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Not so long ago Will Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham the world’s renowned evangelist that turned 98 years of age on 7th November 2016, recalled the impact of one woman who prayed constantly for his grandfather’s crusades. As I read Graham’s account of this old woman, my mind was then soaked in a sea of lessons to draw from the life of this precious pearl like her name suggested.

In the annals of world history, you won’t find many mentions of a lady named Pearl Goode. She never ran for political office, never commanded troops, and never served as the CEO of a fortune-500 company. Pearl Goode was a widowed nurse in her mid-60s, living in Pasadena, California, in 1949 when a young evangelist came to hold tent meetings in Los Angeles at the corner of Washington and Hill streets. The very first night of the Crusade, she watched the fiery preacher Billy Graham and his team share the Gospel. As Pearl later recounted in an interview, “That night God laid those boys on my heart as a burden.”

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The centrality of Christ

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A student came to Billy Graham one day and said, “We’ve been told of all the good Christ has done for us and how much He loves us, but no one tells us how we can find Christ.” How does one find Christ? Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and all over the world people are searching for peace and meaning in their lives but can’t find any of these because they search outside of Christ. The Bible is very clear on how we can find Christ.

Acts 11:26 says, “… The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.” That is the very first time the word Christian appears in the Bible. What does it mean to be Christian?

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“Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track,” Prov.3:5-6 (MSG)

The Bible is very clear when it comes to the choices we make. We are to trust God from the bottom of our hearts and not lean on our own understanding by trying to figure everything on our own, and so by acknowledging God in all we do, He will keep us on track.

The airplane is able to chart the course in unknown space by the help of a compass and constant communication with the control tower. Without these, it is impossible to reach an unknown destination. A child growing up is fully convinced that at whatever stage in his life, his parents will meet his needs without much thought of where the money would come from. Some of us went through school with full assurance that school fees was paid without even knowing the struggles that our parents went through. We had no worry or fear of lack! When we come to Christ, we become children of God and He becomes our father. Read the rest of this entry »

The search is on!

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All over the world people are searching for something they don’t know what. For instance, when the Samsung Galaxy S3 was released a few years ago many phone lovers thought it was the best there was however, when the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge came out the same people that had greatly consumed the S3 realized this redefined what a phone could do. Then came the Note 7, which we now are even afraid of. That’s the same trend every day as we keep searching for identity, comfort, peace, style and belonging in the wrong places.

After man had conquered land, water and air he also desired to explore and conquer outer space. The late 1960s were a time the world’s strongest nations flexed to search the stars and conquer outer space. The apex of this has been the quest for the existence of God. As we speak Asgardia is the proposed space nation where people from earth can go and live. Over 50,000 people have submitted applications to become citizens of this yet to be nation and competitions are underway to find a national anthem and flag for it. All this points us to the ever searching nature of the human spirit.

The Bible says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death” (Proverbs 14:12): How we so many times look in the wrong places for the peace, joy, happiness and wealth! The bible tells a story of the prodigal son who asked his father of his share of the estate. To him, this was the coolest thing to do and go have fun in a distant land. Perhaps influence from his friends had dictated to him that this was the best way to enjoy life and search for a new sense of belonging elsewhere. But we read that it was not the case.

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Sticky-Note-with-I-Am-a-LeaderLeadership is a call; every generation needs leaders that will not only build, guide and encourage, but also leaders that will spearhead a transition and passing on of a lasting legacy to the generations after. In moments of my conviction and meditation, my mind was fed some nuggets that I believe are essential for the leaders in my generation. I have penciled these down in a note to serve as a stern reminder for those that subscribe to this phenomenal call:

Lose not sight of God

The central focus should be on Christ and His work of the Cross (Read 1 Corinth 15:12-17 and Heb.12:2.). Ministry itself shouldn’t occupy us that we actually lose sight of God himself. We must treasure our personal relationship with Him. It is the most important asset that we have even in our mission. Let Christ be central!

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The ultimate goal for leadership is to lead God’s people to that place where God wants them to be: “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” Ephesians 4:11-13. Leaders in the body of Christ are assigned to prepare God’s people. This is the one goal that sits at the heart of God, and leaders must not weaver from this (Read James 1:8).
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As Christians, what are those particular things that trouble us and even make us lose sleep? In school, we spend sleepless nights trying to prepare for exams and when the exams are over we get back to normal life. We live in such a selfish and self-centered generation where we all are concerned about our own interests. We will do anything to get what we want irrespective of who gets hurt or not. However, I would like to point at four aspects that I believe would get us up on our feet especially at such a time as this:

The state of our nation

John Knox cried out to God in prayer, “Give me Scotland or I die.” During her reign Mary Queen of Scotland confessed that she dreaded the prayers of John Knox more than she feared 10,000 troops of her nation. 1st Timothy 2:1-2, the Bible urges us to pray for everyone and for kings especially that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. But how many of us dedicate ample time to pray for our president and all those in leadership? How much time do we spend complaining about the injustice and unfairness of those in authority and how much of our time do we spend praying for a change in the way things are done? In our sitting room at home I have the Uganda national flag and the German flag hanging on the wall and every morning I pray for the two nations that God orchestrates a moral and spiritual renewal in these nations.

The needs of others

The story of the rich young man who came to Jesus is one to put to test here. He had done everything else and observed the law but wanted to know how to enter the kingdom of God. Jesus told him to sell his riches and give to the poor. Jesus was looking for the sense of responsibility and concern for the needs of others. In the days of slave trade, Abraham Lincoln told Congress, “I pity the man who does not feel the whip when it is laid on the back of another.” If we cannot observe the needs of the few how then can we meet the needs of many? How can we reach out to many nations when we cannot even for a moment meet the needs of our immediate neighbor? Why are we working or studying? I believe that we may become part of the solution to the needs of society not just becoming rich or build better houses for ourselves.

The salvation of others

“Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.” Romans 10:1. What is your heart’s desire for your family and your generation? It is easy to point fingers to the world in judgment of the evil they do, and we are quick to criticize and gossip about the failings of others. But do we weep and cry for their salvation? No one deserves to go to hell, in fact even demons fear hell. Remember when they asked Jesus to throw them into the pigs and not hell? 2Peter 3:9 tells us that, “God is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” Just like God doesn’t want anyone to perish we should likewise carry that desire and this will change how we interact and relate with other people.

The state of our spiritual lives

Are we concerned about our own individual spiritual lives as much as we do with the physical? We charge our phones and gadgets for at least 3 hours but how much time do we invest in prayer and study of God’s word? In 1991 Americans used 1 million tons of makeup cosmetics in a single year. Martin Luther king once said, “I have so much to do today that I need to spend the first 3 hours in prayer.” In the days of the reformation in Germany Martin Luther remarked, “If I spend 2 days without praying, I feel it. If I spend 3 days without praying, the church feels it. And if I spend a whole week without praying the whole Germany suffers.” Our lives matter especially if we are going to make a difference for Christ in our generation. We must take responsibility for how we live and how we spend our time.

I would like to put forward the following as nuggets as a call to action to stir us up in the bid to be effective in our life’s sojourn here on earth:

  • Purpose to constantly pray for our nation and the communities where we live (Jer 29:7).
  • Choose to be an answer to the prayers of many. You could be the Father’s hands and give the world a chance to believe that there is indeed a God that cares for them.
  • Let us walk the talk. We have listened enough but done less. Job said to God, “My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you.” Yearn for God!
  • Identify particular individuals and pray that God’s will be done in their lives, pray for their salvation.
  • How about we initiate a fund that will sponsor our young people as missionaries to go to Europe and distant lands as missionaries to share Christ?
  • Repent of our prayerlessness and mediocre lives as Christians. We must ask God for a re-filling of the Holy Spirit and a renewal so we can become effective Christians wherever we live.
  • Pay attention to our own lives; how we live in such an evil world. Paul said, “No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” 9:27
  • Make the decision to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior. He will transform you and give you a new peace. Albert Einstein once told his photographer that he regretted ever writing to President Roosevelt that it was possible to make an atomic bomb. When asked if there would ever be peace in the world, he said never! But I assure you Jesus can give you profound peace because He is the Prince of peace. Make that decision today.

I challenge you to rise up and be the light and salt of this world that Christ has called you to be. I dare you to come out of your comfort zone and be a doer of God’s word that the world will see Christ in you.

God richly bless you

PSTRThe mission of Pacesetters’ Initiative for Africa is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world and to all the people, demonstrating and encouraging moral uprightness, a great sense of responsibility and positive living among the youth of our generation. Our world is in need of a moral and spiritual renewal, and so we strongly believe God has called us and inspired us as His instruments to be a part of this renewal that the Holy Spirit is orchestrating around the world.

As a youth ministry, we are honored to call upon faithful partners that are committed to financially stand with us monthly to enable us serve this great call of God for our generation. We would like you to be a part of this great movement as we together, make a difference. The categories of our monthly packages aretherefore outlined below;

Platinum Partner (Sh. 50,000 or $14 & more)

  • Receive weekly inspirational texts.
  • Receive all newsletter editions published the entire year at no cost.
  • Regular updates from the ministry team.
  • Receive a free inspirational magazine monthly from our partners, World of Inspiration.
  • Free entrance to all Pacesetter platforms and gatherings.
  • Participate in ministry activities.

Gold Partner (Sh.20,000-Sh.40,000 or $5-$11)

  • Receive weekly inspirational texts.
  • Receive at least 2 newsletter editions published the entire year at no cost.
  • Regular updates from the ministry team.
  • Receive a free inspirational magazine monthly from our partners, World of Inspiration.
  • Participate in ministry activities.

Silver Partner (Sh. 5,000-sh.15,000 0r $2-$4 )

  • Regular updates from the ministry team.
  • 30% discount on entrance fee to all Pacesetters Platforms and gatherings.
  • Receive a free inspirational magazine monthly from our partners, World of Inspiration.
  • Participate in ministry activities.

What your partnership with us is able to accomplish:

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Students who participated in the Project I-Write Project displaying off their Certificates at St. Mbuga Secondary School Uganda.

  • A generation of leaders in our society rooted in the fear of God, integrity and selfless service in their communities.
  • Young people passionately using their God-given talents, gifts and skills to make positive and tangible change in their communities.
  • Education for the needy and orphaned children.
  • Winning of souls for Christ through evangelism and effective follow up.
  • A grand opportunity for the young generation in Africa to rise to global influence.
  • By acknowledging those members that have impacted our society, we give the youth an opportunity to interact with individuals that have made a positive contribution in their generation which in return inspires the young people to likewise impact their generation.
  • Empowering youth in schools, universities and other institutions of learning to make well
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    The Executive Director; Dusabe Peter (left) Together with a few of the Support team members at Green Hill Academy Uganda.

    informed decisions in their relationships and other aspects of life through mentorship programs.

  • A global network of youth sharing ideas and Godly messages for communal transformation.
  • Establishing projects that engage youth to be productive and influential members in their communities.
  • Reaching out to communities with basic necessities of life to help improve the wellbeing of community members.
  • Spearheading reconciliation and conflict management among communities.

Programs you support through your giving include:

  • The Pacesetters Education Fund
  • The Pacesetter Newsletter
  • Youth mentorship programs
  • Evangelism in schools and universities
  • The Pacesetter Platforms
  • Project I-Write
  • Community outreaches

We humbly invite you to join our family of global partners for global impact in a generation such as this. Your contribution makes a difference in the lives of many youth in this generation.

May the good Lord richly bless you.

Ministry Team                                                     

Pacesetters’ Initiative for Africa

Contact us:pacesetters21@gmail.com, +256782077742/+256703579774

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