Sunday 2nd September was Cultural Sunday in Grace Church Kansanga.
The choir dressed up in outfits from different tribes and presented various songs. The congregation was also encouraged to dress in cultural wear, and many, both grownups and children, did.
The preacher of the day was Bp. Margaret Kirinda who spoke about how we should be lights in this world.
Upcoming Program in April
Pr. Svein Egil Fikstvedt (Mission Alliance) from Norway will be ministering to pastors and leaders in Mubende 16th-18th April. The theme will be "How to finish the race".
He will also minister to South Sudanese refugees in Kampala 19th-20th April. The theme will be "The Kingdom of God is near".
Women’s Team from Norway visiting Uganda
From 23rd February to 4th March a team of 8 women from Karisma Church in Stavanger, Norway visited Grace Church Kansanga. In addition to preaching the word of God in Grace Church Kansanga the women were involved in several other activities together with Pr. Robert and Randi Andersen Kaddu.
The team visited the women in our branch churches in Kyenjojo District to teach
them about health and hygiene, and also to teach them how to make re-usable pads. This program was also repeated in Namayumba in Wakiso District. In these two gatherings the team ministered to more than 170 women.
In Kampala the women did a traffic awareness program at a government sponsored primary school, spoke to the students in the Scripture Union at Kansanga Secondary School and
visited World Plannes nursery school.
During a Makindye Women’s Conference the Norwegian women had two workshops; teaching women how to make bread and knitting.
The last day of their stay the team also
ministered to the South Sudanese church that congregates in Grace Church
Kansanga every Sunday afternoon.
All in all the team had a busy stay in Uganda, but they returned home full of good memories and impressions.
New Year's Eve in Grace Church Kansanga
Since 31st December fell on a Sunday this time, we at Grace Church Kansanga decided to combine the normal church service and the annual Crossing Over gathering and turn it into an all-day event for the entire church family.
We started around midday with a Thanksgiving Service followed by lunch. After that we had games and a talent presentation before enjoying roasted beef, chicken and pork. The evening meeting stretched up to midnight when we welcomed in the New Year. Pr. Robert shared the word for the new season – it’s time to focus on the Word of God, we had praise and worship, Trumpets of Salvation blessed us with Luganda songs, and as usual on New Year’s Eve in our church the children did some coloring to help pass the time until they could watch the fireworks.
Christmas Carols in Grace Church Kansanga
The church service on Sunday 17th December was dedicated to Christmas Carols. The Sunday School, teenagers and choir had prepared a varied program of well-known Christmas songs, praise and worship as well as dancing (both Western and African). We are now ready to celebrate Christmas!
Mission to Grace Church Kyamukoona, Mubende
6th - 10th September 2017 a team of 3 leaders from the headquarters in Kampala traveled to Mubende District for a mission to our village church in Kyamukoona.
We went to teach our pastors and leaders from 5 of our churches in Mubende and Kibaale District about our church vision, mission statement, statement of faith and how to disciple new believers.
At the end of the seminar the participants received a certificate and were anointed and commissioned to go out and serve the Lord.
The mission was a great success!
Women's Development Programs
On Sunday 3rd September the women of Grace Church Kansanga organized their first Development Meeting where the objective was to learn how to make soap - either for personal use, or to sell to make an income.
The teaching was very popular, both with women, men and youth.
Our plan is to have a development meeting once a month to help women come out of poverty.
Church building in Kabira, Kyenjojo
In July a team of four traveled from the headquarters in Kampala to Kabira, Kyenjojo. The purpose of the visit was two-fold; to start the construction of the new headquarters church in Kabira, Kyenjojo and to teach the pastors in our churches in that district. Below you can see photos of what was done in the first week of construction.
The new church in Kabira will be built in stages, and we have so far managed to build the foundation.
We decided to combine the church building with a seminar for the pastors and key leaders we have in the district.
Every day we gathered them from breakfast to lunch to go through basic teachings that they can take to their churches, and we also went through the church vision, mission statement and our statement of faith.
On our way home we preached in one of our village churches, Grace Church Bituti, and also at a local secondary school.
All-in-all, we managed to do a lot in just one week!
Easter Sunday in Grace Church Kansanga
Easter Sunday 2017 was a big celebration in Grace Church Kansanga.
The choir had prepared a mini concert, Bp. Margaret Kirinda preached, we had Holy Communion and those who had completed the Preparation for Ministry Discipleship Training Program were awarded certificates of Completions and commissioned for ministry.
After the service we all enjoyed a delicious lunch together.
Preparation for Ministry
Learning how to disciple others
Tuesday 7th March marked the start of a Discipleship Training Program in Grace Church Kansanga.
The aim of the program is for our members to be equipped to shepherd new believers, and also to know the vision, mission and statement of faith of our ministry.
Participants with satisfactory attendance will be presented with a certificate of completion.
Visiting preachers in Grace Church
Katherine Seedeell (UK) visited us in January. She taught about praise and worship in our teaching services.
Pr. Svein Egil Fikstvedt and his daughter Sarah (Norway) had a 9-day long stay with us in January/February where they ministered in 7 different churches, including Grace Church Kansanga and Lwensambya in Mubende. Their main focus was on healing, and everywhere people testified about healings, and even better, several got saved and came back to Jesus.
Barbro Christensen (Norway) spent 1 week with us in March where she both preached and taught in our services.
As usual, we gathered on 25th December to celebrate the birth of Christ.
The speaker of the day was Bp. Margaret Kirinda, and all the different groups and choirs had prepared songs, dances and dramas to join in the celebration.
All of us here in Grace Church would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
At the end of 2016 a group of 15 were baptized. After going through the baptism lessons, the group headed out to Lake Victoria together with Pr. Robert.
Kampala Region Women's Conference in Grace Church
On December 3rd women from all over Kampala gathered in Grace Church Kansanga for a 1-day conference. The speaker of the day was Mrs. Margaret Lwere, the wife to the National Overseer Bp. Lwere.
Building Grace Church
The month of November has been dedicated to “Building Grace Church”. By this we want to get to know our roots (the history of the church), know our calling (our vision), know our future (our mission) and build strong relationships within the Grace Church Kansanga.
In practical terms, this means we have dedicated the first two Tuesday and Thursday nights of November to studying the history, vision and mission of the church and then eat dinner together.
The aim is that every member should know the church they are part of, and also know what God has called us to do. In this way we hope more will find their place in the church and discover how they can best serve God within the vision of Grace Church.
The Grace Church VISION
Our vision is to be a church that
- preaches the Word of God in the power of the Holy Spirit
- teaches and equips believers
- plants and builds churches
- shelters people and develops communities
The Grace Church MISSION STATEMENT
- Reaching out to villages and towns in Africa (EVANGELISM)
- Training and equipping society (DISCIPLESHIP)
- Through the power and wisdom of Jesus Christ.
The Grace Church MOTTO
His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. (Psalm 96:3)
Visit to Norway
Randi and Pr. Robert Andersen Kaddu are visiting Norway in August and September 2016. On 7th August Pr.Robert preached in Karisma Church.
Mission to Kyenjojo District
People from our 11 branch churches in Kyenjojo gathered for a 4-day conference in Grace Church Kabira in Kyenjojo District 21st - 24th July 2016. With 4 teaching sessions every day followed by crusade and film in the evenings the conference was a great success.
The 2 last photos in this post show that land has been given to the church in Kabira, and the pastors took advantage of the gathering and made sure all the pastors present signed the contract. A collection on Sunday marked the beginning of the construction project of what will be the Kyenjojo headquarters.
Bible School for Pastors
All Nations Theological College and Seminary, a church organization based in South Korea, will be teaching Ugandan pastors throughout 2016 and the venue will be Grace Church Kansanga. The program is free of charge, and those who complete the studies will be awarded a certificate.
The school will begin on 21st March and will go on for one week each month with different qualified teachers.
Tuesday 17th January we had a team of 20 South Koreans visiting our church to see the premises and to get to know each other. They surprised us by leading us in praise and worship in Luganda and brought gifts for the pastor and the whole congregation.
For more information about this program, please contact Administrator Fred Serunjogi on mobile 0776 091 447.
Visit to Grace Church Lwensambya in Mubende
Friday 22nd January a team of 3 leaders from the headquarters in Kansanga visited our branch church in Lwensambya in Mubende District.
The reason for their visit was to teach and instruct leaders and church members on how to prepare for marriage and organize weddings. This will be an on-going program as we have discovered that there is a need for such teachings in most of our village churches.
The situation in the villages is that many Christians, including ministers, and not properly married. Our aim is to change this by helping our branch churches to organize proper weddings.
Sunday 23 August in Grace Church Kansanga
We were blessed to have Pr. Tormod Røyland and Pr. Arnfinn Clementsen with us in Grace Church Kansanga Sunday 23 August. About 30 of our village pastors and leaders from Kyenjojo, Kabarole, Mubende, Kibaale, Luwero, Nakaseke and Manafwa were also with us. What a Sunday!
Pr. Tormod taught about praying for the sick while Pr. Arnfinn preached about "Sitting, Walking, Standing" based on Paul's letter to the Ephesians.
National Seminar for Pastors and Church Leaders
20th - 22nd August 2015
Venue: Kansanga Miracle Center
The National Seminar for Pastors and Church Leaders 2015 is over.
Close to 1000 pastors and church leaders from various districts all over Uganda gathered at Kansanga Miracle Center for a 2.5 day seminar titled "Turn your nation to God".
The main speaker, Pr. Dr. Arnfinn Clementsen from Norway, spoke about leadership for the nation and encouraged the pastors to think beyond their local churches.
We are grateful to Kansanga Miracle Center for allowing us to use their beautiful church as venue for this event, and we also appreciate all the pastors from National Fellowship of Born-Again Pentecostal Churches, Makindye District for all the effort they put into the seminar.
We pray that the national prayer campaign that was launched calling for prayer for Uganda and the upcoming elections will cause change in our nation.
For more photos click here.
Visit to Norway
Randi and Pr. Robert Andersen Kaddu are visiting Norway in May. To watch Pr.Robert's preaching in Karisma Church on May 10th click hereclick here.
Family Day in Grace Church Kansanga
On Sunday 26th of October we organized a Family Day in church. The aim was to create a stronger sense of belonging to a church family. All our members were invited for breakfast, followed by a church service, games, lunch and prizes for the winners.
The day was a great success; more people showed up than on a normal Sunday, including people we had not seen in a while, and there was an atmosphere of joy and excitement the entire day. Just take a look at the photos and see for yourself!
Grace Church Kakira
25th to 27th April Pr. Robert Andersen Kaddu, Mrs. Randi Andersen Kaddu, Ms. Juliet Keneema and Mr. James Kisembo visited one of our branch churches called Grace Church Kakira in Kyenjojo District. From the church building situated on a small hillside they have a great view of the beautiful surroundings.
The team had several teaching sessions, and after the film viewing on Saturday night many people raised their hands to get saved.
The team had brought second-hand clothes donated from Norway to be distributed according to need, and pencils for the children.
As always we were well received and were shown great hospitality.
On Tuesday 15th April a team from Grace Church Kansanga visited
a primary school in one of the poorer areas of
This visit was highly appreciated by the school management, the pupils, and also the traffic police officers and we are planning more school visits this summer. The local traffic police are so happy about this initiative that we have been summoned for a meeting with the local chief police commander to discuss further cooperation.
Palm Sunday Concert
One of the members of Grace Church Kansanga, Ms. Margaret Mirembe, is a student at Africa Institute of Music. Before Easter the school contacted us and asked if they could use our church as venue for a free concert on Palm Sunday. How could we say no? Thus, we started our Easter celebration with jazz-inspired praise and worship, classical choir song accompanied by a symphony orchestra, all to be ended with traditi
onal African music performed on drums and adungu.
This experience left us hoping that the school will choose us another time they want to have a concert.
Grace Church Kasolo
28th to 30th of March Pr. Robert Andersen Kaddu and Mrs. Randi
Andersen Kaddu, together with Pr. James Mitwe of Grace Church Kyamukona, visited Grace Church Kasolo, which is in Mubende District, approximately
3.5 hours drive west of
The team had several teaching
sessions and had revival meetings with film shows both Friday and Saturday evening. Already on Friday night one woman gave her life to Jesus!
The church in Kasolo is small, but they have started a nursery school for the youngest children in the village. The school has about 70 pupils, no qualified teachers and they have their lessons in the small church building. They are currently looking for land to buy so they can build a suitable school building.
Grace Church Lwensambya
21st to 23rd of March the Bishop together with Pr. Richards Wamunga, Mr. Desire Joe and Mr. Peter Lujja visited Grace Church Lwensambya in Mubende District.
During their stay they had revival meetings and film viewings in the evenings. Before the service on Sunday morning a group of people were baptised in water.
Grace Church Kyevunze Face-lift
The church in Kyevunze has been painted, both inside and outside, and here is the result!
Before : After:
Visit to Grace Church Nakaseeta
19th-20th of October Pr. Robert Andersen Kaddu and
Mrs. Randi Andersen Kaddu visited one of the branch churches, Grace Church Nakaseeta in Nakaseke District.
The church has made some improvements since the last visit to the church just two months earlier; new drums were in place and a platform cemented for the altar. The men also have some projects which are meant to raise money for the church in the future.
The children (and some grown-ups) received toothbrushes together with instructions on how to use them
On Wednesday 16th of October ministers from Grace Church Kansanga joined forces with the
Kabalagala traffic police. We visited Kansanga Junior School and Maranatha Christian School to talk about Jesus, traffic safety and give the schools reflector vests for the pupils to use when walking home from school after dark. One of the schools has invited us back to hold a service with the P7 pupils before they sit their exams.
Church Planting in Manafwa District
The 20th-22nd of September a team from
Grace Church Kansanga went to Manafwa
District to plant a new church – Grace Church Khabutoola. The mission was a great success and several people got saved after watching a film called Pilgrimage.
We have bought land where a new church will be built and the team had a church service on that plot to bless the land.
On Saturday 7th of September Grace Church Kyevunze hosted a one day women’s conference. The conference was attended by 428 women and 4 of them accepted Jesus to be their Lord and Saviour.
Nakaseeta Revival Mission 23-25 August
23-25 August we organized a three day revival in Grace Church Nakaseeta and a great number of people were motivated and encouraged so; we left the church on fire again.
Five people were baptized by immersion, children, youth, men and women groupings were formed and second-hand clothes distributed.
Sunday 11 August
The main preacher this Sunday was Pr Kimera who spoke on "Two economic systems".
Grace Church Kansanga has been blessed with a projector so the song lyrics are now projected on the wall, and this will also allow the preachers to have a PowerPoint presentation to back up their preaching.
This Sunday was also Pr Robert's first Sunday in church after returning from a visit to Norway, and he displayed a Norwegian flag he had brought which will be hung on the wall in church.