Making Disciples in Uganda
Back in 2014, Emmaus Church began a global-missions partnership with Kaihura, a rural village in Western Uganda. Kaihura is a small but beautiful community, filled with incredible people that we have cherished the opportunity to work with as we seek to make disciples and build healthy churches among all peoples of the earth. Below you will find more information on our partnership, priorities, previous ministry projects, and ways that you can get involved! For more information, email Pastor Brian
The central message of our faith is The Gospel - that Jesus Christ came to provide a perfect atonement on the cross to reconcile us with God, and through faith in Him, we can be forgiven of all sin. All our work in Uganda seeks to proclaim and protect this glorious good news.
Strong churches grow and flourish around faithful pastors. Knowing this, we seek to train and equip local pastors in Biblical doctrine for faithful ministry. We are working to establish and strengthen enduring faithfulness to God's Word among the church leaders of Uganda.
Amidst many challenges, there is a great need for the faithful care of orphans and vulnerable children in Kaihura, Uganda. Partnering with Noah's Arc Children's Home, we work to love and care for these children, sponsoring them to provide food, clothing, and education.
In all of our work, we want to make disciples of Jesus. We send teams regularly to Uganda to work in the local schools, homes, and orphanages of Kaihura Uganda - sharing the love and truth of Jesus with this beautiful community. We go to make disciples, and we grow as disciples along the way.
Meet our Partners!
Ken & Beatrice Kabagambe
Ken and Beatrice are the founders and directors of Noah’s Arc Children’s Home in Kaihura, Uganda. They are dear friends of Emmaus Church, working diligently to care for the physical and spiritual needs of their community.
Noah's Arc Children's Home
Noah’s Arc Children’s Home was established to help care for the physical, spiritual, and educational needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Kaihura, Uganda. They serve as the home to 120+ children and operate two primary schools that provide excellent education to children in their community. Click below to learn more about Noah’s Arc.
Ways to Get Involved!
Join us in diligent prayer for our partners and ongoing ministry in Kaihura, Uganda. Click below to download a prayer guide with some current requests for prayer.Prayer Guide
Engage your family in the active care of vulnerable children in Uganda through sponsorship with Noah's Arc Children's Home. Click below to find out more and get started.Sponsor a Child
We are excited to announce a return trip to Uganda that will take place in July 2023. We will be having an informational meeting on November 6th at 1pm.More Info
Mission Uganda 2023
In July 2023, Emmaus Church will be sending a ministry team to Uganda for a week of gospel service and love. We are currently enlisting our team, and will be having an information meeting on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 1pm for prospective team members. Want to join us at the meeting? Click below.
In 2021, Emmaus Church launched a mobile seminary program in partnership with Global Training Network to provide formal doctrinal training to pastors and church leaders in Kaihura. Three times each year, students gather for week-long intensives as they complete this three year certificate program. If you’d like to pray for our current students, click below for a printable prayer list.
In August 2020, Emmaus Church raised just under $200,000 as part of our Kingdom Come campaign to complete construction on Joy Christian School at Noah’s Arc Children’s Home in Kaihura, Uganda. The school building was completed in 2021, along with a new boys dormitory and water well.
In March 2020, Emmaus Church sent a team of 6 leaders to Kaihura Full Gospel Church to lead a training conference for 500 pastors and church leaders from throughout the region. During the 3-day training, the team modeled expositional preaching by teaching through the book of 2 Timothy, using the passages to highlight scriptures calling for faithfulness in ministry.
In the summer of 2019, Emmaus Church donated $4,000 to help Kaihura Full Gospel Church complete construction on their new building. The donation was used to pay for the concrete floor of the church, protecting the foundation of this building for years to come.
Raise the Roof
In October 2018, Emmaus Church raised just under $50,000 to pour the foundation and begin construction on a new school building for Joy Christian School in Kaihura Uganda. Construction of the basement and first floor was completed in 2019.
In April 2018, Emmaus Church sent a team of 8 leaders to Kaihura Full Gospel Church to lead a training conference for 300 pastors and church leaders from throughout the region. During the 3-day training, the team provided teaching concerning the calling, qualifications, and responsibilities of the pastor from scripture.
Bible Access Program
At the end of 2016, Emmaus began a campaign called Bibles for Kaihura to raise funds to purchase a bible for every home in the community of Kaihura, Uganda. 1,500 bibles were purchased and donated in that initial project in 2017. Identifying additional needs, another 1,000 bibles were donated in 2020.