Arriving in Karamoja was a considerable culture shock. The challenge of a new culture, shortage of food and living with people who wore very few clothes to name but a few! Over the next few years as he learned the language he was to reflect deeply on what discipleship and evangelism looked like in a community comprising many cattle rustlers.
Despite the many hardships he experienced a great joy in serving the Lord, and had a great assurance that God was with him. No small part of this blessing was the gift of ordination in 1981, the gift of marriage to Beatrice in 1978 and the three children who were born during this time.
After a period as vicar of St Peter’s Cathedral he studied at St Paul’s, Limuru, Kenya emerging in 1993 with a Bachelor of Divinity. His growing confidence in the faith took him back to a busy few years as Archdeacon of Masindi where one of his main tasks was to pave the way for the creation of a new diocese.
In 1999 he spent a year gaining an MA in theology and development at the Oxford Centre for Mission, before returning home again to serve as Diocesan Secretary until 2003 when he was transferred to the role of Provincial Administrator for the Church of Uganda. The highlight of his time in Kampala was organising the enthronement of Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi.
Finally on the December 19, 2004 he was consecrated as the first bishop of Masindi-Kitara, ironically being the first bishop to be consecrated by Archbishop Orombi.