The Experience Magazine 50th Year Edition

Africa: Uganda Bridget Kitimbo

Word of Life Uganda was founded in 2003 by Thomas and Faith Obunde. Shortly thereafter, Thomas and Faith started camps and Bible Club ministries, which have reached thousands of young people to date. In 2015, the Word of Life Africa Bible Institute (WOLABI) was birthed out of a need to prepare those young people to live a life of maximum effectiveness for the Lord, no matter where He places them. It is the desire of WOLABI’s faculty and staff to see young people dedicate themselves to studying God’s Word and yielding themselves to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, in order that their lives may be molded into a useful instrument for the Lord’s service. WOLABI was licensed by the National Council of Higher Education as an Institution of Higher Learning in Uganda and was also granted accreditation as an official Word of Life teaching site through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) in 2014. From 2015-2018, the Bible Institute was under the leadership of David Kirabira, who eventually handed over office to Frank Birungi in 2019. Staff currently include two resident faculty and over 20 adjunct faculty who also teach at other Bible Institutes worldwide. The program is integrated with an eight-week ministry practicum that consists of three weeks of practical internship, three weeks of camp, one week of Gospel Productions Ministry and one week of Camp Leadership Training.

Over 125 alumni have graduated from WOLABI, and the current class consists of 20 students from Uganda, South Africa and Canada.

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