Matt and Keila Stensaas
...are second generation missionaries who have been serving the Lord in Uganda, Africa since January 1999. God has blessed them with four children: Marcus, Kendra, Kirsten and Kimberly. Some of the ministries they have been involved in include: soul-winning, discipleship, church planting, Bible institute teaching, training national pastors, children's Bible clubs, Sign Language, learning the Runyankore and Lhukonzo languages, translation work (Gospel tracts, discipleship material, Bible institute material, the Bible itself), and prison ministry for both prisoners and staff. They worked in the town of Mbarara for almost 15 years.
Since October of 2013 they have been working in the town of Kasese which is at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains also known as the "Mountains of the Moon". Kasese is near the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In March of 2015, they started the Independent Baptist Church of Kasese and also opened Rwenzori Baptist College. God has provided them with 3 plots of land in the center of Kasese town. They are presently praying for the Lord to supply the money to be able to build a permanent building for the church and college and any other future ministries.
Matt recently finished the final check for the New Testament in Runyankore. At the same time, he also made a Runyankore New Testament Concordance. They are thankful to the Lord that He allowed them to reach their goal of completion before the end of 2015.
They are presently constructing their church building which will be able to seat around 200 people. They have completed the foundation and walls and they have installed the roof, doors and windows. They are praying for the rest of the money to come in so that the building can be completed (platform, baptistry, painting, etc.).
Latest Prayer Letters
- Discipleship of new converts
- Homeschooling children
- Pastor Eliab and church in Kyahi
- Bro Vincent and church in Rubindi
- Finances to finish the church building
- Safety of family
- People getting saved and discipled
- God finding the perfect piece of land for our church building
- God providing the money for the purchase of the land
- Completion of the Runyankore Bible concordance
- Finishing the foundation of the church building