Monday, March 31, 2008

Rick Warren launches 'purpose driven' plan in Uganda

From the Christian Post:

Megachurch pastor Rick Warren launched a national Purpose Driven Living program in Uganda over the weekend aimed at helping the country’s leaders live purposeful lives that will build up their nation.

"Our hope and prayer is that lives will be transformed and churches will be strengthened," Warren said in Uganda, according to the program’s publicity team.

"My message to individuals is to build your life on purpose, instead of prestige, possessions or pleasure. My challenge to churches is to cooperate, not compete,” said he added, “and my challenge to business and government leaders is to use their influence for the glory of God and partner with local churches in solving community problems."

The archbishop of the Anglican Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi, recalled initially wanting to invite Warren to Uganda after seeing the Purpose Driven Living program implemented in Rwanda.

Uganda is the second east African country to invite Warren to bring the Purpose Driven Life and Church leadership training program to the country on a national scale. The first east African country to adopt the program nationwide was Rwanda in 2005.

“I asked, why not Uganda as well?" recalled Orombi, who spearheaded the effort to bring different denominations together with business and government leaders to invite Warren.

"Uganda should be a purpose-driven nation as well,” the Anglican archbishop said. “But it takes people of purpose to build purpose driven-churches, purpose-driven communities, and a purpose-driven country. Someday, we will have a purpose-driven continent!"

According to the Hon. Rev. Canon Dr. Hamlet K. Mbabazi, the former Member of Parliament who headed the organizing committee, Warren – through his best-selling book – “has challenged us to go deeper into the Bible so we can grow stronger and reach out wider, knowing that God has called us to make a difference for Him.". . .

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