Friday, July 30, 2010

Alaska- Introduction to Uganda

Uganda is often called the 'Pearl of Africa.' Dense rain forests and moderate climate, most people live in rural areas. Uganda is home to various types of wildlife, including lions, elephants, hippos, leopards, giraffes, and monkeys of all sorts. Its also home to the last of the endangered silverback Gorilla.
Jehovah's witnesses were busy nice and early, starting their preaching in Uganda in 1931. Thats when the South Africa Branch of Jehovah's witnesses sent two pioneers, Robert Nisbet and David Norma, to preach in part of what would become Uganda.The first Ugandan sister to accept the truth was Margaret Nyende. She was born in 1926, and later baptized in 1962. She served as a regular pioneer for more than 20 years, and is still an active publisher.

The capital of Uganda is Kampala, sitting next to lake Victoria. I will be staying in Fort Portal, which is far west, near the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Fort Portal has about 50,000 people, and only 50 publishers. Interest in the bible is normal, and sometimes ones who live there are asking to study the bible.
As I learn more about it, I will update a little bit more and let you all know what its like to live here. Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Yo just saying whats up and look forward to all the blogs.