PASTORAL LETTER JULY 2020

“Do not speak on behalf of the ministry without first consulting the Team Secretariat. Know that whatever you say as a leader of Deliverance Church Uganda is construed to be the official position of the entire ministry”

Dear Deliverance Church Uganda saints at home and in the diaspora,

Greetings in the name of Jesus our Lord and Saviour.
I give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love, faithfulness and goodness that we have experienced in the last four months. As a nation, He has watched over us to the extent that no one in Uganda has died of Covid-19.  We can only attribute this to His love and mercy that are unfailing and inexhaustible- Lamentations 3:22-25.

I liken Covid-19 pandemic to a wilderness experience. A number of our members have lost jobs and others  have had salaries slashed. Those involved in business are either still under lockdown, so not earning or the inflows are very small.
Generally, times are hard.
But in scripture we see Hagar and her son Ishmael having divine intervention in the wilderness. God provided water in a very desperate situation-Genesis 21:8-20. In verse 18 God even declared the boy’s destiny- that he would become a great nation. All this was at a time of crisis and desperation.
As we face these tough times, may the Lord be our place of refuge. Let us run to Him at all times and in all situations. He is a strong tower and we shall be safe in Him- Prov. 18:10. Let us wait on Him and listen to what He is saying. May be He has allowed this situation to come to draw our attention so He can whisper our destiny into our ears. Remember Samson’s riddle in Judges 14:14 ”Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet”.
I wish to thank all the pastors and leaders of our churches for the good work you are doing, shepherding God’s flock during this difficult time. Thank you so much and please continue and let nothing move you; your labour in the Lord is not in vain- 1 Cor. 15:58.
As we touch time continue, I encourage you do the following:

  1. Keep in touch with the people of God using whatever means at your disposal- telephone calls, WhatsApp, zoom, visitation and any other.
  2. Look out for the needy and help them. Mobilize resources from the rest of the church and elsewhere and help the needy among us.
  3. Speak out to the authorities for those who are oppressed.
  4. Encourage hard work and innovation. Challenge people to use their God-given gifts and talents to make a living and be a blessing to others.
  5. Seize every opportunity to share the gospel of Christ.
  6. Do not agitate for premature opening of the churches. It can be dangerous. Instead, set up a system of small groups- house cells or community units, appoint leaders for them and let ministry go on. Keep monitoring how they are doing, giving guidance to the group leaders. This will bring confidence in our members because all can participate, will bring gifts to the surface and help raise new leaders.
  7. Do not speak on behalf of the ministry without first consulting the Team Secretariat. Know that whatever you say as a leader of Deliverance Church Uganda is construed to be the official position of the entire ministry, yet in some instances it is not.
  8. Continue to support the ministry through tithes and offerings. Churches, Team members, Pastors and their wives pay tithes to the Team. You can use our mobile money numbers- 0788125810 or 0705198555 or Absa bank account # 0341108632; Equity Bank- 1034200419119.

May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. Amen (Numbers 6:24-26).

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