The LORD will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the heavens will tremble. But the LORD will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel. A fountain will flow out of the LORD’s house and will water the valley of acacias. (Joel 3:16-18)
Prophet Joel concludes his short message with an account of the future glory of Judah and particularly the LORD’s house. Physical developments and peace are God’s way of showing us His glory and favour. Prayers to enthrone the Wonderful Counselor and Prince of Peace, and giving to build for His glory are very important activities in the Church. We need peace and development seen on Kyambogo hill as our dwelling, our Jerusalem, and we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Prophet Jeremiah and King David in their various messages gave us inspiration and encouragement to pray for our city. And at Kakumba Chapel, it is time to rally our efforts in this direction – it is time to build.
Kakumba Chapel embarked on the vertical extension of the Chapel Hall to create more working space and the Musiime Hall – a multi-purpose Hall which will majorly be used as a Teens’ Chapel, and also for fellowships, meetings, parties, short courses and University lectures and exams. The motivation of these physical development actions is the Gospel; we want the good news of Jesus Christ to reach more and deeper, and to equip more people to go and proclaim the same. The gospel liberates and gives life and light. Our teens need deliberate focus; they are in transition from being children to becoming adults, and are many times lost in between; yet they face potentially confusing circumstances both from internal changes happening in their bodies and from external influence by peers real and virtual. Listen to the progress update and seize your opportunity to participate in this noble cause of building.
At least Ugx 280 million has already been spent (since July 2017), and the foundation, gallery (first) and second floor structures are up. Decking and all preparations for the third floor are almost complete. Thank you for your giving! Next: we hope to cast concrete for this floor this week on 18th-19th July 2018. We need to raise more money for the concrete and the next tasks, which include fixing windows and doors in the lower floors, and building walls to enable the completed sections to be used safely. Meanwhile the University Top Management commended and blessed the project and we are grateful for their continued support. I call upon you to support the physical prosperity and peace through your generous contribution to the building project at hand – the Musiime Hall Project.
Joel reminds us through his three chapters that when a hard message comes from the Lord, it is not to discourage us to despair. It is to wake us up and align us to God’s purposes and will; and this starts with repentance, reconciliation, and goes on with re-building and building new structures which stand as testimony of God’s goodness and His glory.