Every year, the Water Mission Uganda team personally collects money, clothes, and food to share with those in need. When they deliver their gifts, they also share the love of Christ.
Recently, the team visited Kirinya Prison in Jinja, Uganda. With more than 1,000 inmates in a building built for a few hundred, the halls of Kirinya grow crowded and dark, making the hope of Christ difficult to see. Yet, God’s “light shines in the darkness, and darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5).
During the team’s visit, Human Resources Officer Lydia Nantumbwe led the prisoners in joyful songs of worship with drums, clapping, and dancing. Community Development Officer Fred Muwanguzi used his testimony to proclaim the Lord’s faithfulness even in suffering.
Ministry Partner Pastor Matthew Kazonga shared encouragement written by the apostle Paul from his own prison cell in Rome, urging the prisoners to never lose hope in the Lord. He invited them to follow Jesus, and five men dedicated their lives to Christ!
At the request of the prison’s officials, Water Mission staff will return to Kirinya Prison with Bibles. They plan to visit other prisons, hospitals, and communities, sharing the love of God wherever the Lord calls them.