The Church in Teso is growing quickly. Churches are being planted, and many communities are being helped. However, there is much more to do! There is a continual need for supporting churches in their mission to preach the gospel in both words and actions. There is a need to provide relevant training to church leaders. There is a need to provide resources. As Christians we are called to support each other in our work for Jesus!
Our Mission Projects include:
Pentecostal Pastors Class at Amuria
Jesus said “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few”. That is true in every area of the world, and is clearly seen in Teso. The churches are reaching out in mission and evangelism. As a result many people are coming to faith in Christ and new churches are being started. The plentiful harvest is being gathered! However, trained workers are still very few. Both the Church of Uganda and the Pentecostal Church have numerous congregations that are being led by lay-readers or pastors who have no basic training. These leaders are working hard to support new Christians and develop their churches, sometimes with very limited bible knowledge and leadership skills. But the good news is that this is being addressed, with church …
The majority of church leaders pastors in Teso have very little, if any, income from their work in the church. Many struggle to balance the demands of ministry with providing for their families. To help with this, TDT has been providing goats to church leaders in Teso over a number of years.
Having goats, or possibly a pair of goats, provides some security to the families and provides them with a means of boosting their income. They provide milk and food in Teso and rearing them to sell on also generates income for the families of church leaders.
TDT has made a lot of progress with this project over the years – providing goats for all the Church of Uganda Clergy and Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) Pastors in the Soroti District. We hope to have provided goats to …
The Bible Revision Team – Rev Jeremiah Acelun, Father Paul Ebwolu, Rev Godfrey Okello (right to left)
In 1961 over 50 years of work was completed with the publication of the Bible in the Ateso language. That was a great achievement, as the early missionaries firstly needed to learn the language from the Iteso people and then use the roman English alphabet to write this down. The impact of their work cannot be over-stated. To give the Bible, which is the Word of God, to someone in their own language is probably the most powerful thing you can give them.
After 54 years of using the original translation, the Uganda Bible Society agreed that it was time for a revision. Despite the great work of those early missionaries and …