Do you have your ticket to Uganda? Check in here for the flight! The missions committee at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, created a unique experience for our congregation during the Christian-education hour as part of Missions Sunday last week.
Here’s an abbreviated backstory describing Redeemer’s heart for Uganda:
In 2006, Dr. Jimmy and Christine Alele, Ugandan members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, led a team of 15 from Redeemer on our first trip to bring Entrust training to pastors and church leaders in the Lira area of Uganda and to do evangelistic outreach in local schools.
During that trip, the Lord knit our hearts with the people of Uganda and showed us how we could use the gifts He has given us to strengthen and encourage each other. Over the past 12 years, Redeemer has taken three large group trips and four trips with teams of two or three.
Because of its location and current government, Uganda is a key country for reaching Africa as well as other nations of the world. We are humbled that the Lord has connected us with the highest government and church officials in this strategic country—a fact which has amazed missionaries who have labored there for many years.
These Ugandan leaders invited us to help them build a Resource Center to contain rooms for training and storage for valuable study aids to equip local Christians. Work on the Resource Center will begin soon, and we are excited about opportunities for churches to visit and potential capabilities for remote training! The time is now to walk through this door the Lord has opened for us to advance His kingdom in Uganda and beyond! Please join our Ugandan brothers and sisters in prayer as construction begins! Redeemer’s team of representatives will travel to Uganda in April for a dedication ceremony.
Our four-person team in Uganda this week attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the resource center, so we staged our own ground-breaking photo-op with members of our missions committee and some of our elders.