EDENSET PRIMARY AND NURSERY SCHOOL
School name: EDENSET Primary & Nursery School
Project: School Electricity Access (SEA) Project 2021
Location: Nabinaka Village, Mazzi parish, Kamira Sub County, Luwero district, Uganda
Contact person: Reverend Eve Clive Nansereko.
Contact details: P.O Box 349, Luweero, Tel. 0782154254,
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).
THE COMMON THING THEY ALL HAVE IS YOU AND ME THROUGH RUN AWAY BRIDES INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES. We can all come together and help these that truly cannot help themselves. Open your hearts, beloveds, and see what the Lord will do with the blessings He has blessed you with. We thank all of our RABS International Ministries’ prayer and financial partners. Without you these many humanitarian outreaches would not be possible. With your help we have accomplished a lot and we are grateful.
March 2021, was a busy month for RABS International Ministries. We had missionaries helping in the remote villages of Karamoja Region in the most wilderness areas of Uganda. Our missionaries, Pastor Denis Muwanguzi and Rev. Eva Clive Nansereko have worked hard in this regions and now the challenges for the villagers is even greater than before. They are currently there (April 21, 2021) working to eradicate the infestation of rats, scabies, and jiggers. They have also carried in food and water and medicine for the villages.
Our volunteer missionaries did seven missions carrying the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Uganda and two missions in DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) in March and April 2021. They visited several churches and were hosted for RABS 3-day conferences in Uganda: Nakasongola, Bulesa/Buuni, Bukimo, Buwolero, Bugiri, Nansaga, and Kigulu. In DRC: Kasindi District, and Mambasa District.
On International Women’s Day, March 7, 2021, in Kiereka Kasokoso, Uganda, a suburb of Kampala, Mama Cyndi’s Milling Company gave away 100 (5kg–11.2 pounds) of Maize Flour to vulnerable widows and single mothers of the community. Covid-19 has drastically increased the malnutrition and starvation issues already existing in the forgotten ghettos and remote villages.
Now the RABS family has opened their hearts to a new cry for help! As with any ministry and especially during a pandemic, needs continue coming in. This current ministry need has come to us as many of the previous financial partners of Covenant Family of God Home Based Orphanage, Moi’sBridge, Kenya, are currently unable to help due to Covid-19 deaths, sicknesses, and financial losses. RABS is hoping to fill the gap with prayers and financial gifts. Bishop Barasa, RABS Kenya Volunteer National Director, made a visit to the orphanage and met with a long-time friend of RABS, Bishop Samson Walala. Bishop Barasa has given us a full report of the current situation., which can be read if you download the attached PDF.
Currently 6 children are in higher education, one even accepted to Nzoia College of Nursing, and 19 children in different classes within the primary levels. All of these children were street children. They have come from the streets and the garbage heaps and dumpsters of Moi’sBridge.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD the full report below and read all the RABS News covering these needs and the stories that go along with them.
God Bless you and thank you for all that you do to help in these difficulties that many are struggling with.
Pastor Cyndi Higgins (Deiters)
RABS INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Run Away Brides International Ministries Report on the RABS’ 2020 ACTIVITIES.
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It’s with my humble pleasure to thank the Lord for the vision God gave to Mama /Rev. Cyndi Higgins, Founder Run Away Brides International Ministries. Praise the Lord for RABS.
In 2017, the Lord spoke through his servant Mama to build and start up a sustainable ministry project. In 2018, through various events it became clear it would be a Flour Mill as an income generating business in Kireka- Kasokoso one of the suburbs of Kampala Uganda.
The Mill is a labor of love and along with its frustrations has had many notable successes mostly not financial gains but soul gains and friendships and strong community relationships. The Mill has been registered under limited company. All this effort in gaining territory for the Lord is by the help of my dear beloved servant of God bearing her name, Mama Cyndi Milling Company LTD.
The Mill’s purpose is to support the needy as we push forward the mission work of God. Although the place is dominated with Muslims and witchcraft, we are witnessing many in the community especially in our neighborhood responding positively to the vision and accepting Christ as their personal Savior and many attending the newly opened church, Christ Brides Church, where I minister as a senior pastor.
This is a very big role the Mill is playing despite the pandemic, since the outbreak as from March up to date, and so we are enjoying the fruits of mama’s vision, and currently I am serving the community in many aspects as an evangelist in the area as well as doing charitable services.
I thank God for James’ presence at the Mill, working as a manager and balancing the book records for the stability of the company. I am proud of the tireless effort he’s rendering.
We started overseeing this charity program by denoting maize flour to the hungry and needy people with the help of area council chairman Mr. Haji Musa. Haji has been our community-leader icon in the area. Though we don’t have a commonality in our faith, we do have in common the passion to help all others, especially in this deprived community full of hopelessness. God is using him – we saw this demonstrated especially in February during Mama Cyndi’s visit, the food distribution to widows and single mothers, was successful through Haji Musa, (Kasokoso LC 1 chairperson), and his team of counsel men and women who played a very big role in bringing women together. I am very pleased as many of the counsel members have continued to support the Mill with flour purchases as well as purchases used to help the poor and needy of the community throughout 2020. Another coordinated food distribution between the Local Counsel and Mama Cyndi’s Milling Company LTD is planned for mid-March 2021.
I thank God by His grace there has been a drastic change in the lives of our neighborhoods, and the image of the helping hands of Jesus through RABS ministries at large despite the hard times we have faced in 2020 has improved and established many new relationships throughout the communities of Kasokoso.
I am so excited to have such a ministerial opportunity to serve the church, and the Kingdom of God, and the community with natural and spiritual food through the Mill as we prepare the church for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
By the grace of God, I have been held responsible for every detail from start, and now to the Mill’s operations and productions as witnessed in the mill’s premise.
God bless Mama Cyndi so much and the entire USA RABS body. Your guidance and love and all the prayers have given us the opportunity and strength to overcome insurmountable obstacles brought on by the 2020 pandemic. I also wish to thank all of you our financial partners for the generosity and effort you each render to make the ends meet.
Secondly, I want to thank the Lord as RABS coordinator Africa, for the Fourth Annual International Missions we held alongside of Mama in January/February 2020 before Covid19 outbreak. God moved in a tremendous way through the woman of God, Mama Cyndi. The teachings continue to echo throughout Uganda as we have watched the hand of God work miracles in spite of all the pandemic difficulties.
The crusades and conferences were highly attended in all the 7 cities we went; Kiryandongo, Jinja, Busia, Bugiri, Kampala, Entebbe, and Bulenga. All these for the glory of God. Uganda in general did not remain the same. Although leaving the Kigumba mission and heading for Jinja was challenging with engine failure of our mission van, forcing Pastor Denis and Evangelist Moko into sleeping inside the van on the way at late night, and succumbing to unusual remedies, which was a new normal for our mama, she remained faithful in the mission stepping through the difficulties. She also kept encouraging us to push the vehicle and move forward with prayers and fighting words against the enemy of our souls.
All the cities we traversed in, we saw the hand of God moving and still people testify up to date for the great and mighty move of God. Though we will not be able to host an international mission 2021 with mama, it shall not cease us from moving forward with RABS Ministries’ faith assignment, “bringing back the Brides of our Lord Jesus Christ.” I therefore thank the Lord for the schedules and all the budgets and the arrangements I oversee during mama’s visit in Uganda and the other East African nations’ ongoing RABS missions under the watchful eye of the USA RAB Board of Directors. Thank you for putting this trust in me.
To all my RABS International Team Coworkers, for the great work you did this year. Mama’s personal interpreter, Apostle Moses Bwire who was able to keep up with mama’s fiery preaching under the anointing. After mama’s leaving Apostle Moses had many planned 2020 RABS missions, but Covid19 restrictions caused those to be cancelled. However later this year, he was able to hold a few RABS missions after the Covid19 restrictions were relaxed so he could travel these past few months taking the RABS faith assignment to new territories.
I thank Pastor Denis our Uganda RABS director. I respect the anointing upon his life as he is dedicated to helping children across Uganda especially in Karamoja where most missionaries won’t go because of the danger. He and Rev. Eva Clive had many 2020 RABS missions planned for all of 2020 in the school projects and farming projects in Karamoja Region, however Covid19 put a stop to all those plans. He and Rev. Eva Clive though were enabled to take a December mission to the region and check on the villages and the students and have fellowship in each village with the villagers and they just recently returned just before Christmas with a full report regarding the students RABS is supporting and the village projects initiated in 2018. Additionally, Pastor Denis has been our RABS trustworthy International driver three years in a row now and our financial consultant and regional advisor during travels with mama.
Many thanks to Mama’s East African advisor and Uganda Associate RABS director, Rev. Eva Clive. It’s indescribable everything she does before and while mama is visiting any of the East African nations. She is completely responsible for mama’s care and health day and night and we can never thank her enough for all that she does. She’s a real blessing to RABS ministries.
She too represents RABS in the ongoing women’s ministries in East Africa and soon when COVID-19 is under control and travel restrictions are lifted, she will continue her plans to travel to Mombasa Kenya for a RABS Women’s Conference with our RABS Gospel Singer, Sister Viola.
I thank Bishop Wilfred Barasa who always works closely with Rev. Eva for mama’s health when she’s here in Africa, and also my counterpart associate administrator for me as well. While traveling in different parts of East African countries, he accompanies me and teaches alongside of me. Bishop is spiritually strong and biblical sound in his thinking and he is always steady and a real asset to me and to RABS at large. Oftentimes I consult with him and get his good counsel. I cannot praise him too highly because his tireless advice and directive contribution are too valuable not to properly acknowledge.
I thank Moko our RABS East Africa Music Director who plays a big role in reaching the remotest parts of Uganda and more so in the Barracks with Uganda defense Forces, UPDF, and the Military Christian Fellowship and Military Task Force for Jesus Christ going to places even where RABS has not sent him. Mama’s visit to the Military base in Entebbe and her preaching at the Military Fellowship gathering in February 2020, united RABS with the Military Fellowship causing an inseparable bond.
I thank our RABS volunteer gospel artists, songwriters, and preachers/teachers of the Word of God, sister Carol and sister Viola of Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya for their continued efforts in taking RABS ministries’ faith assignment forward in lifting others spiritually where it is possible in accordance with Kenya’s strict Covid19 restrictions. Both of them have recorded new gospel and worship songs and produced music videos this year with commitment to serving our King of kings and Lord of lords. They don’t shy away every time I announce mama’s coming to Uganda and in different parts of East African nations, they are ever ready. May the Lord bless them abundantly.
When mama ignited the RABS fire in Kigumba, Uganda, Rev. John Nsubuga has carried on the faith assignment in Kiryandongo broadcasting on Kibamba FM radio every Sunday teaching RABs and winning back the lost souls to Christ. We are receiving good news as many runaway brides are coming back to Christ Jesus through this radio broadcast. May the Lord grant him more desire for his work.
Our National Volunteer Directors, Pastor Robert of DRC, Evangelists Gervas of Tanzania, and Missionary Pastor Wycliffe of Kenya working abroad in many African nations; I extend my full thankfulness for the many conferences and teachings they have fully extended throughout 2020 with fervent prayers and fast assemblies and missions far exceeding our expectations through the empowerment of the Spirit of God and the vigor of themselves and those saints and Christian Organizations standing with them in their respective nations.
I thank Pasteur Robert of DRC for the RABS missions he boldly led and carried out after the Covid19 restrictions were lifted. Traveling is made much harder and more dangerous in some areas of DRC with: COVID-19 and the realities of the war in Ituri province and Haut Uele, and many cases of Ebola in these areas.
I thank Evangelist Gervas of Tanzania for the December Conferences and Crusades he hosted which included some of the RABS Teachings in the ministering alongside of some of the most trustworthy pastors and bishops that Mama herself trained in 2017 while in Tanzania.
I also thank the Lord for Bishop Wilfred Barasa, RABS Volunteer Kenya National Director for the many works he is involved in pursuing the runaway brides of Christ as well as the lost—yet to hear of the salvation power of Jesus Christ. Bishop Wilfred’s classes he teaches to many Kenyan Pastors and Christian Leaders at the RABS office in Moi’sbridge Kitale. These classes include the use of the first two published works: “RABS Bible Study,” Consisting of 12 Lessons and the “Reconciled Bridal Relationships Handbook,” and some of Mama’s later published works, “Biblical Lectures, Sermons, and Topics for RAB Bible Training,” and “No Ordinary Devotional for Extraordinary Times.” He has just begun introducing some of the new students to mama’s online recorded Facebook RABS Sunday Conversations. These messages are both encouraging and educational.
I also thank him for the newly established Bible Study he is hosting in Kipsingor Nandi county. Which is proving fruitful. It’s my prayer that God enables these classes to grow and sprout to a bigger RABS center that will draw many to become agents of change in people’s lives, bringing back the runaway Brides.
With these few remarks, I thank the almighty God for all the African RABS’ teams, enduring all the challenges they have been through during the lockdown- with one aim of making sure, the Brides of Christ are won back to Christ. Their efforts are not in vain. As Paul emphasis in Philippians 4:19; “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
It’s my prayers that we continue to remember one another in prayers and in support for the RABS missions to move forward as we step into 2021. May the Lord bless RABS International Ministries.
Yours Milton Wanyama.
RABS Africa Volunteer Coordinator
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.
Tom Origa the Community Veterinarian, husband and father, son, brother, and uncle died suddenly on May 19, 2019. He left early Sunday morning deciding not to attend Church Service because the cow in distress that needed his medical attention could not wait. It was rare for Tom to miss Church after committing his life to Jesus in February 2018. He’d grown up around Christians his whole life even the son of a pastor, but he held out on receiving Jesus as his Savior because in his young teen years, he had become an alcoholic and desired it far more than the lifestyle of a Christian. Though intelligent and well educated, he couldn’t break the addiction that held him captive for almost 35 years.
In February 2018, the Run Away Brides International Team was on a five week mission in Kenya and Uganda. Tom’s parents were hosting the RAB International Team in Homa Bay, Kenya. The first night the team arrived it was late, everyone was exhausted and hungry. Tom zeroed in on Pastor Cyndi and followed her all over the compound and talked nonsense the entire time. At first she thought he was mentally challenged, she smiled politely and listened to him.
Then it became apparent he was drunk! The team members all busied themselves and she was at God’s mercy sitting with Tom. Annoyed she wanted to get away from him, but the Lord told her to stay and endure it. Long last dinner was served and while eating Tom said, “Pastor Cyndi, I have decided to follow you!” She replied, “Well, I follow Jesus so if you follow me, you will be following Jesus.” He answered, “Then I will follow Jesus, too.” The very next day at the first RABS meeting, Tom gave his life to Jesus–and he was completely delivered that moment from alcoholism. He understood his value was set by the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ❤️
There is a mystery around the circumstances of his death. He treated the sickly cow and took a motorbike taxi toward home, but suddenly he was feeling very ill and asked the driver to take him to the nearby medical clinic–there he asked for prayer and there within minutes he died. He went home to Jesus–to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Tom never turned back to alcohol and he made amends with everybody and so many gave their testimony at his burial service that because of him, they had received Jesus or had come back to Jesus, including his wife and his eldest children. He was born again at 49-years-old and passed into glory at 50. But not before he evangelized and turned some of his old drinking friends to Jesus along with many others in his community.
Truly Brother Tom is missed, but we are all grateful to Jesus that we will see him again in heaven. We are thankful that he took his Christian responsibilities serious in the short time he had left after his salvation.
ONE SOUL AT A TIME–IS WHAT JESUS ASKS US TO DO–DISCIPLE THEM–BAPTIZE THEM–TEACH THEM HIS COMMANDMENTS.
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.
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 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?
There are encouraging highlights from this RABS Mission.
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.
GOD BLESS YOU–THANK YOU!
RABS MISSIONS IN UGANDA
LED BY APOSTLE DENIS PLKW MUWANGUZI
AND REV. EVE CLIVE NANSEREKO
December 2, 2018
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.
THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU
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.