“The church is not prepared or equipped for this great movement.”
Foundations for Hope believes the local Christian Church should be used to spread the Gospel throughout the world. Africa currently has the largest Christian movement. The continent of Africa has a population of 1.3 billion people, including 630 million Christians and 700 million non-believers.
Foundations for Hope has partnered with Designs For Hope and Rev. Martin Odi to build a Pastor Training Facility in Uganda. We believe by equipping these pastors with training and biblical educational resources, they will be able to continue to spread the gospel and share the love and hope of Jesus Christ in impactful ways.
PASTORAL TRAINING PROJECTS
Uganda Pastoral Training Facility
Foundations for Hope is excited to announce that we have partnered with Designs For Hope and Rev. Martion Odi to establish a pastor training facility in Uganda during 2021. By focusing on local church leadership we are making a generational investment in the work God is doing in Africa. This center will train up to 120 pastors per year, and serve as a ongoing resource for past students.
Focused on teaching, coaching, mentoring, observing, and certifying those who qualify.
Training facility that will provide short-term housing, reference library, and multiple digital resources.
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Raised: $54,080 Goal: $224,000
Pastor Training Facility Project
Rev. Martin Odi
Martin Odi, a Ugandan native, has been a minister with Equipping Pastors International in Uganda since the start of EPI in Uganda in 1999, serving full-time with EPI since 2006. Martin Odi holds a BA in Bible and Theology from Global University in the USA in conjunction with Alpha Omega Seminary in Uganda. Martin is currently working on his MDiv with MINTS seminary and he is involved in teaching and mentoring in East Africa and Southern Sudan.
Martin Odi was a pastor of a successful church in Ngora, Uganda for ten years and Overseer (Bishop) of 200 churches in the Kumi district of Uganda for ten years before fully joining EPI as full-time director of it in Uganda. Martin is involved in teaching and training with EPI in this region. He travels out of his home for almost half of every month, pouring his life to the Body of Christ, including in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Burundi, DR Congo, and Southern Sudan.
Martin has agreed to come alongside Foundations For Hope to share a role in our theological training across East Africa. We feel that this is a strategic partnership that will strongly give us the advantage of moving forward with local leadership serving on our team.