We are pleased to publish the Annual Report and Accounts for the charity today. You can view the report below or download it in PDF format opposite.
The Annual General Meeting of World Shine UK will be held at
Paisley Free Church, Silk Street, Paisley PA1 1HG
at 12 noon on Saturday 8th December 2018.
Lunch will be provided.
Get in touch via our Contact page for more information.
We are praising God for meeting with us at the Hayes Conference centre. Representatives from World Shine UK and USA joined Medad and Connie Birungi, along with UK supporters, for the weekend of 15-17 September. Our theme was “Growing Up and Moving On”.
On Friday evening God’s word through Medad was “Crossing over to the other side”. We may need to travel through stormy waters, but when Jesus is in the boat it is possible to arrive safely and see great deliverance. Vicki shared a simple way to remember these five words of Jesus: “I will never leave you”. Saturday was a day to face the issues which bring storms, and on Sunday we celebrated communion, with its message of reconciliation. Medad also reminded us of the power of words, which can bring both life and death. Proverbs 18:21.
We heard many healing words in the course of the weekend, and are looking forward to moving on together into the next chapter of the work of World Shine, both in Uganda and elsewhere. Our heartfelt thanks go to all who were praying for the conference. We truly experienced that God’s grace is sufficient and His power is made perfect in weakness.
We have received sad news of the death from Uganda of the passing of two longstanding and very active and committed members of the World Shine Board there.
Betty died at the beginning of November after a struggle with cancer. She had been on the World Shine Board since 2011. She was very involved in prayer and intercession with World Shine as well as in the life of her own church.
She was responsible for establishing houses of prayer in Kampala. The ministry to children was particularly close to her heart. Her advice was much valued by the Board. Many ministry visitors to Uganda enjoyed the hospitality of her home.
We extend our sympathy to her husband, Geoffrey, who has himself been a very generous supporter the ministry, and their family as they mourn her loss. She will be much missed.
Margaret, who was Vice-Chair of the World Shine Ministries Board in Uganda, died suddenly on 1st December having taken a severe stroke. She had been on the Board since 2004. Margaret was a nurse who worked devotedly to deliver health care to those in need. Her clinic in Kampala is supported by friends from World Shine USA.
Rev Dr Medad Birungi who worked closely with Margaret spoke of the deep sense of lost felt by those involved with World Shine Ministries. He said of Margaret: “She was my prayer partner and my wife’s closest friend. Margaret was a loving woman who loved people unconditionally and selflessly. She was resilient, courageous, generous, compassionate and deeply spiritual. She was an evangelist who had an eagle’s anointing and was a great intercessor and a prophet.
I travelled with her on missions to Finland, UK, USA, Sudan, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda and other nations. She had a big heart for revival and for the lost. She loved the church and did whatever it takes to see the church flourish.She loved her children and grandchildren and had a big forgiving heart. We shall all miss her.”
We commend Margaret’s close family and friends into the care of the God of all comfort.
World Shine UK
Hallelujah. Thanks to a special donor in Memphis, the World Shine Foundation Primary School Bus has arrived in Uganda and will soon be taking at-risk schoolgirls to and from school each day. Currently, these girls walk up to 2 hours each way to school on back roads and highways. This 29 seat bus can handle about half of our targeted area, transporting each day 58 girls. We are also hopeful of securing a second vehicle to go with the one that has arrived to increase our coverage. These wonderful gifts offer these girls protection and you can help protect these girls.
The annual cost of operating the buses is not small. Fuel, drivers, and general maintenance is estimated at more than $20,000 per year. Please help keep these buses running.
Steady progress is being made on the improvement of the school facilities, the staff, and the quality of education for these children. Although the school was on break, many of the students came to the convention giving us ample opportunity to visit, play with, and encourage them. It is always a highlight to visit with the kids and the staff.
The World Shine Foundation Primary School is our orphanage center that was created to support the needy children in the area and to raise Godly men and women to lead Uganda and influence the nations for Christ. We are very grateful for all of you who give to raise up these young ones. Through you, we can give them education, medical care, clothing, goats, chickens, etc. You also support us to raise these children based on Christian values to influence this world with the Gospel of the Lord.
We are glad to report that the playing field for the nursery section, donated by the Tonbridge Baptist Church in England, has been completed. The children LOVE this playground and are now constructively active every chance they get.
The school chaplain sends his regards to everyone that has been able to donate to help these children. May the almighty God bless you abundantly.
More mission updates can be found at the World Shine USA blog here.
The Healing for the Nations International Convention 2016 took place May 11-15 at the World Shine Foundation Primary School grounds. It was hosted by World Shine Ministries under Rev. Dr. Medad Birungi and Connie Birungi, together with Bishop Nathan Ahimbisibwe Nathan and Joan Bosman (South Africa) as the Co-Hosts. The convention theme was Arise and Shine based on Isaiah 60:1.
Read more in the report below.
It is with great joy and thanksgiving that we announce the purchase of the first school bus for the World Shine Foundation Primary School in Rwentobo, Southwest Uganda. Through the generous donation of one of their supporters, World Shine USA are buying 2 buses to transport the pupils who live the farthest from the school. The second bus will be purchased right after the arrival of the first.
Some of the children have been walking up to 2 hours each way to go to school. NO LONGER! There is a risk for all the children as they walk along the highway or on paths from the hills around the school. But, the greatest risk is for the young girls and, tragically, there have been instances of the unthinkable. These buses are a godsend to our school and to our children. We give thanks to God and our fellow supporters of World Shine Foundation School who made this possible.
MISSION RWENTOBO is a team from Tonbridge Baptist Church in the United Kingdom that has supported and visited World Shine Foundation Primary School in Rwentobo annually. On the evening of 6th Feb 2016 the team arrived at Entebbe airport with its leader Gordon Miller for their third visit to Uganda. The team included Lydia Miller, Keith Tunstall, Emily Tunstall, Tim Rilot, Reg, Arabella, Connie Burgess, Dan Potter, Rosy Nevard, Frayer Black, Grace, Bella, Jackie, Mike Burke, Debbie Burke, Mellisa, Ben Spring, Anna Sheard and the World Shine Ministries Coordinator in United Kingdom Mr Benson Mugyenyi. They were welcomed by World Shine Ministries President Rev. Dr. Medad Birungi together with World Shine staff members Twinobusingye Ivan and Mugarura Ivan Stuart.
Read the report of this trip below.
World Shine Blog
World Shine UK is a registered Scottish charity supporting Christian charitable work in Uganda in the fields of education, evangelism, support of widows and orphans, healing and counselling ministries and leadership training.