“Depend on it. God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply. He is too wise a God to frustrate His purposes for lack of funds, and He can just as easily supply them ahead of time as afterwards, and He much prefers doing so.”-James Hudson Taylor
Reflecting on the year 2016 already left behind us, these words of Hudson Taylor a 19th-century pioneering missionary to inland China kept coming to my mind and I can see how true these words had proved to be in GBUR ministry in 2016. The year 2016 in GBUR, wasn’t marked by any so called “big event” such as national conference or other, yet God continued to sustain His ministry in more critical times. 2016 was a year of establishing new leadership in almost all aspect of GBUR ministry.
In the beginning, a general assembly elected a new board council also known as National Executive committee (NEC) and this committee’s number one job was to find a new General secretary (GS); Because, after the resignation of the GS previously commissioned Mrs. Alice MUGENI, Mr. MABASI Albert who have been acting as GS had now been elected the chairman of NEC.
After more than 6 months of prayer and hard work, a new General secretary was approved by the general assembly on October 2nd, Mr. RUKUNDO Samson with a contract of 5 years renewable. In this general assembly the chairman of graduates committee emphasized on the need to elect a new graduates committee which got elected two months later with Mr. SUGIRA Vincent as chairman.
Apart from the new leadership, GBUR is also thankful for his provision in all other aspects of ministry, such as students who have come to Christ as their Lord and savior, those who are going through different discipleship program and our members who have joined the field reaching the unreached mainly Mr. Noblesse RUHUMURIZA currently reaching out the Laarim people of South Sudan and Ms. Ebenezer NDAMUKUNDA also working in South Sudan. We are also thankful for the equipping of our leaders through international conference such as YLG2016 which our vice chairman and students ministry coordinator attended and the panaf2016 for our students ministry coordinator.
To these and many more that cannot be listed in this single article, we say as Samuel in chapter 7 on verse 12 “Up to here the Lord helped us“.
(From left) Chairman MABASI Albert, General Secretary RUKUNDO Samson, Graduates Committee chairman SUGIRA Vincent