Support an Apprentice

Bright Atwine Atusasire
Bright Atwine Atusasire

Bright is 26 years old, and has just recently completed his studies at Makerere University and is looking forward to graduation soon!

He is the firstborn and has 3 siblings who today are all Christians. When Bright was in P6, his father became a pastor of a Baptist church and although he heard God’s Word and the gospel being preached, Bright did not personally place his faith in Christ until 2014 when he was convicted of his need for salvation.

Bright attends Ntare Bible Baptist Church and is involved in the youth ministry, evangelism outreaches, and is the choir leader.

Bright feels called to full-time ministry so he is desiring to learn and be more equipped through his participation in the AMT program. He is most passionate about gospel music.

Eunice Natuhwera
Eunice Natuhwera

Eunice is 24 years old and is married to Michael Muhumuza. They have one daughter and also care for a niece.

Eunice had siblings who unfortunately passed away. She also lost her father when she was only about 4 years old. At the age of 7, Eunice started living with a relative who was not Christian and would not allow her to go to church, so she only knew God as her creator. Finally, an opportunity came when she heard the gospel and received Christ as her persona I Saviour.

Eunice attends Buteraniro Bible Baptist Church where she teaches children in Sunday School and is the assistant choir leader.

Through AMT, Eunice hopes to understand the Gospel better in order to share it with others and learn how to handle God’s Word correctly. She is passionate about counseling.

Faith Wanyenya
Faith Wanyenya

Faith is a calm 28-year-old wife and mother. She has been married to Jonathan Omara for 2 years and together have a son. Faith is the 2nd born among 5 siblings and grew up at Makerere University as her father was a lecturer there.

Faith attended church regularly while growing up, but says she was living a “passive Christianity” until her S6 vacation when she got serious about her involvement at church. She began growing in her knowledge of God and continues to want to grow in truth and in faithful Bible handling. Faith and her husband attend Ebenezer Chapel in Ntinda-Kigoowa where she serves with the children’s church.

Faith desires to be wholly grounded in the Bible so that she can better teach and explain it to others. She hopes her time in AMT will also encourage her to be bolder and more deliberate in sharing the gospel and other biblical truths with family and neighbors.

Besides singing with her husband, Faith is passionate about engaging in meaningful conversations about life from a biblical perspective.

Golden Fredrick Nuwamanya
Golden Fredrick Nuwamanya

Golden is a young man who comes from a family of 5 of which he is the 2nd born. He is 23 years old.

Golden had some Christian influence early on, and in 2013, after hearing a particular sermon, he was convicted of his need to accept Jesus as his Saviour.

He attends Zanta Community Church where he has been greatly helped in spiritual growth, especially through the pastor’s teaching and modelling of love and care for others. Golden enjoys serving in his local church through the choir among other ministries.

Understanding that he is young and has a lot of growing to do, especially if he is to be fit for church leadership, Golden looks forward to all that he will learn in AMT, particularly in Bible knowledge and how to teach/preach. He also wants to be able to articulate the gospel more clearly so that he ca n share it with those in need of a Saviour. He is also passionate about football.

Grace Ayebale Rukundo
Grace Ayebale Rukundo

Grace, an elegant lady, age 40 is married to Rev. Richard Rukundo and they have 3 sons.

She is from an Anglican background, as her father was a Reverend. It was when she was in Sl that she realized her need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and so trusted Him for salvation. Grace has been involved in ministry with children for 15 years and is currently a member at All Saints Cathedral Kampala where she serves as a children’s worker.

Grace attended a Living Word Uganda Women’s Bible Seminar where she enjoyed the teaching and began to see how being trained in faithful Bible handling could impact her own teaching ministry with children.

So, as she attends AMT, Grace hopes to learn to interpret the Bible better and be better equipped to teach/share God’s Word with others.

Other than her passion for the children’s ministry, Grace loves to sing, dance, and act.

Isaac Twebaze
Isaac Twebaze

Isaac is 29 years old. He is married to Stella and they have a daughter.

Isaac is the 4th born of six children (though one brother has died). He grew up attending various Pentecostal churches and fellowships. He was first convicted of his sins and his need for salvation when he was in Primary 2 after watching a Jesus movie but it was when he was in SS that Isaac truly understood the gospel and gave his life to Christ.

After hearing Rev. Rodgers Atwebembeire teach at a Living Word Uganda National students conference in 2018, Isaac began to discern that some doctrines often found in Pentecostal churches (most particularly found or characterized by the prosperity gospel and word of faith movement) are not biblical. He and his wife now attend Calvary Chapel Kampala.

By engaging in the AMT program, Isaac hopes to know the living God more and to serve Him in various capacities. He also hopes to learn how to faithfully preach God’s word. Isaac is passionate about faithful bible handling.

Michael Heiz Muhumuza
Michael Heiz Muhumuza

Michael is a 32-year-old gentleman who is married to Eunice Natuhwera and together, they have one daughter and also care for a niece.

Michael growing up in a Christian home as his father was (still is) the pastor of a Baptist church, felt like he was naturally a saved individual. But when he was in secondary school, he pursued a fellow student who showed loving care to him, especially in the midst of some challenging circumstances. By S3, this love as well as the preached Word, convicted him of his need for a Saviour, so he placed his trust in Christ.

Michael attends Buteraniro Bible Baptist Church and is involved in several ways: he sings, plays musical instruments, preaches, and teaches youth & children. His main passion though is youth ministry (13-25 years of age).

Michael is looking forward to being a part of the AMT program because he loves to learn and wants to grow. He also wants to be able to teach others the truth of God’s Word effectively. Michael is passionate about seeing a life change and being a source of joy in people’s lives.

Noah Mukwaya
Noah Mukwaya

Noah is a 29-year old married man and together with his wife, Grace they have two lovely daughters.

He grew up with 5 siblings and though his family had a Christian background, it was in 2007 that he attended a crusade and was convicted by the gospel, placing his faith in Christ for salvation.

Noah currently attends St. Nicholas Church – Kalerwe where he is involved in the music ministry; he sings and plays the keyboard. He is also passionate about preaching and is sometimes asked to preach at a couple of different churches.

Through AMT, Noah knows he can be sharpened in his Bible-handling skills which would help him in his desire to preach.

Peterson B. Mwesigye
Peterson B. Mwesigye

Peterson is a 33-year-old husband and father. Together with his wife Catherine, they have 4 children including a niece they care for.

Peterson comes from a large family, him being the 8th born out of 9 children. His father was a priest with the Anglican church for many years, so this brought both positive influences and challenges in his growing up years. it was when Peterson was in S3 that he heard a sermon that finally made him aware of his personal need for salvation.

He is currently an elder at Nansana Bible Church and ministers through preaching, teaching, and leading music.

He looks forward to engaging in the AMT program as he looks to improve his preaching skills and being better equipped for leadership in the church. If God so leads, Peterson hopes to one day be sent out of Kampala to plant a church.

Aida Nampewo
Aida Nampewo

Aida is a soft-spoken young lady aged 23, she recently
completed her bachelor’s at Makerere University and will be graduating in February 2023.

She comes from a Muslim family and is currently the only Christian. When she was in secondary
school, she attended Scripture Union and was exposed to Christian doctrines and the compelling
love and lives of believers. Aida started attending a Pentecostal church, but it really wasn’t
until the lockdown in 2021 while reading the Bible that she was truly convicted of her sin and
placed her trust in Christ.

Not satisfied with the teachings at the church she was a part of, Aida then decided to find a new
home church and began attending Emmanuel Baptist Church in Senge.
She is looking forward to being a part of AMT so that she can interact with other believers, grow
in the Word, and put into practice what she has learned.

Saul Martin Serebe
Saul Martin Serebe

Saul is an energetic 22- year-old and the last born of 5

Saul grew up in the Anglican church and thought he was already a Christian from going to church
but at the age of 12, Saul attended the Watoto Christmas cantata, and the pastor’s message convicted
his heart of his need for Salvation.

With the influence of a friend, Saul realized that he did not agree with his pastor on doctrinal
matters and so, in the last year, he started attending Emmanuel Baptist Church where he has been
growing and beginning to serve through playing the piano in one of the services.

Through being a part of AMT, Saul is looking forward to gaining more knowledge of God and His Word,
strengthening his convictions, and knowing how to handle and teach the Bible. Saul is passionate
about preaching the gospel and challenging fellow youths to think biblically in this dying age.


Ministry Partners and Students/Apprentices

Living Word Uganda works in partnership with the Ugandan Church and like-minded organizations across the globe for “mutual encouragement, prayer, and understanding to the glory of God.” Our Student Support Scheme is the means by which you can provide the wonderful opportunity for a student to:

Train on the LWU 6 months Apprentice Ministry Training program and attend the LWU national conference

We don’t ever want to turn away gifted and passionate students for apprenticeship who would highly benefit from our training because they can’t afford it.

Understanding the Partnership

We see our partnership as a mutual commitment, placing all parties on an equal plane and not simply one of giving and the other receiving. Being truly rich as God sees it, involves each of us bringing our various strengths and
endowments to the partnership for God’s glory.

Because of this “Apprentice” and “Ministry Partner” are our preferred terms to describe this relationship. We caution against any use of language which may undermine the “equal, but different” roles in the partnership.

The word “sponsor” should be avoided for a “sponsor” would not normally have correspondence with those they support. As such we encourage the Apprentices to avoid thinking of Ministry Partners as “sponsors” and think instead of them as partners, people with whom they will pray, seek godly advice, and share encouragement as they seek to serve Jesus in their own specific contexts.

By becoming one of our Ministry Partners you will be providing a wonderful opportunity for young men or women in
Uganda to have solid Bible training.

You will be given a specific profile of the person you are supporting or you can choose whom you would like to support by viewing the Apprentice profiles on this website. We hope that this gives you a good idea of why your partnership is so valuable and how LWU is making a difference in their faith and life.

How much does it cost?

The total cost per apprentice for 6 months is £360. This caters to training materials including books, internet access, travel costs, and meals. “If you are able, please provide the whole amount, though all contributions, however, small are most welcome”

E-Mail Link

If you would like, you have the opportunity to be linked to your Apprentice via email with each Apprentice chosen after a careful briefing on what is appropriate for their correspondence. We encourage communication so that you can share together what God is doing in your lives, pray for and encourage each other.

Apprentices will be aware that the financial expectation from ministry partners is that of a once-off gift for the course and that to be approached by the person they support for further needs however grave, would be highly inappropriate, even rude.

Whilst we do not anticipate any problems in the vast majority of cases, we recognize the temptation this may bring for Apprentices and the potential difficulties for Ministry Partners. As such, both the Apprentice and Ministry Partner are asked to comply with a few guidelines as below:

  1. All correspondence between ministry Partners and Apprentices must have LWU copied in using the email:
  2. Apprentices will not write regarding any need for money or material possessions, either for themselves or for anyone known to them.
  3. Ministry Partners will not donate any money or material possessions to the linked Apprentice without first contacting LWU to assess suitability.

To download a Student Link Brochure Press Here” 

UK Supporters: Gift Aid can also be claimed through our partner organization Living Word International. To download a UK Giving Form Press here

Ugandan Supporters: To download a Ugandan Giving Form Press here

USA: To download a USA Giving Form Press here

LWU will provide support and deal with any concerns regarding the correspondence – via the same email address,