landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes endangered gorillas and chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a famous mountain gorilla sanctuary, while Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.
Population: 37.58 million
Currency: Ugandan shilling
Official languages: English, Swahili
An East African country is known as the world’s second most…
…populous landlocked country with about 84% of this population being Christians. The Muslims, who are primarily Sunni, represent 12% of the population. However despite the statistics, it is rather unfortunate to learn that there are cases of persecution in this country. Christianity came late to Uganda compared with many other parts of Africa. Missionaries first arrived at the court of Kabaka Muteesa in 1877, almost a century after the missionary impetus from Europe had begun. And yet within 25 years Uganda had become one of the most successful mission fields in the whole of Africa.
I will be ministering in the large Makarere church on the Sunday before the conference and also stay over a second Sunday. I will be ministering probably at least twice each day at the women’s conference.
The focus of the conference is “… Stretch out… ” from Isaiah 54:2. God is calling us to stretch ourselves to know Him, to serve Him and his people, to do the extra ordinary, to get out of our comfort. We have started praying for God’s glory to be manifested in this conference.