Pachong Diocese ordains three pastors
Bishop Joseph Maker Atot of Pachong Diocese addressing congregation during ordination of three pastors in Omega Healing Centre on 22-07-2018. (Photo by Martin Manyiel Wugol)
By Martin Manyiel Wugol
At least three pastors were ordained at Omega Healing Center in Kampala.
The pastors belong to the Diocese of Pachong of ECS, Western Lakes State.
Addressing South Sudanese congregation on Sunday, His Lordship, Bishop Peter Marial Agook who administered the ordination called upon all clergymen and women to be exemplary to the faithful Christians.
He said the religious people were supposed to preach good messages of peace and togetherness of South Sudanese people irrespective of their beliefs and tribal grouping.
He said the mission of every Christian was always to spread the message of peace and God’s teaching on respect, honesty and generosity for all human beings.
Bishop Agook called on South Sudanese living in Uganda to always respect the host community to promote peace and harmony amongst them.
Mary Awang Kuarang, one of the deacons urged the faithful to continue praying for peace in South Sudan. “My message particularly to the people of Western Lakes State is that they should continue preaching messages of peace, love forgiveness,” she said.
Bishop Joseph Maker Atot of Pachong Diocese praised Western Lakes State government for ensuring peaceful coexistence among communities in the state.
He said the peace in the area has allowed freedom of moving of people from one village to another.
“Movement in the area was not easy when youth in the former Lakes State with illegal guns were rampant,” he said.
Bishop Atot appealed to all the warring parties to restore peace in the country.
He urged the youth to be creative instead of participating in the activities that do not help them.
The clergy said they should take education seriously.
“You must first complete your studies and get married later. Education will lead you to a happy life in future,” Bishop Atot said.