Matt & Shelley Actis
Matt and Shelley Actis are missionaries serving in Eastern Uganda. They have a heart to reach out with the love of Christ in a holistic manner by sharing the Gospel not only in Word, but in deed.
Shelley’s ministries include New Life Skills Centers, which is a unique 1 year program that partners with a local church and teaches dropout village girls in Uganda the Bible, Math, English, Health, Business, as well as a vocation such as sewing, hairdressing, and farming. These skills centers have been a great success and she has seen many girls come to Christ, find joy, success and hope for a better future.
Another ministry of Shelley’s is Community Education Outreach – a traveling team of girls, from the New Life Skills Centers, that bring awareness to communities on topics such as girl-child education, early marriage, domestic abuse and HIV prevention through drama presentations, poetry, songs and traditional dance.
Also, some girls who have completed the New Life Skills program have an opportunity to be placed in internships.
Matt’s ministry is training, mentoring and discipling pastors and church leaders. Not ever having been discipled themselves, Matt takes the time to meet with pastors to study the Bible, to pray, to get to know their families, and of course visit their churches. One of his main goals is to get the pastors to make disciples themselves. Although a large component of Matt’s ministry is theological education and leadership, his focus is not “information,” but “transformation.”
Matt works with a small team of Bible teachers that travel to different parts of the district and open 2 year Bible Schools. Matt and his team teach by reading through the entire New Testament Bible, verse by verse.
- That God would be glorified in all that we do, whether in ministry, or on the home front.
- That our hearts would continue to be renewed and refreshed for the work God has put before us.
- That our 4 daughters would thrive in missionary life, spiritually, emotionally, in school, with peers and in family.
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