist Moko, RABS Kigumba Region Leader, Pastor Nsubuga John, RABS Uganda National Director, Pastor Denis, and RABS Uganda Associate-Director, Rev. Eva Clive, and many more. Many RABS trained teachers move around and speak into individual churches and we only hear about it when they let Pastor Milton know of the RABS movements. Glory to God!
Bishop Wilfred of Kenya told me, “Mama, there is no place in Kenya that I go, that RABS has not been heard of–it is spreading like a quiet fire throughout Kenya, surely God is at work.” For this is not the work of men and women but the work of the Holy Spirit.
RWANDA RABS NEWS–PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYER: Since March of 2018 when the Rwandan government shut down hundreds and hundreds of churches citing they were closed due to building and noise violations, RABS has not been able to effectively train pastors and leaders and Christians on how to evangelize runaway brides of Christ. We are upholding all of Rwandans in our prayers; as we fear these continually closed out Christians from public worship, may indeed become a runaway brides of Christ crisis in Rwanda.
OUR RABS MISSIONARY PASTORS DENIS AND EVA CLIVE AND CHRISTINA are returning in May 2019 to 2 of the villages to bring the children’s school supplies and fees for the upcoming new-school-period. Then in late June and into July they will spend almost one month in all 5 villages in Karamoja Region–some of the most difficult areas to travel because of lack of road systems and other dangers wild animals and bewildered rustlers–Pray for their safety and their families as they go onto the RABS mission field. We need your help and you can donate today specifically for the children of these 5 villages of Karamajo Region, Uganda.
RABS MISSIONARIES RETURNED WITH GIFTS TO TWO UGANDAN REMOTE VILLAGES, MUSASI AND AWOROBU; WHERE RABS MINISTERED IN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECEMBER 2018
As we had promised those in new fellowship with the Lord Jesus and with us from RABS International Ministries, namely Rev. Eva Clive Nansereko and Pastor Denis Plkw Muwanguzi and Pastor Christine of Karamoja who oversees these two villages for RABS.
Our Mission began on February 20, 2019 in Moroto district inside the villages where Pastor Christine is doing ministry. This mission our RABS missionaries ministered in Aworbu and Musasi Villages.
We had to change the mission this trip as Kaabong district had to be put on halt. We started fellowships in three villages in Kaabong and their childrens’ needs are much more than what we have and expect to get at present.
No seed is insignificant bearing in mind the prompt nature of the need and request being made. Also Rev. Eva Clive collected clothing and she and Pastor Christine delivered a bag of used clothes to each village mostly for the children. In the photos you can see their desperate need.
We had to change the mission this trip as Kaabong District had to be put on hold. We started RABS fellowships in three village in Kaabong. The children’s needs in these villages are much more that what we currently have and expect to get at present. However, no seed is insignificant. It’s just the prompt nature of the need of getting the school supplies to the children, so they did not miss many days since school has now reopened was our priority. Rev. Eva Clive collected clothing and she and Pastor Christine delivered a bag of used clothes to each village mostly for the children. In the photos you can see their desperate need. The photos speak a thousand words. It is difficult to look at these small frail skinny children–without our help, where will they be in another year?
Rev. Eva Clive wrote: All children that are seated in front of Pastor Denis don’t go to school because of distance. There’s no teacher the school is very far. Almost all the people are illiterate. We were deliberating about starting something like a nursery school but it would require us to get at least one teacher for the start, one cook, Maize flour, chalk board, pens, books, pens, pencils, pieces of chalk, and a saucepan. It would be financially challenging because no parent could pay fees to help us operate even a small nursery class. I could register the village school under my school in Luwero District, but the finances are not available. I cannot see now how at this point a village school would ever be able to support itself.
Some of the photos show older children who used to go to distant schools but are no longer attending school because their parents failed to provide school requirements, (pencils, pens, and notebooks.) We have selected fifteen among those children whom we are going to pay school fees and dues in Aworobu village.
There are encouraging highlights from this RABS Mission.
The poles you see behind, that’s what they started in the village. The church members were still cutting poles yesterday. It is the members of Musasi village who started building for church and school. The lame lady is the one standing as the pastor in the Aworobu village. The church structures in both villages would also serve as school buildings too.
Finally, I share with you at the moment, there is one challenge in completing the building project. It has been extremely hot during the past three months and all the grass that would be used to roof is completely burnt. It’s brown everywhere. These folks will continue using the trees shade up to late April when the rains are expected.
Rev. Eva Clive and Pastor Denis and Pastor Christine
THERE IS REAL JOY IN GIVING–THOUGH YOU MAY NEVER TRAVEL TO THE AFRICAN CONTINENT TO MINISTER, YOUR LOVE AND YOUR BLESSINGS CAN THROUGH ANY FINANCIAL GIFT YOU CAN GIVE TO HELP THESE CHILDREN AND OTHER CHILDREN LIKE THEM IN EAST AFRICA–HELP US THROUGH RABS HUMANATARIN EFFORTS TO FEED THEM AND EDUCATATE THEM.
Good morning mummy. We have just set off from the bus park. Divine strength, health and energy is ours in Christ Jesus name!! Mama Eve a little weak with flu and cough but braving on. Amen we have reached at around 7:30pm. The bus broke down along and mechanics fixed it in less than an hour. We are resting till tomorrow then go deep in the villages.
12/3/2018 We are teamed up with a sister who mobilized for most of the second-hand-clothes. We have four sacks ready for distribution but we are short of books and pens for the children who cannot attend school because they lack such. We only have seven dozen sets. We will be promoted to cut down on the books given to each child.
12/6/2018 Shalom with Love, mummy. Thank you for your prayers. We are going on well but my phone has jammed and I have lost most of the good photos and videos I had saved. We traveled well but the bus had a breakdown when we were remaining with about 120km to reach Kaabong town. We set off at 1am and reached 7:20pm. It’s a journey of close to 800km. With many bus stop overs. On Tuesday we went to the furthest center, close to 110km from town. Imagine one of the motorcycles we had hired developed a flat tire in the middle of the wilderness. The three of us had to mount one motorbike while the rest carried luggage. We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic welcome we received. We preached, and showed the Jesus film. By night we could not move because wild elephants and zebras cross the road late in the evening towards Kidepo national Park. We had to sleep in open walled shelter. But even after we retired, village folks continued praising God with dancing up to midnight. Imagine praising in the open night without electricity, without a lantern or lamp, in the coldness. You couldn’t miss the joy.
The men guarded us with bows and arrows while we slept. The next morning, we ministered and 27 people gave their lives to Christ. We encouraged them to continue meeting and they appointed a member by the names of Simon to lead them in fellowshipping. We then moved to the next village camp and we ministered to children and adults. We prepared porridge and served both villages there after gave out clothes. These members also agreed to start fellowshipping and appointed their leader. It was pure revival as men women and children were taking a cup of porridge while receiving a gift of cloth. If all churches could experience that joy.
Today, we went to another subcounty. There are times, localities, situations that need the feet of an apostle and the declaration of a prophet for changes to be manifested. We visited this community last year and it was in a sorry unredeemable state. Around 12 people received salvation and agreed to continue fellowshipping. A few times mama Eve could send transport for a minister from the town church to go and encourage these saints. But most times we failed to send transport because we could not communicate with them because they had no phones. We prayed and declared the land for Jesus. We were amazed today Thursday to find a permanent church has been constructed and most of the people who got converted are active in church. Mama Eve encouraged the community members to cultivate a relationship with God gave them a testimony of herself. We also ministered to children and gave out clothes mainly to women because they could not cover all of them. We identified some children who are not attending school because of books and pencils and we are going to mobilize books to give them by the beginning of next term.
We left that place this evening much encouraged by church members. At 2am we are going to board a bus to another district of Kotido and reach out to two communities there and the n connect to Moroto district. We appointed a brother by the name of Obadia to become the RABS district coordinator of Kaabong district. He has been very instrumental in organizing our transportation, welfare, translating and visiting the villages we ministered to after we had gone.
I yearned to keep you updated daily but there was no network and internet, besides we were so busy and involved from the onset to the end. I got this as we are waiting for the bus to start off the journey. Mama Eve is sending her greetings to all of you.
12/9/2018 Shalom with Sunday greetings mummy. I secured some photos of the first three days from the sister we went with. We then went to Kotido and I went to another village and delivered this half sack of clothes to one of the church members. We did not take part in the distribution here because we wanted to be in time for the taxi that would take us to Moroto district.
This morning we attended service in the church of our host pastor. After we both ministered a man who appeared to be a lunatic gave his life to Christ. To our amazement this guy corrected people who were translating. He was speaking sense. He stayed longer and we shared a meal conversing with him. This church was so stirred up and announced three days of prayer and fasting starting tomorrow. In the evening we are going to visit another village
I want to mobilize for books, pens and pencils and take them at the start of first term in February. The lady at far right got saved during our last mission last year and is now active in church. We spent Friday travelling to Moroto district. On Saturday we first went to a school where we were to distribute the books and some clothes we had brought.
In the evening we went to a distant village and we were warmly welcomed. This village has nine manyattas with a population of more than four hundred people. Thanks to God, the church meets under a tree. A manyatta is a collection of families staying closely together in a homestead of at least 20 huts enclosed with wooden branches for security.
Tomorrow we are going to another remote village so bound by demonic powers. The ruling spirits in that are said to manifest in form of a flying and talking serpent, a woman with one breast. A sister who has just got a hut to reside in while in that place has reported appearance of a skeleton like figure to her children while alone at home. Saturday night the same appeared to her on the way home with her children but this time she rebuked it and it disappeared.
This sister Evelyn is going to lead RABS and Barefoot Garden Fellowships in this mountainous community. The Lord has particularly confirmed to this lady and the church leaders that He wants to save this community and that these ministers had tarried long without reaching out to the village.
The whole of Karamoja has experienced a long day season. Everywhere we went it was too dry but as soon as we concluded today’s church service, it started raining. PRAISE THE LORD!
12/16/2018 Shalom and Calvary greetings mummy. I bless the mercies of the Lord who enabled us conclude Karamoja mission well on Friday. In My last communication we were going to our last village which was spiritually challenging.
We thank you and the entire RABS and Barefoot Garden fellowship family who prayed for us mightily and effectively. Indeed, we were like scouts and we purposed not to preach but devote ourselves entirely to prayer in spiritual warfare. As we were continuing, members of this village came by themselves and asked to join us. We welcomed them and two of them gave their lives to Christ as we were concluding. We didn’t get any direct attack except the motorcycle that was taking us developed mechanical problems and we survived falling off twice as we were going. After prayers the motorcycle could not take us back. We walked the entire eight-kilometers journey back except mummy Eve and the host pastor who were picked halfway through the journey. Two children of the lady who was confirmed by the Holy Spirit to lead that fellowship developed serious diarrhea that day but got healed by the close of the day. AMEN!
It’s amazing when you let the Holy Spirit have his way. One lady who was praying with us all through the three days gave us testimony about her son who is a drug addict, unruly and one time assaulted her. The boy always abused her and harassed her tenants. She found the boy at home after prayers and for the first time he kept quiet and listened to her mother as she counselled her. He even fetched water for her.
Another elder had a mental problem but felt much relieved after two days of prayer. This same man offered to get one day of the week and visit the first village and teach the children some basic English and arithmetic. The children in this village don’t have a school at all. He agreed to volunteer if we could get him a cheap chalk-board, box of chalk, then books and pencils/pens for the children. We traveled throughout the night and reached Kampala in the morning of Friday, December 14, 2018. Upon arriving at home, I found my Papa in a sorry state. He was very weak, dizzy, with no appetite and having some cough. I am trying to help him be stable. He needs much of my time, care and patience but God is faithful.
I am encouraged by the testimony in all the centers and villages we visited in Kaabong, Kotido and Moroto districts. We appointed RABs coordinator in Kaabong district and Moroto district. We also started fellowships in Loleria A and Loleria B of Kaabong district plus Aworob and Musas villages of Moroto district. The director of Nawanatau primary School invited us to start monthly fellowship in the school.
We thank God for the facilitation but most importantly the prayer and parental cover extended to us throughout the entire mission from mummy Cyndi and the entire RABS family. I am set to mobilize for scholastic materials specifically for the village children in which we started fellowships to be availed to them by the beginning of first term next year in February 2019.
Much grateful for Mama Cyndi, Pastor Milton, and the entire RABS family.
Denis Plkw Muwanguzi and Rev. Eve Clive Nansereko
You can help send these children to school by donating for the purchase of pencils, pens, and text books: Apostle Denis said: “I want to mobilize for books, pens and pencils and take them at the start of first term in February 2019.” Before you view the photo gallery below, please consider donating to help educate these children in remote areas. Education is FREE but they must come to every term with their own pencils, pens, and current text books or they are denied educations.
Mama Cyndi’s Milling Project in Kireka Kasokoso,
Near Kampala, Uganda
Rev. Cindy Deiters, (aka Pastor Cyndi Higgins)
Founder & President
Pastor Milton Wanyama, Chief Executive Officer
You may read this report and view some of the photos and/or you can go to Run Away Brides International Facebook Page or click on the youtube link below and watch and listen to the narrated photographic journey video of the Milling Project from September 2017 to current date–December 2018.
God Bless you and thank you for being a part of RABS International Ministries and Mama Cyndi’s Milling Project in Uganda, East Africa.
It begins with buying and clearing the plot, the construction from the stone foundation up to the iron-sheet roof and everything in between to the first days of milling which was October 19, 2018 at Mama Cyndi’s Milling Project.
In a year’s time, I have personally invested several thousands of US dollars and I PRAISE THE LORD because it is all His. I paid my house off in November 2016 and I had big financial plans to do some major renovations to my house. I continued putting the monthly mortgage amount into my savings account believing that in the Spring of 2017, I would start the necessary structural updates and renovations. However, in February 2017, the Lord told me it was not my money to spend and that it was Kingdom money. Once the mill project got underway in September 2017, I knew then it was what the Lord had intended for the money I had been saving.
I struggled financially because the Mill cost much more than what I had saved and adding to that the monthly house payment as we progressed was still not enough to complete the project. However, I want to testify that the Lord saw me through it financially, physically, and spiritually. It was draining at times because of the problems there on the site and some of subcontractors cheated us and did bad work along with many costly things that we did not expect.
Zone 1 where the Mill is located and like Zones 2, 3, and 4 is very overpopulated with low wage-earners. Where we built the area has been overtaken by non-Christian groups and witchcraft. Individuals and shop keepers travel far to get their corn milled or to purchase Maize Flour and it’s very costly. The Community Leaders have shown us favor and they continue to express their happiness and gratitude in the Mill being built there. We are all praying it brings more needed businesses to the area and we will see new jobs come into these poor neighborhoods. The Community Leaders asked to meet with me and they approved a Christian Dedication Service for the Mill. On February 21, 2018 we came together with the neighbors and the community leaders and the Church family for a great dedication celebration.