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Christ Church Fallbrook welcomes Ugandan bishop

FALLBROOK — On Tuesday, November 3, the family of Christ Church Fallbrook was invited to a special luncheon to meet and pray with the Right Reverend Evans Kisekka, a bishop in the Anglican Province of Uganda.

Bishop Kisekka presides over the Diocese of Luweero, a province of Uganda composed of more than 300 churches.

At the luncheon, members of the Christ Church family had the opportunity to gather in thanksgiving and appreciation for Bishop Kisekka and their Christian brothers and sisters in Uganda.

Those present gathered around the bishop as he expressed his hope and concern for his diocese in Luweero as well as opportunities for them to become more involved as partners in the Gospel.

“One thing that the people in Luweero need are trees,” Kisekka told the people of Christ Church. “They provide fuel for warmth and a business opportunity for the people.”

The bishop said that each tree costs $1 to cultivate and Christ Church has now committed to raise money for trees in Uganda throughout the holiday season and beyond.

“The diocese also wants to raise up leaders who are trained in theology and evangelism for children,” Kisekka said.

Christ Church made an additional commitment to raise support for the education of two young leaders in Uganda who have been selected by the bishop to receive further education for ministry.

Kisekka offered his personal prayer needs before concluding with a blessing for Christ Church Fallbrook and their vision to offer hope and a home for families and those in need of family in the greater Fallbrook area.

“We are so thankful for the love and support Bishop Kisekka has given us over the years and for the opportunities that we have had to do ministry with our brothers and sisters throughout the world,” said Reverend Don Kroeger, rector of Christ Church Fallbrook.

Bishop Kisekka was in California to participate with seven other Anglican bishops from around the globe in the consecration service of the first bishop of the Diocese of Western Anglicans, a family of churches to which Christ Church Fallbrook belongs.

Kisekka had accepted spiritual oversight of the congregation that is now Christ Church Fallbrook in 2006 with the understanding that his leadership would be temporary until a new, more local diocese family of churches was created.

With the formation of the Diocese of Western Anglicans, and the presence of Bishop Thompson as spiritual overseer, Kisekka’s role as bishop over Christ Church Fallbrook has officially come to an end.

“This does not mean that our relationship with Uganda is over,” Kroeger reminded his congregation. “This is an opportunity for a greater partnership for the Kingdom of God.”


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