Empowering Paul's Way

Wedding attire-4 Ugandan weddings this year. 
While we anticipate being a part of Kingdom View for many years to come, the Lord has guided us to take steps now to empower Ugandan leadership over the ministry.

The steps include practical implementation of the vision by the team. Our last meeting we discussed decisions pertaining to the finances and a solution driven approach always inquiring of the Lord every step of the way.

Any change or transition can be difficult, particularly in Africa where leaders rarely cede power willingly.

Fortunately, God is faithful and has provided us a great handbook in preparing the next crop of leaders through the writings of the Apostle Paul in the books of 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy.

"Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you - guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us." 2 Timothy 1:14 

Paul was in a Roman prison nearing the time of his execution as he penned his final letter to his beloved spiritual son Timothy, the young pastor of the church at Ephesus.

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth," Paul continued in 2 Timothy 2:15. 

"You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others." (2 Timothy 2:1-2) 

We like to call this the "Jesus model." Jesus poured Himself into 12 disciples and entrusted them to spread the Gospel to the world.

The ministry has been blessed with a strong core of disciples who have participated in our teachings and activities and are ready to step up as ministry leaders themselves. They are now young professionals in international business, banking, law, and accounting and serve on the Kingdom View Advisory Committee along with our board members. Understanding the benefits of the ministry, they have agreed to volunteer to lead different areas of the ministry.

The team includes our Ugandan Board members John Ggayi Bugembe and Jonathan Tumwebaze; Advisory Committee members Blessing Goodman Amanya, Joel Basoga, Jesse Mugero, Joshua Muwanguzi, Irene Tinka and Judith Tubihomwe.

Blessing-BBA, Joel-Law, Jesse-Law, Joshua-BBA, Irene-BBA, Judith-BBA 

Blessing and Judith will lead the cooking and jewelry making activities. Joel will facilitate with John, one of the Rock board members, the God's Way Training. Jesse and Jonathan, another board member, will do Identity in Christ studies such as Pursuit of Holiness and Victory Over the Darkness. Irene will lead the crafts business training. Joel and Joshua will mentor and assist with fundraising, along with doing CV/career counseling. The team will rotate facilitating Saturday night movies.

For Ugandan leadership to be firmly established, it is necessary for the ministry to be financially secure with a goal of being sustainable in Uganda by Ugandans while continuing to work with The Rock Outreach in the US.

In a move toward funding ministry operational expenses locally, we will begin expanding services at Kingdom View Ministry House in February by offering high quality guest house services. This is consistent with our long-term plans for Kingdom View and the biblical concept to "practice hospitality" (Romans 12:13) More details will be forthcoming.

We continue to pray for funds for the Kingdom View Pavilion. We have raised about $10,000, with another $10,000 needed to begin construction. An additional $10,000 will be needed to fully equip it with furnishings, kitchen and audio-visual equipment. The pavilion is vitally needed not only for teaching, training and worship, but also to provide another income source as a special event venue (wedding receptions, etc.). Would you consider making an additional donation to help with the pavilion?

Please check out the drawings from our architect showing the pavilion for 150 people.



Thank you for joining in where God is at work.

Inquiring of the Lord with grateful hearts,

Mark and Margaret

Our Course, His Steps

A joy of being missionaries is witnessing the LORD’s faithfulness. Time and again we see His ways, timing and provision are perfect.

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Our desire had been to complete funding by April 1 to construct a teaching, worship and event pavilion for 150 people on land we already own at Kingdom View in Uganda. God has drawn us within $10,000 of that original $25,000 goal through donations and favorable builder negotiations.

Our prayer is He will touch the hearts of those He wants to give; that they will respond in obedience to Him; and that they will be blessed as they are a blessing to others. (2 Corinthians 9:7) Some may want to provide ongoing ministry and missionary support (not enough funds for a housing allowance this month); while others may feel led to help with the pavilion.

God is rewarding us with heavenly treasures. (Matt 6:19-21) We see disciples rising from depression and defeat as they grasp their identity and freedom in Jesus. Saturday’s “Relationship Forum” at Kingdom View was particularly encouraging as two young men praised God for using us to lift them out of the despair of rejection. Earlier in the day, we had spoken to a choir group of about 25 and answered questions on how to nurture Godly male-female relationships. The choir prayer chairman asked Mark to mentor him. The student leader of the choir currently is mentored by Mark.

Meeting space outside in the shade is great when it isn't raining.
The reason we need a pavilion!
God also provided the opportunity last month for us to speak to 30 resident assistants on the Uganda Christian University campus. These students from each floor of each dormitory are shepherds to the 70 other students on their floor. We received an enthusiastic response as we talked about God creating each believer as His temple. (1 Co 3:16-17) We shared how to recognize and avoid sexual predators and unwanted sexual advances.

All this is in addition to our ongoing pre-marriage counseling (currently two couples) and Margaret’s ministry of guiding 8-12 students weekly during individual appointments to recognize their God-given skills. This helps them gain confidence for interviews, develop their resumes and strategize to launch their careers after university.  Many are beating the odds and finding professional jobs in Uganda. A few weeks ago a young man pulled Margaret aside at church thanking her enthusiastically for helping him get his new job.


All have jobs with large international corporations, banks or non-profit organizations. These are the types of blessings that sustain us.

We continue to pray for provision for day to day operations and for the next phase of construction.

With grateful hearts,

Mark and Margaret