JILCW opens its first non-Filipino church in Uganda

Ministry Updates

“To bring all peoples to the kingdom of the Living God regardless of race, status, belief and religious affiliations through the saving, healing, delivering, and transforming power of the Lord Jesus Christ”

This has always been our mission, the very reason why our church, the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW), exists. For almost 41 years now, we have been striving to fulfill this—be it on the streets, in schools, in communities, even in prisons and in the remotest areas of the world, where danger and hunger prevail.

Last May 26, 2019, another testimony to the fulfillment of our mission was written in the history of JILCW as the first non-Filipino JIL worship service was held at Bugoma Village, Malongo, Mayuge, Uganda. Led by Ptr. Luz G. Macabinquil of JIL International Operations – Asia, Middle East, Micronesia, Africa (AMEMA) and by Bro. Nteba Matiya Dan, JIL Uganda Church Coordinator, the team braved the 14-hour journey just to reach the village of Bugoma where hungry hearts were waiting.

According to Ptr. Luz, when they reached the village, the compassion they felt for the Ugandan nationals was overflowing, even though the difference in race, culture and language was there. What the team saw was not just the evident hunger of the people’s stomachs, the team felt their hunger for significance, for hope, and for love.

The first worship service lasted for four hours, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, with Ptr. Luz delivering the sermon in English and Bro. Nteba and Bro. Charles Tumwa translating it in Ugandan language. The worship service also included anointing of oil and dedication of the children unto the Lord, at the request of the parents themselves.

In only three days, the team reached two more villages. They plan to come back and reach five more.

This mission began through the burden of Bro. Nteba, who was working at United Arab Emirates (UAE) and was attending JIL UAE, to share to his countrymen the Gospel he received. His burden, and the unreserved response of Ptr. Luz and the team, founded a church where love, hope, and unity could flourish.

Still, this extraordinary milestone could only be attributed to the abundant grace and mercies of our Living God who led Bro. Nteba to JIL UAE and broke open his heart for evangelism. So, as it is with God’s hand that JIL Uganda was established, we can be sure that this is just the beginning.

Moreover, with a milestone such as this, let us keep on praying: for more opportunities to share the Gospel, for more people to receive the message of the Gospel, and for more missionaries who would willingly share the Gospel, whatever the cost may be.

All these said, with faith in our hearts, let us declare:

Jesus is Lord over Uganda!

Jesus is Lord all over the world!


Address: Bugoma Village, Malongo, Mayuge, Uganda

Worship Service Schedule: Sundays, 9AM

Church Coordinator: Bro. Nteba Matiya Dan

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