Feeling Like A Proud Papa
|Sharing "tea" with 3 amazing African men|
In 2005, when Pam and I made the transition from short term missionaries to full time mentors in Uganda, we had no blueprint for the strategy we would use. We believed that the greatest need for the many new believers in Uganda was for discipleship. Alive, but undeveloped, was not the intent God has for His sons. We cornered four words to describe what we wanted to do and embrace relationships as the environment in which we would do it. We set out to encourage, equip, empower, and release the next generation of leaders in Uganda ... one person at a time.
|Dereck, Jimmy, Robert (left to right)|
|Abdu (left) with friends from Fairview, Oklahoma|
Robert Sityo now pastors a church of 250 in a village that was previously 90% Muslim. Curses and bewitching were placed on him and the village fought to make him a failure. Today he is the Director of a Primary and Secondary School that boosts over 1,000 students who score among the highest of those in the nation. He has started another church that is now over 300. He has a maturity that makes him a good spiritual father. In fact, he and his wife Sarah, are now parents for 18 children who live with them! He works with Grace Giving International with our blessings. We encouraged Robert to have those who work with him start their own separate not for profit organization and they are now released to work with so many sponsors all over America.
|Jimmy with Robyn|
Dereck Mombera is a business man who came to the United States for three short weeks to see if investors would like to help him develop his distribution business of imported rice, from Kenya, and pharmaceuticals, from India. He believes business is just another venue in which sons of God should manifest the glory of their Father.
|Dereck with Mama Pam|
NGM is a family. We never set out to build an organization. We simply want to be used in the lives of young men and women to help them on their way to maturity. And then release them so that can reproduced and multiply.
Today we are working more directly with other young Africans, hoping to encourage, equip, empower and release them. Of course, there will come that time, much like a wedding, when we "give them away" so that they can begin to do with others what we have done with them. And, then, once in a while, we will get to sit with them, like family on Thanksgiving, and rejoice in the goodness of our Father and give Jesus praise for the privilege He gave us for this work.