There is nothing better to gladden the heart of a teacher than to see her students move forward in pursuit of their calling. And what a privilege to witness this advancement.
Bishop Dingili began our time at the Jinja Light and Life (Free Methodist) Church with an all day prayer and fasting service. He highlighted the theme “Taking off the Old, Putting on the New”.
The following day, the young men who were identified for ordination were interviewed by the MEG-MAC committee. What a thrill to listen to each share how God had called them into His service even as they had already experienced the challenges of ministry and the power of God to work through them. Each shared their vision for the future of his personal ministry journey, trusting God to use them for the growth of God’s Kingdom in Uganda (Jinja and Busia). Some would soon begin as church planters as the Uganda Free Methodist Church advances to other locations.
The crowning of our time was Sunday as five young men were ordained deacon, one man was ordained elder and two were received as ministerial candidates. The deacons who were ordained ranged in age from 22 – 34 years! The wives participated in the ordination ceremony alongside their husbands, signifying their importance as members of the pastoral team. What a privilege to witness this historic occasion in the Free Methodist Church in Uganda as this was the first elder to be ordained and the first time for the ordinations to take place on Ugandan soil. Praise God!