The work of World Outreach Ministry Foundation, a non profit organization, was founded in 1993 by Ron and Shirley DeVore. Ron and Shirley had already served in Uganda since 1987, but they found the need to expand beyond the efforts of the one church to incorporate WOMF and return to their rewarding work in Uganda, Africa.
The work in Uganda had begun in 1987 as the result of Ron and Shirley's USA based church sending them to work together with Steve Mayanja. Steve had been attending Bible School training in Seattle, Washington. During his summer break he returned home to Uganda with the express purpose to start the first born-again type church in his village. The summer production succeeded beyond his dreams and opened the door for Ron and Shirley to claim Uganda as the place God was sending them on a permanent basis.
Ron had experienced a dream or vision when he was 10 years old wherein he was taken from earth to heaven and stood before what he knew to be God. He heard God say to him, "I am sending you back to earth; when you are older you will meet a girl who will travel with you to many places in the world and preach my Gospel to many people." It was about one year later, when at the age of eleven, he met Shirley Pike. By the time they were fifteen the two of them knew they were destined for each other. Ron and Shirley were married October 23, 1954. In the years to follow they had six children. That vision propelled him for many years until he met Steve Mayanja, who supernaturally had seen Ron in a vision. Steve was told by a heavenly messenger he would find a man in the USA whom God had ordained to come to Africa and lead him in the process of planting the first church in his village and in many others. When he found Ron he knew immediately Ron was the man of the vision. The rest is now history.