By Dr. Michael Rodewald, LCMS regional director for Africa While Thanksgiving may be an American holiday tradition, family and friends of Enoch Macben and Frank Kaine of Uganda also had reason to give thanks to God. On Thursday, Nov. 24, 39 students, alumni, staff and friends gathered at Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) in Pretoria, South [...]
LCMS World Mission celebrates with Rev. Shauen and Krista Trump, missionaries to Kenya, on Shauen’s ordination on Sept. 26 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tacoma, Wash. Shauen, Krista and their son, Josiah, are currently on home service in the United States...
“We just finished the July retreat for eight wives of pastors and vicars. A woman and daughter short-term team, serving through LCMS World Mission, came to share with the ladies. They taught the women how the Bible is put together and how to read the Bible...
"The Lutheran Church Mission in Uganda is about 15 years old and they've never before had as many pastors as they have right now. As we were preparing to go to Uganda for the first time, the church had only one ordained pastor. By the time we arrived in Uganda a year and a half ago, the church was served by two ordained pastors and three brand-new vicars."
Rev. Jake and Michelle Gillard serve the Lord in Uganda, where they work with the Lutheran Church Mission Uganda (LCMU). This youthful and energetic church body is only 13 years old, and in that short time, it has grown to 56 congregations. The Gillards help train, disciple, and walk alongside the leaders in this church body. Subscribe [...]
Pastors lay hands on Jerome, Aaron, and Samuel–newly ordained members of the Lutheran Church Mission in Uganda. Bishop Paul Kofi Fynn of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana officiated the ordination, and Rev. Claude Houge represented LCMS World Mission. Other guests included Pastor Jacob Bisi and Pastor Edward Nzeme from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sudan. Photo from [...]
“The first weekend in July, we set out for the Runyankole-speaking area of western Uganda with 500 copies of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism in the local language which had recently been made available to fellow missionary Rev. Jacob Gillard. In each of the 10 congregations we visited on that trip, we encouraged use of the [...]
We spent time in Kampala with the missionaries-Jake and Michelle Gillard and their daughters, Amelia and Evangeline, and Shauen Trump (Shauen’s wife Krista was in the United States at the time). They are doing well and working hard with the Lutheran Church Mission in Uganda (LCMU). We also met with LCMU leadership. We are always [...]
When Ugandans introduce themselves to Americans the American will often remark, “How wonderful, that was my (great)grandfather’s/(great)grandmother’s name!” Many Ugandans have traditional English names as the personalized key-chains illustrate so well. Photo from Rev. Jacob Gillard Jacob and Michelle Gillard’s blog Mission work in Uganda
“Less than a year ago, we wouldn’t even have considered a trip into Gulu in the war-torn north of Uganda. This region has suffered 35 years of turmoil and instability with an ongoing conflict perpetuated by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) which is infamous worldwide for conscripting child soldiers and committing horrible atrocities against civilians-especially women [...]