Christian women urged to unite for dev’t

Kampala – Christian women have been urged to unite for development of one another and the church.

Rt. Rev.Hannington Mutebi the Ass. Bishop of the Diocese of Kampala says once united, the women will be able to achieve the goals and objectives of the Christian faith.

The bishop was speaking during a convention of women from the Diocese of Kampala held at St. Luke’s Church Ntinda, Kampala, on Thursday.The convention ran under the theme, “United for Service and Growth derived from Ephesians 4:11-16.

He also noted that in order to achieve unity in the church, there should be respect for each other’s gift thus challenging the clergy not to do all the work by themselves.

“If we are to get the unity of the church, you who is the leader, your duty is to prepare and train these people so that they will go out and do ministry,” the Bishop said.

Every year, on 26th January, the Diocese of Kampala holds the convention which brings together women under Mothers’ Union and Christian Women Fellowship in the diocese to pray and seek God together.

“We come together to pray, to fast and to share our experiences as well as seeking solutions amongst ourselves since we have different callings,” said Elizabeth Carolyn Kikoyo the president Mothers’ Union and Christian Women Fellowship Diocese of Kampala.

Kikoyo asked fellow women to pray to God to deal with the problem of homosexuality which has affected many families in the country.

Former ethics and integrity minister and women activist Miria Matembe who was one of the congregants said the challenge of disunity is not only in church but also in government, society and communities.

“Many people are suffering but for us as church, as women, as mothers of this land, we decided to come here and bow to the Lord and cry to him and we unite together because we know that Christ is our engineer who makes us move,” said Matembe

Commenting on the issue of homosexuality that is allegedly being prompted in some Ugandan schools, Matembe advised parents to instil Godly values in their children to be able to resist it.

“Ugandans need to know that the devil has invaded this nation and so need to be careful.They need to take time and talk to their children and put Godly values in them.They should know that the children belong to them and they are responsible for nurturing them not government nor women movements or any other person,” Matembe told LBS Newsday in an interview

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