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The Bishop of Ankole Diocese Rt. Rev. Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa and his wife Dr. Alice Mwesigwa over the weekend renewed their vows to mark 25 years in marriage.
The celebrations held Saturday at St. James Cathedral-Ruharo in Mbarara were presided over by former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda His Grace Rev Luke Orombi.
Preaching at the service, Orombi emphasized the importance of love in families.
He tasked men to always share resources with their wives, saying this would help the marriage journey last long.
Orombi also encouraged Bishop Mwesigwa and his wife to take off time for honeymoon as part of the celebrations.
On his part, Mwesigwa thanked God who enabled him to serve the people while sustaining his family at the same time..
Mrs. Alice Mwesigwa said all that she and her husband were able to accomplish was by God’s grace.
The couple has two sons and two daughters.
Also in attendance was outgoing Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, who encouraged the couple to hold another celebration when they clock 50 years in marriage.
The function was also attended by the Toro King Oyo Kabamba Iguru, 19 serving bishops, 11 retired bishops, 4 members of parliament, 3 Generals, Minister Chris Baryomunsi, Mary Karoro Okurut, other invited guests, relatives and friends.
In his message that was delivered by the minister Karooro Okurut, President Yoweri Museveni urged Ugandans to always remember what God has delivered them through.
The president said human beings are good at praying and asking God to listen to their prayers, but once such heart desires are met and their supplications are fulfilled they forget the source from which these bounties came from.
He challenged young couples to build long lasting relationships to the marriage institution and build the nation because family is the foundation of the nation in any given country in the world.
King Oyo Nyimba commended the bishop and his wife for being exemplary in the matters of marriage.