Bishop Jacinto Kibuuka of Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) has called upon all Christians to keep strong with faith in God regardless of the challenges they face during this COVID-19 period.
While addressing the gathering at a ‘scientific’ Martyrs day celebrations organized by Christian Ecumenical Council of Uganda held at Mamre Prayer center Namugongo, Kibuuka echoed that constant prayers and trust in God can heal everything
“Emulate the Uganda Martyrs who persevered during hard times, swords and fire were prepared to kill them but they never gave up or lost trust in their Lord,” Kibuuka urged.
Kibuuka described the COVID19 pandemic as a trial for the world but assured people that through prayers the situation will normalize and people will resume their work.
“I call upon Ugandans to continue following the Ministry of Health guidelines and presidential directives on prevention of COVID19,” he said.
He called upon Government to intervene in rent issues because most of the tenants have been seated at home and cannot afford to pay their rent arrears on top of having in serviced bank loans.
“Landlords can also forgive their tenants’ rent arrears during this period when they have been at home without waiting for Government.”
Archbishop Lwanga the Archbishop of World Wide Anglican Church asked Ugandans to always stand by the truth as the Martyrs regardless of the challenges that may come their way.
Due to presidential directives on prevention of COVID19 all religions held scientific martyrs day celebration with only a few invited people