Partnership pays off for pastors in rural Uganda

By August 8, 2022

Uganda (MNN) — Uganda’s pandemic lockdowns led to discipleship opportunities – in 2020 and today.

When society locked down two years ago, Set Free Ministries equipped teachers to visit students at home. Set Free’s Dave McIntyre says, “They started many local Bible studies in the villages.”

In nearly every setting, believers discovered “a lot of these folks were illiterate and couldn’t read the Word of God for themselves,” McIntyre says.

“In partnership with World Mission, we [sent] about 230 audio Bible units out to our teachers, and they had a great impact.”

The Treasure is a solar-powered audio Bible.
(Photo courtesy of World Mission)

Fast-forward to 2022 and Set Free’s new partnership with the Rural Pastors Project. “Martin Yoku, the director of the Rural Pastors Project, thought it was a great idea and saw the need” in his location, McIntyre says.

“He had many pastors who were illiterate, even in their local language.”

It’s hard to meet spiritual needs without access to God’s Word. Once again, Set Free teamed up with World Mission to procure 100 Treasures or solar-powered audio Bibles. This time, the Bibles are heading to church leaders in remote locations.

Learn more about Set Free Ministries here. Consider helping Set Free in this endeavor by sponsoring a Treasure through World Mission.

“We’re hoping to be a constant source of these (audio Bibles) for the Rural Pastors Project as well as doing some training with them in spiritual warfare and living free in Christ.

“This is our ministry: training people in critical biblical facts of who we are in Christ, where we stand, and that we are fighting a defeated enemy.”



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