26 June 2017
12 men and 1 woman were ordained priests by Bishop Johnson Gakumba on Sunday 25th June 2017 at St. Philips Cathedral. The Bishop of Busoga Diocese, The Rt. Rev. Paul Moses Naimanhye was the Guest preacher, he appealed to the newly ordained priests to remain faithful in the ministry. Hon. Betty Aol Ocan thanked the church of Uganda for opening up the ordained ministry for women and challenged the women to take up this opportunity to serve God whole heartedly.
Posted by Willy Akena at 5:14 PM
18 January 2017
NWOYA PARISH ON FIRE
Women who came to comfort Rev. Nyeko Simon Peter
The Diocesan Secretary Rev. Lumumba Patrick who visited the scene was shocked by what he saw. Rev.Lumumba appealed to the Christians to support the Reverend to recover from the incident. He was pleased with the women who turned up to see what had happened and said “even during the time of Jesus women were with him during difficult moments”. Rev. Lumumba took 25 kilograms of Phosho and some kilograms of beans and used clothes as emergency contribution from the Diocese.
Bishop Johnson said “It is high time the Christians start building decent houses for the pastors instead of grass thatched”
Nwoya is one of the many parishes in the Diocese of Northern Uganda where the clergy residences are still grass thatched. By the time of compiling this report the Reverend Nyeko and his family were still camped in the Church building. Rev. Neyko Simon Peter can be reached on his mobile number 0787 713 673
Posted by Willy Akena at 4:35 PM
09 January 2017
|Hut where Wod Aceng was burnt with his family|
It is dry season in Northern Uganda, rain is expected in March. After moving to 18 parishes in our Diocese in four days, I observed the following key things: -
Ø Uncontrolled fire is razing in many places day and night.
|Uncontrolled fire in Nwoya District Jan 2017|
Ø Many huts have been burnt.
Ø People have lost food staff and other household items to the fire.
Ø Those who have got good harvest are selling food items like the world is ending today.
Ø The road to Amuru district Headquarter is the worst.
|Residence of the Parish priest of Amuru|
|Children of Rev. Otema George of Amuru Parish|
Out of the original 24 parishes we have 7 parishes having decent accommodation for their priests (St. Philips Cathedral, Christ Church, St. Michael Obiya, St. Andrew Anaka, Cwero, Agung and Koro). The rest are living in grass thatched huts (OT LUM).
In Koch Goma we visited a ruined of the late wod Aceng who was burnt together with his wife and three children in a grass thatched hut. This is a sad reminder of the Kony era, where torching of huts was the order of the day.
We thank God that through Bishop Johnson in the last seven years all the parish headquarters have got permanent church building except only two parishes of Ongako and Lakwana.
Please pray for the families of the clergy in our diocese that they be transformed from living in grass thatched huts (which is highly ignitable) to Iron roofed houses.
Posted by Willy Akena at 11:43 AM
19 November 2016
As part of the celebration to mark 7years of Episcopal ministry of Bishop Johnson Gakumba, today we had the fundraising marathon which ended at the Jubilee house under construction on Queens avenue in Gulu Town. Over 160 people participated and we give glory to God for their generous contribution of their time, energy and resources. Many blessing to all who participated. Tomorrow we shall have marching from Christ Church to St.Philips Cathedral where a big celebration will take place, including opening the New block of St.Philip Health Centre.
Posted by Willy Akena at 10:15 AM
29 September 2016
Celebrating Seven Years of Ministry of the Rt. Rev. Johnson Gakumba
Click on the link below to view our 2016 DNU Magazine. It features many of the highlights of the last seven years and all that the Lord has accomplished in our Diocese.
"Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12
Posted by Willy Akena at 7:59 PM