visit this http://crazytour.am/wp-includes/class-wp-network-query.php sans-serif;”>The President’s Special Assistant for Communications, Ms Sarah Kagingo, told Chimpreports that Museveni was accompanied by the First Lady Janet Museveni and was the Chief Guest at the Christmas prayers organised by the Pentecostal Church at Daystar Cathedral in Mbarara Municipality.
“The service attracted delegates from other religious denominations including those from United States of America and Finland,” Kagingo stated.
President Museveni on arrival, toured the construction site, unveiled a plaque to kick-start the mobilisation of funds for the completion of the multimillion complex whose sitting capacity will be 10,000 worshipers.
The President congratulated Bishop Ibrahim Nathan for the huge cathedral project and urged churches in the country to encourage their followers to work hard and exploit their talents in order to improve their life.
He reminded the congregation of St. Pauls’ caution in his letter to Thessalonians which states, “Someone who does not work should not eat”.
President Museveni further advised Christians to harness the natural resources quoting a passage in the book of Genesis that commanded man to dominate the earth.
The President later announced his contribution of Shs 60m towards the construction of Daystar Cathedral and Shs 20m for the Daystar SACCO.
Bishop Ibrahim Nathan Turyamureeba praised the NRM government for reinstating freedom of worship in Uganda.
He noted that the Pentecostal Church does not only believe in worship but has also ventured into economic and social activities that include among others, media industry, education and health sectors.
President Museveni and First Lady, Janet Museveni, in a group photo with Church leaders at the end of Christmas prayers outside Daystar Pentecostal church, Mbarara.
“Daystar Cathedral has established a SACCO with 270 members,” Turyamureeba stated.
The leader of the Pentecostal Churches in Uganda, Apostle Joseph Serwadda, commended President Museveni for supporting Pentecostal Churches in the country.
Members of Parliament, Mbarara District and Religious Leaders attended the service at Daystar Cathedral in Mbarara Municipality.