About Us



“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.  And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:3-6

Boys will be boys

In words, pictures, video, and testimony, our blog hopes to capture and chronicle the remarkable work God has been doing through the partnership between New Life Church (Gahanna, OH) and Mukono Comunity Church (Mukono, Uganda).  We consider it a great privilege that God has given us the opportunity to partner with each other, and we desire that this partnership be for the glory of Christ and the advancement of His Kingdom.

One of the main projects in Mukono is the Child Development Program through Africa Renewal Ministries.  Through this project, New Life and Mukono have enrolled over 300 children in a program that provides food, education, healthcare, and clothing to children within the Mukono congregation and in the surrounding neighborhood.  To learn more about the program, visit the Child Sponsorship page and then stop by the booth in the church lobby to sign up!

A little bit about the partner churches…

Mukono Community Church is located in Uganda, East Africa (about 14 miles East of Kampala).  Led by God, Pastor Davis Kigozi and his wife Betty left their home church (Gaba Community Church) to plant a new church in nearby Mukono.  Several years of trial and persecution have strengthened this congregation into a growing body of gracious believers.  You can read more about Mukono Community Church’s history here.

New Life Church is located in Gahanna, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus).  By God’s grace, we are a Gospel-Driven church that strives to keep the Gospel of Jesus central to all we do, seeking to live out it’s implications in our community and world. Our core value is Gospel Transformation. Our mission is to lead people into a transforming relationship with Jesus through the GOSPEL. Our DNA is God-centered, Gospel-driven, Jesus-focused, and Spirit-led. New Life is elder-governed, staff-led, team-oriented, and small-group based.

We have formed two gospel partnerships with churches in Mukono, Uganda, and Los Anonos, Costa Rica, for the express purpose of advancing the Gospel in those regions. But mostly, we’re just a collection of extremely grateful people amazed by God’s grace to us in the Gospel.

Together, we are travelers in life’s journey with praise for our God, eyes on our Savior, and hearts for the nations!