My Ministry Friend in Uganda — Sharing His Story

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    • #76342
      MyWhiteStone
      Participant

      I have a ministry in corresponding daily with people via email through Global Media Outreach / GodLife.com.  This morning I opened up Michael’s message and my heart is breaking — really big-time, with frustration about how to help.  He mentioned sharing it with a friend as you see, and I thought, I have lots of them here on RITA Now.

      Michael wrote, QUOTE

      How are you dear friend?how is your family and the work you do?We are in the 2nd wave of the total lockdown for 42 from 18th june .People are really dying of covid 19.On 25th june a prominent pastor ,,bishop stephen Senfuma succumbed to covid 19 after 2 to 3 weeks of hospitalization in one of the most expensive hospitals in Kampala.

      Last year’s news about covid 19 was not believed by some people but now it is real covid19 Uganda is facing.This wave has reached the communities even in remote villages

      People have no food.Treatment for covid19 patient in intensive care facility is 5milliion shillings per day!Is it expensive there like it is here with private hospitals?Need your prayers and actions.

      The lockdown on 18th June trapped me at seguku,Entebbe road about 40 kilometres from where my family lives in mukono.Public and private transport banned unless carrying a patient .We have no food as a family and our neighbours too.

      we request for food donation .

      In you feel it in the spirit,share this noble call with another friend,please do so.

      God bless you.

      UNQUOTE

      Please pray for these millions of souls with me.

      Lord, please come and deliver mankind from this evil!

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    • #76343
      Susan
      Participant

      Oh my,  heartbreaking. I am praying for Michael and all our brothers and sisters facing food shortages in Uganda

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    • #76344
      Todd Tomlinson
      Participant

      I have a good friend who is a pastor with Epic and has planted several churches in Uganda and have several friends who have gone on mission trips there.   The pictures and stories of the people there are so amazing.   Praying for breakthrough in getting them the support and food they need to survive this wave of the pandemic.    If there’s anything I can do to connect your person on the ground let me know and I’ll connect you with my pastor friend who is with Epic.  Hopefully our time is short and all the suffering will soon be over for those who have accepted Jesus.   And to think that suffering far greater than what we are experiencing now is what those who refuse the gift of salvation just breaks my heart.   Eternity is a very long time.

       

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    • #76345
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Amen!  May the saints know the mercies of the Lord!

      TR

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    • #76347
      Geri9
      Participant

      :prayer-hands:  they receive healing from Covid as well as physical food and spiritual food :bible on how to be saved.  And that the Lord delivers His people from all of this evil soon!

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    • #76350
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      Prayers for them and all the saints in distress! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

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    • #76356
      JesusGirl
      Participant

      How can I help? Can we send money?

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      • #76357
        churchgal
        Participant

        Yes, would like to know if they can do a gofund me or something like that?

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    • #76359
      Arthur
      Participant

      The whole world is in meltdown. These poor people in Uganda are suffering greatly. Yes, it would be nice to help them in some fashion, even beyond prayer.

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    • #76360
      MyWhiteStone
      Participant

      I will tell him that some of my friends asked how to help, but it can’t be through Global Media Outreach.  GodLife.com has a policy against online missionaries or the organization being involved in funding. And GodLife.com doesn’t have a person on the ground there that I know of.

      I sent Michael’s contact information to Todd via private message, yet for his friend in Uganda to reach him, not to fund anything.  Maybe Todd’s friend could specifically contact Michael in Uganda and try to broker something.  Let’s pray about it.  And maybe private message here instead of posting any details.  I haven’t heard back from Todd, and if he notified his friend I doubt he has heard back from him yet.

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    • #76394
      MyWhiteStone
      Participant

      By the way, I’m not lobbying to support anyone.  And the GodLife policy is clear about my getting into helping people financially.  Just to be clear…  We don’t do it on RITA either.  With that said, here is what I wrote to Michael yesterday afternoon, followed by what he responded:

      QUOTE Several of my forum friends have responded in love and concern, and asking about ways to support or fund needs through an online source. One friend offered to contact a pastor friend of his through a ministry named Epic, I don’t know but maybe about his pastor friend being in Uganda, and I forwarded this friend of mine your contact information. I’ll ask him if he sent it off.

      My forum friends are praying. Let’s see what marvelous work the Lord may bring for them and you. His love is amazing and He is faithful.

      Dan UNQUOTE

      He wrote back:

      QUOTE  Thank you very much Dan.God can use you as our point of contact. I will wait for your friends information from Epic and I will share with you the response from them.Online donation,can be done through western union.PayPal is not yet used here.May God bless you and yours

      Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scornful; but his delight is in the the law of the Lord… Psalms: 1:1-6. KJV.

      Thanks & Regards

      MICHAEL NAKHOKHO ODILI

      HANDS OF MERCY UGANDA( LIVING FAITH FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES AND ORPHANAGE HOME)
      mailing adress — P.o. Box. 469, Mukono – Uganda , East Africa
      Mob tel +256 772 301650

      +256 702 301650

      +256 775 268040

      Let no feelings of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are to Succeed

      UNQUOTE

      I have not heard back from Todd — i.e., yesterday’s PM to him — but this contains the contact info I sent Todd.

      Let’s each pray for guidance about next steps if any.  Proverbs 16:9 assures us, “A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”

       

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    • #76395
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      Typically, we are not allowed to post GoFundMe requests on Rita but I wanted to see if we could make a singular exception in this case and did get approval but I just want to remind everyone that this is an exceptional case.

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    • #76399
      Loz
      Participant

      :prayer-hands: :prayer-hands: :prayer-hands:

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    • #76414
      Todd Tomlinson
      Participant

      I did hear back from my pastor friend:

      Thx Todd. Right now we have been constantly sending funds to feed 7 churches and their members in UGANDA. We are pretty tapped out. I will pray these folks get help. God bless you! Brad

      I know that his church has significantly shrunk since the pandemic and they are a skeleton of what they used to be.

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    • #76433
      MyWhiteStone
      Participant

      Thank you, Todd.  I’ll send that on tomorrow morning…

      I’ll (hopefully we’ll) keep praying for Michael’s ministry and God’s will be done.

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