An African Dream supports the training of Pastors who work in the East Kasese District of Uganda under the supervision of Pastor Lumika.
Pastor Lumika oversees 72 churches and about 2500 believers with the help of his pastors. They are praying to grow to 5,000 by 2020. Most of the Pastors across the District would not receive any formal training if it was not for the work of An African Dream and our supporters.
The Pastors cover 21 topics over three years and at the end of it receive a certificate in Theology and a Bible. 21 Pastors graduated in 2012, 23 in 2015, and 28 in 2018.
Lumika’s deputy, Julius highlights the issues around where Pastors are placed – his church is 4 hours on foot from his home – if he gets called at night, he prays for them over the phone and then travels to visit them in daylight. Most pastors are 1.5 to 2 hours away from the centre at Maliba, but many are even further away, and the terrain is very mountainous.
If you would like to support the work of a local pastor then £14 a month for 3 years provides bible training for a trainee pastor.