Robert Ssegonga took us back to
After the service we visited Bugembe Prison which houses around 50 prisoners including 5 women with their 2 young children. Up to 40 men sleep on the floor in one dormitory. Members of the Church visit twice a week to lead bible studies and a weekly service in the small chapel. They have also brought sleeping mats, helped to install doors to the toilets in order to help restore a little dignity and privacy and brought meals for the prisoners on Christmas Day. We shared in worship together and again I was able to bring greetings from Methodists in
3 years ago, Rev Margaret Nakaluuba, the only woman minister in the
The intention now is to develop a children’s centre with a focus on providing short-term care for children that have suffered abuse. Sexual abuse of children is now increasingly recognised and the intention is that the children’s centre would provide a safe place for children. A building has also been partly built with the intention of using it for a children’s health clinic.
Currently the centre is home for 32 children but is struggling from a significant lack of resources. Earlier this year, Dr Lisa Matthison, a child psychologist with dual Canadian-Scottish nationality had been praying about what she should next do with her life. She met a Ugandan minister who is currently working in
On returning to Jinja we were greeted by Rev Amooti Bagambi and his wife Jane. He had just finished watching Manchester United v Leeds United live on television. To our surprise we’d seen adverts for the game in small roadside café’s whilst we had been driving around the area. He like almost all the ministers I’d met supported Manchester United and so he was most upset that
All those leading and shaping the