Wrapping up the trip to Uganda involved two final meetings: The first with Charis Bible College staff and students at their facility. We realized that these students were the face of the future in Uganda for the message of God’s love and grace.
At CBC Andrew brought an encouraging message about how to keep the spiritual relationship the students had cultivated through their studies at school. He told them of plans for CBC to continue in the future. He also let them ask questions for an hour. Most of the questions were about challenging passages of Scripture. Andrew sensed a very positive response from the students as he spoke. The impression received was that these students will do very well in the days to come. They have established their hope in the word, and in the Lord, and have not been knocked off course by the unexpected loss of Leland Shores.
The final meeting was an intimate meeting with pastors. They discussed the history of Andrew Wommack Ministries in Uganda. Andrew first went on Lighthouse Television in 2005. It soon became obvious that he would need to establish “boots on the ground” to make the most of the television impact there. Later, when Leland Shores went to Uganda, he met Pastor Herbert Kiwanuka who led him to gather pastors to receive the Discipleship Evangelism course. Most of these meetings were organized in outlying villages. This approach multiplied the impact throughout much of Uganda.
Over the years, Leland brought the DE course to pastors in Kampala, which sparked a demand for a Charis Bible College in this densely populated area. The Andrew Wommack bookstore was also established as a ministry contact point for locals. It has proven to be a very effective outreach. As we boarded our flight in Entebbe and began the long flight home, we had a deeper appreciation for the effect of these combined outreaches in Uganda. They will continue to yield very high eternal returns. In spite of the attempts of the enemy to kill, steal and destroy, none of our efforts have been wasted, and nothing has been lost to the Lord of the Harvest.
Filed November 11, 2011 by AWM Media Operations Manager, Stephen Bransford.