For 25 year old Saul Segawa, the experience he has acquired from Africa Renewal Ministries (ARM) is an opportunity he would never trade for anything else in the world. In 1994 after his father had passed away from AIDs, his mother was in no position to look after him and his 10 siblings. The family constantly struggled with acquiring school fees and getting food. Life for them was nothing but a constant struggle for almost four years.
As sure as God is faithful, he never turned his back on Saul. In 1998, Saul was registered among the children to be sponsored by Africa Renewal Ministries and from then onwards it has been one miracle after another for his family. Saul went through the Child Development program in Ggaba until Senior 6 and shortly thereafter joined the Next Generation Leadership program (NGLP) both of which are programs under ARM. In NGLP, Saul served as NGLP president from 2008-2009 and confesses that the experience he had in NGLP molded him into the man that he has become today.
Thanks to the NGLP Program, Saul graduated from Makerere University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and today, Saul owns his own company called Saaba Arise Uganda. The name Saaba is in memory of his late father. His company is a cleaning materials supply company and his main clientele are supermarkets and banks. He got this business idea from NGLP where the students constantly carried out community work projects that could help him sharpen his abilities to an advanced level. Saaba Arise Uganda is now a registered business and is currently employing 4 people, with hopes of expanding in the near future.
“My life is clearly a testimony of the great work ARM is doing. I am grateful to both ARM and my sponsor for giving me the opportunity to become the man I am today.”
In addition to his own business, Saul also serves as the Financial Controller for Unreached Africa, which is a ministry that provides sponsorship and relief to rural areas in Uganda. He also participates in ministry at Ggaba Community Church as the team leader of their University Ministry.
In September 2011, Saul married Doreen Kamakune and in June 2012 they welcomed their daughter Jasmine into the world. Both Saul and Doreen are excited to see how the Lord will use their family in greater ways to the glory of His name.”
Like Saul’s Story, NGLP has 57 other graduates with similar stories, who have been trained and sent out into their communities to be Christian leaders and bring about transformational change through servant hood. Saul and these other graduates know that investing in people can make a difference. You too can sow seeds of change here in Africa as we continue to transform our societies with Generations of Christian Leaders.