Date published: 02/09/2019
Written by: UG christian news Reporter
Feature image: Police officers of Moroto were filled with Joy after receiving the Word of God and salvation
Article source: www.ugchristiannews.com
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Two years ago, Pastor Samuel Kasigwa, the global team leader, Uganda For Evangelism Ministries, begun reaching out to motorists – in particular Boda Boda riders – in Uganda with the word of God.
He revealed during an exclusive interview with Uganda Christian News on Tuesday that the “best thing that can transform society groups nature and behavior is the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Recent data from Kampala Capital City Authority indicates that Uganda’s capital alone has more than 120,000 motorcycles majority of which are engaged in commercial activities – boda bada.
This number is however believed to be higher as some are unregistered, according to the Kampala Boda-boda Riders Association.
“The Lord spoke like two years back to begin reaching out to Boda Boda riders and since then we have been reaching out to them in every district where we have been,” Pastor Samuel Kasigwa said.
Mr Kasigwa has since embracing the great commission traversed over 36 districts in Uganda.
The Pastor last week shared the gospel with motorists in Moroto district and will also travel to Napak district for the same mandate.
“To God be the Glory that hundreds of them are giving their lives to Jesus Christ,” he said.
What exactly is Pastor Samuel’s message to boda riders when he receives an opportunity to speak to them?
Without the Bible, he urged that men and women in the boda boda system have little hope, but when they receive God’s Word, they discover a Father who loves them and who sent His Son to save them from their sins.
The preacher told this website he addresses various issues including salvation, marriage, entrepreneurship, savings, the justice system, hygiene, honesty, alcoholism among others.
Surprisingly those boda boda riders are receptive and have very organised leadership through out the country, he said.
“I encourage them to stop drinking alcohol. Some accidents are caused by drunkard riders. I address the fact that they should marry one wife and do away with sexual immorality. On divine Protection I share verses like Psalms 91:11 because of the high risk of accidents and theft. I encourage them to be prayerful and trust God,” he said.
Proverbs 6:6 addresses their need to save and not wastefully spend all their hard earned money. I encourage them to stop mob justice. I often share with them the story of Cain and Abel… The blood of the people they kill through mob justice will bring a curse of them and their children and grand children. They need to be clean, they should bath and wash clothes. They should be honest and faithful to their customers and bosses,” he added.
Pastor Samuel told Uganda Christian News his ministry does have a program where you follow up on the new converts.
I work with the existing local churches in the area where I have gone, he said.
Aside boda riders, the preacher is also involved in sharing the gospel within prison and military/police bases.
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