Rukungiri, Kigezi Sub Region: There was joy at St. James Rwabukoba Church of Uganda Parish in Ruhinda Sub County Rukungiri on Thursday 29th December 2022 as North Kigezi Diocesan Caretaker Bishop Patrick Tugume Tusingweire officially opened the newly constructed multi million church following the conclusion.
The construction of St. James Rwabukoba Church of Uganda Parish all started on 7th September 2019 at the thanksgiving of Canon Benson and his wife Mrs. Ruth Turamye which was led by then Archbishop His Grace Stanley Ntagali and over 100M shillings was raised that constructed the church up to the roofing.
On 15th May 2022, Kampala group which was led by Mr. Henry Mugarura organized and held another fundraising at All Saints Nakasero that was led by North Kigezi Diocesan Caretaker Bishop Patrick Tugume Tusingweire and Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hon. Thomas Tayebwa as the Chief Guest where 81M shillings was raised and this led to the completion of the church.
In his sermon during the function, Caretaker Bishop Patrick Tugume Tusingweire admonished Christians to rely completely on the Holy Spirit to lead and empower them to be strong in the faith.
Bishop Patrick said God was the source of power and that the Holy Spirit filled God’s people with knowledge, understanding, wisdom, fortitude and the fear of the Lord, to stand the test of any temptation.
He added by urging the Christians to consecrate themselves to God explaining that it is important for them to live an impeccable and holy life in the daily activities as vessels and temples of the divine God.
Meanwhile Bishop Tugume called upon servants of God to protect and care for places of worship as they preach and spread the gospel.
Can. Benson Turamye the Chairperson for development at Rwabukoba Church of Uganda Parish urged Christians to be united by avoiding anything capable of causing segregation and disharmony in their Church if it is to develop and make a difference.
Can. Turamye disclosed that if Christians chose to be segregating among themselves, it will be difficult for them to appreciate each other in ways of worship and creating developments in their church.
He added by encouraging them to use the newly constructed church and praise the lord and spread His gospel since He died because of our sins.
However, Can. Turamye narrated that their vision is mainly to make Ruhinda a model Sub County in Uganda and they are aiming at promoting and supporting churches and mosques, education and investing in health facilities among other projects in their area.
Mr. Peter Kiyasimire Kagwisagye the head of laity Rwabukoba C.O.U urged fellow Christians to keep the spirit of cooperation regardless of political affiliations which helped them towards the completion of the house of God.
Rwabukoba Church of Uganda started in 1978