2018 YEARLY REPORT

The mission trip this year was BLESSED and BRUTAL at the same time. An uneventful flight [loading at 11;30 PM est] Atlanta to Amsterdam and a quick transfer to a K.L.M. flight to Entebbe, a good motel room with western facilities, and a nice evening at a good restaurant following the usual stop at the Forex Exchange——U.S. Dollars for Uganda Schillings. 3,700 Uganda Schillings per Dollar. The next day was shopping for essentials for the trip. Uganda cellphone, a good fan with battery backup for electricity outages which are frequent ie daily. A good fan is essential to keep malaria hosting mosquitos away, they cannot fly in the air turbulence caused by the fan. Several cases of bottled water because there is no such thing as clean drinking water in Uganda——-all have the potential for Typhoid infection.

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TO THE ROAD

First Stop——Lusenke Kayunga

After leaving Entebbe, we got onto Uganda’s first and only four lane expressway and as usual Joshua [driver] steps on the pedal and AWAY WE GO. Soon enough,we turn on to a dirt road not fit for a lizard. The only change is from ruts in the road to Canyon size ruts in the road and onward to Lusenka 30 miles north, jaw clenching and aggravating enough to challenge your will. Surely the great tribulation couldn’t be much worse. Just call this Uganda highway 666!

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Twenty five miles to go, to reach Lusenke Kayunga by the Nile

and our Home Church

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Family transportation——-Uganda style.

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Where’s the traffic Cop when ya need him/her ?

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The Church of Jesus Christ at Lusenke Kayunga

Danny and Bishop Bita James Oloo [translator of six languages]

This humble village Church use to worship beneath a Jack fruit tree, prior to that, under a grass roofed shelter. The owner of that property ask the church to re-locate. My partner, Bishop Bita, wrote a report and sent it to me and we began to raise money for land and to build a Church-house. Click on the link below for that report. These links are very interesting indeed——-worth a few minutes of your time. Danny

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Lusenke Church cook hous

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Lusenke Elementary School founded by Headmaster Regina Bita

Began with a few and now numbers over 200 students.

The best students and faculty with highest scores in the area, including well subsidized Catholic schools

You can get involved. A one year [all expenses paid scholarship] is just 35 dollars U.S.

New Testament Fellowship International, P.O. box 1128, Evans GA

Name, photo and history included.

biblesforuganda@gmail.com Danny

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Two scholarships awarded by U.S. donor

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Grand Performance

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Our beginning——five years ago

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The well we created three years ago. Through two years of serious drought it still puts out 25 gallons plus every day. Bishop Bita with well bucket.

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Fresh, clean, clear water——-24/7. Well bucket made in U.S.A.

On to——Our Purpose

Distribution of Native language Bibles

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Elder Federisi [front center green gown'] did not receive a Bible three years ago because she could not read. She was very disappointment——not to be dissuaded——-she joined the primary students to learn to read and jumped to the head of her class. She is a hard working Elder in the Church.

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Reading glasses for all who need them

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After receiving Native language Bibles and reading glasses it’s off to the Nile for baptisms.

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On to Osia, Tororo District—-the birth place of Bishop Bita

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Jajja [Grandmother—-Bishop Bita’s mom], Auntie, and N.T.F.I. chairman in front of Jajja’s home with new corrugated steel roof provided by donors from Georgia, U.S.A.

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Uncle Azalia—-former Constable

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Another of many village uncles

Family Bita

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Bishop Bita’s property left to him by his father. This is where he plans to retire later in life. The property rolls downward to a stream below. He use to swim in that stream as a boy.

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Some of more than two thousand seedling trees distributed 7 years ago donated by a donor from Walkertown North Carolina, U.S.A.

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Just a few of those trees as they stand today. They have been planted all over Osia to help push back at the vast problem of deforestation in Eastern Uganda. Millions of trees are harvested for firewood charcoal for cooking. Each recipient has vowed Never to harvest these trees. Thank you Janet B.

Onward to Buwanga

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Bishop Bita teaching New Testament Christianity. Many of these village people have never been indoctrinated into sound doctrine. This teaching will go on till the Last Trumpet sounds.

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Trusses of tree branches

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Sound doctrine, Native language Bibles and eyeglasses distributed

Mission Buwanda accomplished. On to Tororo.

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Tororo Pastors and Elders Conference

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African instruments only in N.T.F.I. venues. You cannot know how heavenly these instruments sound unless you have experienced it yourself.

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Trashing Word/Faith heresies brought to East Africa by such as Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar, Fredrick K.C. Price, Joyce Meyer, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, Marylin Hickey and others. such as “born again Jesus, Redemption purchased in hell, Jesus was not born divine, Adam was just as much God as Jesus and much much more”.

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Praise and worship——African style

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Prayer before Bible distribution

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Bibles and reading glasses

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Ten young Pastors being tutored by Bishop Bita for the purpose of pushing back on false doctrine, superstitions and lingering witchcraft in remote villages.

On to Bukedea—-the most difficult part of this mission journey.

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Seven years ago, my dear friend Pastor Okurut Robert of Bukadedea, e-mailed me concerning a certain desperate widow living in a remote village. She lived in a delapidated old thatch roof mud hut that leaked rain water every time it rained. She,l and the children living with her slept on a polyester piece across the dirt floor. “Extreme poverty” was the only words to describe her situation so we began to raise money with the help of Bishop Lyle Dukes of Woodbridge VA and completed our work of building a brick house which houses this family to this day. We visited her on this mission to Bukedea, 2018.

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Joyful arrival

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Off to the brick house with family and friends

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Pastor Okurut Robert who initiated this work——the woman “praising the Lord”

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a WELL BUILT HOME GIVES PRIDE AND PRESTIGE TO THE OWNER

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Lynette with left hand on forearm showing respect for an elder.

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A generous gift of two hens——-ummmm

What a wonderful thing to see this family flourishing

link below

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Pastor Okurut Robert—sporting fresh, clean and clear well water after being filtered through a filter donated by a donor in Augusta GA—U.S.A. There has been not a single case of typhoid since using this filter.

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Water filter donated by a U.S. donor——Typhoid no more!

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Typical village Church house

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Water hole for baptism

Water hole for baptism——-buried with Christ and raised to the newness of life

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The Church of Jesus Christ Bukedea—-Okurut Robert , Pastor/founder

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Wife and long time supporter——-Lynette McDowell

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A word of encouragement.

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Bishop Bita [center] and Pastor Robert [right]. Congregation sporting new native language Bibles

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100 pair of reading glasses distributed on this mission

To Okurut’s home for dinner followed by a long journey back to Entebbe

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Bishop Bita and Pastor Joshua in Entebbe

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Bishop, wife Regina with children Burcham, Dorothy and Enoch. Bita family at home in Entebbe Uganda.

Lynette and Danny McDowell

biblesforuganda@gmail. com

See ya in December