Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we
ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him
be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21
Chancellor Aaron Mushengyez (left) receives Kingdom View land titles from
The Rock Kingdom LTD Uganda board secretary John Ggayi.
Mark, VC Aaron,
Margaret, and DVC of Finance and Administration David Mugawe after agreeing
to handover Kingdom View to UCU under the management of the Chaplaincy.
Our testimony is that God is truly faithful. God chose us to make
disciples of Jesus. In 2004, He pointed us to Uganda, where from day one
our mission was to raise up a ministry empowering people with the indwelt
love and knowledge of Jesus. We teach how the Bible says this sets us
free, making us “more than conquerors.”
True empowerment to us meant Ugandans stepping up as disciples to grow,
manage and make the ministry financially sound without funding from
overseas. That has always been our vision, desire, and prayer, though at
times from a worldly view, it seemed unattainable.
But God is not bound by worldly circumstances. He has answered our
prayers and fulfilled the vision by joining us with Uganda Christian
University to assume full oversight (under authority of the chaplaincy)
and financial support of Kingdom View effective this month. We are
entirely compatible with the leaders and doctrine of UCU, whose mission
and commitment are to “equip students for productive and
holistic lives of Christian faith and service.” UCU is
retaining deputy managing director Christopher Byomire to help lead the
Already significant increases are happening in students taking
advantage of the facilities at Kingdom View, including those newly coming
to faith in Jesus. We are joyful to see the ministry mature into a
Ugandan legacy for Jesus.
As for us, our calling remains the same: to make disciples of Jesus.
Margaret will continue working with students preparing them for life by
learning their God-given skills and seeking employment after graduation.
Doors have opened for her to minister in Dallas to refugees needing
resumes. Both of us will be resources for UCU staff and students as
needed. Our Ugandan ministries of providing Life Application Bibles for
students and pastoral care weekends for pastors, missionaries and their
spouses who need a peaceful weekend break in the Kingdom View Guest House
will continue. Your donations are to the Rock Outreach as before as we
continue to serve.
Mark also will focus in the US on reaching and encouraging people through
the Freedom in Christ ministry. The ministry teaches our acceptance,
security, and significance in Jesus. Also, that we are who the Bible says
we are, not necessarily who the world defines us to be. Mark has been
leading this ministry at Kingdom View in Uganda for the past 10 years.
The impact on individual lives (including our own) was and is amazing. In
addition, both of us will be available to encourage and coach future and
Thanks to all our supporters and prayer warriors. Through the years and
the coming years your support has and will enrich the lives of people in
East Africa. Your involvement has yielded an amazing dividend. We look
forward to sharing more with you as God continues to open doors. Please
feel free to visit Kingdom View and Uganda Christian University if you
travel to Uganda. Christopher will be
happy to show you around.
continues with Jesse, his wife Pamela and their little girl, Charis. Jesse
and Pamela help facilitate Relationship Forum answering questions about
navigating the culture when you want to marry.
Fruit from the
ministry continues with Ugandan leaders Nicholas, Christopher and
Elijah with Mark and Margaret outside the ministry house. All men have
volunteered at Kingdom View during their time at UCU and continue to return
and mentor others. Discipleship is multiplication.
Every time I think of you, I thank God for you. I
have joy in my heart every time I ask God to help you. I thank God for
the joy we share in telling the good news from the very first day until
now. Philippians 1:3-5
In mid-August we left Dallas for five weeks in Uganda. Covid has been hard and seeing our friends in Uganda was refreshing. So much has happened since we were there in December. As we planned the trip, we discussed how we could encourage people. Our desire was to soothe and comfort our friends, have fun in the kitchen and appreciate their love for the Lord.
Margaret was excited to meet some of the students she had helped online
with their resumes/CVs. Guys Mark mentored stopped by to catch up. Even
former scholarship students spent the night, stopped by with their kids,
and some had fun cooking pizza. The time with all these young people
refreshed our souls. Our love for them has continued through the stages
of life and isn't that what discipleship is all about?
Nicholas, Christopher, and Elijah, three men Mark
mentors and disciples visited us at Kingdom View. From their time at
UCU years before Covid hit, they have participated in movie night,
cooking classes and leadership classes about " Leading God's
Way." Nicholas is a program administrator for Cornerstone
Development Africa, Christopher is deputy managing director of the Rock
Kingdom LTD and Elijah is an engineer for Uganda National Roads
Authority. Nicholas led movie night, Christopher manages Kingdom View and
helps students with CVs and Elijah donated his time to improve our road.
Each man has held leadership positions while at Uganda Christian
and currently mentor others.
Fun In the Kitchen
and Tabitha had September birthdays, so we had to celebrate with
brownies! Miria, Elijah and Nicholas pitched in to help. We even danced
in the kitchen. John learned how to make pizza on another night. Spending
time in the kitchen puts smiles on everyone's faces.
Participation Up, Great Need for Life Application Bibles
Navigator alumni met in the pavilion, UCU fellowship groups along with
Friday night prayer overnights are increasing. Student and alumni
participation is up. Forty-one students squeezed into the sitting
room to attend movie night recently. With attendance up our
stock of Life Application Bibles is depleted. Would
you consider contributing to the Bible Fund?
news, Margaret is writing a book about things she has learned over the
years living in Uganda about the culture, and the Ugandan
perspective of expatriates living there. Several Ugandans will be
collaborating with their perspectives as well. Sharing information
for mission teams and people considering living in Uganda is
honoring the life of Bishop Kamanyire, the first Ugandan leader of the
Bishop Tucker Seminary who originally owned the Kingdom View land was
installed in September. Prior to his death, we discussed the Kingdom View
vision and his support of the plan. We wanted to honor his memory in
the pavilion for his faithfulness to the Lord. His land was a
blessing to many students and continues to "be a light on the hill
The bishop's granddaughter Sheila said, "Grandpa would be so happy
to see this. It is a kind gesture. His legacy lives!"