Would you buy
a Bible if it costs a month’s salary or would you choose
your family instead? For some in Uganda that is the choice they have to
make. For others,
knowing how to rightly divide the Word is important
so they can accurately discern truth from error and not be deceived. We recently
were able to host a one-day seminar on the Word of God. The day
started with breakfast and worship. Five teachers/pastors shared
during the day which
lunch break and ended with Q & A
An overview of the Word of God.
Why it is important to study the Word of God.
How the Word is profitable in our lives.
Rightly dividing and interpreting the Word.
How to apply the Word to our lives.
Each of the 56 in attendance from 13 different churches received a Bible
(50 English Bibles and 6 in Luganda).
Many people were touched and requested us to do another conference
soon about studying the Word.
Comments from the day
Pastor Israel – “Appreciated Called to Bless for giving him an
opportunity to share and teach about the Word of God in the conference.”
At church on Sunday, he said that “Called
to Bless, through these conferences, brings pastors and people from
different churches in unity.” He prayed that the people would continue
to love learning the Word and for unity as a body of Christ. Pastor
Emma’s wife said, “Since last year’s December conference, they changed
they were teaching the Word in their church. They are now teaching in a
more systematic way which has made believers
to understand the Word in a simpler way.” They
were also able to open up their first Kids’ Sunday school classes
they saw the value of children’s ministry)
are seeing lives changed. They have been encouraged
a church to study the Word of God. She said there are still believers
who do not have Bibles and are believing God for
provision. Six believers from her church received a Bible that
Lubowa said he has never heard anyone explain to him
to interpret the scriptures. There
are so many things, scriptures and passages, he does not understand, so many questions, and has been
searching for answers. Said he would like to come back again for the conference to learn more about
God’s word. His bible was getting old. Some pages were
he loves God and is involved in a door-to-door evangelism group at their church. He has been going
to share the word without a Bible. Scriptures were written on
a piece of paper. Says He will now always go with his Bible.
Mulungi said, “I grew up in Christian home, got a scholarship
in a boarding school (that
believed different things). Since I joined that school, I have been feeling
confused about what they believe and teach us, I don’t know what to believe. I love
Jesus and want to know Him. I have been given a Bible and through this conference, I
have been encouraged
to always study my Bible to search for the truth about all I need to know.”
has been a Kids’ Sunday school teacher at His church since last year but
without a Bible. “I have basically been teaching kids’ songs and using the
‘Growing Up Into Him’ kids’ books from Called to Bless. They do have a
each page – to teach
m so glad
(that I now have a Bible) so
I can always open my Bible and show the
kids where scriptures are found every time I teach.”
Ritah, Florence, Dominic, Koline, Tim, Edith are all teens that had no bibles
Ritah said, “Teacher Tonny has been teaching us in the teens
discipleship club about God.
We have learned so far about God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit but had no
Bibles. The teacher could teach and read to us the scriptures but we could not know
or see where it is found in the Bible because we did not have one. We will now be
the teens bible clubs and church with our Bibles.
a difference. By training
others they can do
too, so that the
work of God both now
the future will reach beyond our own boundaries like the ripples of a pebble tossed
into a lake.
our brothers and sisters as they grow up
and touch others.
continued and growing unity in the body of Christ.