The beginnings of the Anglican re-awakended faith in Ankole

Gravity Omutujju performs at the MoMo Nyabo Waaka promotion drive in Rubaga

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The reawakened faith started in Ankole in 1978. There was a saved man called Busimu Ssewankambo and his wife Tabitha who were transferred to Mbarara by the organization they were working for called National Water and Sewage Corporation (NWSC).

When they reached Mbarara, they found residence in Boma and started a fellowship meeting. They were joined by these brethren; Godfrey Rwakitaraate of Ruti, Mbarara, Rev. Yosamu Mucokoori of Rushere Nyabushozi, Jane Kyarikora of Mwizi, Esther Nyeinshaija of Kashaka and Lazaaro Ruteetebya also from Nyabushozi.

When Mr Ssewankambo and his wife returned to Kampala, many other Christians joined the fellowship that they had started including Joyce Zirabamuzale who was a nursing officer in Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Kyaruhinda, William Rwubusiisi from Sanga, Mr Myers Kweyamba and his wife Betsy, as well as Deborah Namugenyi. This was the pioneer fellowship group members.

A convoy of the MoMo Nyabo Waaka cars drives through the city

The second fellowship begun meeting from Nyakikoni, Ruti , Mbarara at Rwakitaraate’s place after he had set up his house. Fellowship would be held every third Sunday of the Month

 Other meetings that begun taking place in several areas because of the growth in number, of the Christians include the Kabale Fellowship, the Nyanamo-Kisoro Fellowship, the Kashenyi Rukungiri Fellowship (that now meets in Nyabitete as well as the Nyabushozi Fellowship that meets in Omukayanja.

Karole Kasita serenades the crowd in Makindye at one of the multiple MoMo Nyabo waaka drives in Kampala

Later on, the gospel went into schools and missions were conducted in schools in Ankole and many children got saved. This necessitated an arrangement for student conferences in several schools in South Western Uganda like the Ntare School Conference, Rukungiri Modern School Conference, Ngabo Academey Conference, Plus Two High School Conference, Cleverland High School, Kabale Conference and many others.

In 2005, a Convention was arranged for non-students, for the old brethren and it took place at Ntare School and it was attended by close to 5000 people.

Glory to God.

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