Profile: John is 49 years old. He has been married to Betty for 5 years and they have been blessed with Winnie, who is 2; they have 7 other children from a previous marriage. John trained as an electrician but was unable to find employment due to Uganda’s unemployment rate of 65% but also because of ill health.
Ministry: For the past 15 years John has proved a faithful minister of the gospel, working tirelessly to serve the local community. He is a leader of integrity, who has remained consistent even in the face of biting poverty as he serves a congregation that can’t afford to sustain him. Together, he & Betty pastor Mafubira Christian Life Church which is located in Mafubira Zone B Jinja; it consists of 110 Adults, and 140 Children. Their ministry is to the Church Congregation they pastor, as well as Orphan Care Ministry at Victory Nursery School, which is run from the Church hall, for 65 kids and begins with kindergarten education. John spends his days with the children at the nursery helping with their education as well as attending to other church responsibilities. The couple’s older kids are out of school due to financial challenges.