26 March 2012

New MU President Elected

From Left to Right , Outgoing MU President Mrs Doreen Omaya, Bishop Johnson Gakumba and the Newly elected MU President, Mrs. Christine Onyango The Diocese of Northern Uganda under the Mothers Union elected Mrs. Christine Onyango as the New President of the Mothers Union. The election was presided over by Bishop Johnson Gakumba at Anaka Archdeaconry in Nwoya District on Saturday 24th March 2012.Christine Onyango will serve in that capacity for a period of four years.
The State Minister for Northern Uganda Hon Atengo Omuge Rebecca was the chief Guest during the commissioning service on Sunday 25th March, 2012. The Minister applauded the Mothers Union for their remarkable role in strengthening families and helping their fellow women who have met with adversities. She donated 500,000 to support the Mothers Union activities; the minister also donated 1million towards the church building of St. Andrews Anaka. The Outgoing President of the Mothers Union Mrs. Doreen Omaya thanked the Mothers Union members for standing with her during her tenure of office. She asked the Mothers Union to work hand in hand with the New Presidents. Doreen also said she will continue to serve the church and stand by the new Presidents to continue uplifting the ministry of the Mothers Union. The Bishop of the Diocese Johnson Gakumba challenged the Mothers Union and girls to learn from Mary the Mother of Jesus, Mary was a humble lady and not popularly but she was picked by God to become the Mother of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Bishop said that God can pick anyone from anywhere to glorify him.
The function on Sunday marked the annunciation by Angel Gabriel to Mary that she would give birth to a baby boy and his name to be called Jesus. Mothers Union worldwide celebrated this day by carrying out many activities, this year they had music competition, Bible citation, cooking and Drama among many. St. Philips Cathedral emerged the winner in this year's competition, while Christ Church and Anaka came second. 14 Parishes out of 24 participated in the competition. Students of Women Development Centre (WDC) also participated in the event. One of the former students of WDC, Grace Anek gave a moving testimony of how WDC helped her to stand on her own.
Mrs. Doreen Omaya the outgoing Mothers Union President

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