East Africa Outreach
East Africa Outreach (EAO) is the ministry organization we have partnered with for the last 6 years and will be serving with in Uganda. Terry Nester is the founder and Director of EAO. The organization is 10 years old.
The ministry has a three fold purpose:
First of all, we evangelize by sharing the gospel message of Jesus Christ. We work alongside existing missions organizations and churches, to help them in evangelism. We help through hut-to-hut visiting, evangelism training, showing The Jesus Film, conducting Bible Clubs/School Assemblies, and anything else that we can use as a means to proclaim the Gospel.
This ministry also exists to encourage the missionary community. We feel the need to come alongside existing missionary organizational leaders and staff, to encourage and support them in their work. Missionaries become discouraged and frustrated as they encounter the many challenges of serving God cross-culturally. In response to this great need, we began a Bible Study in our home, which has now developed into an international church named Acacia Community Church.
The average Ugandan pastor does not own a copy of the Bible and has no theological training. One of EAO’s goals is to radically change this statistic. EAO offers free theological training to pastors and church leadership where they are- in villages. Upon completion of this 9 month program, graduates receive a Bible School Certificate recognized by the Uganda Baptist Seminary. These credits can then be applied to further schooling at the seminary if the graduate pursues further education.
Upon arriving in country, Brian will serve alongside Terry in each area of the ministry. He will be teaching in the Bible Schools, seeking to start new Bible Training Schools in new districts and hopefully other countries in East Africa. Brian will be serving as a part of Acacia Community Church as well as planning, hosting and leading teams.
Jerilyn will be serving in the communications and administration needs of East Africa Outreach.