Together with invited guests, On the 21 of September which by the way was Fathers’ day in Uganda , Makerere full Gospel church congregants assembled at the Makerere University Main sports grounds for a whole day of fun activities all in the name of celebrating families within the church. To begin with, you might wonder what family fun in a church is all about. As a church, Makerere Full gospel embraces a culture where members of the church frequently gather to share and learn from each other spiritually, socially, academically and many more other life spheres, each and every one of these gatherings are titled a cell, and these cells are identified by zones or locations in and around Kampala (Uganda’s capital). Unique to these cells, is that members bond and grow together as a whole erupting this special thing called family, perhaps that introduction has given you an insight of what we call family.
As the sun rose on the day, people arrived at the venue full of excitement all geared up in colorful casual and sports attire, the T-shirts and tops were blended with shorts, tours, jeans, track suits and lots of those that I probably set my eyes on for the first time ever.
Personally, it was until 10:00a.m that I landed on the scene and found our Chief Pastor holding an introductory session. It was then that Pastor introduced different leads and pastors of the different full gospel churches all across the nation. Important about his talk was, he echoed that, over the years the church has not just birthed but has nurtured several church planters, pastors and mighty men and women of God all across the country.
Shortly after, Pastor humbled every male attendee with a sermon that challenged them to respect, value and hold in high regard their wives or wives to be, Oh this struck the husbands and Fathers’ in the congregation. As for the single one’s, It was surely a wakeup call, because they learnt that somewhere in wonderland, there’s a female specie that God designed to be a good fit for every man and therefore they shouldn’t hunt for spouses through agencies or the internet. You should have seen the ladies get blown away in laughter.
Right after that, the M.C took over, for a while a group of comedians rocked the show with a skit, the church’s’ youth ministry also took to the stage their voices and dance moves, and like they always do, they gave their all, they sang, danced, shook and jumped. Surely if you ever need A-class entertainment on a Sunday, don’t hesitate to catch up with the Youth Sunday at Makerere Full Gospel Church, and I mean it.
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