To love and put a smile on the faces of those who are homeless, hopeless and unloved.
- To care for the less fortunate children who live on the streets of Mbarara, Uganda, and the surrounding communities
- To equip these children with life skills and train them in the Christian faith
- To build character and leadership skills so that these children are able to sustain themselves and transform their communities
The history of Love Center Ministries
Love Center Ministries began in 2012 as an outdoor fitness class in which community people in Mbarara, Uganda, met every Saturday morning and Sunday after church to exercise and work out together for the Glory of God.
The fitness classes were begun with the founder, Brother Justus Twongirwe, and several young friends from the USA who were working in Uganda as short–term missionaries. One of these friends was Davy Desmond. Justus and Davy lived and ate together and walked miles to visit these kids, who lived in slums. The two young men took with them whatever they could to share with the unfortunate children. Most importantly, Justus and Davy told the children that God is love and that He knows them each by name. They had never known that. This time was life changing for Justus and Davy.
When the short–term missionaries left, Justus was compelled to continue what God had placed on his heart. He conducted several races in which participants would pay a fee that would be used to help support the street kids of Mbarara who were in need of food, clothing and shelter. These races were established to bring awareness of the needy children to the community as well as to develop public partnerships for the purpose of helping these homeless and lost souls who had never seen what LOVE is like—hence, the name “Love Center Ministries Mbarara—Uganda”.
We believe that God is love and His love must be seen and shared with all people, starting with young boys and girls whose parents have abandoned them on the streets. Love Center Ministries was established to rescue these children by bringing them into a Christian home and provide them with the necessities of life in order for them to prosper.
STATEMENT OF OUR BELIEFS
1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative word of God. 2 Timothy 3:15–17
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Mathew 28:19, Ephesians 4:4–6
3. We believe in the deity of Christ, in the virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as the Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory. John 1:1–4, Mathew 1;12, Philippians 2:5–11, Hebrews 1:1–4, Acts 1:11 and 2:22–24, 1 Corinthians 15:3–4
4. We believe that, for the Salvation of lost and sinful men and women, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ result in regeneration by the Holy Spirit, and that Jesus is the only way of Salvation. Titus 3:4–7, Luke 24:46–47, Ephesians 28:8–9, John 14:6, Acts 4:12
5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit whose indwelling enables the Christians to live a godly life. Galatians 5:16–18, Romans 8:9
6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: the saved to eternal life and the lost to damnation and eternal punishment. Revelation 20:11–15, 1 Corinthians 15:51–57
7. We believe in the spiritual unity of true believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, and that all true believers are members of this body of the Church Universal, with equality across race, gender, and class differences. Ephesians 1:22–23, 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27
8. We believe that the ministry of Evangelism is a responsibility of both the church and each Christian. Romans 10:9–15, Acts 1:8, Mathew 28:18–20, 1 Peter 3:15