The Arua district in Uganda has 178,481 refugees and a host community population of 891,700 (UNHCR, 2019). There is great spiritual need in the area. The Diocese of Liwolo, our delivery partners, supports 75 churches and pastors from South Sudan spread over a vast area of Northern Uganda. Currently, Bishop Joseph and his team, who run the discipleship programme, have pastoral oversight for 100,000 church members, all of whom are refugees.
- Supporting Pastors. The pastors can provide sensitive, supportive spiritual care through CRESS funded discipleship activities, and explore the Christian faith with those who are seeking God and have spiritual questions. We have supplied bibles and reading glasses, discipleship material and bicycles for the pastors.
- Engaging the community. During the pandemic we helped support loud speaker systems which deliver local news, spiritual reflections and debates to over 7000 refugees and poor Ugandans.
- Showing the Jesus Film in remote communities.