KAMPALA – The 9th archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu, has called upon Christians from all over the province to contribute generously towards clearing the debt on church house located on Kampala road.
Archbishop made the remarks on Sunday 6, June 2021 at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala while launching the campaign he dubbed ‘Yes We Can Love gift.’
The Archbishop revealed to the congregation different giving options to make it easy for anyone to make a ‘Love Gift” towards clearing the Church House debt
“All gifts are secured in a dedicated account at Equity Bank. This is part of a 60 billion shilling campaign in 2021 to guarantee Church House for the future of the Church of Uganda. In thanksgiving for 60 Years of Self-Governance in 2021, one million Christians are invited to give a Love Gift of 60,000(Sixty thousand) Uganda shillings or more to guarantee Church House for the future of the Church of Uganda,” he said.
Giving Options include using MTN Mobile Money, Airtel Money, Equity Banking App, Eazzy Banking App, USSD codes from mobile phones to Equity Bank, and Equi Duuka Agents around the country.
For people outside Uganda, international wire transfers can be made to the Equity Bank account.
“This year, we are celebrating 60 years of self-governance since the Church of Uganda became independent. Through the years we have seen the hand of God work through all my predecessors and here I am to accomplish what they started” the Archbishop said.
Dr Kaziimba disregarded the information in the media that Equity Bank is going to auction church House.
“Some of you have read and seen news that Equity Bank is going to auction our building. I want to assure you, Equity Bank is our good partner they will not take our building but we have an obligation to clear our debt” he disregarded
The Archbishop was accompanied by the Church of Uganda Provincial Head of Laity Mr. John Tereraho, who called upon all Christians to contribute money as their Love Gift towards the Church House.
“We are celebrating 60 years as a church, in his wisdom, His Grace guided us that if one million Ugandans contribute sixty thousand (60,000=) we shall raise 60 Billion and this loan will be settled. I therefore request each one of us to contribute at least that money because you have some association with sixty,” Mr. Tereraho rallied
In his homily, the Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi, the former Uganda Christian University Vice Chancellor called upon the congregation to obey God for His blessings.
While preaching in the three services, Dr. Senyonyi said that there are three truths that people should understand.
“Not all good that happens to us is a blessing from God, doing a right thing does not amount to obedience and that obedience to God is not transactional,” he noted.
Reading from Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Dr. Senyonyi talked about three blessings God promises to Christians if they obey God.
He said that God promises to make his Children significant if they obey him.He added that God promises economic prosperity to those who obey Him
“Lastly, God promises triumph, victory and overcoming,” he said
The archbishop was also accompanied by the Assistant Bishop of Kampala diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. Hannington Mutebi, and the diocesan secretary Rev. Canon John Awodi.
The Church House campaign aims to raise 60 billion shillings by the end of July 2021.