Compassion Ministry started during the 1980’s at a time when there was insurgency in Northern and Eastern Uganda. People would come to this cathedral for prayer and other forms of assistance that would be available.
It has since continued to grow and reach out to the less privileged/disadvantaged persons in our community including the widows and orphans, the stranded, the robbed, needy and refuges.
Compassion Ministry Vision
Reaching out to the disadvantaged in our community and beyond, with love and care of Christ, with a view to transforming them for purposeful lives.
Compassion Ministry mission
To care, show love, counsel and empower the disadvantaged.
The ministry’s activities include the following
Identification of disadvantaged children/people to benefit from the ministry activities
ACTIVITIES IN BRIEF
Compassion Ministry has been able to reach out to the community in various ways and during these items like foodstuffs(sugar, soap, posho, rice, and clothes /shoes donated by parishioners are given out and through sharing the gospel , a number of people have given their lives to Christ.
Katanga slum (in partnership with St Peters Wandegeya church), Makerere Slum (Holy Trinity Church Kivulu), Kifumbira slum(St John’s Kamwokya), Kisenyi slum (St Andrews Bukoto), Namuwongo Slum (Kiwuririza C.O.U), Mulago slum (St Paul Mulago), Naguru Kasente &Naguru go down slums (St Peters Naguru C.O.U), Mulago Hospital(St Lukes Chapel) ,Kalerwe slum (St Nicholas Kalerwe C.O. U)
-Mengo School of the Physically Handicapped
-Kireka Home of Mentally Challenged Children,
-Sanyu Babies Home
When on holiday, some of the supported pupils/students participate in the outreach activities to inculcate a spirit of sharing and blessing others just as they have been blessed.
Support with Tuition fees is a core component of our compassion ministry. Currently students are under sponsorship follows:
University – continuing students 5,
Tertiary Institutions (vocational) -2
Primary Level – 9 ,
Secondary (O’ level & A’ level (15)
(iii) Compassion Fellowship which is held every holiday
We conduct periodic interactive fellowships in which sponsored students/children, guardians/parents and committee members come together, share ideas, pray with and counsel beneficiaries and update each other of what would be current in the ministry.
This fellowship brings together sponsored children/students, guardians/parents and committee members. This provides opportunity of sharing ideas amongst the guardian, students, praying together, counseling the students and updating on what was going on. Topics for discussion are always developed with all stakeholders in mind. Guardians share their successes and challenges, discuss how to support one another; how to earn a better living. It is the ministry’s desire to develop this fellowship into a more fruitful venture.
(iv) Support to the stranded, the sick, the grieved and the less privileged
The ministry has continued to provide counseling support to the stranded, the sick, the grieved , the disabled and where necessary and possible financial and material support in form of clothes, and food stuffs are given if available.
We give glory to God for the compassion ministry through which we have seen God’s transformational compassion spill out, touch lives and grow amongst us. Thanks to the Provost for his wise leadership, the priest in charge of Compassion Ministry and the entire clergy team and non-ordained staff. This ministry would not be what it is without your commitment. Thank you dear parishioners for your kind generosity. Your devotion fulfills the law of Christ as stated in Galatians 6:2.
As we continue to meditate upon God’s compassion, may each on of us think of somebody who is in need. You have always wished to bless this person. Reflect on what has hindered you from blessing this person and pray that God brings you to the level of being their good Samaritan; in practice. Pray that God to opens up more blessings for you to so that you can bless others.
Do not worry about what to share. God has loved you, share that love, your experiences, a smile, a prayer, a hug, a word of encouragement, food, material things, fun, time, name it….. The most available resources you can share are the freely God-given gifts you possess.
Remember God loved us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:6); therefore even when the person in need is not a good person, avoid judging before understanding their situation. Do not seek your own advantage like the man on whom his master had compassion but did not show compassion when told his debt couldn’t be paid (Matthew 18:23-34). To be compassionate, forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand; aware that God knows our limitations and He will in return reward us more abundantly (Proverbs 19:17).
May God help us to know what to do and say to the different persons in need of compassion. Remember there are those who are in total need and those who appear to have everything, yet have failed in other aspects; others have rejected the gospel. Two extremes, but both need compassion in different ways.
Our desire is to;
We appeal to parishioners to support double orphaned disadvantaged children in any way you may be touched by
as the Holy Spirit touches you. Continue praying that God provides more resources to enable reaching out to the many disadvantaged persons out there. May God bless us all as we continue to worship Him through living compassionately.
To contribute and/or partner with the ministry
ASCK reception for guidance and/or direct you to the Priest-in-Charge Compassion Ministry and Chairperson Compassion Ministry–ASCK
Pick an envelope from ASCK main entrance door pockets, put in your donation , write your name on the envelope and place in the safe box deposit
Give your contribution to Accounts office directly and ask for a receipt.
Bring material donations to the ASCK reception and ensure your donation is registered and, please provide your telephone contact and address details.
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