Saturday, February 24, 2018

Pastor James Kambugu of Uganda

Over the last several months, I’ve had the privilege to get to know and to correspond with Pastor James Kambugu, of Uganda. He is independent, so far as I know, and not affiliated with any larger ministries. He is a former Muslim, and he has ministered to Muslims, as you can see in some of the ministry photos at his website, and others that he has sent to me privately.

Here is his home page and here is his Statement of Beliefs. More information is available at his Facebook site as well.

He is in the Wakiso district of Uganda, which is right outside the capital city of Kampala. Uganda is a country where there Christians are not heavily persecuted, but the area is troubled nevertheless.

I’ve posted some photos here of the church building that he is trying to erect; also, one of the challenges is just simply public facilities for use at the church. There is a photo here of the effort to build a simple “pit latrine” as he calls it.

Pastor James cares for and provides educational facilities for a large number of children in the area, some of whom are orphans; as well, he recently was called upon and made a special trip to rescue a young boy named Swaib, who had been badly mistreated by his step mother, and who (at age 6?) weighed about 5 kg when he was found. He could have come right out of a World Vision ad.

I’ve confided in Pastor James about some personal needs, and he and his church have prayed for my family on a regular basis. I’m reaching out to Triablogue readers – if anyone is in a position to help him, he is accepting donations through a GoFundMe site that has been set up by Julia Bradley of Toronto.

If anyone has any suggestions about whom or how Pastor James can become affiliated with a legitimate US-based missionary organization, or if you have any questions, please let me know.

Pastor James Kambugu is a Christian brother who lives in a very difficult part of the world; he is in a position to make a difference, and he is already doing so to a small extent. Please help if you can.


  1. Why not suggest to Pastor James that he forms local affiliations? There are Reformed missionaries in Uganda, who are in a much better position to meaningfully, discerningly assist, than people in a foreign land and foreign culture.

    1. Hi David -- I'm happy to do that. I'm just not sure whom that might be, and I'm open to suggestions. (And that's one reason for this blog post!)