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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