Uganda . . . the Pearl of Africa, located in Eastern Africa, with a population of 42 million people. Since 2012, local teams of the Buffalo Initiative have travelled to Uganda to serve the indigenous leaders there with discipleship tools and training for the evangelizing and discipling of their nation. After planting and watering seed for seven years, flickers of flame are now turning into a real fire. God has given the Bishops and Pastors there a genuine desire and excitement to learn, apply, and then teach others the truth of God’s Word.
Our Mission: To network local churches together for the Great Commission in East Africa. Local churches are God’s vehicle in this age to demonstrate His wisdom and glory. This involves strengthening the churches, raising up leaders, planting new churches, and reaching the lost.
We are working on two levels. First, we have been working with BILD Int’l (www.bild.org and antiochschool.edu) for 12 years. In 2012, we introduced the curriculum of the Antioch School to the key bishops of the largest denomination in Kampala, Uganda (the capitol city). In 2016, the executive leadership board of the largest denomination in the country – The National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches of Uganda (45,000 churches) – adopted the Antioch School and First Principles bible studies for training their top leaders. As of now, 225 bishops and pastors are in the doctorate or masters degree program. These include leaders from Uganda, Southern Sudan, DRC Congo, Kenya, Burundi and Tanzania.
Secondly, beginning in 2012, at the pastors’ request we have been serving local church pastors on the ground level. Our goal is to train them in the Scripture, promoting the biblical concept of making strong disciples and leaders in their churches and communities for the expansion of the Gospel through the multiplication of churches (Acts 13, 14). This is being effectively done through the use of small group studies called "the first principles". As of January 2020, 2000 church leaders will be fully engaged in this biblical training. In addition, we support the monthly salaries 5 licensed primary and secondary school teachers for 150 children [from mostly muslim families] who receive a strong education and the clear Gospel of Jesus Christ.