CRE4: THE BEGINNING OF THE MISSIONARY WORK P.4

This Unit is about Missionary work both in the Bible and in Uganda.

THE BEGINNING OF THE MISSIONARY WORK

A missionary is a person who spreads the word of God in a foreign land.

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EXAMPLES OF MISSIONARIES IN THE EARLY CHURCH (BIBLE)

PHLLIP (ACTS 8:26-40)

He preached the word of God to an Ethiopian official.

  1. STEPHEN (ACTS 6:8-15 &7:54-60)
  • He was stoned to death because of preaching the word of God
  • He was the first Christian martyr.

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JONAH (JONAH: 1-17)

He was sent to Nineveh to preach to God’s people.

SAUL (ACTS 9:1-31)

  • He persecuted the followers of Jesus.
  • He later believed Jesus
  • The light from the sky flashed on him as he was going to Damascus.
  • The voice from heaven asked why do you persecute me
  • He could not drink for three days.
  • Later believed in Jesus and got baptized in Ananiasn.
  • He started preaching the word of god

METHODS PAUL USED TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD

  • He wrote epistles (letters).
  • He discussed Christian issues with people

Activity:

  1. Who is a missionary?
  2. Mention any two missionaries you know.
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  1. List any two methods Paul used to preach the word of God
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 UGANDA MISSIONARIES

APOLLO KIVEBULAYA

He spread Christianity in Tororo and Eastern DRC

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KITAGAAMWA

He spread Christianity in Ankole

FOREIGN MISSIONARIES IN UGANDA

  • C.T.Wilson
  • Shergold Smith
  • Alexander Mackay
  • Father Simon Lourdel
  • Brother Amans

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Activity:

  1. Mention any two problems faced by the missionaries in Uganda.
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  1. List any two foreign missionaries in Uganda.
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  1. Mention any one Ugandan missionary you know.
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CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE FIRST MISSIONARIES

  • They taught Christianity
  • They baptized people
  • They built schools

A MARTYR

  • A martyr is a person who is killed for believing in his religion
  • The first martyr in the Bible was St. Stephen

THE UGANDA MARTYRS

The first martyrs in Uganda were Alexander Mackay’s pupils

They were killed /burnt at Busega Natete in 1885.

Their names were:

  • i Makko Kakumba
  • ii Nuwa Serwanga
  • iii Yusuf Lugalama

More Uganda martyrs were burnt in 1886 by Mukajanga on the orders or the Kabaka David Mwanga.

The Uganda martyrs are remembered on 3d June year at Namugongo

Pope Paul IV visited Uganda in 1969 to canonize Uganda martyrs.

 

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Activity:

  1. Mention any two contributions of the first missionaries in Uganda.
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  1. Who is a martyr?

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  1. Why is 3rd June always celebrated every year?

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GOOD LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM UGANDA MARTYRS

  • To suffer for faith
  • When one dies for faith, it strengthens the faith of others.

RESULTS OF UGANDA MARTYRS

    • It laid foundation for the church in Uganda.
    • It led to the appointment of Joseph Kiwanuka as the first black Bishop of the Catholic Church
    • Uganda became the first African country to host a Pope

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO LOOK AT THE UGANDA MARTYRS AT THE MARTYRS SHRINE NUMUGONGO UGANDA
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