“he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— He has filled them with skill to do all kinds…” (Exodus 35:31-35)
African Evangelistic Enterprise together with the Churches in Kampala have been running a mission under the theme, “Kampala Return to God”. We welcome the messenger of God today to bring us the reviving Word of God under the auspices of this mission.
Today is also a Special Sunday for Uganda Christian University. Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi, the Vice Chancellor sent this message below to explain and rally us to support and action:
Earlier this year, the House of Bishops was pleased to establish and designate the UCU Sunday to mobilize the entire church toward prayer and support for the Church of Uganda Provincial University, UCU (including all its Campuses). Henceforth, the UCU Sunday will be on every last Sunday of the month of September each year.
It was in the mind of Provincial Assembly at the time of establishment in 1996 that all Dioceses would contribute and thus have a stake in the University. The UCU Sunday comes to operationalize that original resolution.
We seek to achieve three cardinal objectives: (1) Prayer for the University, (2) Sensitization of Christians about their Provincial University, and finally, (3) Raise financial support for Uganda Christian University projects. The last of these will help greatly with various projects; this year all of financial support on this Sunday will go toward funding the UCU Medical School Project. In addition, 10% of the proceeds from the UCU Sunday will be used to fund Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology (BTSDT) scholarships and for sponsorship of Clergy children at the University. While UCU has for several years supported the training of ministers for the Church, this has not been underwritten with actual funding.
The theme this year is ‘Filled with Knowledge’, Exodus 35:31-35. We invite you to pray that:
1) The Vision, Mission and Values of UCU will be upheld: We seek to be “A Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa” to be achieved through dedicated teaching, scholarship, service, spiritual formation, student development and social involvement, and preparing students for thoughtful, productive lives of Christian faith and service in their respective professions and places.” We need to uphold these in our relationships with Students and their families, UCU national and international partners. The integrity of our staff is pivotal in nurturing students and achieving our mission.
2) The Medical School Project to be run with Mengo Hospital will start.
I thank you for your partnership, ministry and service to our Church.