Olwazzi means solid rock in Luganda. The foundation of Olwazzi Ministires is the solid rock of God's word.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Gift of Bacon

The Gift of Bacon is a pig:). We want to start a livestock sharing program in the village. The people of Kamengo do not own livestock. They can't afford to buy and support a breeding program. Our plan is to maintain the breeding stock and give out piglets as they are born.
For $50 you can help us get this program going.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gift of Knowledge

With your generosity we were able to send 12 children from Kamengo to school last term. We would love to be able to send more!!!!

The Gift of Knowledge is school sponsorship. The children know that with an education their future is bright.
For $100 you can sponsor a child for an entire school year. That includes uniform, shoes, supplies, and tuition.

For a complete list of Gifts visit the Gift Catalog page of our blog. Donations can be made via PayPal or by check. Just mail your check to the address at the right of the blog.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gift of Water

Would you like to give the Gift of Water? There is a well in Kamengo, but it is very far away for some of the elderly people in the village. Sunday we started a water delivery program for the elderly people in the village that can't walk to and from the well carrying a jerry can of water. We have hired 3 of boys to deliver the water to these families. If you would like to pay for the delivery service it only costs $10 a month. We will be more than happy to send a certificate to the recipient of your sponsorship. Please make donations via the PayPal donate button at the right.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Gift of Rest

Today we would like to add another gift for the people of Kamengo. We would like to introduce the Gift of Rest.
The Gift of Rest is a mattress. Many of the families in the village do not have a mattress to sleep on, they sleep on a straw mat on the floor.
For $30 you can provide a family with the Gift of Rest.
Please donate via the PayPal button at the right.
We will provide you with a gift certificate to give to your gift recipient.

Please visit our Gift Catalog page at the of the blog to see more GIFTS!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Personal Shopping Service

We would like to help you with your holiday gift giving.
We have gifts that fit everyone!! all sizes and ages!
We have gifts that will benefit the giver, the recipient, and the people of Kamengo-ffunvu.
We have gifts that will have an impact past December 26th.
And shipping and handling are FREE!!

We will post a new gift every few days. Keep checking back for our changing inventory. Each gift will come with a certificate to explain the gift given and the impact that it will have in the village. We will also send updates on some of the gifts as they grow and bring joy in Uganda.

So sit back and relax and get your Christmas list taken care of, help the people of Kamengo and give your friends and family a gift with meaning.

Our first gift is the Gift of Warmth.
The gift of warmth is a blanket, or 2 or 4. Each blanket costs $12.50. If you would like to buy 2 the total would be $25, and 4 blankets would be $50. Each blanket will provide warmth at night for a family in the village.
Please donate via the donate button on the right of the page.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Double Take

When Pastor Brian sent me this picture this morning I had to do a double take.

I was trying to figure out where the picture was taken. The inside of the church was beautiful!!!

Then I saw the canes sticking up in the back ground and I still couldn't believe it. It was Exodus Ministry Church!!!

I can't believe that a little over a week ago, it looked like this.

I would also like to thank Mercy for Mamas for the donation of Mama Kits, 25 women received kits and more were given to Mama Florence.

Please continue to pray for Exodus Ministry Church and the people of Kamengo.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I am continually amazed by the people of Kamengo-ffunvu. One of the Exodus Ministry Church members donated land for the construction of a new church.
It didn't take the members long to clear a road to the property and get busy with construction.

It looks like everyone is enjoying the first service in their new home.

The choir has beautiful new uniforms!

I can't wait to join them for a service.

Please continue to pray for this new church and our new brothers and sisters in Christ.

Monday, October 7, 2013


Meet the Exodus Ministry Church soccer team. They don't look much like a soccer team, do they? That's because they need uniforms. If you know any soccer teams that are changing uniforms and would like to donate their old ones please let us know.

Getting these guys outfitted is our gooooaaaalllll!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Looking Very Smart

The sponsored kids came to school in their new uniforms and shoes today. The look great!!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sew...You Want to Help Kamengo

We are looking for some crafty, handy people who want to use their talents to help others.

All of the projects are simple and shouldn't take a lot of time. As the saying goes, 'many hands make for light work'.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact us at olwazzi@yahoo.com.

Thank you!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Look at who is in the Newspaper

The kids were all set to start school thanks to your support. Unfortunately, there is a teacher strike in Uganda. Hopefully the strike will end soon and the kids can get started. Bukedde, the Luganda language newspaper, interviewed a few of the parents and our in-country director, Brian Tuwereza, on their thoughts about the strike.

Please pray that the strike is over very soon!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Back to School Update

Thank you for your donations!!!!

Backpacks and supplies have been bought!

New shoes have been bought!

And the kids are excited to start school!!!!

Due to your support all of the kids were able to start school. We do however still need a couple of sponsors to make sure everyone is able to continue in school for all of the school terms!!!

Please pray for these children and their families as they start back to school!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Preparing for Labor Day

Today is Labor Day in the US. A day spent with family and friends, bar-b-q, homemade ice cream, and plenty of fun.

This weekend in Kamengo they were preparing for labor day, but a different kind of labor. In Uganda, women giving birth are required to bring their own birthing supplies with them. These supplies include plastic sheeting to give birth on, a razor blade to cut the umbilical cord, twine to tie the cord off with, soap to wash with, and other items for the new mom and baby. Most of the women in Uganda can't afford to buy these things. Thankfully through your donations we were able to provide 30 birthing kits to women in Kamengo.

We were also able to give a few kits to Mama Florence, the midwife in the village, to help out when women aren't able to provide their own kit.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers!!

We are still taking donations for school sponsorships. Help us send the kids of Kamengo to school!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Happy Birthday!!!

The birthday party for Baby Court and all of the kids in Kamengo was a huge success!!!

One hundred and sixty kids celebrated along with sixty adults!!!

They slaughtered a pig.

The ladies cooked rice and matoke.

Pastor Brian couldn't waste a chance to preach!!

Then they had some yummy cake.

If you would like to continue the celebration, and give the kids a great birthday present, please consider sponsoring a child in school. See the post below for details.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back to School!!

Those 3 words are powerful. They strike excitement/dread into every teacher's heart:) In Uganda, it is hope! Children in Uganda will choose school over almost anything. They know the power of education. It means a better job, a better life, a better future.

School hear in the US is just starting back. Parents have been buying new pencils, paper, glue, scissors, clothes, sneakers, and sometimes even laptops or tablets. Hundreds of dollars are spent just on clothing, sometimes 1 piece of clothing or pair of shoes.

School in Uganda is on break. But it starts back in a month. We want to take the next month and see how many children in Kamengo we can get back in school. Some of the kids have been able to go to school for a while, but have had to drop out because their parents can't pay the tuition or buy the uniforms. Most of them have never been able to go to school at all. The cost of tuition, uniform, shoes and supplies for a year of school is $100. Just $100, to educate a child in Kamengo for a year. A WHOLE ENTIRE YEAR!!!

We are looking for sponsors for some of the village children. For $100 you could change a child's future forever. When was the last time you could make that kind of impact for $100?

Who can resist this smile? We will send you a photo and information on the child you sponsor. We will give you updates as we get them.

If you would like to sponsor a child, you can send payment via paypal or mail a check to Olwazzi at the address at the right. If you would like to sponsor, but can't send $100 you can send $50 now and $50 in January. If you have any questions, please email us at olwazzi@yahoo.com.

Thank you for your prayers and support for the village!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Take Delight in the Lord

The following Psalm has been coming up a lot. I love it when God gives you a message. Then when you don't get it, He gives it to you again.

The desire of my heart is to see the people of Kamengo come to know Christ. But I had forgotten to 'take delight in the Lord'. I hope that never happens again.

Please enjoy the pictures of the people in Kamengo taking delight in the Lord.

Psalm 37

1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.

3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.

7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.

12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.

14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.

16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the Lord upholds the righteous.

18 The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,
and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

20 But the wicked will perish:
Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.

21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;
22 those the Lord blesses will inherit the land,
but those he curses will be destroyed.

23 The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

25 I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be a blessing.[b]

27 Turn from evil and do good;
then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.

Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[c];
the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29 The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.

30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
and their tongues speak what is just.
31 The law of their God is in their hearts;
their feet do not slip.

32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
intent on putting them to death;
33 but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked
or let them be condemned when brought to trial.

34 Hope in the Lord
and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.

35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
though I looked for him, he could not be found.

37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
a future awaits those who seek peace.[d]
38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
there will be no future[e] for the wicked.

39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Exodus Ministry Church

Love posting news like this!! Two more souls were saved in Kamengo last week!!!!! Attendance at Bible Study has grown from the original 23 people to 85!!!!--15 Adults and 70 precious Children!!! This group is amazing!! The have named their new church Exodus Ministry Church!

I can't praise God enough for all that he is doing in the village.

I would also like to thank Brian, Deo, and the rest of the Be a Blessing Ministry team for their dedication to the village and to teaching the Word of God. Please pray for their continued blessings and protection.

If you would like to be a part of spreading the Gospel in Kamengo, we would love your support. Each service in Kamengo costs approximately $75-80, for transport and refreshments(hopefully this price will be going up as the numbers grow!!!). Please contact us if you would be interested in sponsoring a service.

Thank you again for your support and prayers! They are being felt!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Making Disciples

I wanted to give everyone an update. Be a Blessing has continued to travel to the village every week to have Bible Study with the new believers in Kamengo. They started with just 23 people coming to the first session, but God is doing great things!!! Each week more people are coming to learn more about God from His word! Each week more people are giving their lives to Him! Last week there were over 50 people in Bible study! Praise God!!

Thank you Brian, Deo and the rest of the Be a Blessing team for being so faithful and making disciples in Kamengo! May God continue to bless you and the Bible study in Kamengo.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Be A Blessing Crusade Update

I am overjoyed to share that 35 people in Kamengo accepted Jesus Christ as their savior during the crusade last week!!!!!!

Thank you Be a Blessing Ministries for spending days in the village sharing the gospel and ministering to the families in the village.

Be a Blessing is now holding Bible study classes on Sunday for all of their new brothers and sisters in Christ.

Please join us in praying for these new believers. Pray for their protection and growth. Pray for the team that has committed to making disciples these new believers. Pray that the gospel will be shared throughout the village and that more people come to know Jesus.

Thank you for your prayers!!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Great News!!!

Today was the first day of the crusade led by the Be a Blessing team. I am thrill to share that 11 people accepted Jesus Christ as their savior today!!! We can't wait to see what is going to happen in the coming days. Please continue to pray for the team and for the village!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Meet the Team

Olwazzi is proud of the amazing young men we are working with in Uganda. Fransis Musana, Brian Tuweleza, and Deo Kintu are members of Be a Blessing Ministries. Be a Blessing travels to villages and preaches the gospel to people who would not be reached otherwise.

Their team will be traveling out to Kamengo soon to preach a crusade in the village. Please pray for each of the team members and for the work they will be doing. Pray for the message that they will be bringing. Pray souls will be saved and that God will be glorified!




Monday, May 6, 2013

New Project

I want to take a moment and ask for prayer for a new project that we are starting soon.

Please pray that lives will be changed and that God be glorified through this and all that we do.

I will post more about the project soon.

Thanks Prayer Warriors!!!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Changing and Growing!!!

We are happy to announce that we have formed a new partnership in Uganda that will allow us to continue our work in Kamengo and also allow us to fulfill our dream of helping other villages!!!

Please pray with us as we continue our work!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Bono Shares the Good News!!!!

My hope is that Olwazzi will be a part of ending poverty in Uganda. We will not cave in to the 3 things that could jeopardize this momentum: corruption, inequality, and apathy.

Our prayer is that you will join us!!! Find somewhere that you can work to help end global poverty by 2028!!!!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Godfrey Lwanga is no longer the In-Country Director for Olwazzi Ministries.