Our Mission

We are working to end generational poverty in the community of Kireka, Uganda through teaching children, empowering women, equipping young adults, improving the community, and changing lives with the hope of the gospel of Christ.

Dr Richmond Wandera is the pastor of New Life Baptist Church (NLBC), located in the Kireka community. Richmond grew up in Kampala city and joined a Compassion International project at a local church at the age of 8 after his family fell on hard times. Because of the opportunities provided through Compassion International, Richmond attended college at Uganda Christian University where he obtained his degree in Accounting. He then went on to attend Moody Graduate School and most recently earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Leadership from Lancaster Bible College and Capital Seminary.

Richmond’s vision for the future and passion for others is evident in all that he does. He, along with NLBC’s Board of Elders, desire to impact the Kireka community for the Lord, one person at a time. Through their work, lives are being changed by Jesus Christ and Kireka is learning there is a God who cares about them.


How it all

Twezimbe began as an outreah of New Life Baptist Church, in Uganda. The church leaders had intentionally chosen to have their church meet in the slums of Kireka, in order to be able to reach out to the most impoverished in their community.

With a desire to change the lives of the families in the area, the leaders of New Life Baptist Church began planning how they could make a bigger impact on their community, and that’s when Twezimbe began.

In 2016, Twezimbe started offering wood-working classes to young men and women living in the slums of Kireka. Since then, the organization has been expanded to include teaching culinary skills and hairdressing.

What We Do Now

How We Are Growing

In 2019, a group of college students from Baylor University visited New Life Baptist Church. Relationships were formed, and friendships were made, and before the students returned to Baylor, they had made a plan to find a way to provide the necessary fees for two brothers to enroll in school.

And The Child Sponsorship Program was started.

Now, the doors are open for anyone to sponsor a child! With an application process in place to ensure that Twezimbe is providing help to the families in greatest need, we are trusting in the Lord to see this new branch of the organization grow this year.

Moving into 2020, Twezimbe is looking to create a new branch of our organization that will specifically impact women in the community, empowering, educating, and encouraging them! 

What will come next

How you can help

There is both a Ugandan board and a US board for Twezimbe, who work hand-in-hand with each other. Now, with Twezimbe established as a nonprofit in both countries, Ugandans can get involved to help their neighbors, and Americans can make an impact on the lives of others across the ocean.

Get Involved and make a difference by transforming lives today with education, empowerment, and spreading the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ!