Fort Portal is a town in Western Uganda that is the heartland of a tea-growing area and also an important commercial center. Lying at the foot of the fabled Rwenzori mountains the town has been gaining notoriety as a tourist hub with it’s sublime scenery, beautiful Crater Lakes and the Kibale National Park which is famous for it’s chimpanzees.
The UPCIU Cathedral Nyakaseke in Fort Portal was the venue for a conference to be held between 22nd of April and 1st May in which Bishop Charles Muyu was invited. He was later joined by Rev Greg Simon and Pastor William Hanburg from Huntsville Alabama and Sister Jane King’oo from Kenya. They all met at the Entebbe International Airport where Princess Elizabeth Bagaya of Toro a government official was on hand to receive them according them an official VIP welcome.
The group spent their first night in Uganda at Eagle Nest Guest house. The next morning after an elaborate continental breakfast the team left Kampala and headed to Fort Portal approximately 320 kilometers by road. After a 5 hr drive they arrived at the Mountains of the Moon Hotel which was going to be their base during the mission. On the 25th of April they were joined by a team of pastors, singers and ushers from the Gospel Tabernacle Worship Center in Nairobi Kenya.
The host Bishop Rt Rev Katuramu was on hand to receive them. In tow were members of the local media who interviewed the guests.
The coming week was packed with back to back teachings by Bishop Muyu, Rev Greg and Dr Akiiki Muyu. Bishop Muyu would teach for 3 – 4 hrs daily. The evenings consisted of revival meetings with the presence of the Holy Spirit being very much alive with signs and wonders. The crowds were enthusiastic most of the time as the Holy Spirit moved in the midst. Many lives were touched and changed as the word came forth. Many of the attendees affirmed that this was a meeting with a difference.
Below are some of the photos taken during the conference.
Bishop Jimmy Katuramu (on the left) Host Bishop ministering.
Part of the congregation listening the teachings
This is Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya of the Tooro Kingdom in Uganda. She is also a former Miss Uganda.
This is the Nyakaseke praise team praising in dance the African way. They were the host for the conference
People worshiping God as the Nyakaseke praise team leads
Nyakaseke Choir Praising God with a song
The worship team from Gospel Tabernacle Worship Center in Kenya in which Bishop Charles Muyu Ministers is the head and senior pastor.
This is the area in Uganda where more than 50 years ago, God sent him with the message of Holy Ghost revival. He was among the first to introduce the Pentecostal movement in this region. Standing beside him are some of the men and women who were with Bishop Muyu’s during those early years.
On the left hand is Bishop Katuramu who was the host. His father used to minister with Bishop Muyu back in the days but went to be with the Lord and his son (Bishop Katuramu) took over the church.
This is Rev. Greg Simon from Huntsville Alabama USA. Rev. Greg’s father was a missionary in Fort Portal Uganda. It was also memorable moment for him to visit the area where he spend his childhood.
There is Pastor William Hanburg who accompanied Rev. Greg to Fort Portal and ministered there too.
Worship Team from Kenya
Bishop Charles Muyu praying for the congregation.
All good things come to an end and the conference officially ended on the 1st of may. Bishop Katuramu and his team did a wonderful job coordinating and especially feeding over 1500 participants 3 square meals daily. The whole mission was successful and all who attended were truly blessed. We thank God for all those who prayed, gave to the Fort Portal mission.