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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 finish building 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 have just finished the construction of their permanent church building.  The people are so thankful that God has provided a nice place for them to meet.  Please pray for wisdom as to the plans for future buildings - permanent structure for Sunday School, Bible college, dormitories for TBI, etc.

For more photos of the church building progress click here.

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  • Discipleship of new converts
  • Homeschooling children
  • Pastor Eliab and church in Kyahi
  • Bro Vincent and church in Rubindi
  • Lhukonzo translation work
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