The history of Partners in Mission in East Africa is strongly intertwined with that of the East African Revival. Partners in Mission was founded in 1993 by Rev. Canon Wolfgang Heiner, a German Christian leader who lived for several years in East Africa, for the purpose of passing on the principles of the East African Balokole Revival to future generations. He worked closely with indigenous Christian leaders to promote:
We promote God’s love to marginalized children of Uganda by providing education, community development, and Christian discipleship.
- Whatever we do, we should support the vision of and be led by Ugandans
- Education is the beginning of community development
- Honest, open, and transparent communication among PIM stakeholders is imperative
- God calls us and invites us to call others to participate in this ministry
Inspired by the East African Balokole Revival Movement of 1929, Partners in Mission (PIM) is interdenominational; it includes Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, and Africa Inland Mission churches in its international support and ministry network.
Reverend John Mulindabigwi is Coordinator of PIM; he works fulltime in the ministry.
Reverend John took the position of PIM Coordinator following calling of God in 1999. He is an ordained Minister and Canon with Ankole Diocese of the Anglican Church of Uganda. In addition to being Regional Coordinator of Partners in Mission (PIM), which includes the Great Lakes Region of Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo and Sudan), he also serves as Missions Coordinator at All Saints Church, Mbarara, Uganda; and is chairman of the board of directors, Scripture Union of Uganda.
Partners in Mission – USA was incorporated in 2007 for the purpose of partnering with Partners in Mission (in East Africa) spiritually, financially, and emotionally. PIM-USA’s focus is on building and helping to support Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational School and Good Shepherd Primary School by encouraging student sponsorship, partnering with individuals, churches, organizations, and businesses in the US.