BSOW Graduation 2021

 

Keynote Presentation

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Mr Thomas Matende The keynote speaker, Resident District Commissioner. He was  representing:
The President of Uganda,
The Hon. Minister of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, Hon Persis Namuganza,
The Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda and CASP patron, The Rt. Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.

Representing Local Government:
Local Parliamentary representative (Hon. Milton Muwuma),
The Governor of Iganga District (Mr. Patrick Kayemba),
The Mayor of Iganga (Mr. David Balaba),

The Canada Africa Schools Project (CASP) in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Central Busoga hosted the first Bible School on Wheels Graduation ceremony held on Saturday March 6, 2021.  It was held at the All Saints Cathedral in Iganga. The event was very well attended by central government, local government representatives and the Church Leadership Team of Central Busoga Archdiocese.  In attendance was the key note speaker Resident District Commissioner Mr Thomas Matende.

 

Representing the Church of Uganda was:
The Rt. Rev. Patrick Wakula Bishop, Central Busoga Diocese, 
Rev. Raceal, Diocesan Education Coordinator, Central Busoga.
Rev. Samson Basome, Diocesan Inspector of Schools, Central Busoga,
Rev. Alfred Bolya, Head of Youth Department, Central Busoga, 
Rev. Moses Dhikange.

 

 

Bible School On Wheels

BSOW is a product of Teach Every Nation (TEN) and is inspired by Pastor Bruce Wilkinson.  BSOW came into being as a result of an extensive poll done with African Pastors. Pastors were asked what they needed in the way of training.  Their consistent response was that they need a way to get training in their own town or village without having to take months or even years away from their home and ministry to get the training they need. TEN set about producing the BSOW training kits. A BSOW kit consists of 10 super books, posters, banners, certificates and prerecorded lesson presentations on DVD or downloadable from the web for some of the elective subjects.  For each kit a Dean is appointed and it is his or her job to convene and facilitate the training session at an interval that is acceptable to all of the training participants. The dean is not required to do any training, he or she is just the facilitator.  After watching the prerecorded training session together the participants will work through the corresponding exercises in the Super Book and have group discussions about the lesson.  Two years of the BSOW three-year curriculum are available and the third year is in production.  The students graduating at this event have completed year one and preparing to go into year two.

TEN Message from Stephan De Villiers

First Year Student Graduation

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Busoga Diocese Message
from Bishop Patrick Wakula

 

Bishop Patrick Wakula graduates the first 110 1st-year BSOW Students. He also commended two of the graduating students for financial support and access to further training opportunities to enter the priesthood of the Church of Uganda. 

Busoga Diocese School Inspector Message
Rev. Samson Basome 

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Student Testimonies
from two Deans

 

 

Initiation of Bible School on Wheels in Uganda

In 2018 The Reverend Michael and Cindy Maddy did a four-month extended mission trip to Uganda.  After learning about Teach Every Nation (TEN) and the Bible School on Wheels (BSOW) curriculum, Mike was inspired to raise the funds for thirty eight first-year kits and had them shipped to Uganda.  This is enough material to potentially train three hundred and eighty pastors. 

 

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Message

Mike's timing on this initiative seemed prophetic because while this program was being established, the Uganda government had made it a requirement for every pastor to have some official theological training to lead and operate a church.

Twenty-seven of the kits were distributed by Mike to pastors in other areas of Uganda. 

CASP Bible School on Wheels Established

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Mike Maddy & Moses Lyagoba

CASP Message
by Pastor Moses Lyagoba

Eleven of these kits were allocated to Beacon of Hope's Uganda partner Pastor Moses Lyagoba.  Pastor Moses is the Administrator of the Canada Africa Schools Project (CASP).  Pastor Moses set about establishing the CASP Iganga office as the first TEN BSOW training center in Uganda.  He then recruited potential Deans to manage each kit and recruit nine additional students to join the deans.

 

 

How Can You Help Train More Pastors?

We are in the process of acquiring twenty more Bible School on Wheels (BSOW) training kits. This will allow one hundred of the students just acknowledged for completing the first year of training to move on the second year.  It will also allow one hundred new first year students to be enrolled for 2021.  This is going to cost $3229 in 2021. 

If you feel led to help financially to see this program of equipping Pastors continue successfully, please use the donate button to make a contribution to CASP in Uganda.

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Speeches and Testimonies

Busoga Diocese Message from Bishop Patrick Wakula

Busoga Diocese School Inspector Message Rev. Samson Basome 

TEN Message from Stephan De Villiers

CASP Message from Pastor Moses Lyagoba

Maddy Message from Rev. Mike & Cindy Maddy's 

Beacon of Hope Message from Glynn Smith

Student Testimonies from two Deans

Event Video

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