Christian greetings in the mighty name of our saviour Jesus Christ.

I convey marvellous greetings and heartfelt appreciation to our partner Tearfund and all the churches in UK supporting our work.

Thank God, the Diocese of Kitgum has been blessed with a new Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Wilson Kitara who was consecrated last month on the 25th November 2018.

We are very pleased and grateful for your kind support and partnership with the Diocese of Kitgum, and especially your support for the CCT project. Your support is helping to empower churches as we scale up our CCT work to include 60 local churches. Participating churches have begun to understand their biblical mandate to be salt and light to the world and to stir up communities. Helping them identify local resources and potential so they can meet their own needs.

As the Diocese of Kitgum, we are very committed to facilitating local churches and communities to transform all aspects of life thanks to the generous support your churches are giving us.

Please, we humbly request, pray with us for the changes in weather and climate we are experiencing, and the spread of nodding syndrome*, both of which are greatly affecting the life of our people. May you also pray for the transition in the Diocese, and the project to acquire a new vehicle to help our staff travel in the field.

We value your support and partnership with the Diocese and are also grateful for the team who visited the Diocese for the consecration of Bishop Wilson and for their time visiting local churches and communities, we hope and pray for it to continue.

May God abundantly bless you

John Bosco Kais Okot
Diocese of Kitgum

We wish you a merry Christmas and prosperous new year for 2019!


  • Thank God for the recent consecration of the Rt. Rev. Wilson Kitara as the new Bishop of Kitgum.
  • Pray for communities in Kitgum as they experience changes in local weather patterns and climate. Pray that God would help them as they look to provide for their families.
  • Pray for children and families affected by nodding syndrome. Pray that they would be comforted and doctors would find a cure for the disease.
  • Pray that God would provide for the Diocese as they look to acquire a new vehicle.

*Nodding Syndrome is little known neurological condition similar to epilepsy that affects children between the ages of 5 and 15 in South Sudan and parts of Uganda and Tanzania. There is little understanding of it and no proper treatment. Symptoms include stunted growth and nodding seizures.

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Bishop Wilson Kitara

A message from Bishop Wilson Kitara

In November, Rev Wilson Kitara, the new Bishop of Kitgum visited the UK. Read what he had to say about the partnership the Diocese has with Tearfund and why the new CCT project is so significant.

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