GOGF Ministries - Uganda Mission
The Uganda mission, which became part of the Grand Old Gospel Fellowship (GOGF) Ministries in 2014, works with women in Uganda. We assist women in the communities, primarily pregnant women in the impoverished rural communities of Uganda. As a developing country, Uganda's public healthcare system is not well equipped when compared to developed countries like the United States. This means that pregnant women are expected to provide necessary tools for themselves, which in this case is the ‘Emergency Birth Kit’ which is needed during child delivery at a clinic or at home.
In most cases, women primarily in rural/inner city are unable to afford the cost of the birth kit, which costs around $10.00(United States Dollars). In most cases if delivery occurs at home, it is carried out using unsanitized tools. The use of unsanitized tools increases the risk of both the mother and child contracting infections. Moreover, the use of unsanitized tools and the absence of supervised medical attention during delivery increases the rates of infant mortality. And in some cases, clinics are unable to provide medical attention that a woman needs during child delivery if a woman arrives at the clinic without the birth kit. GOGF works with local communities to supply birth kits (kits contain: scissors, pair of latex gloves, soap, bulb syringe, alcohol and cotton balls) to women when they are approaching their delivery date. Each year we have provided at least 150 birth kits in communities. The birth kits we provide help reduce risks of contracting infections and reduces infant mortality rates.
Moreover, the Uganda mission has been providing pastoral training to future Christian leaders. As a developing country, Uganda has limited education institutions that are focused on providing pastoral training. GOGF has focused on providing training to church leaders, who reside in the rural areas of Uganda. Each year we train around 15-25 future Church leaders and we help the leaders plant a Church within their communities. Since 2014, we have planted seven Churches.
In addition to sharing God’s word with children in schools and conducting Bible study sessions with men and women in the communities, the training we provide equips leaders with the skills and knowledge that are necessary to lead a Church and to provide counseling and help, bring healing to families and their communities during crisis or hardships. Moreover Church leaders are trained to give hope to families and communities and encourage them to continue to live in harmony and by God’s faith and principles.
The Uganda mission operates on a $30,000 (USD) budget a year.
Breakdown is as follows:
- Translator during training
- Training materials
- Emergency Birth Kits
- Transportation (US missionary travel to Uganda and from Uganda, and transportation in Uganda)
*Please donate. You may make your donation by check payable to ‘GOGF Ministries’, and mail your donation to
158 East Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446.
You may also donate through our online donation page by clicking here,
or call the GOGF office at 215 361 8111 to speak to Darlene Ogun.
Dr. Tony Hart, President
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The Mission of The Grand Old Gospel Fellowship is threefold: We exist to Plant Churches, Prepare Leaders, and Proclaim the Gospel until the entire world hears. All of our ministries are built from one or more of these three essential pursuits. We hope that you will join with us in prayer and support as we "Communicate the Word of Truth to a World in Trouble!"
From the very beginning of the GOGF in 1961 under the direction of my father Dr. B. Sam Hart, the establishment of badly needed bible teaching churches in the urban centers of our country has been a high priority. Today we have fifthteen churches in our network and seek with God’s help to see a new work started each year.
In many countries around the world as well as right here in the urban centers of America, pastors are lacking in effective training. Many of these men love the Lord, and know the word, and with just a little help and training have increased their ability to minister to the people in their societies. This has been a very fruitful ministry as we conduct 3 training conferences each year in developing countries.
Our ministry to the orphans in the Hart Children’s Homes, which have been established in Jamaica and India, have also proven to be a place where leaders are prepared for the future. The Brad–Ferne Hart Memorial Scholarship which help needy young men and women through accredited bible schools has also become an integral part of our strategy to prepare leaders for the ministry of tomorrow.
Proclaiming the Gospel
The Grand Old Gospel Hour has been heard across America and around the world on hundreds of radio stations over the last 53years. As a weekly half hour broadcast the Grand Old Gospel Hour has proven to be a powerful tool of ministry to the believer as well as the unsaved. The introduction of Drama and a few format changes have enabled the broadcast to keep up with the changing culture of our contemporary world.
The use of the internet in the spreading of the gospel has exploded over the last decade. Today many more people from around the world are able to be reached by this medium than ever before. Our website has literally become a link to missions for many Christians who are concerned about the salvation of souls and the edifying of the Church. We have created a one stop website where you can find links to other important sites and information keeping you abreast of what is happening through the GOGF Ministries. The latest addition to our online ministry is GOGF-TV our own channel which can be accessed from our website and which presents sound bible teaching without compromise.
Gospel crusades were a favorite for my father and very effective in the 50’s and 60’s. The fact is that they are not as effective today. However in many other countries the ability to present the gospel in a community wide crusade is still a very viable means of proclaiming the gospel. Therefore when we conduct our training conferences in these countries the pastors there often participate in an area wide crusade that results in hundreds of professions of faith. By whatever means the GOGF Ministries will be committed to proclaiming the Good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.