Rwa Benson Mugyenyi was a primary school teacher in Uganda before he left in 2000 to study theology at the International Christian College in Glasgow. In 2004, his wife Margaret and their three children joined him in Glasgow. Benson graduated in 2005, and instead of returning to Uganda, he spearheaded the registration of World Shine Foundation, a charity he set up to support the work of Worldshine Ministries in Uganda. Benson and his family remained in Scotland, coordinating, and representing World Shine Uganda. In 2009, God blessed Benson and his wife Margaret with a fourth child.
Benson now works as a support worker, supporting people with complex learning disabilities and autism in Glasgow. He is a trustee and elder in his Church in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow, and likes jogging, cycling and walking as hobbies. He also does occasional preaching in different Churches when invited.
Gordon has lived in Hadlow, near Tonbridge, since 1991. Widowed in 2019, he has three sons and five grandchildren. Gordon has worked in I.T. at the London Business School, was Ministry Director with a large Christian tour operator and Volunteer Director with a mission charity. He travelled widely with all his jobs and has continued to do so since retiring, visiting Uganda eight times, leading short-term mission teams from Tonbridge Baptist Church to work in Rwentobo. As a multi-instrumentalist he helps to lead worship at the church.
Connie moved to Tonbridge from Northern Ireland in July 1983 working in the NHS as a practice manager for 23 years, and subsequently providing consultancy and training. She has served as both a deacon and elder at Tonbridge Baptist Church, latterly as treasurer prior to stepping down in 2016.
Having travelled many times to Uganda over the past 8 years she was instrumental in the development of the Hope Community Clinic. She continues to actively supports the clinic as part of Mission Rwentobo Team.
Mick lives in Tonbridge, Kent with his wife Debbie. Together we have visited Rwentobo on a number of occasions and were moved by the needs there. We have two sons and one daughter, and three grandchildren. Mick was a Technical Director at a large American Insurance Broker in London, now retired. His interests and leisure time are occupied with playing guitar, cycling and playing bowls.