NYASA TIMES – South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) ) and Shepherd Bushiri Ministries says he is shocked by the scale and level of honour and love Ugandans bestowed on him and his mission in the three days he has been in their country.
He made the statement Thursday evening in Jinja District where the tourism department hosted him for a boat ride on the prestigious source of Nile River.
Bushiri, also known as Major 1 or Papa, jetted in the East African nation Tuesday morning for the three-day Prophetic Good News Conference.
From the day he jetted in, thousands, from various corners of not just Uganda but most East African countries, had already camped at the conference venue waiting for the prophet of our day to share a gospel of his master, Jesus Christ, with them.
With a 24 hour police and military escort and protection, the ECG leader was the talk of the town so much that every drive in the streets stirred traffic chaos—what with the Wednesday afternoon scenario where motorists, cyclists and pedestrians crashed with the police just to catch the glimpse of his passing convoy.
Despite being invited and hosted by the Embassy of God Ministries, different other ministries took the advantage of his presence and requested to have the Man of God step in their churches.
Though he could not manage to meet all the requests, the Prophet, according to his Communications Director Ephraim Nyondo, managed to visit a number of ministries and prayed with them.
“I have travelled with him to different countries, but the Uganda experience has been phenomenal and awesome. There was hardly a time to relax. We were hoping from one church to another and, surely, I have seen God at work through his servant, Major 1,” said the soft spoken Nyondo.
Apart from church services, where people stayed the course to as late as 2 or 3 in the morning, the Prophet was also hosted by the church and the tourism department to a serene and magical boat ride on the historical source of the Nile River. He was also treated to a number of traditional spectacles.
The prophet, who returns to his Pretoria base this Friday, says he is happy and contented with the Ugandan experience for it demonstrates the power of God—in fact, mission accomplished.
He underlined that the visit was purely a spiritual one and, though he might not have laid his hand on everybody as they would all have wanted, the power of God moved in Uganda and the hunger for the gospel in the country was quite satisfying and encouraging.
Embassy of God Ministries leader Bishop Dennis Emojog was all smiles saying the visit of the Major Prophet is a historical moment for his church, something that will be treasured as a watermark of greater things to come.
Meanwhile in the same country at the same time
A 55-year-old woman and three of her grandchildren have been confirmed dead after they were attacked by suspected machete wielding assailants.
Specioza Nalugwa, a resident of Kyampitsi Village in Kabuki parish, Kabalinga Sub County in Mubende District was on Friday night attacked and killed as she was sleeping with her grandchildren; Sarah Mamata, 17, Fred Musasizi, 2 Specioza Nakacuwa, 4, all of whom were also killed.
It’s alleged that Nalugwa has been getting threats from her son-in-law accusing her of causing misunderstandings between him and his wife.
Police say they have arrested a one John Sebaduka, 40, an ex-convict of a murder charge. Police say they recovered a blood stained jacket and an axe from the suspect’s house.
Bodies of the deceased have been taken to Mubende regional referral hospital mortuary pending postmortem as investigations continues.