Container Church

Bakers Posted by Paul and Tania Baker on Wed, 16 Jul 2014 | 3 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

We’ve just finished building our new Laboratory. At 144m² it is 3 times the size of our old Lab. We faced many challenges along the way but during my 3½ years working here I have learned that every problem has a solution, we just need to put our heads together. If you ever get to visit Kiwoko Hospital, I’ll show you around the new Lab and point out, for example, how to keep air-tight rooms cool, without air-conditioning, when it’s 30 degrees outside.

One of the by-products of a building project here is that we can give work to about 35 local men. Giving them temporary employment not only helps them provide for their family, but every morning the men meet for a Bible study at 7:30am. 6 days a week they gather beside the old shipping container (which stores their tools and building materials) and a member of staff shares from God’s Word. We call it Container Church.

The men are not forced into attending – they come willingly and genuinely enjoy it. They are hungry to hear more about God. Recently we were able to give each of the men a Bible in their own language (L’uganda). For most this is the first Bible they have owned and they will share it with their family. It was such a privilege to hand these out along with a basic reading plan to get them started.

Many people reading this contributed to the cost of building the new Lab – thank you! The people who are treated in this Hospital will receive even better care now. Not only that, during the 6 month building project these 35 men have been able to provide better for their families and have heard more about God. What a fantastic bonus!

Unfortunately, now that the building project is finished, only a handful of these men will still get work at the Hospital – doing maintenance work and some smaller building projects. We look forward to the day we receive funding for the next building project but Container Church will continue, even if only 2 or 3 are gathered.

Tania will blog about the Fashion School in the next week or so.

Stay tuned!



Lorraine and Danny said Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:45PM
That is wonderful news,God is at work,praying for you both.Paul I have a job I need you for, concerning wires and tv and sky,could you get a day over here!,wishI could hold Lana
Alison said Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:45PM
Hi Paul and Tanya We in Craigavon are just in the last 10 hours of our 3 days 24/7 prayer. We have used your blog to pray for yourselves , lana, the men pictured and the container church and much more. Be encouraged Keep up the mission. God bless
Wilma said Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:17PM
We had a very encouraging visit to Uganda. Sorry it didn't work out for us to meet up. We continue to pray for you and your needs, may you know God's peace and joy in your lives as you serve him. Terry and Wilma

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