Peace Portal Uganda is a partnership between two churches from different sides of the world. Both Peace Portal Community Church (Uganda) and Peace Portal Alliance Church (Canada) share a common desire to see the Local Church in Uganda living into its calling.
It’s the story of a Ugandan pastor named Michael Masembe with a vision of how to help his community, through education and investing in the next generation.
In 2003, Pastor Michael Masembe’s work with Childcare Worldwide brought him to the west coast of Canada for meetings. On that trip, he billeted with a family from Peace Portal Alliance Church, and attended a Sunday service. During this visit Michael shared his vision for a strategic and spirit-led ministry to his community of Mpigi. Peace Portal Alliance resonated with this vision and came along side Michael; Peace Portal Uganda was born.
In 2004, we purchased a 10-acre property in the Mpigi area and in 2005 development began on the church building.
In 2006 the first children arrived under the care of Momma Rose and the first team from Peace Portal Alliance Church went over to Uganda to meet them. This team fell in love with the community and what God was doing in their midst. Since that time much has happened in the 10-acre property; two more dormitories were built to accommodate an influx of 54 children, sustainable food and water options have been started, a well has been built for the community and the church has planted several smaller campuses.
In continuing to care for the community, the Heritage School was also born. This school currently has over 500 students getting quality primary education. Within the last several years, Peace Portal Uganda also began a monthly medical clinic.