Bishop Akanjuna Urges Confirmants to Defend Church Rights

KABALE –The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt. Rev. Gaddie Akanjuna, has challenged Christians to use confirmation as a foundation to earnestly contend for the faith.

He made the call on Tuesday the 25th of June , 2024 as he confirmed 91 Christians into the Anglican faith in a service that doubled as the naming of St. Stephen’s Mwisi COU Parish in Kitumba Sub-County of Kabale district

Bishop Akanjuna emphasized that confirmation is not a final mark, but rather a pivotal point for transition from the past worldly to a Holy Spirit-filled life. He thus asked the newly confirmed Christians to use the same as a stepping stone to stand for and to uphold righteousness and the Church’s doctrine, interests and values.

The prelate challenged the faithful to emulate the dedication and faith of the first Christian martyr and one of the first seven deacons of the Apostolic Church – Stephen, emphasizing the inevitability and importance of building a strong bond with the Lord Jesus Christ, just as the revered disciple did.

He noted that Stephan’s unwavering faith and trust in God’s guidance are the qualities that modern-day Christians should strive to emulate.

Bishop Akanjuna also asked the congregants of the newly named church to trust God’s plan and purpose for their lives, as they reflect on their salvation journey.