TOUCHING ONE LIFE CAN TOUCH A WHOLE COMMUNITY
Many years ago I became part of a missionary couple’s support team through prayer and a monthly financial commitment. Little did I realize that through that commitment a fire would ignite in my heart for the mission field. I took my role as “partner” seriously. If I couldn’t go myself, then I figured I could “go” through others, and share in the fruit of the harvest!
We recently did an interview with one of the children we sponsored while in Uganda through Christ Aid International in 2001. One can’t possibly imagine the impact that’s made by sowing into a life. Neither can you know how far that impact will ripple across a village, a community or even a whole country. Abel has grown up from a little boy to become a Pastor in his village. It’s worth sharing with you, if only for the one life it touches.
HEALING WINGS INTERVIEWS PASTOR ABEL KAMIHANDA
HW: When did you commit your heart to Jesus Christ?
Abel: I came to know Jesus Christ after the tragedies that befell my family which included the death of four of my brothers. My parents and I survived the attacks, and I thank God for protecting us. My parents committed their lives to God and taught me how to pray and love God. It was in 1999 in a church service I was reflecting upon my life and realized I needed to personally commit my life to Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Savior. Since then I have never regretted my decision.
HW: How has Christ worked in your life?
Abel: I have seen God moving, working, and living in my life by the way He has changed the impossibilities into His possibilities. For example: God has given me a new family that consists of my mom and dad and 2 brothers and a sister. Praise be to God! God has made it possible for me to go to school since nursery and now University level thru provision provided by Healing Wings Ministries in Colorado. He speaks to me in dreams, revelations, and visions. God has given me the power to pray for people for healing and deliverance, and from this, testimonies have come forth and God has been glorified!
HW: How did God call you to be a Pastor?
Abel: The Holy Spirit spoke to me to go into the wilderness or prayer mountain to pray and fast for 7 days. While I did this I heard a voice from heaven and an Angel appeared to me with a branch of a plant and said, “If a branch fails to produce fruits it will be cut off, go and start producing fruits of good news!” At that time I was 20 years old…
HW: What is the vision God has given you for your community Fort Portal and country, Uganda?
Abel: God has shown me that what He promises He always fulfills, and that in Him everything is possible. I have witnessed this through those that had persecuted me at one time are now coming for deliverance. My ministry started under a tree with just a few people, but now many are coming and we have a temporary roofed church we meet in. I see God’s power working as He has given me favor with the government that has allowed me to minister and grow the church. This has been very encouraging for me and I look to buy land for the church in Fort Portal Municipality, build a church that seats 10,000 people and more, increase our help with orphans, the needy, and the disabled spiritually and physically. I want to develop programs with an emphasis toward our youth, and also to develop leaders to continue to expand God’s Kingdom in Uganda and Africa at large.
HW: Do you remember when Healing Wings came and met you for the first time? What impact has this had in your life?
Abel: I will always remember that day because it was my first time to meet and speak to a white person. God has used you to inspire me as a spiritual leader, and to increase a desire to know Him more, when you gave me a Bible and verses to read. Also the tapes and CD’s have helped me to learn to sing and worship the Lord in English. The academic achievements I have attained have been helped by your support. The goat, cow, and physical cash you sent helped me and my family so much. And how can I forget the person who gave me my first pair of shoes. Indeed you have impacted my life!
Hope Fest 2001- Uganda
There is so much I could say, so I will tell you all just how deeply and sincerely I appreciate you, my family in Christ, Debbie, Randy, and Robin. I would like to encourage you with a word, “always keep focused on the LORD JESUS CHRIST the son of GOD, for He is our only Lord and Savior!” Also I wanted to let you know that I named the church here in Fort Portal, “Healing Wings” as a token of thanks to what my Healing Wings Family in USA has done for me and continue to do. It’s my prayer that you come and visit Healing Wings Fort Portal Church and you fellowship with us.
HW: How can we pray for you and your church?
Abel: Since the mission has started it has provided many challenges, so pray for our protection and God’s direction in every aspect of my life and church. Pray for encouragement and His provision for all that He is laying before us.
We hope to return to Uganda in the future and participate in the work of Healing Wings Church. We want to minister along side Pastor Abel in doing our part to reach the hungry, lost and broken in Africa. But for now, we have many scheduled outreach events here in the U.S. for 2014.
We need your help to make the biggest impact!
Will you go with us into the prisons and on the streets of motorcycle rallys through your prayers and financial support? Will you become part of our support team as we continue to minister to those on the fringe of society?
THE FIELDS ARE WHITE FOR THE HARVEST!
DONATE TODAY TO OUR 2014 OUTREACH EVENTS and HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
1. Arkansas Women’s Prison — Needed: $923.00
- Evangelistic Concerts –Teaching & equipping — One on one ministry times
2. Sterling Men’s Prison — Needed: $268.00
- Motorcycle Yard Event — Evangelistic Concert
3. Dodge City Bike Rally — Needed: $730.00
- Concerts — Street Ministry
4. Montana Women’s Prison — Needed: $756.00
- Concerts — Teaching — One on one ministry
5. Sturgis Bike Rally — Needed: $2,096.00
- Street Concerts — Ministry
6. Florida Prisons Mission — Needed: $3,750.00
- Evangelistic Concerts — Teaching and equipping — One on one ministry times
Now 4 ways you can give:
1. Secure Online Giving through PayPal: You can give a gift today, either a one-time or a recurring gift through PayPal using your credit or debit card.
2. Direct Mail: Give by check or money order and mail to: Healing Wings Ministries ● PO Box 11182 ● Englewood, CO ● 80151-1182
3. Scan with your smartphone. By scanning the QR code, you can donate right from your phone.
4. Credit card donations by calling our office: 303-789-0950
Would you consider this opportunity to join our missions outreach team through your financial partnership or through your commitment to pray? Healing Wings Ministries has been recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 organization for 20 years. Your donation of any size is needed, greatly appreciated and tax deductible.
Thank you in advance for your partnership in spreading the Gospel. We could not gather this tremendous harvest without your help!
Together We WILL Make a Difference!
Debbie, Randy, Robin and missions team