Published September 12, 2018

Pastor Inspired to Start a School Educates 750 Children in Uganda

Bishop Okumu attended The Global Leadership Summit in Kampala, Uganda.  As a result, he was influenced to take on a leadership mindset in everything he does.

A poor man at the time, his church was in a makeshift building with a small congregation. He longed to have a bigger impact in his community, but he didn’t know how. One of our local live speakers at our Summit site in Kampala talked about the “Joseph generation” and how God depends on every Christian to take a bold step and be a model in His Kingdom. He also heard the TOMS shoes story, and the concept of buying a pair of shoes and blessing a child with another pair.

He went home totally convinced God wanted to use him in his generation.

He also sold his only prized possession… a piece of land he inherited from his dad. With the funds, he began a school with the TOMS shoes model. Every time one child’s school fees are paid, another child’s school fees are covered for free. The school grew from 250 children and now impacts the lives of 750 children. Over the last five years, he’s been touching children’s lives, and now the school is also extending support for the education of orphans.

With the help contributions of the church members and a network of friends, Okumu built a new church and his congregation has grown. In order to influence his generation even further, he began a discipleship class that enables pastors in his community to lead better.

Your decision to give significant funds towards The Global Leadership Summit has the potential to keep growing its impact.

Because of the generosity of leaders like you, a whole community, a whole congregation, and to date, the lives of 750 children have been impacted for Christ. And the ripple effect continues to this day! Thank you!

About the Author
Betty Byanyima from Uganda

Betty Byanyima

Betty Byanyima serves as the Team Leader and Facilitator of The Global Leadership Summit in Uganda. She is a John Maxwell Certified Leadership Trainer, Coach, Mentor and Team Member. She serves as International Faculty Haggai Institute for Advanced Leadership and is National Facilitator Transforming Nations Alliance, as well as National Faculty of the Institute of National Transformation in Uganda. Her work in the area of Leadership and Personal Development spans across a wide spectrum of leaders from Members of Parliament to Local Councilors, leaders in the Corporate World and Community Leaders.