Vision: To reach out to 1,500,000
Mission: To Equip, Empower and Commission Local Churches and Evangelists in their Contexts.
Goals/Objectives: To raise 50,000 Churches and 500,000 Workers to Reach 1,500,000 souls in Uganda in May 2020
Title of the Project:
GO 2020 Evangelistic Project in Uganda – Mobilizing Stakeholders, Database Creation, TOTs,
Training of Evangelists, Provision of Materials and Administering and Managing the Operations.
1. GO Outreach Day (Host Organization),
2. Denominations in Uganda (Full Gospel Churches, Baptist Union of Uganda (BUU), Uganda
Assemblies of God (UAOG), Elim churches in Uganda (PEFA), Churches of God in Uganda,
Deliverance Churches in Uganda, Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG), Pentecostal Churches of
3. Indigenously Planted Churches – about 45,000 local churches indigenously planted
4. Para-Church Organizations (Multiplication Network Ministries, Bible League (Uganda), Biblica,
Uganda Bible Society, Street Preachers, etc.. .
5. Institutions of Higher Learning – Schools, Colleges, Universities and Tertiary Institutions
6. Governmental Organizations – Ministries, Armed Forces, Parastatal Organizations
7. Non-Governmental Organizations – like-minded Christian independent organizations. E.g.
Global Outreach Day – Uganda, a multi-denominational catalyst program aimed at Mobilizing,
Equipping, Empowering and Commissioning Evangelists to reproduce themselves and reach out souls
for Christ. In we bring together the Body of Christ in Uganda to sensitize their believers for evangelism
and participating in the Global Outreach Day.
Global Outreach Day, started this year with the goal of mobilizing 50,000 local Churches, 500,000
evangelists to reach out to 1,500,000 believers to win at least 2,500,000 by May 2020. The program
meant mobilize the whole nation (14 regions) equip them with the necessary skills to reach out to their
localities for winning souls to Jesus Christ.
The program was rolled out in November 2019 and demanded traveling countrywide to sensitize grass-root stakeholders accordingly. We challenged every Church Denomination, Para-church organization, Church and church leader to embrace this Evangelism program, equiped regional coordination teams and trained them how to use “3-Steps for Personal Evangelism” and other evangelism tools. As we went through this mobilization and Sensitization program, COVID 19 pandemic set in and blocked the
progress, hence blocking the progress of the process.
We have been doing mobilization and Sensitization during COVID 19 by making phone calls and
ZOOM meetings. To Equip Workers in the field in 3 steppes and discipleship. This was mainly focusing
at Challenge the believers to share the gospel using various strategies – 5-people strategy, one-on-one
with neighbors, friends, colleagues and family members and other evangelism strategies. E.g. care
groups, social media, radio, testimony sharing etc.. .
1. THE GENERAL OPERATIONS.
The entire church in Uganda is getting vigilant as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic which has also
affected the day-to-day running of the local churches. The ministries have gone online, and undertake
WhatsApp, Facebook and Zoom outreaches.
GO Outreach Day Uganda undertakes evangelistic outreaches countrywide; engaging all the
stakeholders to participate and adopt the new methods of evangelism countrywide.
So far, we got responses from Teso, Karamoja, Kampala, Ankole and Masaka Regions. They are
undertaking hospital evangelism, door-to-door, family members internal evangelism. Out of the hospital
evangelism two patients gage their lives to Christ and are being followed up. Door-to-door evangelism
is being followed up with report forms to give conclusive.
In Moroto district, the teams are going deep into villages, and reaching every homestead which has about 8 families in one enclosure. They also find the people in gardens and use the care and share strategy. They also hold care groups, where neighbours are called into the bible discussion and minister to the people.
In Kampala, Pastor Francis Kalenzi has equipped a team of street evangelists, which is moving out to
public markets and roadsides, but cautious of social distancing requirements.
With the above observations in place, the following recommendations were suggested:
1. Training Challenge – We have a need for training materials.
2. Administration Challenge – We lack adequate funding to assist in the administration of the
program. We thank God for the Monthly Office Rent that is donated by Global Outreach Day
International Office. However, budget for traveling, communication and sustainability of the
operations. As we develop a countrywide running team, we a facing challenge of coordination and
groundwork operations. Because of the expansion of operations, more human resource is required,
but resources to support it are not there. The office currently has a National Coordinator, Project
Manager, and a Data Supervisor (Evangelism Data) who all operate on volunteer basis. They need
facilitation to keep them handy in involvement and availability. The financial base of the organization
is limited and the stakeholders have not fully picked commitment to support the wellbeing of the
Gospel Outreach in the country. Most of these stakeholders claim to be operating on tight budgets.
And others say that they already have similar programs running withing their circles.
3. Operations Challenge – We hold Weekly staff meetings to address operations challenges. We make
various upcountry sensitization, Orientations and supervisory visits; to walk the Evangelists through
their undertakings. We drew a structure and budget to cater for these operational demands. National
Sensitization Plan was done to task the Body of Christ harness the G.O.D programs and to give
awareness of such great tools offered by G.O.D. This demands full implementation capacity, but is
affected by the budget constraints as highlighted above. All Denominational leaders have been
approached to open up their contexts to trainings and implementation.
4. Communication Challenge:
The hosting organization endeavours to outreach to many of the stakeholders, using various modes of
communication; which include – one-on-one outreaches, Telephone communication, SMS.
WhatsApp platforms and currently the Zoom and Webinars.
All these modes demand an operational budget, but it is limited and many of the stakeholders cannot
afford the current on-line responses to the evangelistic address (e.g. zoom and WhatsApp). The
Denominational churches seem to be self-sustaining and are slow in responding to the general
outreach responses. Many of them have closed their communication approached and it tasks us alt to
keep knocking to get them on board.
5. Materials Challenge
We have few contextual resources. 3-Steps for Personal Evangelism, a key training tool is lacking.
We have it in soft copies, but it demands also printing and translation into various local languages, to
get it more contextual and effective. We have about 15 major languages which are further subdivided
into 65 dialects countrywide. There is a need for other training materials to be provided to get
them to the grassroots.
There is need for sourcing and contextualizing (translating) materials and to design others for the
developmental processes. Currently we are designing an Evangelism and Discipleship booklet.
We challenge Churches and Evangelists to take records of the results and testimonies of the progress by every participating. Records including pictures/photos, video clips, registration of those participating,
commitment cards, etc. Lastly, disciple as many converts as possible in their congregations or localities.
Rev. Frederick Semazzi
Submitted by Andrea Donze
on - T4, 06/03/2020 - 14:53