Uganda

Capital: Kampala

Population: ca. 36 million

Languages: English(official) and several others like Lugbara

Religion: ca. 90% Christianity (Roman-Catholic, Anglican), ca. 10% Muslim

Church partner: Anglican Church

Radio: Voice of Life

Stations: Arua (northwest)

Arua lies in the West Nile region of Uganda near the borders of Congo and Sudan. It has a population of around 60,000, and it’s the regional centre of political and economic activity. The dominating religions here are Roman Catholic, Anglican and Islam. DIGUNA has been working in Arua since 1997 with a small team. Jointly with the Anglican Church, Evangelical Church and national church-movements, we use different activities to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people:

 

  • Evangelistic outreaches to "West Nile"
  • FM-Radio station "Voice of Life"
  • Church-oriented short-term Bible school
  • Literature distribution
  • Prison-ministry
  • Overseas Bible correspondence-courses

 

Alongside the above it is our aim to help the local Church to grow and be relevant for both young and old.  The growth of children and youth work is important as well as music, which we support by providing instruments, repairs and lessons.

 

 

Historical background

During the civil war 1997 in Congo our team had to flee the country. As a result of the crisis we received an invitation to start a project in the northern part of Uganda.