Published on October 2nd, 2008 | by tdnimz7S0
It was a great question! The little Ugandan children looked down with puzzled expressions on their faces. This was a subject for world class theologians. What would the children say?
Suddenly one little guy smiled shyly and looked up. He knew the answer! What were the first words of Jesus Christ after the resurrection?
And it certainly was a “drum-roll”, “symphony orchestra proclamation. Jesus had defeated death! Let the cymbals clash! Let the trumpets shout!
Well, my visit to Uganda was another “Ta-da” moment. For 7 years Simon Peter Emiau, the General Superintendent of Uganda’s 4,000 churches (which represents 25% of all our churches in Africa), has had a vision. Train African missionaries to go into un-reached areas of the Congo, Sudan, Rwanda and other neighbouring countries. Last year an American missionary was led to donate a 7.2-acre mission station! It is 16 miles north of Kampala, at a town called Bombo. There it sits, with dormitories for 40, an open-concept auditorium for 300, a kitchen, offices, and other buildings. With a little effort the 3 full-time managers can grow crops and raise pigs to maintain the buildings. The accommodation is Spartan – a real boot camp! But the potential is enormous!
Next February, Lord willing, the new national church Headquarters will be officially opened in Kampala, and the first event of the Training Centre will take place. We hope to be there. Meanwhile, our budget will help launch the project! Plans are underway!
Thank you for making it possible for us to represent you in Uganda! God bless!
Ken & Marge MacGowan