Forty Six Students Give Their Lives to Christ – Entebbe, Uganda
Oct 11, 2019 1579
In addition to the Prison Chaplaincy Ministry in Kenya, early this year the GNU Africa Ministry spread into school chaplaincy, specifically in Merryland High Schools in Entebbe, Uganda. Among several spiritual activities in the school is the annual Week of Spiritual Emphasis. This year, thanks to GNU, the Week of Spiritual Emphasis commenced with a high note on the 3rd of August and successfully came to an end on the 10th of August 2019.
As one of the major events of the Merryland High Schools, the Week of Spiritual Emphasis seeks to break the academic monotony as well as remind stakeholders that when all is said and done, our relationship with God determines the quality of our lives. Thus, it is designed to bring both students and staff workers together for a dose of spiritual nourishment after a long session of studies and work.
With GNU being in charge of these activities, we sought to do things a little different this time around. The first area of our concern was the choice of the preacher. In the past there have been preachers whose intention was to indoctrinate the students. However, this time we were able to secure a preacher from Kenya who was able to preach the simple message of the Gospel in a powerful way.
In the end, 46 students gave their lives to Christ and they were publicly baptised
For one week, other school activities halted as every member of staff was expected to attend. We had morning and evening sessions as well as counselling sessions during the day. Close to 700 students would assemble daily in the chapel armed with their Bibles and notebooks. In the end, 46 students gave their lives to Christ and they were publicly baptised in the afternoon of 10th August 2019.
The 46 individuals that were baptised will form a special class dabbed the “GNU Bible Class”. The plan is to disciple them for one year until the next Week of Spiritual Emphasis, after which they will graduate as a team of school evangelists and preachers. Those who will successfully complete this training will become teachers and mentors for the next group of baptised students at the next Week of Spiritual Emphasis scheduled for the same time next year. This way, we will be able to keep supporting these souls and make sure that they have access to Gospel focused Bible teachings.
My idea is to come up with a GNU lesson guide, which will be studied before the main worship service each week. The 46 students are happy to join the GNU family and Christian world at large.
– Pr Bonifresh Muhollo