Over four thousand Christians from North Kigezi and neighboring dioceses on Wednesday gathered at Emmanuel Cathedral Kinyasano for a one-day fasting and prayer event at the diocesan headquarters in Western Division, Rukungiri municipality.
This marked the second-largest fasting day, presided over by Diocesan Bishop Onesimus Asiimwe and other clergy who preached a message of forgiveness and reconciliation based on John 6:68-69.
Bishop Asiimwe emphasized the importance of trusting in prayer, attributing his own journey to his prayerful life. He urged Christians to lead a prayerful life, keeping Satan at bay. The Bishop emphasized the need to believe in the Almighty rather than succumbing to the influence of individuals who may practice witchcraft. He shared stories of people overcoming bewitchment through the power of prayer.
The Bishop expressed optimism about God’s work in the Diocese of North Kigezi, anticipating positive changes such as the restoration of struggling schools, improvements in the diocese, and the completion of the cathedral. These promises were made during his enthronement and consecration.
Rev. Edson Ampeire, the North Kigezi Diocesan Missioner, expressed gratitude for the positive developments in the diocese, especially the revival that is healing broken hearts. He extended thanks to those who attended the successful second prayer day organized by the diocese under the leadership of Bishop Asiimwe, noting that it drew participants from various parts of the diocese, resulting in several individuals finding salvation.