Update from Kampala
UPDATES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER FROM EVERY NATION KAMPALA
We have had four fruitful services this month which were climaxed with a Family Sunday on the 29th/Nov/2020. The theme for this month was “Beyond Miracles.” As a church, we trust that people needed not just a miracle, but the Miracle Worker. We are thankful to God that more people have chosen Every Nation Kampala as their home church. Our Sunday services are steadily progressing with the members attending church and we celebrate the testimonies that God is doing in our midst. We testify of the Lord’s goodness that the worship services have gained pace, seeing different members of the church volunteering to serve in different ways like choir, dancing, ushering, etc. The attendance for worship services has been seen to be growing steadily this month with an average attendance of 75 members every Sunday. We also testify that most of the people that we have serve with and those that attend the worship services belong a connect group.
Some pictures from our worship services
As a church, we value families and it has become our culture to have family Sunday that takes place every last Sunday of every month. In this month’s family Sunday, we had a wonderful time of Holy Communion and later We baptized 13 people who got saved during this season and have been part of different discipleship groups and were added to the family.
Baptism service on family sunday
On 4th/Nov/2020, we started a midweek meeting which we called “City Fellowship.” City Fellowship happens every Wednesday starting at 5:00pm and it is always streamed live on our Facebook page, Every Nation Kampala. As a church, we believe that Jesus is the only answer to the problems in every city. So we meet to pray, and also encourage one another to “GO” make disciples of every city.
Some of the moments during City fellowship
Campus connect had been initially affected by COVID-19, since all students had been sent back home. But ever since campus re-opened for final year students last month, we have resumed with our campus connect meetings. Every Friday of the week, we host students and Most of these are part of our campus connect groups in Makerere University and other universities around Kampala, some are usually invited by friends while others are young professionals that live in the community. This month, we have successfully hosted four campus connect meetings with an average attendance of about 35 students. The students are always treated with different games, coffee and later divided into different connect groups to share the word of God in small groups as guided by the leader.
We were privileged to organize a training for 40 leaders that we believe can help us in church plant so we can have the same conviction and clarity about who we are, our why, What we do and How we do it. We had Greg from London and Harry from South Africa joining us to empower our leaders via zoom and it was amazing
1. Permanent venue: We are grateful to God that Nyumbani hotel gave us permission to use their main hall for our worship services. However, we are still limited because we cannot use the hall for other days that are not allotted to us. So we are believing God for a Permanent Church Venue that is near Makerere University both for our church services and campus fellowship.
2. Financial provision: We are trusting God for church partners and provision to meet our monthly expenses both forHuman Resource and Administrative costs.