On Monday, August 11th, was the anniversary of the arrival of the first missionaries to the Acholi people in 1903. They arrived and knelt to pray at Agung. We gathered there to remember them and give thanks to God for bringing Christianity to northern Uganda. We also saw 25 people confirmed and there was a mass wedding where 20 couples were married. A witch doctor gave a moving testimony and many gave their lives to Christ. An appeal was made to the community of Agung to respect the church land.
A group photo of some of the Beneficiaries of the Peter's Fund
As a way of mentoring the students under the Scholarship called Peter's Fund, a total of 26 students are being supported. On Saturday the Mothers Union had a meeting with the students and their parents or guardians under this scholarship. Some of the issues discussed included:- Academic performance, discipline, relationship with the parents, guardians and sponsor.
Rev Norah Akidi Omona had this to say "Mothers Union Diocese of northern Uganda would like to
sincerely thank the Christians of Bristol diocese for supporting 26 students in
northern Uganda, whose hope for studies was shattered as a result of the long
conflict in the northern part of Uganda. With the support from Bristol their
fees is being paid and if they come back for holidays they are given mentor ship
sessions to encourage them to be focused committed and above all to develop
their spiritual life. This scholarship enables students to be paid from senior
one –senior six. Our utmost gratitude goes to our coordinator Mrs. Alison Rowe,
Christians of St Peter’s Henleaze and the entire Christian community of Bristol
Diocese not for getting our Lord Bishop. God bless you abundantly."