YOUTHS ASKED TO REFRAIN FROM DRUG ABUSE AS ANKOLE ANGLICAN PILGRIMS ARRIVE AT THE SHRINE

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Youths have been urged to desist from drug and substance abuse as the addictions can halt their relationship with GOD and lead into sin.

This message was conveyed to them by Ankole diocese Bishop Rt. Rev. Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa at the youth convention ahead of 3rd June Martyrs Day celebrations. Two pilgrim groups from Ankole region finally arrive at Namugongo Anglican Martyrs shrine.

Two batches of Anglican pilgrims who started trekking their way from Ankole on 19th and 21st May to Namugongo to commemorate Martyrs Day celebrations finally arrived at the Anglican Martyrs shrine.

A 38-entourage group from South Ankole diocese led by Rev. Ambrose Amanya whom we found on their way shared the long journey’s experiences since they set off from Ankole.

The tiresomely looking but smiling in faith pilgrims were received by the Bishop of Ankole Rt. Rev. Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa who earlier on was preaching to the youths about spiritual doctrines.

They were joined by another group of foot pilgrims from Ankole diocese led by the diocese coordinator Mission and outreach Rev. Canon Newton Baryaija.

Baryaija reportedly cited the indiscipline of some road users as one of the challenges they faced along the way.

While speaking to the youths, Rt. Rev. Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa cautioned them to refrain from drugs and substance abuse as they would sabotage their intimacy and companionship with GOD.

The assistant vicar Namugongo Anglican Martyrs Shrine also principal Namugongo Martyrs shrine Rev. Esau Bbosa Kimanje asked youths to have a positive and mind-set change for the betterment of their future.

Church of Uganda’s programs ahead of the main 3rd June celebrations are still on with a men and women’s conference Tuesday and an overnight on 2nd.

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