CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION FOR
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (CFCD)

Report -- October, 2010.

 

 

Ministering To African People In An African Hospital.

There is one thing that people of this world have in common. They are in the pure likeness of God. Chinese, Africans, Arabs, Jews and whites were all created in the image of God and his love to us is the same. He also wants us to accept his son Jesus Christ so that we enter everlasting life. In one of the commandments, God tells us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves and to love him with all our heart and our souls. When the injustices that are taking place in this world happen. Someone whose rights to food, shelter and security are guaranteed in one part of the world should come up to do something for the person who is disadvantaged in another part of the world. In other words it’s a service that God wants us to do if we are to fulfill his commandments. We need one another for Gods glory.

Recently I was talking to a friend of mine pertaining African troubles especially poverty, hunger and disease. We realized that Africans if helped to help themselves are bright to shape their destiny. But later we realized that something needs to be done to make these people help themselves. Where we engage them in the active word of God, other life skills should be communicated to them so that they overcome diseases, poverty and ignorance. African people love God. In places where we minister like hospitals they accept salvation with one heart. But many church ministers have forgot that the word of God is all round. It talks about hygiene, culture, economy, education and so many other things. Well, the most important thing is to talk about salvation in Jesus Christ because he wants to heal our souls. But what about the rest which are vital for us to live a dignified life in this world? We need to change people’s mindset to focus on all that is written in Gods word if we are to become successful ministers and to build strong Christianity in this world.

For us in CFCD, with the support from American friends we have not only preached the gospel in vulnerable places like hospitals and prisons but we have also talked about hygiene to avoid communicable diseases and talked about hard work for prosperity whenever given a chance in right fora. This message is sinking hard among patients and their attendants. For example people who receive our food in hospital now know that it’s a must to wash your hands with soap and you wash your plate clean before you come in line for food. They know that when we give them soap its not only for washing clothes but also to bathe as God does something else because when they are sick they need to bathe and be clean. Isn’t this success?

Our working together to serve Gods people will bring down the blessings of God in all ways. My friend said that I wish a rich man born in wealth in Europe or the United States could come here in Africa and he experiences the life poor people go through. Perhaps he can appeal the more to people in the developed world particularly Christians to do more to make African people live a dignified life. He said that if he could come and sleep on a papyrus mat on a dusty floor without what to cover, eat a very poor meal once in 24 hours or he goes hungry and falls sick without drugs or he goes without all the basic necessities of life perhaps he can know that there is a need here and something needs to be done. I agreed with him because Jesus Christ himself to redeem mankind left all the glory and comfort in heaven to come and experience the suffering of people in this world like a man in order to redeem us. He was hungry, he had nowhere to lay his head but in the end he became victorious over the devil.

That’s why we have the hope of living. Nevertheless, I thank the Lord because he will never leave his people. What he wants us to do is to have great zeal in serving him. Few touched American brothers have done great work particularly through seaside church and hope4kids international. With their support and our small contribution, we have helped the needy sick access treatment in better hospitals, fed the sick and visited those in prison. It may not look like a big thing we have done to both of us but I want to assure you that we have stood in a gap that wouldn’t be covered by now had you not to come in to give your support. May the blessings of God fall on you all.

 

Hospital Outreach Report 0f October 2010.

First of all I thank my team members from Tororo Christian Center, King of Kings Church and Assemblies of God Church Ndaiga because of the work they did in preaching, praying for the sick, cooking and serving. The participation of church ministers in CFCD outreaches has brought hope to so many people. There are many people who became Christians in our missions and today they are members of the churches in the districts of tororo, Busia and Butaleja which Tororo hospital serves. We have met many testifying to this and they have welcomed us in their homes. All this have been achieved because of the good partnership and working relations we have with churches.

Dulling this visit, pastor Emma of King of Kings Church is the one who preached the word of God assisted by brother Peter obbo from Tororo Christian Center who translated into japadholla. This is what Emma has to say from the bible. He quoted from the book of Luke chapter 16: 19-31. It is about the rich man and Lazarus. It says: There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury everyday. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich mans table. Even the dogs came and liked his sores.

The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in toment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, “father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because iam in agony in this fire.”

But Abraham replied, son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things and now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you, a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you can not, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.

He answered, “Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my fathers house, for I have five brothers, let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of toment.

Abraham replied, they have Moses and the prophets; let them listen to them. No, father Abraham, he said, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.

He said to him, if they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.

I have brought this scripture knowing that the majority of you are poor. And I also know that there are many rich people in this world. I don’t want you to have a belief that because you are poor, you are sick and you have sores that you will go to heaven when you die if you don’t accept Christ as your savior. The rich man who does good will go to heaven and the poor man who does bad will go to hell. What you should know is that both the rich and poor who do good will go to the bosom of Abraham. Says Pastor Emma.

The bible has told us in this scripture that Abraham said there are prophets and Moses to tell people to repent. We are here today in the shoes of Moses and the prophets telling each and everyone of you to repent and accept Jesus Christ today. The bible says that if we say we have no sin we are liars and there is no truth in us. Sick as you are, you are very blessed to listen to these words because many have died in their sins without repenting and end up in the devils kingdom. Well, we are here bringing you the good news of healing and life in Jesus Christ so that you begin a new chapter with the Lord. Had the rich man listened to the words of Moses and the prophets, he wouldn’t have ended up in fire. Your hearing that the poor man was in the bosom of Abraham is no guarantee that all poor people will go to heaven when they die. God loves all mankind and he wants everybody to get saved. Today we have brought life in Jesus which is eternal life and physical healing in Jesus name. We are going to pray for you this evening if you believe. Come on!! Accept the Lord now.

Many people in men’s ward, women and maternity wards accepted the Lord because the message preached was one. In all 41 people accepted. The men of God took their names for follow up and directed them to churches of fellowship in their respective villages. Pastor Andrew prayed for their sicknesses and all the sick received a material blessing that we had carried with us. The outreach ended at 6:00 pm and we went to our house for a final word of prayer. After praying, God blessed us with a heavy down pour.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

Received: 504,000 Ug shs.
Our Contribution: 12,500 Ug shs
Total: 516,500 Ug shs

Nos ITEM QUANTITY UNIT COST
in UGSHS
TOTAL COST
in UGSHS
HOSPITAL
1 Rice 20 kg 2,200 44,000
2 Sugar 10 kg 2,500 25,000
3 Beans 10 kgs 1,700 17,000
4 Bananas 4 bunches 10,000 40,000
5 Meat 16 kgs 5,000 80,000
6 Cabbage 6 heads 1,000 6,000
7 Cooking Oil 3 ltrs 5,000 15,000
8 Yellow Bananas 6 clusters 3,000 18,000
9 Passion Fruit 5 kg 4,000 20,000
10 Soap 1 box 42,000 42,000
11 Onions 2 kg 3,000 6,000
12 Tomatoes 3 kg 3,000 9.000
13 Carrots 1 kg 4,000 4,000
14 Green Peppers 1 kg 4,000 4,000
15 Royco 1 tin 2,000 2,000
16 Charcoal 1 sack 23,000 23,000
17 Transportation   5,000 5,000
18 Inrternet   6,500 6,500
19 House Rent 1 month 150,000 150,000
  GRAND TOTAL 516,500

Some things especially perishable foods the receipts are not catered for. They are not found in formal businesses.

Blessings to you all.

REPORT BY ERIC SABIITI ALINDA.