Tito & Deborah Baligeya
Pastor Tito was born in Butaleja District in Eastern Uganda in 1940. His family migrated to Pallisa district where he attended elementary school but dropped out after 5 years due to financial hardships. At 18 yrs of age, Tito moved and settled in Uganda’s central region east of the River Nile, where he married Deborah. They have been married for 50 years, loving each other well into old age and have been blessed with 3 sons and 5 daughters. Subsistence farming has been the means of survival but without any sustainable source of income, they were unable to educate their children who also grew into peasant dwellers, fighting to sustain their own families. Two of them have become pastors as well.
The two testify that ministry has been a tough journey of challenges where everything has been done with great faith and difficulty, often with the lack of even the basics of life, but for decades while living this peasant life style, they faithfully served God through preaching the gospel and discipling villagers to love and serve Jesus in the Kagombe United Methodist Church, which has 25 adults and 40 children.
“My wife and I have become less energetic, but we don’t hope to retire from ministry until the Master calls us home. We request for some support so we can have basics in life as we continue to serve our Master Jesus” Tito.