God is doing something so amazing among the children of Uganda that even the country’s president sees the potential. He said: We could have a different country in two generations.
A different country … from the one where children are bending—and at risk of breaking—under the weight of violence, poverty, abuse, disease, and even ritual child sacrifices. A different country … from the one where churches are ill-equipped to intervene on behalf of children because they have lacked both the priority and the resources … until now.
A Light in the Darkness
With an entire generation at risk of losing faith, the Church of Uganda is making children a priority.
In 2012, Christian leaders and educators in Uganda and at David C Cook worked together to create a comprehensive children’s discipleship curriculum. Through biblical lessons and interactive activities, teachers engage students with each other in developing spiritually, while building character and life skills. And to sustain this important work, the Anglican Church of Uganda established a new national office of children’s ministry and set up teacher training centers all across the country.
After just two years, we are seeing transformation in the lives of 4.5 million children in Uganda. The spread of this ministry in such a short time is amazing! Children are not only growing to know and love Jesus Christ; they are beginning to formulate a biblical worldview and the ability to endure the hardships they face daily. (Part 2 of this story).
Please pray that Uganda truly would become a different country, by God’s grace, as the good news of the gospel is taking root in the hearts and minds of children there.
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