Shammah Outreach Ministries in Uganda – Africa – April to May 2016
“Then He said to his disciples, “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into the harvest field.”
Right after this verse, Jesus called for His disciples, gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and heal every sickness and disease and then sent them out to the harvest field.
This has been a calling upon Shammah Outreach Ministries as well — and we can now add Uganda to the list, alongside Trinidad, Guyana and England. From April 22 to May 5, Brother Kevin Emery and I joined with two mighty men of God, Pastor Wade Bowers and Dr. Terrence Jenkins where we participated in an outreach to Uganda, Africa that was an experience planned and purposed by our Heavenly Father God.
When we arrived in Uganda after our lengthy flights, we were greeted with open arms, smiling faces and love. The team headed by Pastor Arron was eager to get us moving to the hotel so that we could get settled. Once at the hotel we found out that the original plans for a leaders conference had changed and as is usually the case on mission’s trip God takes over. During our two week stay we had an opportunity to minister to community leaders and minister at churches, but the most touching was the time spent ministering with the children and parents at local schools. Our contact there, Pastor Arron was quick to see that Brother Kevin and I had a heart for the children and it was decided that our focus would be travelling the country side, and I mean travelling the country side, to minister at the schools.
We travelled hours on red mud dirt roads that were more commonly travelled by cows and goats then cars. We spent six hours in a small Toyota with all our luggage jammed into the trunk and back seat as well as five men, thank you Lord for deodorant! It was a great adventure and God’s hand was continuously upon us keeping us safe at every turn in the road, or cow crossing the road. Each day we were sent out to schools to minister to children and their parents. We were welcomed with love everywhere we went and the children hung on to Brother Kevin, the friendly giant, like glue.
The people of Uganda were so loving and open to receiving the message it was easy to minister to them. In their lack of worldly possessions, they consider themselves poor however as we witnessed, this lack removed any barriers and make them hungry to know God. Unlike here at home where we have so many worldly possessions and distractions sometimes God is a second thought rather than our main focus. When we called for anyone that needs healing they all lined up, every one of them. They are eager to receive Gods healing as doctors and medicines are not on every corner. We sometimes look at their way of life and question if we could live like that, but I question that maybe we need to live like that in order to bring us into a position of needing God and seeking Him rather than worldly alternatives. There were salvations, healings and deliverances that occurred during our ministering which are all so amazing, but the planting of the seed of Jesus into the lives of so many children was a high lite. To go to the fields is one thing, but to have a harvest you must plant the seed, not just look at the field. We now pray that the seeds that were planted are watered and manifest into a mighty army for God. Bless the children and all the people of Uganda. We went to be a blessing, but the roles were reversed and we received a blessing from the loving people of this nation.
Thank you Jesus!
We would also like to take this opportunity for all those that supported this mission of God with your prayers, your financial donations, and for the school supplies and clothing that was donated. We release a mighty blessing of God over you all in Jesus Name.
Love and Blessings,