Monday, July 1, 2013

Iganga Testimonies

And the people came...
Children filled the seats in this wall-less Praise and Worship Church of All Nations. I worried a bit until about an hour after we started a procession of people arrived. Keeping true Uganda time (i.e., LATE), they all came, and they came in droves. Pastor Gerald is learning how to mobilize the community and he is learning well. Over 50 people filled this little church during our second visit.

Banana juice is one of the byproducts of our first workshop together. One man created something new from our Business Concept workshop, something not currently found in the local market, and indicated he was doing quite well in selling the product, thus creating a new revenue stream.

Tailoring is nothing new in Uganda, but the tailor testified that her newfound sense of creativity rejuvenated through the Art and Science of Thinking workshop attracted more customers than ever before.

Basket making is another common handcraft in Uganda, but this woman simply indicated that until she’d taken a serious inventory of her skills/assets, applied in our Asset-based Development workshop, she’d not thought of using that skill to earn money for her family.

Market shops are common in Uganda, they have all kinds of different products. One old woman simply said that she was “prospering like never before” because of the time of prayer and her new learning while participating in these workshops.

Leadership Team
So thankful for what God is doing in the lives of these people and their community. They truly understand the principle of Divine-human cooperation.