Fruitland Couple – Missionaries in Uganda
Charles Nicholson graduated from Fruitland this past December and hit the ground running! Within a month, he and his wife, Cindi, moved to the east African country of Uganda. God put missions on their hearts years ago so during their time at Fruitland they were praying and planning.
Charles and Cindi live and work at the Children Safe Uganda orphanage in Labowa which is a suburb of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. They oversee the care of several dozen orphans rescued from abandonment, abuse and malnutrition. Many of the children still suffer from illnesses attributed to AIDS, vitamin deficiencies, and poor hygiene. Many lack proper shoes and clothing. Charles is evangelizing and discipling the staff as well as the children. “We have come to realize that some don’t understand the distinctions between the faith they claim and the faith of their Muslim neighbors.” This led Charles to teach a Bible study group of around 60 youth. “The ancient traditional religions of Africa often mimic the theology of evangelical Christianity, but grossly paint blasphemous and disastrous abstract pictures of all biblical doctrines.”
Last month Charles was asked to speak at the Baptist Seminary outside Kampala. He explained in an email, “I have tried to represent Fruitland Baptist Bible College well and have had the opportunity to share about our school.” Pray for the Nicholsons in Uganda!