Over three thousand Christians from North Kigezi and the neighboring dioceses on Monday attended a one-day fasting and prayer day at the diocesan headquarters Emmanuel Cathedral Kinyasano in the western Division of Rukungiri municipality.
The fasting day prayers were led by the diocesan Bishop Onesimus Asiimwe
He told Christians that during his enthronement and consecration as the bishop of North Kigezi, he mentioned that his role as a bishop would be done with the guidance of a prayer.
As a way of fulfilling it, he organized and opened a diocesan fasting prayer day which attracted thousands of people who were filled with joy and happiness and revealed that they had gospel thirst a sign of the return of revival in the diocese.
He said prayer is so strong because since he started his work God has used him and fellow clergy to heal the sick, restore the sight of the blind, and bring back families together.
Bishop Asiimwe added that this prayer will restore the glory of the schools that are not performing well, the diocese, completion of the cathedral among other needs that they are looking forward to fulfilling as he promised them on his enthronement and consecration.
He urged clergy in their respective churches to spare one day to make fastings or overnight to allow Christians to gather at their respective churches to call God who is the giver of life and protector.
He further added that this is the foundation of revival to come back in the diocese and the responsible office will sit and agree on whether to hold it every three months or one month to keep the revival spreading in the diocese.
Rev Edson Ampeire, the North Kigezi diocesan missioner, thanked God for what he saw at the Diocese because it was the first of its kind after a long time.
He thanked the people who attended the prayer explaining that this shows that revival is back in North Kigezi where every Christian should always spare time and pray to live a holy life.