Uganda & the UMS

The needs of Uganda

  • The Church is growing in Uganda but across the country, there is lots of false, prosperity gospel teaching. There is therefore, a need for strong, faithful, Bible teaching Churches and training to equip Church leaders so they can teach from God’s Word faithfully.
  • There are a lot of children in Uganda. Uganda has the second youngest population in the world. The average age is 15 and 51% Ugandans are under 16. At UMS Church of Uganda, there is a real need for children’s workers, with around 350 children to teach at Sunday School!
  • As a family, the Howles’ also really value encouragement from British visitors and Ros appreciates help with the children and home-schooling. The children, Josh Dan and Chloe love meeting British Christians and learning from them.


 The work of Ugandan Martyrs Seminary

– UMS trains men and women for gospel ministry across Uganda. The aim is to train students in Bible handling and to teach God’s Word faithfully, which helps in a country where teaching of the prosperity gospel is so common.
– Chris leads the Bible study programme as well as teaching systematic theology, the New Testament, and youth and children’s ministry within the college. What is more, both Chris and Ros lead Bible studies with UMS students and have 1-2-1/1-2-2 sessions, getting alongside individuals.