Ugandan Life Ministries
Norwich-trained Emmanuel and Jane Rucyaba founded Life Ministries Christian Centre in September of 1992 after seven years of working as a Licensed Minister with a Pentecostal Ministry in Uganda.
Emmanuel and Jane felt that, the Lord was directing them into a new Ministry. In order to be properly equipped for this challenge, Emmanuel left Uganda for one year’s Christian Leadership Training at Kerygma International Ministries (now Proclaimers International), at Drayton Hall, Norwich, England, which was under the leadership of the late Dr Bob Gordon.
While there, the Lord gave him a clear vision of what he was to do later in Africa through the Scripture in Acts 13:47: “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth”
Emmanuel is happily married to Jane and together they have three children, Joshua Nshuti will be 18 years in June, Ruth Uwera will be 16 years in May and James Nkurunziza will be 14 years in February.
Jane’s crucial contribution includes regularly holding women’s Conferences in different parts of Uganda and Central Africa; God has always proved himself in these meetings.
She also meets and encourages the HIV/AIDS clients once every week in Kampala.
The Ministry’s Leadership structure consists of a Board of Trustees whose major role is to oversee legal responsibilities for the Ministry, while the Ministry Team of Elders are responsible for the Spiritual over sight and the day to day running of the work.
“LMCC is committed to demonstrate Christian love, and to establish New testament Churches in unreached areas of East & Central Africa and to train and equip Christian Leaders for effective service in extending God’s Kingdom”.
In the last fourteen years, we have planted a total of 53 Churches in Uganda, and 19 Churches in Rwanda, 6 Churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo and 1 Church in Burundi. This year, we intend to plant a minimum of nine Churches in different parts of Uganda.
Leadership training programme:
This started in 1997 and is for the full time leaders. The whole course takes two years, and each year is divided into terms whereby each term is two weeks after every three months. By December 2004 we had trained 51 Leaders. And this year in December, we shall graduate 19 Leaders.
Child Sponsorship Scheme
As most of the pastors at LMCC receive little or no remuneration, raising and educating their children can therefore be challenging. With this sponsorship scheme, you can encourage these pastors and their families by supporting their children with education costs and also with the upbringing of their children.
How can I help?
£15 a month covers the cost of primary education, school clothing and lunches. Education beyond this level does cost more.
100% of your payment will go to supporting your sponsored child – none of your donation is taken up by administration charges, because this is a small specialised programme.
You can sponsor a child by:
- Completing the attached form advising us that you would like to.
- Setting up a monthly standing order from your bank account to Kings Community Church Norwich, who collect all the sponsorship money and forward it monthly to LMCC in Uganda.
- Signing the Gift Aid section on the form if you are a UK taxpayer, as your sponsorship can then count for at least 28% more.
Once we receive your form, we will forward your standing order to your bank. We will nominate a specific child for you to sponsor; provide a photograph and information about where they live, their interests and details for contact – your sponsorship will make a difference.
UK Contact Details
Brian Fawcett, 5 Church Field, Attlebridge, Norwich, NR9 5TH, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured are David Lees (left), Emmanuel Rucyaba, Goff Hope and Brian Fawcett at the child sponsorship scheme launch in Norwich.