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A Visitor from Australia

It was around 3pm 30 Thursday when our managing director Mr.David Oteko, (the one in the white shirt in the photo,) got a call from our Lovely Sister Maria Ruiz from Australia saying that she was already in Kampala, Uganda and she was so eager to visit our ministry on Friday, May 31st. On Friday afternoon, she was already in Jinja waiting for Mr.David Oteko to go and pick her and we really shared a lot with her at the office, she was really a blessing to us and the ministry at large.

She spent the whole day with us and she really appreciated our work.

In the photo:
Mr. David Oteko in a white shirt.
Sister Maria Ruiz in the middle.
Mr. Ivan Lyagoba in a t-shirt.

Visitors in May

Visitors in May

Easter Blessings!

Hello,

Be blessed this Easter!!!

The following article highlights what flows from Jesus’ resurrection power as we continue to seek to fulfill the Great Commission.

Transformation: The Purpose of the Great Commission

The Apostle Paul exhorted the people at Rome to ‘be transformed by the renewing of your mind’ (Romans 12:2). He also taught the church at Corinth that we ‘are being transformed into the same (God’s) image from glory to glory’ (2 Corinthians 3:18). This transformation is the reason we are commissioned to preach the gospel of the Kingdom and make disciples of all nations.

Jesus not only gave us the Great Commission; he modeled it. In Luke 4:18 and 19 He announced His intent or His mission statement. The Father appointed and anointed Jesus to:

[1] Transform the Poor

Jesus came with a message of good news that gave hope to those in poverty. Where the gospel is received and people become converted, their lives are changed and the blessing of God ultimately transforms their situation.

[2] Transform the Broken-hearted

Jesus was sent to heal those people whose hearts and lives were broken. Healing brings lives back to health and wholeness.

[3] Transform the Captives

Jesus not only proclaimed freedom for those who are bound, He delivered them from their bondage and has empowered us to do the same.

[4] Transform the Blind

Not only does this mean physical blindness being healed, but the eyes of our hearts being opened. Jesus’ message included renewed vision for those who had lost the ability to see hope for the future.

[5] Transform the Downtrodden

Jesus brought liberty for those who have been crushed by the circumstances of life and damaging relationships. He has authorized us to do the same.

Our community programs and missions activities only have value and significance as vehicles for the transforming power of God to change lives, families and communities. As we go across Uganda or into our community, let’s allow the Spirit of God to lead us to bring transformation!

Blessings,
David Oteko
Managing Director
Uganda

Diana Ward
Managing Director
USA
http://jilmu.com

Why do we do what we do? The Love of God compels us…

Matthew 25:31-46
King James Version (KJV)
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

The Commandments of God

When I think about the commandments of God, the first 4 talk about loving God and the last 6 about loving man – when people say God did away with the law, does that mean we don’t obey God commandments as believers? No it does not. The law does not save us, but the law shows us what sin is, so if we want to live as a child of God we must obey His laws and commands out of love for Him so we may honor and glorify Him as servants of the Most High God.

He gave all believers His Holy Spirit, so that the world will know He still lives in he hearts of saved men so we may be used by Him to reveal who He is. We as believers have the responsibility to reveal the light by not practicing sin and living holy lives. If sin brings death and if Jesus had to die for our sin to set us free from sin and death, why would anyone want to go back into bondage and live in it?

God’s grace is not a license to sin. God’s Grace is there if you do sin, it is then, when you do sin, you can ask for forgiveness – Jesus came to fulfill the law, not to eliminate the law. We can not live a holy life without the Spirit of God within doing the works through us. God said: Without me you can do nothing. Jesus said: So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Revelation 3:16 – “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Luke 16:13

In other words, you can’t be living your life as the world lives part of the time and the other part live as a believer. Either you are for God, living for Him in complete devotion being sold out with the desire to obey Him or it is nauseating to Him – we all choose how we will serve – it is your choice – God or self –

And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15