In January I traveled with James Shepherd, from HOPE Church, Bedlington, and Paul Harrison, from Jubilee Church, Coventry, back to Kampala, Uganda.
HOPE Church, Worcester has been investing in friendships, in projects and training for many years now and the fruit of that could be seen in the warm welcome and wonderful openness with which we were received by all.
The group of churches we partner with, Life Ministries Christian Centre, has been so helped, in quality and numbers, as they have consistently trained leaders in theology, leadership ministry and church life. It has been a joy to partner with them in that and we aim to continue!
This time we spent a week training leaders and teaching with a special focus on the book of Ephesians. We also had two Sundays in Uganda and so were able to go our separate ways and teach in different churches.
For me it was a good week of continued building and friendship. For James and Paul it was a first experience of Africa – one they can take back and share with our friends in U.K. churches. Our aim is to have been involved in training up 100 leaders by 2020. I am planning to be at the graduation of another 30, this coming December, at their national convention.