Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni addressed Born Again Christians (Balokole), emphasizing the importance of following the four dimensions of Jesus Christ to perform miracles and serve as positive role models in society.
These dimensions include preaching the gospel, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and engaging in productive work for prosperity.
President Museveni expressed his satisfaction with the Balokole’s commitment to aligning themselves with the mission of Jesus, which encompasses these four dimensions.
He stated that by embracing these principles, individuals with the discipline of the Balokole community could achieve miraculous outcomes.
He cited the biblical reference, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good deeds, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
Accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Ms. Janet Museveni, President Museveni served as the chief guest at the consecration ceremony of Bishop Moses Odongo, who was appointed as the general overseer of the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches of Uganda.
The event took place at Kololo Independence Grounds.
In his address, President Museveni congratulated Bishop Odongo on his consecration and acknowledged the dedication of Bishop Joshua Lwere, who had served in this capacity for the past ten years.
He also reflected on a past suggestion to ban the Balokole movement in 1986 due to claims of performing miracles. However, he decided against it, citing the principle that “if they are not against us, they are for us.”
The President commended the unity in Uganda and expressed the government’s vision of ensuring prosperity for all by promoting both economic well-being and the welfare of citizens.
He encouraged the people to work for more than just sustenance, emphasizing the NRM government’s goal of shared prosperity.
President Museveni welcomed individuals from the diaspora back to Africa, highlighting the continent’s vast potential for development and prosperity.
He noted that Africa has abundant resources, is vast in size, and has great potential for growth.
Bishop Lwere expressed gratitude to President Museveni for his support of Born-Again Christians and emphasized the collaborative efforts of different Born-Again Christian groups in Uganda involved in evangelization.
He also requested land from the government for the establishment of a church, similar to the support provided to other faiths, such as the Catholic, Anglican, and Muslim communities.
In response, President Museveni pledged support for the Born-Again Christians, both in terms of land allocation and resolving other issues.
He assured them that the government would assist in finding suitable land for their use.