The Peace and Prosperity of the City

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city… Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.”  (Jeremiah 29:7, Psalm 122:6-7)

In preparation for the beginning of a new Academic Year of the University, continued prayers have been made to ransack the enemy that always looms around this gate; the special Prophetic Prayer Walk last Friday 28th July and the Overnight Prayer meeting on Friday 04th Aug were special opportunities for this. The theme of ‘Peace’ still rages – and we enthroned the Wonderful Counselor and Prince of Peace; we prayed for the peace of Kyambogo hill as our Jerusalem, and we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. The Church is called upon to take her position and continue in prayer as we receive over 10,000 fresh students joining first year, as well as more continuing students reporting soon. Many forces of darkness are lurking and competing for these souls, hence the necessity of our fervent prayers and readiness for mentorship and discipleship. Prophet Jeremiah and King David give us inspiration and encouragement to pray for our city – the opening Scriptures above are actively calling us to action today.

Meanwhile, it is time to build! Kakumba Chapel has embarked on the vertical extension of the Chapel Hall to create more working space and the Musiime Hall – a multi-purpose Hall which will majorly be used as a Teens’ Chapel, and also for fellowships, meetings, parties, short courses and University lectures and exams. The motivation of these physical development actions is the Gospel; we want the good news of Jesus Christ to reach more and deeper, and to equip more people to go and proclaim the same. The gospel liberates and gives life and light. Our teens need deliberate focus; they are in transition from being children to becoming adults, and are many times lost in between; yet they face potentially confusing circumstances both from internal changes happening in their bodies and from external influence by peers real and virtual. Listen to the progress update and seize your opportunity to participate in this noble cause of building – this phase of the Musiime Hall Project is expected to cost us Ugx 300 million.

Along the ‘Reconciliation’ series, today’s sermon is on ‘National Reconciliation’. This is relevant for Uganda and many other nations near and far – where civil strife and conflicts have displaced many. According to State House officials, the subject of reconciliation as the main answer to the emerging humanitarian crisis in South Sudan was discussed during a recent meeting between President Museveni and Archbishop Welby of Canterbury in Entebbe. “The long-term political challenges in neighboring South Sudan could be addressed through reconciliation,” said Welby. Pray for the staff and community of Kyambogo, especially the leaders and Gospel ministers; and pray for the students starting and continuing their studies here that they will find wisdom, which starts with the fear of the Lord.

 

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