Missionary in Uganda
Lenora Gauthier lives in eastern Uganda in the village called Lweteega, a place she’s called home for the last seven years. She lives on the compound of the Anointed Church of Jesus Christ (a large evangelical Ugandan denomination) and works closely and under authority of the local pastor.
Lenora, through God’s grace, has overcome serious adversity and years-long abuse within her family. Emotional and psychological healing have come in waves with setbacks and challenges all along the way. The path has not been an easy one. In 1987, Lenora was in a serious, life-threatening automobile accident. Once again, God’s grace covered her and through the prayers of many she was miraculously healed. This healing was of her body, but she was yet in need of the full healing that only comes with salvation in Jesus Christ. It was nearly two years later, and once again in a time of personal crisis, that Lenora accepted Christ as her Savior. She says, “It was the beginning of the end of my turbulent life.”
In the ensuing years, Lenora became very involved with church and related activities, earned an Associates degree in mass communication, as well as a Graduates degree in Theology. As she became grounded in God’s Word, she wrote several books and a nationally published newsletter, and following several short-term mission trips to Belize, began to hear God’s call to missions.
Lenora continues to maintain an active relationship with her home church, Church By the Sea in Madeira Beach, Florida. It is in obedience to these spiritual leaders and mentors in her life that Lenora has become a member of the Missionary Ventures family. She is continuing to serve in Uganda, by God’s continued grace, to teach the Word of God, evangelize, and participate in community development as opportunities arise.
This year we are excited as God has provided Land for Bible School, and now the lecture hall is being built. Once complete we will start building some small dorms and a house for ministry.
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