The Lord continues to bless our Father's Day event in Lira, Uganda--serving 500 people this year (up from 400 last year)! Although Father's Day is not officially recognized as a national holiday in Uganda, we hope to help change that one day. And congratulations to event coordinator and director, Pastor Thomas Mike Obong on his ordination at the event! Please keep praying for the men, women, children, leaders, families, and churches in Uganda -- and across the world. Thank you for all your prayers and support. (This ministry is supported in part by A Father's Walk with Matt Haviland)
What is God doing in a combine ministry of DivorceCare, Single adults and Single parents.
My friend and Mama in the Lord Nancy Kilpatrick was with our women today in the Church. We had over 45 women that will be meeting every Friday with Nancy.
These women have lost hope due to so many circumstances. Our alumni are actively participating, the women also meet every Sunday from 2:00pm-4:30pm.
The majority are living with HIV on top of the trauma of divorce and separation.
On Mondays we offer DivorceCare class and on Fridays we have single adult ministry.
We also have other groups meeting in many other churches.
Please join us in prayer for these groups to grow, for more leaders and more resources to help them to continue to reach the single population in Uganda.
Would you like to join Pastor Thomas, be a prayer warrior, support him/church? Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read more about Pastor Thomas on our site: http://www.thesinglesnetwork.org/uganda-singles-ministry.html
We have known for years that Uganda has a huge population of orphans, single mothers and fathers and young single adults (without children). Recently, with the help of Pastor Thomas Mike, a leader in Uganda, we started to gather pastors and leaders to develop a network so that we can offer training, support and encouragement. Pastor Thomas is presently the DivorceCare.org representative, conducting training programs all over Uganda. We have also partnered with different US ministries such as "A Father's Walk" with Matt Haviland who are willing to email resources and offer support. So join us in prayer for this vital ministry!
Help us spread the word. Help us gather more resources for Uganda. For a list of present churches who offer divorce care in Uganda, click here.
Pastor Thomas Mike recently attended a conference in Kenya that introduced DivorceCare and Singles Ministry. Meanwhile in Uganda pastor Thomas did awareness meeting with over 25 pastors from Oyam and Kole districts of Uganda who were picked from 30 independent ministries on the need for pastors to have ministry to the single adults in their churches. One big ministry there has interest in singles ministry because their church are sponsoring children from disadvantaged homes. Majority of their guardians/parents are single parents.