Lead Pastor of Victory Christian Centre – Ndeeba, Dr Joseph Serwadda on Friday addressed the press ahead of the 16th Passover Festival slated for 31st December at Mandela National Stadium.
He said the year 2018 comes as Uganda is recovering from a tense political period “that has left the nation polarised into all sorts of directions.”
“This nation has had an overdose of corruption,” Dr Serwadda said.
He added: “We have set aside a whole night preceding the Passover Night to pray for the nation. Saturday, December 30th is dedicated to interceding for this nation’s soul – Prayer Warriors and intercessors will be allowed to spend the night here to intercede for the nation and in so doing, cleanse the nation.”
The theme of this edition is ‘The Year of Difference’ drawn from Exodus 11:7. Explaining it further, Dr Serwadda said the Church has the conviction that God has promised to make a clear distinction between His choice children and those around them.
He also noted that several re-known speakers from Uganda, Kenya and South Africa will address the congregation expected to amount to about 150,000.
“A special guest artist Mr Noel Robinson, an international Worship Leader, Songwriter and Producer with his famed Band “Devoted” who have been featured in numerous gatherings worldwide, will lead the congregation in praise and worship. Other ministers will include Dr Lee (S. Korea) who will lead an orchestra, Hugh Osgood (UK), Chuck Balsamo (USA), Frank Shelton (USA) and Clayton King (USA),” he remarked.
He assured the press of heavy security deployment at the premises during the Festival, also revealing that atleast 30,000 units of blood are expected to be collected voluntarily.
He encouraged Christians to bring relief items that will be distribute to prisoners the church intends to visit from over 5 Prison Centres across the country.
He applauded the efforts of the Inter Religious Council of Uganda to unite Ugandans, and said the Marriage Bill is back on stage this time with a lot of amendments and a bulk of them acceptable by the religious community whose arguments and wishes had been ignored by the previous amendments.