All of the church plants struggle with needing property on which to consistently meet, with members constantly moving away and keeping strong Christian leaders. Wabigalo is one of these churches. Francis, a leader from KCC meets with Godfrey and at least 60 children every Sunday. While they could be very discouraged and that they meet each week to teach children, they are faithful to do the work as they witness the fruit of their labor. There are a few children who have continued to attend church over the last 7 years. One teenage girl told me that she was very thankful that she is saved and Jesus has forgiven her of her sins. I also learned that there are at least two fellowships of students led by a young member of Wabigalo, in other schools that regularly meet learning about the Bible. Blessings, Nancy
Meet Cosouzi, a 17 year old teen from the Kampala Church of Christ (KCC). When Cosouzi was 5 years old, he, his mother and 3 siblings lived in the slum of the slums in the slum of Kampala. They basically lived in the trash under a piece of sheet metal that they call temporary housing. Once his father died from aids, the infected family struggled to survive. Cosouzi felt guilty to hear his mother, Elizabeth, worry about how the family would find food. Feeling like he was a burden to her, he ran away from ‘home’ to live on the streets, joining the other 3 million Ugandan (across the country) street kids. After a couple years, a man named Moses from the KCC walked by him lying on the street. They eventually became friends with each passing by. When Cosouzi began to trust Moses, he was invited to live with Moses and stayed with him for a couple years where he was introduced to KCC and later, school. In the meantime, Dr. Ellen Little who was a missionary at KCC, was administering health care to the needy people in the area. Elizabeth visited her clinic and they became friends. Elizabeth started attending KCC and later became one of the Women of Grace for whom I have sold many of their beads. One Day when Moses and Dr. Ellen were still around, Cosouzi finally spotted his mother at KCC and were reunited. Today, they are strong members in the church. Cosouzi is considered a leader among the youth at KCC. He has 3 more years of school before University where he wants to learn to set up a program to help street children one day. He is very proud to be the prefect of sanitation in his school. God is good! Nancy Harbron
Here is the first school started by KCC, Elishama Christian Academy. It opened about 2 years ago. Carmen and I were in Uganda planning the school at the time. Today, it provide for over 70 children in this very poor community. About25 of the children come from Muslim families. Other families are Catholic,Protestant or practicewitchcraft. Every morning at school the children meet for chapel, pray to God and sing praises about Jesus.Francis is the owner of the school and a leader of KCC. He also preaches Sunday morning at KCC intheLugandan service and then travels to Wabigalo to teach Bible class for the children. Francis has heard the lessons about God the Master Potter a number of times when I have been here in the past. In the schools art class, he teaches them how to make pottery and about God the Master Potter.