Pray for Uganda - Evangelical Times

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Pray for Uganda
• 85% of the population claim to be Christians (42%
are Roman Catholics)
• 37% claim to be evangelicals
• Growth of the church in Uganda has been twofold - first, the vigorous, evangelical, Anglicanbased Church of Uganda (COU); and secondly, the
mushrooming (and largely Charismatic) African
independent churches (AICs).
• Uganda - named 'the pearl of Africa' by Sir
Winston Churchill - has a population of 26
million, 50% of them under 14 years old. The
north has experienced armed conflict since
the 1980s; the south has had greater stability.
History
Pioneer mission by the Church Missionary
Society in 1876.
Periods of Persecution and hostility
Independence from Britain in 1962
1971 Idi Amin established a ‘State of Blood’ he
was suspicious of Christian leaders and was
brutal in his suppression of any dissent.
A needy land
• In the north many are in refugee camps with
very little in the way of facilities and medical
attention.
Pray for Uganda!
• Pray for orderly and stable
government
• Pray for the Africa Bible
College – for the spread of
good, clear bible teaching.
• Pray for the collapse of the
LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army)
in the north of the country.
This is a brutal rebel group
which kidnaps children.
Africa Bible College, Uganda

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