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Mukono Mormons Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary

Around 200 Members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mukono, Uganda, recently celebrated the twentieth anniversary since the formation of their congregation. The members gathered in the backyard lawns of the chapel where the congregation meets every Sunday for church worship to share their joy and experience of hard work and continued faith in the Lord.

The Mukono branch was organized in 1992 beginning with two families meeting at the Mukono Town Academy. An elderly couple working as missionaries in the area were assigned to act as the leaders of this congregation. The small group continued to attract more members as young missionaries were assigned to teach the gospel in the town. Within two years, the membership had reached close to fifty as reported by the first native branch president, Christopher Mugimu. The branch later was moved from the school and rented a building in Mukono town which made it easier for many people to come to church.

Years passed as members continued to work together and the branch grew bigger, families prepared their young men and women to serve missions.

In 1998, the branch reached another milestone when a piece of property along Kayunga road was bought by the church to build a meeting house (chapel) for the members to worship in a more reverent and peaceful environment.

In the preceding years as the church continued to grow another branch split from Mukono to form the Seeta Branch.

Speaking at the celebration the invited chief guest Mr. Mulindwa Moses, a local government leader, hailed the unity and love among the church members. He noted in his remarks; “I have always wanted to know what is done in this church and how you worship God, but now I have had a chance to be with you to share 20 years anniversary party, I have enjoyed the music and the primary presentations and I want my children to be like these young stars”. He also thanked Bishop Fredrick Kyambadde who invited him and promised to work closely with the church on community matters.




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