Ministering Together in Uganda

Written by Lee Heyward on Wednesday, 08 October 2014. Posted in Blog

Ministering Together in Uganda

Partnerships, relationships, friendships are at the core of BrookLink’s ethos. We go, we encourage, meet new believers and renew friendships with people across the world as they invite us to cycle in and out of their lives and ministries.

Reverend Justus Miwanda has been to our home multiple times in the past five years. During one of these visits he invited us to come and serve International Needs Uganda.  It was a welcome invitation and highly anticipated after we heard that Terry and I would be able to travel together.

Flights were booked, bags packed and we adjusted to the instructions that “the modern fashion of women in pants has not reached rural Uganda”.

The bumpy roads leading to Buikwe, east of Kampala passed through beautiful landscapes, green rolling hills covered with banana, palm, tea and sugar cane. It was obvious the reports of rain were accurate.

We discovered a thriving ministry that includes a campus for Makonge Elementary School (864 children/24 teachers), High School (494 students/19 teachers), Vocational School and Church. As Lee and Justus taught the workshop on Church Planting, Terry got to discover some of the ministry outside the Buikwe campus. Wells dug for the community, a school near Lake Victoria, and a medical clinic reaching into the rural villages.

A graduation for 19 students of Trinity Bible School was held on Wednesday afternoon with a special message from Pastor Lee. “Be Faithful, Fruitful and Fulfilled as you remain in the love of Jesus” was the theme and a good reminder to these men and women as they step into ministry equipped to serve Him.

About the Author

Lee Heyward

Lee Heyward

Lee has traveled to more than 30 different countries teaching, equipping and encouraging church leaders. Lee holds a B.A. degree in Business from Furman University and a M.Div. and D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also serves as an adjunct professor in Practical Theology at Trinity. 

Lee is a frequent speaker at retreats, college campuses, mens events and pastors conferences around the country. Lee and his wife Terry have four grown children and reside in Germantown, Wisconsin. They enjoy traveling together and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

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