Tearfund & New Wine partner The Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) is working with local churches in some of the poorest communities in Uganda. Their way of working isn’t about doing things for people, it’s about enabling people to do things for themselves. Through Bible study, training, and skills workshops, lives are being transformed. Over time, whole communities become able to provide for themselves. This unique development approach is called the Participatory Evaluation Process (PEP).
Patrick, An example of change
Alcohol dependence was a normal part of Patrick's life. Poverty had stripped from him not just his livelihood, but his reason for living. His family was hungry, and there was no money for his children's school fees.
All this changed when the local church began a PEP project. Through Bible studies and workshops, Patrick started to see things differently. He broke free from alcohol addiction, and set about making the most of his own God-given skills and resources.