Last Updated on: 28th August 2023, 02:58 pm
Jinja | When Jesus Christ said, “…truly I tell you whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers, and sisters of mine, you did for me…” as recorded in Matthew 25:40ff, he means we as human beings should love and serve others unconditionally.
This is one of the motivating factors behind the blood donation campaign that kicks off this Monday, August 28, 2023, at the Constitutional Square in Kampala and other places in Jinja and Kaliro simultaneously.
The head of UAFCR Prophet David Fred Isanga popularly referred to only as Prophet David or Nabbi David disclosed this during a news conference held at the Church headquarters in Jinja on Saturday, August 26, 2023.
The man of God observes that quite many people who are road crash victims, expectant mothers and others always die because of blood shortage in hospitals, hence the need to join hands.
“…in our Church, believers are people guided by the command of God to walk in righteousness, we are sure the blood will be free of contamination or infection by STIs…” Nabbi told journalists.
The blood donation drive comes ahead of a youth crusade dubbed Patriotic Youth Mega Crusade due this Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Kirama Church in Kaliro district.
The crusade top government officials including politicians are expected to attend is aimed at showcasing that a God-fearing Church can mold its youth to become responsible believers and citizens.
He also welcomed and lauded MPs for passing the Anti Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Bill, 2023 into law, saying it will help efforts to fight crimes that are facilitated by the supply and use of illicit drugs.
The Bill which now awaits the signature of President Yoweri Museveni to become Law gives heavy penalties including life imprisonment and fines to those found guilty.
“…it’s unfortunate that we have very brilliant and intelligent youth with rich CVs and academic qualifications, but drugs have reduced them to nothing because they don’t have the word of God in their hearts and lives…,” Prophet David said.
Statistics from the Uganda Police show that most of the people in the Ugandan prisons are youths with ages between 18 and 35 years over sexual offences like rape and defilement, robbery, and drug abuse, among others.
It’s on this basis that leaders of UAFCR put a lot of emphasis on Righteousness which entrenches followers, especially the youth to transform and engage in gainful economic activities without compromising their Godly call to holiness.