KABALE -Diocese Of Kigezi Gears Up Preparations For The Annual Brethren conference Slated For Tomorrow 11th January 2024

KIGEZI –Preparations are in high gear for the 2024 Kigezi Diocesan Brethren Annual Conference.

According to the Kigezi Diocesan Secretary, Rev. Can. Milton Nkurunungi, the conference is to set rolling tomorrow afternoon at the Convention Site at Rugarama Hill in Northern Division of Kabale Municipality.

Rev. Can. Nkurunungi told our reporter today afternoon that preparations for the conference are in their final stage, noting that the organizers are ready to welcome Christians travelling from across the diocese and different parts of Uganda to attend the conference. He noted that registration of participants will kick-start at 8 am at Kigezi High School. He further revealed that congregants will receive a range of well-packaged sermons from different preachers, which will transform their lives spiritually and morally.

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Rev. Benon Agaba, the head of planning and development in the Bishop’s office, who is also overseeing the preparation of the annual conference, said they expect over 7,000 devotees that will attend the four-day conference, with residence prepared for about 2,500 of these. He also stated that security has been tightened, noting that negative elements will be apprehended by security operatives.

The conference, running under the theme “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” derived from Romans 12:2 will end on Sunday, January 14, 2024. 

KABALE:Bishop Akanjuna Warns Against Rising Alcoholism and its Impact on Society”

KABALE –The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt Rev Gaddie Akanjuna has warned Christians against indulging themselves in alcoholism and immorality.

While delivering his Christmas and New year’s message yesterday in his office at Rugarama hill, Northern division Kabale municipality, bishop Akanjuna high lightened that alcoholism is on the rise in the community which has led to the rise of immorality, like family break ups and poverty, among others.

Bishop Akanjuna encouraged Christians to stop alcoholism noting that resultant addiction hinders development, and called them to engage themselves in income generating activities to bolster their family development. He also called upon family members to cooperate and work in unity, especially to handle land fragmentation, stressing that men have left women to do all the work.

Bishop Akanjuna urged parents to use this festive season as a way to talk to the family members as a way to bring the family together reminding them of the loss of a boy child in the involvement in the community activities urging them to support and help them study for the brighter future.

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 Bishop Akanjuna also condemned terror attacks citing the recent attack by suspected ADF rebels in Kamwenge and advised Christians most especially those on border posts to be vigilant, steady fast and be alert and since during festive season people with negative motives tend to use it to harm innocent citizens.

Bishop Akanjuna Urges Christians to Embrace Love and Unity

KABALE –The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt Rev Gaddie Akanjuna, has urged Christians to love and care for their fellow believers and in unity, serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Bishop Akanjuna made the call yesterday while preaching in a baptism and confirmation service at St. Matthew Bugarama Church of Uganda under Kizinga Archdeaconry in Kaharo Sub County of Kabale district.

Bishop Akanjuna noted that many Christians nowadays do not care about their fellow man, but instead fight and backbite each other, actions that are against the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. He asked the flock to accept the working of God’s grace through Jesus Christ in their lives and marriages, if they are to live purposefully on earth. The prelate also called for unity among Christians, advising them to shun evil acts that may lead them to endless suffering.

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Bishop Akanjuna also challenged male parents, to fulfil their duties in the proper upbringing of their sons, noting that when the boy child is not properly raised, the community is at stake.

In the same service, 84 Christians were confirmed into the Anglican faith.

Bishop Gaddie Akanjuna Rebukes Gossip and Advocates For Love Among Brethren

KABALE-The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt. Rev. Gaddie Akanjuna, has cautioned believers against hatred and asked them to rather preach and embrace love in their communities.

Bishop Akanjuna’s message of love was contained in his sermon today during a confirmation service at Emmanuel Kasheregyenyi Church of Uganda under Muyebe Archdeaconry in Kamuganguzi Sub County of Kabale district.

Bishop Akanjuna rebuked Christians who have resorted to becoming busybodies and gossipers, noting that these have fueled hatred, vengeance and a resultant divided community. He urged them to rather utilize the forthcoming Christmas festive season, that commemorates the birth of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ, to reconcile and embrace unity for community development.

In a service where 69 Christians were confirmed into the Anglican faith, the prelate also tasked married couples on communication, adding that lack of the same has led to disunity of the family institution and resultant moral decay among children.

Bishop Akanjuna Advocates Compassion: Urges Christians to Support HIV/AIDS Patients

KABALE –The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt Rev Gaddie Akanjuna, has urged Christians not to discriminate and stigmatize HIV/AIDS patients but rather take good care of them so that they can live longer and happy lives.

Bishop Akanjuna made the call today during a confirmation service at Emmanuel Mayengo COU Parish under Kamuganguzi Archdeaconry in Katuna Town Council of Kabale district.

Bishop Akanjuna reminded believers that the HIV threat still exists and is increasingly spreading among the young population. He however asked Christians to shun stigmatizing and discriminating among their relatives and friends who contract the disease, but rather love and support them.

The prelate also challenged those living HIV-positive lives to heed to the medical prescription of the ARV drugs if they are to live longer and healthy.The bishop’s message came as Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate World AIDS Day under the theme: “Let Communities Lead”

.Preaching during the service in which he also confirmed 43 Christians into the Anglican faith, Bishop Akanjuna asked believers to live holy lives and urged parents to set a good example for their children.

Bishop Akanjuna Urges Youth to Avoid Harmful Family Planning Methods

KABALE –The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt Rev Gaddie Akanjuna, has warned young adults, mostly girls, to desist from the habit of using family planning methods that could ruin their lives.

Bishop Akanjuna made the call today during the confirmation service held at Bukora COU Parish under Kikungiri Archdeaconry in Kitumba Sub-County of Kabale district, where 71 individuals were confirmed into the Anglican faith.

Bishop Akanjuna stressed the need for the youth to abstain from sex, rather than using emergency pills, noting that the contraception has promoted infertility among the teenagers. He implored the youth to have hope in Christ despite the challenges and frustrations they encounter in life, stating that faith and hope in Him keeps our focus on the future.

Bishop Akanjuna also appealed to Christians to embrace obedience to the voice of God in a bid to grow and be nurtured in the faith received from Christ.

Bishop Akanjuna Charges Christians to Embrace Forgiveness To Foster Unity

KABALE –The Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt Rev Gaddie Akanjuna, has condemned the hatred infiltrating the Christian community and urged all Christians to set aside their differences, focusing on their shared faith.

Bishop Akanjuna made this call yesterday during the confirmation service that was held at St. Peter’s Muguri Church of Uganda parish, Rukore Archdeaconry in Rubaya Sub County, where 23 individuals were confirmed into the Anglican faith.

He expressed concern that Christians are allowing their differences to divide them, fostering animosity. Akanjuna reminded them that they are all part of the same family, emphasizing the importance of unity in faith. He further urged Christians to be guided by Jesus’s teachings, emphasizing his command to love one another.

Bishop Akanjuna stressed the need for Christians to be willing to forgive, show mercy, and compassion. He encouraged them to be kind and tolerant, focusing on commonalities rather than differences.

Meanwhile, Bishop Akanjuna also called upon the newly confirmed individuals to pray to God and seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance for their Christian life. He reminded them to consider the time of their confirmation as a turning point in their Christian journey.