• Pray for restoration and healing after years of war and conflict.
• Pray for the Church and its leaders to be rooted in truth and unswayed by false teachings and cultural sins.
• Pray for a Biblical perspective on marriage and sexuality.
The name Idi Amin may sound familiar.
It is infamously linked to the nation of Uganda, which underwent a brutal 8-year period of violence under his presidency in the 1970's. It is estimated that roughly 300,000 may have died under his reign of terror.
Life in Uganda has not been easy even since then.
Two military coups in the mid-1980's have been followed by the 23-year rule of President Museveni, who has done much to rebuild the Ugandan economy. Peace, however, has yet to firmly take hold in the nation.
For the past 23 years, Uganda has struggled against the brutal Lord's Resistance Army, a rebel group based in Sudan. An estimated 30,000 children have been abducted to serve as child solders or sex slaves. Up to 1.8 million people in northern Uganda have been displaced due to violence and the fear of child abduction.
Despite all of this, the church in Uganda is large and the response to the gospel has been substantial. Yet the church also battles against widespread nominal-ism, false teaching and corruption.
We need to pray for the restoration of a country left riddled by years of war and terror, and also for the revival of a church so badly needed to shine the pure light of the gospel.
In closing, think about this. How would we want people to pray for us if we were among the millions in Uganda, destitute both physically and spiritually? Let's pray like that today.
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. - John 14:14
Source: Ebyerikurabamu : Norah Nankunda: Paul Bill Migadde
Capital City: Kampala
Major People Groups: 64% Bantu,
Religion: 88% Christian, 6% Muslim, 4% Trad. Ethnic
GDP Per Capita: $1,900
Literacy Rate: 66.8%