What is Hope for Nansana?
Originally a partnership between individuals, this ministry has grown between churches and seeks to unite congregations in America and Uganda in a joint effort to further the gospel. Now as the newest partnership ministry of the IFCA's PIEI branch, Hope for Nansana is looking for partners to help build and grow what God has put in motion. Named for the first US congregation to support the ministry (Hope Bible Church in Columbus Junction, IA), Hope for Nansana also represents our hope that God will continue to provide for and bless His people on both sides of the ocean. And as the writer of Hebrews says in chapter ten:
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works..."
That verse is key to our ministry. The incredible testimony of Nansana Christian Assembly is continually stirring us up to love and good works here in the US. We see how much they care for people in need, and how greatly they value the Bible above any physical riches. And it is an encouragement to us and reminds us that God's church continues to thrive and make a difference. And in return we seek to stir them up to even more love and good works in Uganda! Together we must hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, and together we can make a difference!
Hope for Nansana is above all else, a church planting ministry. Allan has a burden for establishing Bible teaching churches in the heart of Uganda, and training new pastors to go out and start churches of their own. Nansana Christian Assembly's motto is: "Declaring the Whole Counsel of God," and they live out that motto without fear, evangelizing the city with zeal. They also work with the many children in the neighborhood, providing them with food and lessons in the Bible. It is hoped that they can influence future generations of Ugandans to grow up with a love for Christ because of how He cared for them when they were children.
They are in need of good teaching materials, Bible study tools, hymnals, and much more that we take for granted in our churches. It is my goal to help them stand as a beacon of hope to those around them in a city stricken by poverty and hopelessness. Perhaps they can transform Nansana, and all of Kampala, into a church on fire for Christ!
In the more immediate future, I would like to bring Allan to the US for the IFCA national convention in Kalamazoo this summer. It would be such a huge encouragement to him as well as help put him in contact with so many people that could provide resources for his church. If you are interested in supporting this ministry, or if you would like to consider having me come to your church to present our ministry in person, my contact info is below. Please write or call any time! Let us live by Hebrews 10:24 and stir up one another to love and good works! Because, as Appalachian Bible College so succinctly puts it, "Life is for service."
If you would like more specific information about this particular ministry, please contact:
Sam Braden: firstname.lastname@example.org - cell phone: (319) 212-1608