Mantey (Uganda) Update – February 2022

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January & February, 2022

Serving the Lord in Uganda
News from Mark & Megan Mantey

“Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.” 

~ 1 Timothy 1:13-14

LTCU graduate, Otesa Anthony, shakes hands with Rev. Peter Maganda, Dean of Students, at graduation

Fan Into Flame

Paul said to Timothy in 1 Timothy 3:5-7, “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 

These exact words were shared with the seven recent Lutheran Theological College Uganda (LTCU) graduates on February 20th. Bishop Charles Bameka said that the men had been well-trained by family and church leaders in their deaneries and during their education at seminary. All of the graduates are active in the LCU, some teaching and preaching in refugee settlements, and most leading Bible and Catechism classes at their congregations and preaching stations. Other recent graduates are evangelizing and started preaching stations on their vicarages (during COVID-19 lockdowns). We are thankful these men have a strong foundation of support and leadership, both in their home regions and through the national church leaders and seminary instructors.  

The week before the LTCU graduation, three men were ordained into public ministry as LCU pastors. These men were from the first graduating class of the Lutheran Theological College Uganda. We both served as their instructors while they were students. We praise God that the LCU’s plan of training more pastors is coming to fruition.

Please continue to pray for the Lutheran Church of Uganda and its leaders to equip faithful servants for ministry. Pray that the graduates and newly ordained pastors may joyfully serve as they lead.

Megan with LTCU Year One seminary students as they receive study Bibles

Life & Ministry Update

January and February allowed us to connect in different ways with students, congregations, and an LCMS short-term missionary.

The 2nd semester of the school year started the first week of February. It is always an excellent time to welcome back students and learn how their families were during Christmas and New Year’s activities. In Uganda, it’s very popular to say “Happy New Year!” to someone if seeing them the first time after the new year. We say it well into February, and it always brings smiles to our faces. 

This semester, we were grateful to help host Pastor Jacob Mueller from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma, Missouri. He came to teach for the second time to the Year 2 and 4 students. He led a course on Romans, which offered hands-on ways to minister to people and preach the Gospel.


The LCMS recognizes the importance of hearing and understanding the Word of God. One of the ongoing challenges at seminaries in Africa is getting Bibles and relevant texts into students’ hands. Thus, we are thankful for an ongoing LCMS grant called Bibles for Africa. This grant allows Bibles to get into people’s hands throughout the continent. 

Most recently, Year One students received a Lutheran Study Bible at the seminary. These Bibles will be vital as they study, learn, teach and preach for years to come. We are grateful the LCMS and LCU can work together in this way to ensure that people know about the love of God through Christ Jesus by hearing the Word.

Please Pray for:

  • The recent graduates from the Lutheran Theological College Uganda as they forge ahead in life and ministry
  • The seminary faculty and students as they continue with the semester
  • Health and safety as we serve
  • The LCU pastors, seminary students, evangelists, and deaconesses as they share the Word of the Lord with their communities

Give thanks for:

  • The recent ordinands in the Lutheran Church of Uganda. We praise God for more pastors in ministry
  • The LCMS Africa region missionaries as we live alongside and serve God’s people
  • Five years serving in Uganda as of March 3

Joyfully Serving Jesus, Mark & Megan 

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