- The diocese lined up several activities that included cleaning of the places, song competition, football and netball competition to mark the centenary celebrations
- The centenary celebrations will be held at Ezuku, where the Church Missionary Society members first arrived before they came and settled in Mvara to establish a Cathedral
- The Bishop said cleaning environment was a way of preaching to the people and said the church will continue partnering with government to protect environment
Arua-The locals of Arua town were on Tuesday left in disbelief upon seeing the Bishop of Madi and West Nile diocese, Charles Collins Andaku sweeping the filthy areas.
Clad in a T-shirt, a cap and blue gloves, the Bishop held the brooms and swept the town, evoking memories of what he did in his childhood. Some of the passers-by were left in disbelief if a servant of God can lower himself in humility to keep the town clean. This remains a memory and a lesson to the community in future. The cleaning of the town was part of the activities in preparation for the Centenary celebrations of the Anglican faith in West Nile next month. Watch Video here:
Major towns and trading centres were also cleaned by Christians in the Archdeaconry next to them all over the diocese as part of the centenary celebrations. The climax is June 24 2018 at Ezuku in Vurra.
Pupils also joined the Bishop in sweeping the town. Photo by Martin Bileni.
The Bishop said: “God commanded us to keep what he has created clean so that the Christians we mentor and bring to the church should be health. So this cleaning of the town is a courtesy from us to keep the environment clean. We are demonstrating God’s love to creation and environment.”
He appealed to Christians to reflect the 100 years of following Christ to keep the environment clean and preach gospel using various modes. He said there should be no corruption in protecting the wetlands from the rich.
The Christians of Arua Urban and Emmanuel Cathedral teamed up with the Church leaders to clean the environment. The diocese has planned to preserve the environment especially from indiscriminate cutting of trees.
Already tree seedlings have been secured for planting trees across the diocese.