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Bible Society Launches First Ever Luganda Bible For The Blind

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The Bible society of Uganda has launched the first ever translated Braille Luganda Bible for the blind with the major aim of bringing all the people close to God as they celebrate the 7th symposium of friends of the blind .

Peter Nyombi, a blind banker and a consultant from the DFCU bank  who officiated as the guest of honor at the symposium held at the Bible society Uganda in Kampala says that if someone is visionary impaired, people think that they can’t do anything.

“I have known God but I call him a stubborn God, he has always answered my questions and he is still answering more of them, I feel that there is no friend better than God, I can see, read and understand what even those with sight can’t see, I thank the Bible Society of Uganda for bringing us close to God,” Nyombi said.

Peter Nyombi, a blind banker and a consultant from the DFCU bank

The General Secretary of the Bible society of Uganda Simon Peter Mukhama says that the translation has cost them about five hundred million shillings.

Mukhama says that because of the challenges blind people face in some societies where they are not welcomed because they can’t read the Bible, they were forced to do the Braille Bible to show those with sight that even the blind can read the Bible.

He adds that they have started with Luganda but their target is to see that they translate the Bible for the blind into all the local languages. He urges parents to help their children love the word of God because given that the blind can now read the Bible .

According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics figures, 2.6 million people are visually impaired.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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More MPs Back Lwanga’s Proposal To Have Tithe Deducted Directly From Salaries

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Dr Cyprian Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese

Busia Municipality legislator Hon. Geoffrey Machon and Kalungu West legislator Joseph Gonzaga Ssewungu have backed the idea by Dr Cyprian Lwanga, the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese of deducting tithe directly from Christian’s salaries.

“Tithe is very important in church that is why every year we come together and head to Namugongo, that is why you see churches and mosques being constructed every day,” Macho said.

Kalungu West MP Sewungu, a staunch catholic said that it’s within the Catholic doctrine to abide by all orders from the Holy See.

“In some of those churches in the village, it is hard to raise Shs20,000 in those offertory baskets, and when the Pope says something, no one argues with it, so if they say they are going to deduct from the salary, I can’t respond to that,” Hon. Sewungu said.

The legislator added that Dr. Lwanga isn’t the first man of God to find himself in the eye of the storm over tithe remarks. Sewungu said that in February 2018, Pastor Robert Kayanja of Rubaga Miracle Center Cathedral asked President Yoweri Museveni to consider allocating 10% of government’s annual budget to the Church as a tithe offering to God adding that this act would be critical in putting an end to the country’s perennial dependence on other countries and world bodies for development.

Kayanja at that time requested the president to give 10% of the National Budget to the Church given that he (Museveni) is a believer who was entrusted by God to carry out the biblical duties in the country.

While addressing congregants over the weekend at Rubaga Cathedral, Lwanga expressed concerns over the failure by many Catholics, who have been found of ‘cheating’ God by abdicating their religious role to pay tithe, saying this has slowed the pace at which the Church carries out its work.

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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I’ve Personally Seen Three People Raised From The Dead, Including My Own Son: American Preacher Wommack Coming To Kampala For Two-Day Conference

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American Bible teacher Andrew Wommack is coming to Uganda for a two-day conference dubbed; the Gospel Truth Seminar this week.

The free event is scheduled for Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October at the Hockey Grounds, Lugogo Sports Complex. It will start from 6pm to 9.30pm each day but gates will be open from 2pm.

Wommack, who is passionate about God’s unconditional love and Grace, is the founder of Andrew Wommack Ministries and Charis Bible College which he started in 1978 and 1994, respectively.

“I’ve personally seen three people raised from the dead, including my own son. He had been dead for almost five hours, and had already turned black. His toe was tagged and he was lying on a slab in the hospital morgue,” Wommack once testified.

He has been described as one of the finest teachers of the Word whose preaching has blessed many people by Rubaga Miracle Centre preacher Pastor Robert Kayanja.

During his meetings, people get healed of several illnesses, including cancers, visual impairments, the lame get out of wheelchairs and demons are cast out.

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A Child Of Three Years Can’t Be Taught Sex– Pastor Sserwadda Warns On New Education Framework

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Born Again pastor Dr. Joseph Sserwadda

The leader of Born Again Faith in Uganda (BAFU) Apostle Dr. Joseph Sserwadda has said that they will not allow sex to be taught in schools.

Sserwadda said that the government through the ministry of Education has been misusing the words in the framework and lying to Ugandans that they are planning to teach sexuality yet they want to teach sex to the young children .

Sserwadda says that they have disagreed with the officials from the ministry of Education and unless they change the wording of some of the topics. He said that a child should be taught discipline but not sex and the parents should be directly involved because they spend much time with their children.

Speaking after a meeting held at the Born Again Faith headquarters at Najjanankumbi with officials from the ministry of Education, Sserwadda lashed out at the education system in Uganda for trying  to take over the culture and religious norms of Ugandans, he warned that they will not allow this to happen and called for a review of the frame work .

Members of Born Again Faith in Uganda with Ministry of Education officials

“The ministries of Ethics and integrity, gender and health should be so much concerned with the child, a child at three years can’t be taught sex ,we are not allowing this and we shall fight tooth and nail to make a change, I used to have showers with my sisters and nothing could happen, now tell a child of this generation to do so, we shall not allow this to be taught in our schools ,” Sserwadda said.

The man of God assured the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Aggrey Andrew Kibenge that they will use the thirty days given to them to draft a document after today’s discussion about the National Sexuality Education framework 2018 and see what they remove and leave in the frame work before it starts to be used in schools.

However, Kibenge said that no one has the capacity to change the curriculum without consulting and that’s why they have done so. He added that because of the situation of the program, they have to consult all the stake holders to see what they think about the curriculum.

Aggrey said that they found out that the number of girls dropping out of schools has increased that is why they think that the program will help curb down the number of dropouts.

“Look at the situation in the country, children are always on television and social media which has spoilt them, we need to tell our children the truth before it’s too late,” Kibenge added.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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