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Covid19: Archbishop Kazimba Tips Clergy on How to Ride Out Church Ban

The Archbishop of Church of Uganda Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has welcomed President Museveni’s decision suspending public gatherings including church services as one of the preventive measures against Coronavirus.

In his message released on Wednesday evening, Kazimba revealed that although the President’s decision will keep Christians away from Sunday congregations, there are other ways through which the gospel can continuously be spread.

“In my Charge I encouraged the church to develop new tools for ministry and outreach, including radio, television, and social media. I never expected the need for these new tools to come so quickly. But, here we are. A great evangelist once said, “Your setback can be a setup for our comeback.”

On this, he asked all Bishops to develop “Radio Church,” where they will be asking all radio stations to collaborate with the church under these extraordinary circumstances and provide airtime on Sunday mornings to broadcast local language worship services into every home.

Archbishop Kazimba further encouraged Christians to use their existing home cells in observance of earlier guidelines of not shaking hands, hugging as well as staying away from each other for a period of one month.

“I am calling on all husbands and fathers to step up and take responsibility for leading your families in daily home prayers and in Sunday worship. The Family is the smallest church, and every home needs its “Family Altar.”

He also applauded those churches which have embraced technology and opened up live streaming channels.

“I will be recording a daily devotion to be circulated on social media and I encourage you to access the devotion through the Church of Uganda’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts. Please use it with your family and home”

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I will be recording a daily devotion to be circulated on social media and I encourage you to access the devotion through the Church of Uganda’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts. Please use it with your family and home.

“I will be recording a daily devotion to be circulated on social media and I encourage you to access the devotion through the Church of Uganda’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts. Please use it with your family and home.”

The Archbishop further asked the Christians to continue offering their tithes and offering using innovations like online banking, using Mobile Money and if possible they can physically pass by their local churches during the week and pay in their money.

“If none of those are available, I urge every Christian to set aside their weekly tithes and offerings. When we do come back together again – and, we will! – we will have a big in-gathering as a Thanksgiving to God for his great faithfulness (Lam 3.21-23).”

COVID 19  disease which originated from China is caused by Coronavirus has put the whole world on tension where by it has killed many well as others are still admitted in hospitals.

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