Welcome and Thanksgiving Service for Bishop Hannington Mutebi

People from all walks of life thronged All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala to welcome and give thanks to God for the life of His servant, Bishop Hannington Mutebi who has been sick for close to 10 months.

Jubilations, ululations and tears of joy filled the Cathedral at the sight of Bishop Mutebi who was accompanied by his wife Mama Milly Mutebi.

Welcomed by thousands of friends, Christians and, both active and retired bishops in the Province of the Church of Uganda, bishop Mutebi thanked everyone and the government of Uganda for the contributions they made to see him get treatment.

“I thank everyone for the support you rendered to me and my family during this time of turmoil. God is a cause of our existence, He, therefore has the authority over what he caused” Bishop Mutebi said.

Reading from Psalm 126, Archbishop elect, Bishop Samuel Stephen Kazimba said that the power of God is beyond our human understanding. He added that we need people to help us in times of need.

“We need people who can help us even in times of trouble, your frustration is your test of God’s faithfulness. A minister of God is like a breakdown, we need other breakdowns to lift a breakdown. We need people who can help God’s ministers because they are also hurt” bishop Kazimba said.

Palms 126, when the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Restore our fortunes, Lord, like streams in the Negev. Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.