Area: 241,551 sq km
Much of the land is fertile and well watered. The climate is temperate in the highlands. Long known as the "Pearl of Africa".
Population: 33,796,461 Annual Growth: 3.32%
Official language: English, Swahili Languages: 45 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Major ministry challenges for the Ugandan Church:
a) Young peoples ministry is fundamental to rebuilding the country in the wake of AIDS and the LRA devastation. Pray for the extensive ministry of SU in schools and for FOCUS(IFES) and Life Ministry (CCCI) on university/tertiary campuses; evangelism, discipleship and training are the main ministries. Pray also for effective youth programmes in churches.
b) Children in crisis. Numbing poverty deprives many children including up to two million orphans of care, finances for education and hope. Pray especially for street children, who are most numerous in Kampala (AIM, Viva, others), and for children in the north.
Missions vision in the Ugandan Church. A large, strong church that has endured suffering, combined with Ugandas geographical position next to several needy nations, make mission potential enormous. But this potential is still largely untapped due to lack of awareness and structures. Few Ugandan cross-cultural ministries exist; UEMA (Uganda Evangelical Missions Agency), African Initiative for Mission Service, Here Is Life and Life Ministries Uganda (CCCI) are notable ministries raising the profile of cross-cultural mission sending. Pray for many Ugandans to be called, trained and sent. Kampala Evangelical School of Theology, Africa Bible University, Reformed Theological College, Uganda Christian University and other theological colleges have missions degree programmes.
For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Uganda.