06 November 2018

Nebbi Diocese hosted Northern Bishop Fellowship

The Diocese of Nebbi in West Nile hosted the Bishop from Northern part of Uganda fromd Friday 2nd November to SUnday 4th November. Bishop Alfonse Wathokudi received the Bishops. The Bishop who are attended included, Nelson Onono-Onweng Rtd Northern Uganda, John Charles Odurkami-Cartaker Kitgum, Johnson Gakumba-Northern Uganda, Collins Andaku-Madi West Nile and Alfred Acur Okodi -West Lango
I had time to visit Congo, bought Kitenge hope to put on next week, Sunday  4th we attened service at St. Peter Paidha Town Church Bishop Johnson preached. Back to Gulu and met Sarah Thomas and Sandy from UK. We thank God for the support to Mothers Union under Peter Fund and Janani Luwum Theological College. Success to all PLE candidates finalizing today not forgetting my last born Akena Michael.

23 October 2018

St Luke Chruch of Uganda Palenga officially opened

St. Luke Church of Uganda Palenga was officially opened on Sunday 21st October 2018. This church was built with support from Bishop Johnson Gakumba, Sr. Mary Okee, Oloya Willy and the Christians of Palenga. The church is situated along Gulu Kampala road just about 12 kilometers from Gulu. This is where Bishop Johnson Gakumba spent part of his youthful years and when he became a bishop he promised to put up a church in this place before his retirement. The promise is now fulfilled. We give Glory to God for this beautiful place of worship.
Many activities took place on that day including wedding of four couples, and confirmation of 67 candidates. This colourful ceremony was also attended by many dignitaries including the Deputy Speaker of parliament Rt. Hon Jacob Oulanyah who is also the MP for Omoro, Hon. Lamwaka Catherine, Hon Okello D Peter Okao, the District Police Commander Omoro, and the Prison Commander Gulu, Mrs. Margaret Orik. Most of the speaker challenged the Christians to make this a place of worship instead of leaving it empty. The bishop asked the Christians to use the church for Adoration, Confession of their sins, thanking God for the many

blessings, and supplication.

17 September 2018

Pray for Bishop Benjamin Ojwang

Some key highlights of last week. The Bishop Elect of Kitgum Diocese Rev. Wilson Kitara together with Bishop Johnson Gakumba Johnson visited Bishop Benjamin Ojwang in Kiruddu Hospital Kampala. We continue to pray for quick recovery.
Kampala committee for the consecration and enthronement of the Bishop Elect also took place in Kampala, All Saints Cathedral.
A meeting with the Archbishop Stanley Ntagali took place at the palace in Namirembe.
Then the launching of UCU School of Medicine was yet another event. 62 Pioneer students are already studying. Pray that the Doctor- patient ratio improves as it stands now, according to the Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda 1:25,000 the recommended is 1:500.
Finally Sunday at the local sub-parish in Nwoya District, praying under trees. Thank God we had no rain.

19 July 2018

St.Peter's day celebrated in Gulu

We give God the glory for the St. Peter's Celebration which took place on Sunday 1st July at St.Philips Cathedral.
Many married men who attended the function marched from Gulu town to St. Philips Cathedral, about 4 Kilometres.
The Chairman of the Fathers' Union in the Diocese of Northern Uganda Mr. Owacgiwu Francis appealed to the married men to be responsible parents and have stable families. He said men these days are running away from their responsibilities and  leaving women to struggle with life.
Bishop Johnson Gakumba who officiated in the function thanked the Fathers Union for coming up and challenged the married men to get those men who are not wedded to come to church.

18 April 2018

9th Graduation held on Saturday 14th April 2018

We give Glory to God and everyone of you who have participated in one way or the other in supporting the students of Women Development Centre. On Saturday 9th April 2018 we held the 9th Graduation ceremony at the Centre. A total of 36 students turned up, rain interrupted the function and we ended up in the main hall. Bishop Johnson Gakumba who officiated in the function thanked the students for their success.  The Bishop restated the importance of skilling even at University level. He asked the Graduates to trust in God and live a godly life. He informed the congregation about the new Vocational Institute due to start in September 2019. The Bishop said WDC has already produced many graduates and that some have even become tutors, he gave Joyce Ajok as example.  The President of the Mothers Union said they opened this institution to cater for the most vulnerable students some of whom have not even gone beyond Primary Seven.  She appreciated all those who have supported the graduates of WDC by giving them a start up kit.

In a special way, we at the Women Development Centre dearly thank in particular Elsebeth Hoggard for the support she has always been giving since they started working with the Women Development Centre, and in particular for this year.

The New Principal Ms. Adyero Dorothy appreciated the parents for their co-operation in supporting their children now graduates. She urged the graduates to also think of empowering other women in the future.

11 April 2018

Mary's Day and Palm Sunday celebration held at Christ Church Gulu

This year 2018, the annual Mary's day was celebrated at Christ Church in the heart of Gulu town. Many women from all over the diocese participated in the celebration. The main preacher was the  Provincial Mother's Union President Dr. Ruth Senyonyi. She appealed to the Mothers Union members to be role model for the women.Bishop Johnson Gakumba appreciated the MU president for her coming to Gulu and that because of her status, this time round the provincial calendar may carry some pictures from our Diocese.