CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION FOR
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (CFCD)

Report -- September, 2011.

 

Gospel Evangelism and Prayer Have Helped Consolidate CFCD Achievements in Hospital and Prison:

Where as many religious ministers that visit hospitals and prison concentrate at giving religious hope and consolation to the sick and prisoners, CFCD team has concentrated at giving hope in God through his son Jesus Christ who died on the cross to take away the sin of the world by sheding his blood. I have used the word religious hope because when Moslems visit, they talk about hope through Allas teachings, the African traditional religion believers give the hope through gods like Nyabingi, Lubale and emandwa. Even the Budhists when they visit they give the hope through Gautama budha. But the hope that we talk about is rooted in the belief of Jesus Christ the son of the living God that created the heaven and earth.

We have not given people food and medicine without telling them how to live a purposeful life in the Lord Jesus. Paul in the book of 1 Corinthians 15 tells us that if there is no resurrection of the dead, then we should eat and drink because tomorrow we are to die. But he was quick to tell the believers in Corinth that indeed there is resurrection. He told them that they should not be deceived because bad company spoils good character and that the seed you sow can not germinate until it dies. His message is that all of us we shall die and we resurrect to face judgement before God. So man should stop sining!

That’s why we preach Christ and the power that raised him from the dead. We tell those who have not accepted Christ to turn away from their wicked ways so that they enjoy the full blessings of God. Our God cares, he is providing food and other material needs to these suffering people but giving materials and food without the message of salvation is not service to God. As it is written in the book Romans 3:23-24, all have sined and fell short of the glory of God but we are justified by the love of Jesus Christ. This is what is continuing to happen in our our outreaches many lives have been touched by our message. In one of our visits in prison this month, Pastor Opio David of Destiny Family Church preached a moving message that made many prisoners to come to the Lord.

The message was got from the book of Luke 1:71,74-75. He first gave a testimony how he was a foolish drunkard and fornicator at a young age.According to him, had it not to be Jesus, he would have died of Aids long time ago because even prison he tested it several times due to assault crimes. He amused the congregation when he told them of how he had a friend who was an old woman and they used to drink together. Both of them were foolish drunkards. But when the old woman died, he got the news when he was drunk in the village. He could not wait but he went to sympathize with the bereaved family.

Before he could reach in the home of the old woman (half a kilometer to the home), he begun wailing attracting all the villagers. Children followed him laughing because he was a shabby funny drunk young man. It had rained heavily and there was a lot of mud and stagnant water. He began rolling in the mud and stagnant water after reaching the home as he cries. It took the intervention of the village chief who mobilized energetic young men that bundled him on a bicycle to take him to his home.

According to Pastor Opio, all the tears that he cried was not because this woman was good but he was thinking on who is going to buy him the local gin (beer) like this woman used to do. Other wise this woman was bad. She wanted to kill me! Says Opio. It was not long after the death of this woman before Jesus could save him. Now he is a pastor preaching the word of God. The message was touchy and 35 prisoners accepted the Lord as their savior. In all 75 people in prison and hospital this month have accepted the Lord.

 

The Lord is Loving and Faithful.

This month has been busy for us and we are continuing to be busy. Although the commodity prices have skyrocketed, due to the inflation that seems not controllable, we have been able to tackle in a small way on all our programs to the community. Prices in Uganda have doubled and even tripled in some places but this has not stoped us from serving God. We have served food to the sick, supplied medicines and visited the villages where we support malnourished children. One thing that makes me happy is that we are continuing with our hygiene and sanitation programs. We are now painting the male ward at Tororo hospital and once we are done we hope to provide water to the sick and their attendants outside the ward.

We thank our partners because of the work they are doing. The medicine program alone has helped to improve and contribute on service delivery in Tororo hospital. I was wondering why sometimes patients are many in this hospital but the in charges in wards told me that it’s because of improved service delivery. Tororo referral hospital serves the Bukedi region which has six districts now. But according to Sister Conie (in charge male ward), they now receive patients from Bugishu and Busoga regions. Even they receive patients from western Kenya. According to her, good services pull the sick to the facility and our programs are contributing to the good services.

 

FINANCIAL OUTREACH REPORT

E X P E N S E S
Nos ITEM QUANTITY UNIT COST
in Ug Shs
TOTAL COST
in Ug Shs
1 Rice 40 kgs 3200 128,000
2 Beans 20 kgs 2500 50,000
3 Floor 50 kgs 3000 150,000
4 Meat 15 kgs 8000 120,000
5 Bananas 3 bunches 30,000 90,000
6 Silver fish half aXJA 100,000 100,000
7 Eggs 20 trays 7500 150,000
8 Spices 30 kg 50,000 50,000
9 Cabages 10 heads 1500 15,000
10 Cooking oil 40 lts 6000 240,000
11 Sugars 2 bags 30,000 600,000
12 Milk 300 lts 1300 390,000
13 Passion Fruits kgs 5000 25,000
14 Soap 4 boxes 80,000 320,000
15 Detergents 2 boxes 40,000 80,000
16 Tooth paste 10 doz 12,000 120,000
17 Tooth brushes 10 doz 8400 84,000
18 Toilet tissues 4 cartons 25,000 100,000
19 Razor blades 20 pkts 5000 100,000
20 Transportation 150,000 150,000 150,000
21 Communication 70,000 70,000 70,000
22 Drugs     1,595,000
23 Allowances     300,000
24 Bibles 20 copies 15,000 300,000
25 Water bill     15,000
26 Electricity bill     15,000
27 Charcoal 4 bags 40,000 160,000
  TOTAL 5,517,000

 

F I N A N C I A L   R E P O R T
Nos INCOME SHILLINGS
1 Bal c/d 0
2 Donations 5,000,000
3 Local Contributions 517,000
  TOTAL INCOME 5,517,000
  LESS EXPENDITURE  
4 Food 1,093,000
5 Drinks 1,015,000
6 Hygiene Materials 804,000
7 Transportation/communication 220,000
8 Drugs 1,595,000
9 Allowances 300,000
10 Bibles 300,000
11 Others 300,000
15 Bank charges 5,000
  TOTAL EXPENDITURE 5,517,000
  Bal c/d 0

Some items don’t have receipts. I mean those which are not found in formal businesses here in Uganda. For example perishable foods.

Report by,
Eric Sabiiti Alinda.