House of Prayer Ministries International founding Pastor, Aloysious Bugingo has with Charles Peter Senkubuge, the general manager of Salt Media confirmed partnership with MTN Uganda, noting that all is set for the highly anticipated annual cross over night celebration, ‘Vision Night 2017’ due to take place today, 31 December at Makerere – Kikoni, Canaan land.
The duo addressed a press conference this week urging Christians across the country to attend night prayers than appear at places where their lives will be at risk.
“There are so many prayer gatherings across the country this time around, and we urge every Ugandan, instead of going where your life will not be safe, go where there is a prayer meeting. As House of Prayer Ministries, we do not organize our meetings with an intention of addressing only those who will be around that day alone. We intend to reach out to people outside the church walls,” Pr Bugingo said, noting they intend to broadcast the event proceedings live on all their media platforms.
“All our radio stations will be live and broadcasting as far as we can reach. We are mostly a reach out ministry. I’m so enthusiastic to the church without walls. He who is bed ridden, behind bars – we will cater for them,” he said.
Bugingo, who is proprietor of Salt TV and radio, said the ministry intention is not to solicit money from people but “lay a foundation for them”.
“God has given us power – so we want to use it to lift people’s lives before God,” he said, adding they are not competing with anyone.
Unlike the previous editions, Aloysious Bugingo was delighted to announce their partnership with telecom company, MTN Uganda. “I applauded MTN for partnering with us. We are happy about it. We submitted out proposal to them earlier, knowing they are the right people to work with,” he said.
The regional marketing coordinator from MTN Uganda, Mr Philip Odoi said they are expecting much from ‘Vision Night’ and see the partnership as a way to appreciate their customers who will be coming that day.
“We have also prepared several gifts and service points. We are thankful for this opportunity or partnering with House of prayer ministries and salt media,” Mr Odoi said.
Security operatives at the news conference asked congregants not to fret but carry their valuables with certainty of security at the venue.
“Last year we didn’t report any grave crime cases. We’ve rounded off the entire village and conducted meetings with security authorities to ensure safety. We will not allow moto-bicycles, cars, aeroplanes and boda-bodas inside the venue. The place is just enough for every one and their family,” an official in-charge said.
House of Prayer Ministries International will kick start prayer and fasting right after the cross over night.
“We are set to go into fasting and prayer from 1st January for 14 days. We will continue dedicating people’s visions that they will being before God on Vision Night,” he said.