Watch Renate and Ken during an interview with Gloria Cooper the co-host Cooper and Co, with her husband Jamie Cooper.
Call to Africa explains the involvement in “Women’s Empowerment” and how to partner local church ministry in USA to local church ministry in Africa.
Uganda, Africa – January (1st Team) 8-19, (2nd) 20-31, 2018
Medical Clinics, Eye Clinics, Team members needed techs, nurses, women/men Bible Teachers, orphan and widow ministry, Evangelism, Leadership/Pastor Training, Soccer Clinic/tournament.
South Africa, Kimberly – April 1 – 7, 2018
Small team of leaders, Pastors, youth Pastors: Special Easter services and a week of lectures with ‘Africa for Jesus’ (A4J) movement with young adults.
Chadobe, Zimbabwe – April 10 – 22, 2018
Chadobe Medical Clinic and Outreach, Women’s Ministry, Widow and Orphan Ministry, Church Planting, Pastor’s / Leadership Conferences. Evangelism and Sports Ministry. Construction – Village Toilets. Team members needed, Women / Men Bible Teachers, Youth Ministry, Lay Men/Women, Pastors and Children’s Ministry workers.
Uganda, Africa – May 29 – June 12, 2017
Children’s Ministry Training, Evangelistic Campaign, Orphanage/Baby Home Ministry, Widows and Women’s Ministry Conference, Pastors Training Conference, Construction Projects. School Sponsorship.
Botswana/Zimbabwe/ Malawi – August 22- September 7, 2018 : Pastors Leadership Training Conferences, Evangelistic Campaign, Construction of Village Toilets.
Here in Njeru, Uganda under the shadow of a mosque, Pastor Henry Ssevviiri of Life Giving Stream Tabernacle host the 4th annual Soccer/NetBall Tournament as a platform to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. During this time in Uganda CTA hosted a team of 14from FFC to partner with Pastor Henry to conduct multiple venues including Leadership Training Conference, Construction projects, women’s empowerment, water well dedication, widows and orphans ministry, evangelistic rallies.
Now as we prepare to return to Uganda this month, we ask for prayer support as we will spend time in the Eastern and Western parts of Uganda to support a medical clinic, orphans ministry, evangelism rallies, school support for children, women’s empowerment, agriculture development, pig project, water dedication and leadership training opportunities.
Our team will be small but this gives us the freedom to be mobile and cover several areas of ministry need. We will have an intern (Kaitlynn Dugan from TX.) who will be helping CTA communicate to our circle of influence for future teams and missions to join us. You will begin to see post from Kaitlynn on our website and the blog attached.
Please pray for Pastor Henry Ssevviiri and Pastor Joseph Olowo who will be hosting us within their area of leadership. They have been an invaluable resource in CTA’s partnership to work toward community transformation. Under their leadership we will provide support for projects on both sides of the country. Pastor Henry will begin placing a fence around 84 acres on the Lake Victoria designated for Agriculture projects. Pastor Joseph Olowo is working in the West to construct a pig project with a goal to raise 50 pigs at a time. These agriculture projects have become a primary focus for CTA to help our friends become sustainable and validate the Gospel we preach.
Also another primary focus in Community Transformation is clean water, Pictured to the right is an educator in Busheyi Uganda that has dedicated the rest of his life to raise a generation that will honor God with their lives. It is here we will dedicate a clean water project and conduct a medical clinic with Dr. Jay Gregston and family of OK. Please pray for us!
God is Good all the time! January 15 – February 5 , I had the privilege of being the host of Fishhawk Fellowship Church, Lithia Fl. and some good friends from Huntsville, Al. Kim and Gary Reisenwitz.
Pictured here is Rebecca Coleman holding babies at Sangaalo Babies Home Mbeko, Uganda. Truly a ministry to the least of the least. The heart of Sarah Joseph Foundation of CTA.
During our days of ministry on the ground in Uganda we hosted multiple venues; including Leadership Training, Soccer/Net Ball Tournament, medical Clinics, orphanage ministry, women’s empowerment, construction projects at two orphanages and Good Shepherd School. Our Ugandan host was Pastor Henry Ssevviiri from Njeru, Uganda. Call to Africa works with local trusted leaders like Pastor Henry to expand the kingdom of God.
Here you see the women in attendance at one of the women’s empowerment meetings. Deep in the village our team of women traveled to minister the word of God and share testimony and look at empowerment projects already in place.
As you see every venue just validates the message that we share of God’s Extravagant Grace! We thank the Lord for His grace toward us and the privilege to share it wherever we go.
Please pray for us and go with us; we will travel to Haiti, Zambia, S. Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe this year and we have a spot for you! Blessings! Rev. Ken Galyean
SarahJoseph Foundation of Call to Africa has great influence in the kingdom of God throughout Uganda. Renate Galyean pictured at the bottom of this page with Irene Kaziba are the co-founders of this ministry.
The influence includes supporting ministries like Sagaalo Babies with the founders Demily and David Kimuli pictured with Rev. Ken top left.
Next picture is a church plant that was from a partnership with Kelly Green Global ministries. Elim Lake View Church has been the host church for many woman’s conferences conducted by Renate Galyean and Milly Mwesigwe. Now the church has a school and been added onto twice since its inception in 2006.
Renate was unable to travel with me this year but made sure resources and materials went to several ministries supported by the SJ Foundation. Please pray for this extension of CTA ministries as sewing machines, materials and resources for women’s empowerment projects have been distributed. School fees and funds for orphans are continuing to be channeled through this ministry to help the least of the least among the circles of influence where Renate has connected to partners.
Many of our supporters have supplied resources, materials, wedding dresses, bibles, bible teaching to make disciples of Jesus Christ through partnerships among the women of Africa.
Even though Renate wasn’t healthy enough to travel this year she makes sure to keep a prayerful watch out to help as the Lord provides through many partners like you for the Glory of God!
We look forward to seeing our partners in Uganda in another week. The Lord has blessed us and He continues to give us opportunities to spread the Great News of his Gospel! Please pray for us as we will work together with our Ugandan leadership Partners to move some projects forward to completion.
Also we hope to purchase 1 or more brick machines on this trip to add equipment that will help us move closer to sustainability within our community transformation projects, primarily in Njeru, and Mbarara, Uganda. We will also invest in the widows and orphans ministry under CTA; Sarah Joseph Foundation and its connections. Blessings Rev. Ken
With crowds swelling during the Soccer and Net Ball Tournament in Njeru, Uganda CTA partners from USA and Life Giving Stream Tabernacle church offered opportunities for anyone to respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Here with Pastor Matt Moore from FFC and Pastor Ken Galyean of CTA these adults gave their lives to Christ and were challenged to become a part of the local fellowship to be discipled in the faith. Many more responded as the invitation was given by Pastor Henry Ssevviiri.
Below is Pastor Matt from FFC preaching to large crowd before the trophies were passed out among the winners of the tournament. The Lord id Good!
The Good Shepherd School in Njeru, Uganda provides a Christian based education and one meal per day to approximately 600 plus children. The school is operated under the leadership of Pastor Henry Ssevviiri, along with a small administrative staff and approximately 13 teachers. The Good Shepherd School has seen recent and rapid growth, from 200 children to over 600 in about 15 months. The school was also rebuilt in 2011; the cost of which was covered by donations. Families who send children to the Good Shepherd School are charged tuition, however there are approximately 110 children who attend school that cannot afford some, or all, of the tuition. These children are perhaps most in need of the meal and education they receive at Good Shepherd. By sending in your donation, you will be helping children such as Christy, pictured here.
While the administrative staff and Pastor Henry seek agriculture projects to help move this school toward self sustainability we ask you to prayerfully consider supporting a Christ like effort to offer hope to the hopeless. By sending in a donation to GSS of $25/month you help the administration of this school reach out to more within this poor area of Uganda who would otherwise be on the streets without any supervision as their single parent or relative looks for food to survive. The enrollment would have reached upwards to 700 but the administrative staff had to say no because they don’t have the monthly resources to feed all the children and offer the quality education standards expected by the Ministry of Education.
You can help by sending a gift through our donation button and designating the funds to Good Shepherd School. We will gather the funds and forward them to the school administrative purser who adds these funds to the collected school fees and uses this pool of resources to cover all the priorities of feeding and educating the whole student body.
A special thank you to those who have and will help with this investment of Christ centered education!
Meet Silas, from the village in Njeru he always smiles! But today as I saw him he said please tell Pastor Tony and wife from FFC that he is doing well in school and he loves them very much.
At Good Shepherd School more than 100 street children would not be going to school if were not for the heart of Pastor Henry Ssevviirri and folks like Pastor Tony Parker who reached out to provide school fees so the children of Njeru, Uganda can go to school and have hope for the future.
Please pray with us as we seek to find support to help underwrite 100 or more of the 600 plus students at Good Shepherd School who would be on the streets without the heart of God being expressed through many friends of GSS.
In Western Uganda close to Kabwohe, Uganda you turn west and ride miles up into the most beautiful mountain ridges I have ever seen. Working alongside Pastor Henry Ssevviiri and Pastor Joseph Olowo they prayed about where our team from USA would go to conduct a leadership conference and a women’s conference. What we discovered was a group of precious people who had never had a missionary visit them and they had never seen a white man before this mission June 25-28, 2012.
Our team that joined my wife (Renate’) and I for these conference meetings where Christy Fordham and Sandra Chafee from my home church Crosspointe, in Madison, AL. The team member who joined me to teach the leaders and pastors was Mike Copple from one of partnering churches; FishHawk Fellowship Church, Lithia FL.
We experienced a hungry people for the word of God and He would not let them leave unsatisfied. Many came to faith in Christ and many were encouraged and discipled in the faith. We were in awe of the magnificent beauty of this place and the people’s hearts receptive for the truth only found in Jesus Christ!
Pictured outside his unfinished church is a man of God and his Wife. In their heart is a dream, to send their daughter to University, finish their church building and to raise up Christian men and women who will change the course of their nation, continent and the world.
But they have been busy with life and ministry and did I tell you they both are just recovering from Malaria. But they won’t make this the topic of discussion, rather they want to hear how we can work together to help village churches survive who have nothing. So while their personal dreams are placed aside they continue to pursue the heavenly vision.
During our visit Joseph takes us to Parental Care Ministries location close to Ibanda, Uganda where he will treat their animals and show us the ministry site of a partnership between his friend Pastor Emmy and wife and the ministry from TX, USA. We are there with Pastor Henry Ssevviiri from Jinja, Uganda where many partners have helped bring Henry’s dream towards reality. But now we see in front of us where Pastor Henry’s village needs to progress and we also realize God is showing us a model of what we call “Community Transformation. A Christ centered village with the ability to educate, feed and sustain the next generation children until they grow into adults who will have the ability to change the course of their Nation for the Glory of God. It’s no accident that Henry and I are scheduled to fly into Juba, Sudan the next day and meet with the village leadership to begin a similar project where the men are 80% illiterate and the women are 90% illiterate and they are looking to us to help them. May God help us!
Our vision statement says “To touch the continent of Africa with the Gospel of Jesus Christ’, this is a very bold statement for a redneck from Alabama. But God is the one who will do it, He has revealed in front of me this year that He is doing it and I can participate or I can live my life-like most Americans, self-centered and chasing the next empty pursuit.
Why don’t you come help us pursue the modern-day Macedonian Call Acts 16:9-10? This year Uganda, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ghana, you can join us.