Hope Christian Fellowship Africa Uganda Ministries is a Ugandan-founded, multinational evangelistic organization aimed at bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to over 1 BILLION people across Africa and beyond. We are based In Uganda. We believe that ALL AFRICA SHALL BE SAVED.
Through the years Jesus our Lord and Savior has
led us into various ministries of compassion and mercy. We have taken
the gospel to prisoners, missions, the sick, the homeless, and to
churches. We have presented the gospel in various ways. This has
included church planting, children’s ministry, preaching, teaching,
music, one-on-one friendships, food distribution, and leadership
The Lord planted a desire in our hearts
for overseas ministry. Our desire has increased and we see God's call
clearly now to serve Him Africa wide to the urban poor. Jesus has given
us a love for Africans and a zeal to see souls saved and served here
in Africa. We believe the Lord anointed us + called us to serve in the
country of Uganda and other African nations. The need for ministry to
the peoples of these countries is urgent. Matthew 25 and Isaiah 58
Our vision to reach the Africans is
through ministry to street children, to the AIDS afflicted, to prisoners
and to orphans. We are preaching the gospel as well as caring for their
physical needs. We are training national church leaders and planting
churches. We are also developing care ministries for the poor.
Hope Christian Fellowship International church’s Church Planting
Lord has led us to assist in planting about 40 churches in Malawi,
Zambia, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan with African pastors and churches.
Numerous fellowships have also been started in Uganda
and other countries. We recently had a timely and strong encouragement
in church planting as Hope’s Sustainable Church Multiplication
Conference that was held in March 2012 and taught about in Kampala.
We hope to take part in a regional Conference next year as God allows finances, ministering in all African nations.
seek to plant, then assist the new church plants and assist in
leadership development and help the church plants to a point of
self-sustainability and more support to church pastors in branch offices
to meet their needs, plans and objectives.
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.” 1 Corinthians 3:6 NKJV.
Pray for God’s grace as we engage in this important work of church planting.
Hope Christian Fellowship international Church’s Pastoral Development
this ministry we seek to disciple, inculcate good character, instruct
and train Pastors and Ministry Leaders Africa wide. We do this in
personal fellowships and counsel and in teaching
in class and conference settings. In our Hope Pastor Training
Fellowship times we meet regularly with a smaller number of Pastors and
Ministry Leaders and especially encourage godly character development.
Every after two weeks on Friday at Kitiko fellowship. Pastor Training
Conferences are often coupled with Bible Distribution. We co-operate
with national lecturers and professors in Bible e.g. from Africa bible
college and African bible society of Uganda.
Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good
work.” 2 Timothy 3:16,17 NKJV.
are currently serving HIV+ prisoners in the form of an evangelistic and
discipleship Bible Study and in providing much-needed food supplements.
There is a shortage of food and nutritious supplements for these people and we hope to assist them in the Word and in this care.
available from the Uganda Prisons Service reflects that 80% of the
offenders incarcerated or committed or remanded to Prisons are below the
age of 20 years and 95% of the offenses committed are money related.
upon these disturbing statistics that our ministry has decided to
venture into Prisons Outreach Ministry. Our Prisons Outreach Program is
established and guided by the biblical committee as found the Holy
scriptures in the Gospel according to Mathew 25:35-40, “Jesus states
that people who minister to those in prison are ministering to Him and
that people who do not minister to those who are in prison have not
ministered to Him” Further the book of Hebrews 13:3 tells us to remember
those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners. We visit two
main country (Uganda) prisons. Kigo prison and Luzira prison. As
We aim to:
1. To help inmates know & accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord & Savior and nurture them into spiritual growth.
2. Post-Prison Community Based Care, Support & Counseling e.g. HIV Prevention
To offer spiritual & material support to the families of the
incarcerated in the event where the (Bread Earner is the Offender).
4. To establish and coordinate a vibrant, strong & effective forum of ministries caring & supporting offenders
Evangelize & disciple inmates in and out of Prison through a weekly
Prisons Outreach Program designed to share the Gospel of the risen Lord
with inmates, to help them grow & mature spiritually.
• Mobilize/Source & distribute gospel tracts, Bibles, Magazines etc
to inmates. Similarly, source & distribute to inmates clothes,
shoes & sandals etc many inmates walk on bare foot because they
don’t have shoes, slippers or sandals.
• Provide Post-Prison community based care & support to former
Prisoners, by helping them get back to their communities, provide
temporary transitional shelter, Prayer & Counseling etc
• Facilitate Life & entrepreneurial Skills development among former
prisoners as a way of rehabilitation to help them start income
generating activities to gain financial stability. This will help curb
down the rate of recidivism, because no body tends to care & support
former prisoners, many of them find themselves back to prison by
committing the same offenses.
• Minister to & support families of inmates especially those who
have been found guilty by the law and are sentenced. In the event where
“a bread winner is sentenced to serve a long term in prison” there’s
great emotional breakdown, families breaking down, children dropping out
of school, no food, house rent, such are the problems faced by families
of inmates. We will help through our Child Sponsorship program provide
education support to such Children & as God provides, we will also
provide for such families food, clothes, bedding and also help them
start income generating activities to help them sustain their families.
• Coordinate a very vibrant and active network of Prisons Outreach
Ministries; this will help bring down the problem of service
• Through the weekly Prisons outreach program, we will continue to
source for material resources to distribute to inmates such as soap
& shavers to improve on their hygiene & for the young women
provide sanitary pads & also provide mosquito nets to reduce the
spread of malaria. Some inmates spend long periods of time without
anyone visiting them.
• Initiate victim – offender negotiations & out of court
settlements as a means of reconciliation & forgiveness, Mathew
6:14-15 “For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly
Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, then your
Father will not forgive your transgressions”.
we’re very new in this Ministry our major and number one need is staff
development and training to gain skills on how to handle & minister
Further, the Prisons Outreach Ministry is in great need for:-
• Material donations such as Gospel Tracts, Bibles, Magazines, Books, etc
• Similarly we also need clothes, you find many inmates in tattered clothes
• Blankets many inmates do not have anything to cover themselves as they sleep
• Similarly we need mattresses for prisoners, many of the prisoners
sleep on bare floor, as a substitute and less costly for US$ 4 you will
buy a papyrus mat which is able to accommodate 2 inmates
• Shoes or sandals or for a substitute we can buy sandals made out of
used car tyres they’re very long lasting and less costly, for US$ 2 you
will buy one pair which will last for 2 years without breaking.
• Donations are also needed to support families of the inmates. For
those interested in sponsoring inmates Children to school, this costs
US$ 24 per month, however to reduce on the costs involved in
transferring funds we always advise our sponsors to transfer this money
at once e.g. US$ 96 for a full term or US$ 288 for a whole year. These
funds are for tuition, school uniform, feeding, scholastic materials
& medical care.
As a ministry, we need:-
Financial support & partnership to operate & coordinate the
Prisons Outreach Ministry. The financial needs before us range from
transport, telephone expenses, and email & internet services
• Salary expenses to employ full time Prisons Outreach Ministry & Volunteer Coordinators, Social Workers etc
• Sound or public address system
• A Prisons Outreach Ministry Van
• Funds are needed for stationery
• Funds to reproduce & print materials and print ministry T-shirts
& Ball Caps to promote the Prisons Outreach Ministry.
• Funds are also needed to organize training seminars & workshops
for all those ministries & organizations involved in Prisons
Ministry; this is something that is non existent here.
For Further details you can contact us:- Tel:+256787478212
the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come you blessed of My
Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the
world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food: I was thirsty and you gave
Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you
clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came
to Me.’” Matthew 25:35,36 NKJV.
Pray for God’s grace as we serve the Prisoners.
PREACHING AND TEACHING
Samuel Waswa serves in this capacity as an itinerant minister and
usually preaches in friend's churches on the some Lord’s Day and in
Conferences. Our hope in this ministry is
to influence churches to better doctrine, discipleship and edification.
We seek to minister God's grace as the pastor preaches and teaches the
grace of God.
the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke,
exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching." 2 Timothy 4:2 NKJV.
Samuel Waswa ministers the word in ‘Saturday’ sermons about Youth’s
morals and general preaching and testimonies on African Bible College
Radio at 99.3 FM in Kampala- Lubowa (Radio ABC). And also recorded
Sunday sermons presented on Air to Uganda and Africa (In English,
luganda, lusoga, lunyankole) Languages. The Lord has blessed and guided
this ministry since 2007. At my church- I normally go away when other
preachers are on the preaching list.
Pray for God’s grace as we engage in Preaching and Teaching.
ORPHANAGE +STREET KIDS OUTREACH
this work we evangelize, disciple and seek to integrate Street Kids
into the church and then eventually to reconcile them with their
families, as God allows. We also minister to the
Street Kids in a drop-in center and day shelter which meets in a church
building where the Kids are served shelter, friendship, food, baths,
the gospel, sports and counseling.
“Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo heavy burdens,
And to let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out?
When you see the naked that you cover him,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh?”
Isaiah 58:6,7 NKJV.
Pray for God’s grace as we serve Street Kids.