Friday, February 23, 2018

Brief History

Richard Tuhumwire graduated from Makerere University in 1992 and left with a strong burden for ministry. He immediately went to work in his home district town Mbarara where he joined hands with friends Richard Kasanga (RIP), Paul Mukooza and John Emunyu (RIP) and the team launched a monthly teaching conference called the Holy Spirit Fire Conference, which gathered Christians from all over Mbarara district and beyond, once every month.B1.2-Richard-and-team-members-after-fire-conference-1993Click to enlarge

Many great things happened in these conferences – the sick were healed, many lives were worn to the Lord and there was a great Holy Spirit revival in the city or Mbarara. The two Richards later on founded a church in Mbarara, Mbarara Christian Centre, which stands to this day.

In the year 1996, Richard left Mbarara, came to the capital city Kampala and worked with Compassion International from 1996 to 2007. During this period, he also ministered with churches - Dove Light Church of Pastor John Kukiriza and later on, Comfort Ministries which Richard and Irene his wife co-founded with a lovely couple, Disan and Milly Mugumya. Working with Pastor John and later with this couple took Richard and Irene further in the dimension of ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit. During his ministry, Richard realised that many ministers of the gospel and churches could do better and function more effectively if they B1.2-UK-Volunteers-2008Click to enlargewere sharpened in basic areas like leadership, management, stewardship, mentoring, spiritual nurture and thus at the end of this period the vision of Ministry Resourcing International was born and registered.

In the year 2007, Richard and Irene received a team of young volunteers from the United Kingdom – Heulwen Lewis, Daniel Hoyle, Sam Jones and Laurie Frank. They worked with us for a period of five months in which period we worked with churches in the districts of Mukono, Kampala, Wakiso and Kayunga. With this team we did kids clubs, school ministry, conferences in churches and church management enhancement programs. Building on this work, a Community Impact Programme was later on initiated in the slum village of Kisenyi, Namilyango, Mukono District in 2010. Mission Exchange Programmes were initiated in the districts of Kampala, Mukono, Kayunga, Mbale and Katakwi.