Ezekiel 37 Ministry has been blessed with several people who have committed their lives to serving the Lord in Uganda. Serving on this level is difficult to always be raising funds to make the mission trips. Below are their biographies. We ask for your prayers more than anything. However, if you'd like to contribute to their mission they would be most appreciative.
Rebecca "Becky" Sekamanya, Executive Director
Becky is one of the co-founders of Ezekiel 37 Ministry. She has been going to Uganda since January 2010. Over the course of the trips Becky met her now husband, Pastor Abdu Sekamaya. Becky quit her high level job, sold her house and all of her belongings and moved to Uganda in November 2014 with 4 suitcases. Becky and Abdu were married in January 2015. They have an 11 year old daughter, Kwagala, and their first child together, Jeremiah, who was born in October 2015.
"I have a passion for education. By training I am a manager and bookkeeper because I was given the opportunity to attend college and obtain my Bachelor's Degree. I was the first in my family to finish college. The children of Karamoja deserve the same opportunity. They want a better life for themselves and their families. My vision is to 'Educate all of Karamoja'. This is definitely not a small task! But God is bigger than what I can even imagine is possible.
Living in Uganda is not always easy. Finding decent paying work is very difficult. Ezekiel 37 Ministry does not have the budget to support me without risk of losing sponsors for the children. By God's grace, I have obtained online work for USA companies. However, working full time takes away from the time of being able to follow the calling from God to serve in Karamoja and to expand the ministry. I also have to travel back and forth to America 1-2 times a year in order to meet supporters and raise awareness for what we are doing. We welcome and appreciate any support you may feel led to render to us."
"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans for hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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Brandy Riggins, LPN
Brandy is also one of the co-founders of Ezekiel 37 Ministry and has been going to Uganda since January 2010. Brandy is a nurse (LPN) by training. She has led triage in outdoor medical clinics that we've held in the villages as well as leading up the evangelism portion of our village outreaches. She has followed God's calling on her life by sharing the word of God with hundreds if not thousands of people in El Salvador, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Uganda.
"Have you ever had this yearning in your heart for as long as you can remember? It all started when I was a young child at my mom's feet telling her that one day I would go to Africa. As the years passed it turned into a much deeper desire to go into all the world and reach the unreachable for Jesus and share God's love. My heart would cry out for a people I had not yet met. I became a nurse to do mission work in Africa one day. When I was 26 years old I met my best friend, Becky Sekamanya, and Dr. David Dietrich. We were given an extraordinary opportunity to go to Uganda, Africa. We had all had a passion for Africa, but this would be our very first trip to Africa venturing where we felt called. Words can't describe what we felt inside. It was not an easy trip but we saw a great need. God spoke clearly to our hearts. Out of this we answered the call and Ezekiel 37 Ministry was born.
The people of Uganda flow through my veins. They are as much a part of me as the people in America. When I am in Uganda I certainly feel at home. When I am there I can breathe God's breath and feel His presence in such a tangible way that I can could just rest my head on His chest. I was born as a quiet little girl, but God has given me a boldness and faith to believe and share God in a powerful way through Him. It is only by His grace and power and He will get all the glory. I have seen things with my eyes and heart that nothing can shake this faith God has given me! He is worthy of all our praise!!!"
"The spirit of the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;" Isaiah 61:1
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Pastor Bryan Engledow
Pastor Bryan is an Ordained Minister and a Missionary Pastor for Ezekiel 37 Ministry. He became a Christian on November 8th 1980 as an eight year old boy. As a young man, he went off God’s path for him. He left his home and lived in sin for several years. During those years Pastor Bryan encountered many trials and tribulations. His life wasn’t working and he realized it. He also recognized that, while he left God…God never left him. From that point forward Bryan began to listen to God's will for him. Sometimes, by God literally holding him down to hear His will. Through it all, he willingly followed The Lord even though he had no idea what God’s purpose for him would be. The first step was returning home to Houston, Texas. God blessed him with a job to return to. Soon after his return to Houston, Pastor Bryan attended a 20 year high school class reunion where he reunited with a friend, Tiffany. They were married in 2015. They became members of a nearby church. It was at their church one Sunday morning that they met Becky Sekamanya after her presentation of Ezekiel 37 Ministry. Both Pastor Bryan and Tiffany knew immediately that God was speaking to them about serving as missionaries. Shortly afterwards, Pastor Bryan was ordained and called to the ministry as a Missionary Pastor with Ezekiel 37 Ministry. When Pastor Bryan is not in Uganda, he owns and operates a Christian Pizza Restaurant in Cypress, Texas. When called upon, he delivers sermons as a guest pastor and on a local Christian radio station, KSBJ. Last year, Bryan and Tiffany became guardians of a child named Moses who is without parents and is from a village near Mount Moroto. It is Bryan’s and Tiffany’s prayer and hope to bring Moses to the United States to further his education. If it is God’s will, Moses will return home to Karamoja to help with the work needed in that area.
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?" -Romans 10:13-14
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