02 January 2011

Welcome to 2011

The Bishop’s Guest house now at roofing stage

You are all most welcome to the Year 2011. Thanks you very much for being part of us during the year 2010.

One year of Bishop's Johnson Gakumba Ministry 20th December 2009-20th December 2010
DIOCESE OF NORTHERN UGANDA
The Presidential handshake: Bishop Johnson shakes hands with the President of Uganda His Excellency Yoweri
Kaguta Museven, while His grace Henry Luke Orombi and Mama Christine look on.
First Deacons to be ordained by Bishop Johnson on
26th November 2010: Olara James, Olweny Kevin,
Kibwota Samuel and Otto Zachariah
CONSECRATION
Bishop was consecrated and Enthroned as the 7th Bishop of the Diocese of
Northern Uganda in a colourful ceremony officiated by His Grace, the Archbishop of
the Province of the Church of Uganda Henry Luke Orombi, and in attendance was
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,
Ambassadors, and many dignitaries .
A cross section of Bishops who attended the
consecration
Confirmation Candidates Koro parish at
Lakwatomer
Part of Sacred Heart Confirmation Candidates.
Pope Paul 11 Laliya, Confirmation Candidates.
Christ Church
confirmation candidates
PASTORAL VISIT TO ALL THE PARISHES.
A group photo with goats and confirmation
candidates at Christ Church
Nwoya church building at foundation level.
New St. Philip Cathedral under construction.
With support from the Bible Society of Uganda the talking Bible is handed over to clergy for Bible study
The biggest tree planted by Bishop Johnson
during the first year of his ministry in the
Diocese of Northern Uganda
The Diocese handed over two cars to retired Bishops, Gideon Allan Oboma and Nelson
Onono-Onweng




Dennis and Phoebe at their reception venue
Inside St. Michael Obiya Confirmation Candidates in front of Bobi Church
Cwero candidates
Layibi sub-Parish in Christ Church Parish
Confirmation Candidates in front of Bobi Church
Part of Keyo Church under construction
Awere only the foundation dug Koro Parish, Lakwatomer Sub-Parish candidates


KEY ACHIEVENMENTS OF THE YEAR 2010

• Launched four years Strategic plan
2010-2014
• Provincial quota arrears worth 28.7
million paid.
• Retreat with the clergy and their
spouses
• Youth conference
• The first Lay readers and pastors
conference
• Clergy wives fellowship
• Handing over of sewing machines to
students at the Women Development
Centre
• Public Address system for mission
work
• Cars for retired bishops
• Visit to all parishes except Pakwelo
• Wall fencing of Bishop’s residence
• Theological Students at University
• Maintaining a minimum stipend of an
average of 50,000 Uganda shillings
about 22 US$ per month
No Parishes Status of the Church
Total 1360 12 2261
TOOK PLACE DURING THIS ONE YEAR
1. NEW PROJECT SIGNED/STARTED
1. THE FATHERS HOME OF OUR ONE HUNDRED ORPHANS
2. BISHOP’S GUEST HOUSE
3. BISHOP’S GARDEN
4. COMMERCIAL FARMING OF GROUNDNUTS
5. IRCU NWOYA PROJECT
6. EXTENSION OF PIPE WATER TO GULU PRIMARY SCHOOL/COLLEGE BY CED
7. DRILLING OF BORE HOLE
The Bishop’s Guest house now at roofing stage
South Caroline; St. John’s Church USA Hanover -Germany
2. FOREIGN VISITS
1. USA ESTERN MENONITE UNIVESIRTY
2. NC-CONFERENCE
3. GERMAN VISIT,
4. NAIROBI NEW BISHOP’S ORIENTATION BY CAPA ,
5. BURUNDI GREAT LAKES PEACE INITIATIVES
3. VISITORS COMING TO THE DIOCESE
a. ST.JOHNS TEAM S.CAROLINEA DECEMBER –JANUARY 2011
b. NORDEN-GERMANY JAN 2011
4. CHALLENGES/PRAYER REQUEST
1. WEAK FOUNDATION IN SUB-PARISHES AND PARISHES NEED FOR IRON
SHEETS FOR ROOFING PASTOR HOUSES /CHURCHES. Most of the Parishes do
not have church building and so prayers are conducted in classrooms or under
trees. Some are grass thatched building which can be easily burnt down like
the one in the picture.
2. NEED FOR BIBLES/PRAYER BOOKS. Currently the number of Christians who
have Bibles and Prayer books is less than 10%. In the past it was requirement
for every confirmation Candidate to own a Bible, now it is not happening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Praying for the mission team in northern uganda. You all are in our thoughts daily. See you home soon. Jane and Russell Walters