Introduction and Background:

We drew our inspiration from two key people:

Dorcas-The woman named Dorcas whose dress making touched the hearts of all. The introduction of this woman named Tabitha which was interpreted as Dorcas was that she was full of good works and alms deeds. This tells us that she was a woman who worked assiduously to the extent that she grabbed the attention of all the widows. She earned a reputation for her acts of charity to the widows and to the poor. Her hard work showed in the coats and garments which she made while she was with the women and caring for the orphans. She was reported to have died. Dorcas’ dead body was washed and placed in the upper room. However, God so had it that Peter was in Lydda. The women sent and implored Peter to come and pray for Dorcas. When he came they showed him the work Dorcas had done while she was alive. What we may learn from this woman and her effort was that she discovered her purpose and not only that; she used all that she had to accomplish her purpose including her strength, wisdom, and finances to carry out her God given purpose. She did not just seek for leadership position to be known and be respected for her wealth. But that the women and the orphans and the poor put her in her place. She became their leader and truly cared and loved them and was highly respected too.

In turn as part of her reward, her good work created a second chance for her in life as she was brought back to life after Peter’s prayer. The women too were not willing to release her to Jesus. Dorcas probably did not know that her good work will yield her godly consequences, but she just did it anyways to the Glory of the Lord. Dorcas’ acts of good work are really a good example for us all to emulate. This is one of the rare cases of Jesus Christ releasing someone back to earth from heaven. The scripture clearly teaches us that “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. We should remember to state this important fact that this woman captured the hearts and attention of all the women, the orphans and the poor. We must understand that for her to be able to capture their attention, she showed love to the people she came across. She loved them no matter their status, their position or who they were. She realized that whether they were widows or orphans or poor these people were God’s children and as a result they deserved loving care just as other people of great status and wealth. She obviously showed them love and they saw it and was received by all. One of the virtues that we all need is that hard work and good work pays in this life and even in the life to come. Her resurrection created a revival in Joppa and many people were saved. This was because many people who heard previously that Dorcas was dead soon discovered that she had been raised to life again.

Mzee.Eriya Begumisa-Mzee Eriya was born in Rweikiniro Sub County, in Rwampala County then Ankole District. His beloved wife was the late Kangyeya Agnes. They both trained several boys and girls who were orphans, They took them to schools and paid their school fees. Some even stayed with them at home.
When we met this great man of God who I called prophet he simply said “come and build science centers and hospitals in this land”. With this in mind we set our hearts on finishing up the vision that he has started. As in all things we began with Pastor Timothy going to the village to meet with him and the family and praying and discussing with this great man of God. After that we set out to organize a crusade and we cannot limit God in what he would do next as he keeps doing great things in the ministry.

Our projects

1). Dorcas child.

As part of Dorcas of Joppa self-less service model.we are dedicated ministry that respond to boys and girls and gender expansive youth. With the help our partners we will fight homelessness, and adult abandonment. We can’t afford to stop now, they need us more than ever. Join us in supporting young people who have been traditionally counted out by adopting a child today. Similarly, Child sponsorship is a unique relationship, that brings real hope and a life-affirming experience. Sponsorship gives children and their communities life-changing ideas that enhances their self-esteem.

2).Church and worship centers construction.

We are currently in the construction of the Uganda branch of the Dorcas of Joppa International Ministries. We are in the early phase of the development. If the Lord has put it in your heart to be part of the project in anyway we will be glad to hear from you. We are emphasizing revival movement that we can transfer to our youths by the church. Some of the youths doesn’t have parents. Therefore, they need someone to guide and mentor them. We will reach out to the youth with a view to sensitizing them. It will also transfer revival movement to the youth.

3).Work-Learning-Service/Work College

Goals and purposes

Following a Godly model showed to us in the person of Dorcas, we gladly put together a work-learning-service program that we believe will help engage the youth, the widows and the orphans. The details of the program are as follows:

The work-learning-service will use work college to prepare graduate for their career compared with their peers from private and public schools. We believe that work college will offer a work-learning-service option that teaches critical thinking, problem solving, taking initiative, resourcefulness, teamwork, effective communication, decision making, respect for others, leadership, responsibility, appreciation for diversity, research skills, accountability, professionalism, time management, christian leadership, respect for constructive criticism and lifelong learning.

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Our Statement Of Faith

This is the statement of Holy Bible doctrine as believed and taught by the Dorcasofjoppainternationalministries. This statement of faith has its origin and foundation in the Holy Bible and we found them to be in total agreement with the foundational principles of the doctrine of Christ Jesus.

1.) We believe that the Holy Bible contains the inspired and infallible Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1: 20-21)

2.) We believe that there is only one God eternally existent in three persons (trinity)-God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. (Ephesians 4:5-6, Gen. 1:26, Matthew 3:16-17)

  1. God love us. (John 3:16)

3.) We believe in the deity of Christ. (John 1: 1-4, John 10:30, Hebrews 1:1-5)
i. He was born of a virgin. (Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:30-35)
ii. He was conceived of the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:30-35)
iii. He was beaten, crucified and died. (John 19:30-35)
iv. He rose again from the dead bodily (John 20:25-29, Luke 24:36-40)
v. He ascended into heaven bodily. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Matthew 24: 29-30)

4.) We believe in the rapture of the church and the second coming of Christ.
1. Thessalonians 4:16-17, Matthew 24: 29-30)

5.) We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19, Luke 24:47, Ephesians 1:7)

6.) We believe regeneration by the power of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God is essential for personal salvation. (Titus 2:5, John 3:3-5, Ephesians 5:25-27)

7.) We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides divine healing for the body, salvation for the soul of everyone that believes. (1 Peter 2: 24, Acts 3: 16, Acts 9:32-35)

8.) We believe that when an individual receives the Holy Ghost, he receives divine enablement for Christian service and witness. (Acts 1: 8, 2:4, 3:1 -26, 4:5-12)

9.) We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost poured out on us. (Romans 15: 16, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Titus 3:5-6)

10.) We believe in the final resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the former to eternal life and the latter to eternal judgement. (Revelations 20: 11 -15, 1 Corinthians 15: 12-23)

11). We believe that Jesus is the true God, and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)

12). We believe that we are blessed and rich through Jesus Christ by faith. (2 Cor 8:9)

Board

Currently, members are as follows:

Joan Kyangungu

Lillian Butungi

Sunny M. Ogbomo

Maureen Tukundane

Vision

Building a ministry of integrity and leadership to restore life, bring hope, and establish life skills for youth, widows, orphans and less privileged; equipping them with the Dorcas of Joppa self-less service model.

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Mission

To connect people to Christ Jesus through knowledge and understanding the Word of God by His Spirit.

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Objectives

  • To bring hope to the hopeless youth through work, education and ministry

  • To bring restoration in all areas of people’s lives by teaching basic values and service (obuntu)

  • To teach innovation, critical and design thinking skills to our youth (learn to learn)

  • To bring a positive awareness of God and His glory through actions

  • To train and raise Dorcas of Joppa leaders to accomplish the mission

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