The Observer (Kampala)

Uganda: Fresh Start At Namboole

The country is just recovering from the shock of growing evils such as homosexuality, corruption, divorce, murder and abortion.

All this filth was dedicated to God at the eleventh Passover Festival in Namboole stadium on New Year's Eve. Dr Joseph Sserwadda and Pastor Freda Sserwadda, the festival conveners, encouraged Christians to reject such evil offered in exchange of favours from western countries.

"I am hoping that as Parliament resumes this February, the first thing tabled [is] the anti-homosexuality bill," Sserwadda said as the huge crowd roared its approval.

He prophesied that 2013 would be a year that would see many travelling to different countries, Ugandans engaging in all kinds of business and also the western countries willing to aid Uganda. The pastors from Victory Christian Church also prayed for love to reign in marriages, to curb divorce rates.

Other preachers on hand to bless Ugandans were Apostle Charles Tumwine, Dr Von T. Peaks from USA and Dr Hugh Osgood from the UK. ?Pastor Irene Manjeri also prophesied freedom in 2013 for those at Namboole.

It was not just preaching that kept the thousands glued to their places; various performances by Uganda's gospel artistes such as Judith Babirye and Wilson Bugembe thrilled the masses. ?Bugembe sang his Nangirira at the stroke of midnight, a song that prophesies a good new year.

Believers danced and chanted praises to God as fireworks lit up the sky and Christians waved their written prayer requests. ?Carol Budhwike, Sam Kambale and the Victory choir also performed. Cosmetics company, Movit, gave out prizes such as bicycles, motorcycles and a Toyota Noah.

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