New Library in Eastern Uganda Thanks to CBD

New Library in Eastern Uganda Thanks to CBD

The Pastors of Mbale in Eastern Uganda are celebrating the opening of a new resource center and library with great thanks to our ministry partner Christian Book Distributors, founder Ray Hendrickson and his entire staff.

Rooted In The Word Conference - Nakawa

See how pastors have benefited from the recent Rooted In The Word conference in Nakawa, Uganda.  Pastors have been trained about discipling, inductive bible study methods and personal business to support their ministries.

Who is the True Father?

Who is the True Father?

Welcome to our special weekend of reflections on the True Father. We hope that the few minutes you will take these three days to examine the Scriptures for truth will be fruitful and bring more love, healing, joy, and appreciation in your life for your earthly father and your heavenly Father. With over 30% of families growing up without earthly fathers today, your reflections from this devotional might indeed bless you or someone else.


17TH June

Day 1

Who is the True Father?

(Have we not all one father…?” (Mal. 2:10))

Knowing the True Father and practicing His presence is the key to all of life. Jesus, on the day He was baptized, was affirmed by His heavenly Father as Son. (Matt. 3:3-17) Later the devil tempted Him saying, “If you are the Son of God…” (Matt. 4:6). Jesus on the cross was mocked by one saying, “If you are the Son of God, save yourself and us” (Luke 23:9). It seems that getting anyone to doubt their true identity in God is a key strategy of the enemy. This is why it must become a personal quest of “Who is the True father?”

 Please take a few minutes now to read: Gen. 1:26-27 and Matt. 23:8-9.

 The True Father is the perfect example for all earthly fathers because He is Holy and Just; but his most outstanding quality is love. 


18TH June

Day 2

How does the True Father love?

(Have we not all one father…?” (Mal. 2:10))

 God is love (1 Jn. 4:8), He doesn’t just love, His essential nature is love. He lavishes His love on all his people even though we are all sinful and undeserving. He demonstrated His sacrificial love toward us by sending His Son to pay the penalty for our sins.  (Rom. 5:8).

 Christ’s chief mission on earth was to save us from our sin (Matt. 1:21). Sin has caused all the beautiful creation of God to be marred. As a result, pain and suffering are part of this life (Gen. 3) – the very things that cause us to doubt God’s love. The Bible contains special promises that give us a glimpse of how the Father loves.

 Please read: Jn. 3: 15-18, 1 Jn. 3:1, and Psa. 68:5.


19TH June

Day 3

How can I serve the True Father?

(Have we not all one father…?” (Mal. 2:10))

All Christian service to the True Father should be based on a true understanding of God as the father of all. Thus, one is to always seek to bring the good news of the Father to the ends of the earth. Serving the Father must be a joy and yet also a sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2) because of the fallen nature of mankind.

God the True Father speaks clearly in His Word of ways we ought to serve Him.

Please read the following passages and draw practical ways of serving the True Father: Matt. 25:40, Gal. 5:24-25, Eph. 4:12.


An Opportunity to Impact Fathers

As part of serving the True Father, we remember the millions of earthly fathers in Africa who have no other frame of reference for treating their wives and children except their cultural beliefs and what was modeled down to them by their parents. Fathers wield great power and authority as they rule their homes. Women and children find themselves bending under the force of this control with nowhere else to turn. But how shall today and tomorrow's African fathers act biblically unless they are taught?

As part of our new Daraja center, we hope to equip 10,000 pastors with biblical counselling skills by 2020 - pastors who speak to fathers every week and counsel families out of violence and abuse.

With a gift of $500 in honor of your father or caregiver, we will build phase one of the Daraja Center - our Pastors Training Center for pastors once the number of givers reach 100.

Daraja means bridge. We view this training center as our bridge of hope where the Lord takes pastors from spiritual poverty (need for instruction) to a place of competence (capable of providing biblical counselling to families).

Please note that there are a few ways that you can give towards the Daraja Center:

  1. Donate Online at our website
  2. Mail A Check made out to Pastors Discipleship Network & designate it for The Daraja Center Project  (PO BOX 896, Canton, TX 75103)
  3. Email Mara to talk about pledging a Monthly Gift or to Donate Stock.
  4. Use one of our Charitable Giving Funds listed below:

PayPal Charitable Giving Fund - The whole donation will come to PDN but PayPal will receipt the transaction;  it's possible to give a one-time gift or recurring.
Ebay Charity Auction 
Amazon Smile - If you don't have an Amazon Smile charity, please consider choosing PDN!

Make The Match, Ignite The Future!

Make The Match, Ignite The Future!

The Pastors Discipleship Network Is Building A Training Center, Classroom Block, & Housing To Properly Teach The Word Of God In Uganda
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During 2015, we began this campaign to build PDN a new home.  We're calling this project Daraja, the Swahili word for "bridge".

And in case you missed our last update, PDN was able to purchase the land earlier this year and the preliminary work for construction of the first building has begun. Praise God for His faithfulness and provision!
In the last year, many of you gave towards this project and we were able to raise just over $230,000. But most of that giving was DOUBLED with a generous matching grant that was offered to us, giving us a wonderful start to our campaign and putting us well on our way to meeting our total giving goal of $1.1 million.

We're Excited To Tell You Another Generous Matching Grant Has Been Pledged To Us!  

We are so grateful to see the Lord provide so tangibly for His work and to see so many of you excited to partner with us.  During the 2016 calendar year, all gifts given towards The Daraja Center Project will be matched up to $200,000.

Please note that there are a few ways that you can give towards Daraja:

  1. Donate Online at our website
  2. Mail A Check made out to Pastors Discipleship Network & designate it for The Daraja Center Project  (PO BOX 896, Canton, TX 75103)
  3. Email Mara to talk about pledging a Monthly Gift or to Donate Stock.
  4. Use one of our Charitable Giving Funds listed below:

PayPal Charitable Giving Fund - The whole donation will come to PDN but PayPal will receipt the transaction;  it's possible to give a one-time gift or recurring.
Ebay Charity Auction 
Amazon Smile - If you don't have an Amazon Smile charity, please consider choosing PDN!

The Daraja Center Project is far from complete, so if you're still interested in partnering with us in building PDN a new home, click here for more information.  Big things are happening, so now is the time to give!

OUR NEW LAND
You might see brush & trees, but we see the answer to years of prayer & planning & the huge potential that God has given to us with this land!

DARAJA PROGRESS
Clearing the land, and our new wall!


DARAJA CENTER QUICK FACTS

  • The first phase of the Daraja Project, purchasing the land, was completed in February.
  • Construction of the west wall was completed in early May.
  • The first PDN Conference (in conjunction with Baylor University) was held on the land in temporary tents the week of May 16th.
  • Having the land has given PDN a 44% increase in ministry visibility.
  • 30 new jobs have been created (unemployment for uneducated youth in Uganda is 70%).
  • 18 local business are supported through the building project.
  • 4 new local ministries are interested in partnership with PDN.

Thank you for faithfully partnering with PDN and the work
that the Lord is doing to grow His church in Africa.

Mastering The Land Business Conference

Today was Day One of our Mastering the Land business conference and the pastors and pastors' wives really enjoyed! We often teach in large sessions, but there is also significance in one-one-one or small group interactions. These often inspire hope and is where even greater learning happens.

We are thankful for this year's team from Baylor!

Rooted In The Word Conference 2015

Rooted In The Word Conference 2015

We finished 2015 with holding four RITW conferences in as many months, including two in new regions.

Two important lessons emerged: one is that our increased focus on practicing the inductive Bible study method was vital in developing the ability of pastors to study, interpret and apply God’s Word correctly; the second thing learned was the importance of establishing the quality and integrity of PDN’s programs in new regions. Pastors want to be assured that we will bring correct, biblical teaching and that our character, evidenced by the members of the PDN team, will be genuine and authentic.