Recent Ministry & Missions
Mission Gomba, Uganda
We are so joyful at what God did during our recent mission in Uganda. Our sons, Sean and Steven Stockwell, got to spend much of last month ministering west of Kampala in the Gomba District. Several of the local leaders told our team that this outreach project was the first of its kind in their area; their enthusiasm and excitement was contagious!
In more than 70 schools in the area, through a leadership conference, and several crusade-style services, more than 20,000 people heard a clear presentation of the Gospel, and more than 12,000 students, teachers, parents, and others made the life-changing commitment to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Sean and Steven had a great time working with and training our NEST (National Evangelist Support Team) partners.
We are so grateful for the prayers of dear friends and family, as the team went out in the power and protection of the Holy Spirit; we continue to pray for all the people who have said YES to Jesus, and for our NEST teams in various countries, as they continue to reach and disciple people in their nations with this message of the Amazing Grace of God.
2022 Ministry Results ~ An Amazing Year!
Since March of 2020, with COVID-19 restrictions handicapping our normal means of proclamation of the Gospel, our NEST (National Evangelist Support Team) evangelists in several countries have found new ways of sharing the Good News, including going out with food parcels and the Gospel to do one-on-one and community ministry with people desperately in need.
With COVID mandates lifting incrementally over the past year, more opportunities for ministry have opened up; we have been joyfully sending many of our NEST teams out on special missions, hours away from their own communities, where they are proclaiming the Gospel in schools, churches, rural communities and villages, in small and large gatherings.
Thousands of young people, adults, and children - people from all walks of life - have heard the wonderful Good News about Jesus, and how much He loves them! They are hearing of His sacrifice on the Cross; His payment of the penalty for our sin; His victory over sin and death, and the wonderful hope of heaven and eternity to be spent with Him! Our NEST evangelists faithfully proclaim the Gospel wherever they go, preaching repentance and salvation through faith in Christ alone. We are so grateful for our dear friends and supporters, who make this ministry possible! God is doing great things!
The Food Outreach Program results have been absolutely amazing; according to our NEST team reports, over half of the people who have received food parcels and heard a clear Gospel presentation by one of our NEST evangelists have made a public profession of faith, indicating their desire to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! Over the past year, in 2022, through the combined efforts of our American and International teams, DSEA has proclaimed the Gospel to more than 2,895,000 people, and prayed the Sinner's Prayer with over 2,104,000 people who publicly indicated their desire to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!
By the grace of God, DSEA was also privileged to accomplish in 2022:
6,238 Food Parcels given to 32,916 people, providing over 60,000 life-saving meals.
17,899 Christian leaders trained in evangelistic ministry.
42 churches planted internationally.
1,455,482 Gideon New Testaments and 302,991 salvation tracts distributed.
The generous support of dear friends and family has made a vital difference in countless lives. Thank you for helping us reach out to the least, the last, and the lost of this world through this evangelistic ministry.