On 16th September I travelled to Uganda, having gone on ahead to arrange transport for the collection of Janice and Pat from Sacred Flames Ministry. On 18th September I collected Janice and Pat and travelled to Kampala where we were met by Pastor Phillip from Mbale. Having exchanged our cash to millions of Uganda shillings we set out on our drive to Fort Portal just over 200 miles to the West. This is a 4 hour journey on one of Uganda’s best roads!
When we arrived at Fort Portal we met with Monica and some of the Wellsprings team, and continued our journey to Kibo Farm, Nyamarima Village. Once settled in we prepared for the next three days of seminars and Crusade. The seminars were conducted by Pat and Janice and were very well attended by some 200 people overall. The crusades took place in a small village nearby and were quite well attended, some 60 people were saved over the three days. Many were healed at every event.
On the Sunday Pastor Phillip and I traveled to Kahanga village, about a one and a half hour drive on dirt roads, where we were made very welcome by Julious and Grace, a lovely couple who run the church and a small medical centre. We were very well received and both of us preached in harmony on the Father Heart of God, many were touched and have asked for further visits, which I hope to make during my next tour.
Janice and Pat made a flash decision to travel to Mbale, they had actually planned to stay in Fort Portal, so the next day we travelled back to Kampala, experiencing a blow out on a “new tire” but were met by a young man who had all the gear to jack and change the wheel, Praise the Lord!, and we got to Kampala in time to meet the vehicle taking Pat, Janice and Phillip to Mbale in the East of Uganda.
I returned to Fort Portal the following day having asked the Lord if there was some one who needed a lift, I was watching out on my journey for the person or persons whom the Lord had sent me and after a couple of hours I came across a family sitting by the side of the road looking very glum!
I stopped the car and asked,”do you need a lift?” “We have no money”, came the reply, I told them I needed no money, and that Jesus had sent me to transport them. It transpired that they had been evicted from their home and were travelling to a small village near Fort Portal. Once I had assured them there was no cost, they packed all their things into the back of the 4×4, the door needed a swift slam to get it all in! We then travelled on and I took them direct to their relations home, although they had actually insisted on getting out to walk at a road junction. They had all their worldly goods including mattresses, pots and pans etc plus three young children, so I became deaf to their request and took them up a small track, just as well I had a 4×4! The track was muddy and full of huge pot holes full of water.
We eventually came to a small plantation and house, where we were met with great joy, by the sister of the lady travelling with us. The car was duly unpacked, but the husband stayed sat in the front seat, I noticed he was weeping, when asked if he was OK he nodded, and said “Why musungo?” “why you so kind”. I laughed and explained my morning prayer, and told him I was expecting to give some one a lift. He said,” I need to know your Jesus”. He called all his family, and the husband and wife at the smallholding together, and they all received Jesus as their saviour!! What a joy!, what a lovely journey! They were lapsed Muslims and had been seeking for years. How good is our Father!!!!! I told them of a small church just about one Kilometer away, where I have a Pastor friend. I pray they went there.
For the next three weeks I was teaching and ministering to new Christians and preparing to plant a new “G12” Cell church. But one day on my travels with Allan, my trusted friend and disciple of Christ Jesus, we came upon a man near the side of the road, he was totally naked, “Clothe the Naked” shot through my head, I stopped the car reversed back, and told Allan to take my spare clothes from the car and to dress this man. The man was confused, but not drunk as many are in Uganda. We washed him in a small stream, and he put on my shirt and trousers, he had to go”commando”, as I had no spare underwear! We took him to his home some 5 miles away, where we found a rejoicing wife, she had been so worried, Joseph, her husband had left home the day before, dressed in his best suit, with money to buy goats. He cannot remember but he must of been robbed, we found a large bump on the back of his head. He kept saying, “” Jesu! Jesu!,” Allan asked in local language if he was saved, “Nedda” came the reply. Joseph and his wife Maria both gave their lives to Christ right there. Note, their names!!! Wow! Many more amazing God encounter happened but no more space. More next time folks
Wellsprings of New Life have now planted our second church in this area Wellsprings of New Life (G12) has now been planted and is up to 10 cells already.!!!!!
The ministry is run totally out of Irvine’s income, each trip cost s about £2500.00 as Irvine is now retired and living on a pension, things have become more difficult, if you feel the Lord prompting to invest in this ministry please contact Irvine or Chris at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for reading.