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Light the World church drives out the demons
December 24, 2012
Light the World Church located in Kiblock village along Hoima Road is a popular worshipping place for Nansana residents.
“Currently about 6000 people from areas of Nansana, Namungona, Entebbe, Masaka, Kasubi, Gayaza and other areas around Kampala pray from this Church,” according to Pastor Wilson Bugembe, one of the founders of the church.
Another Pastor, Joram Katenda explained that Light the World Church was founded at a time when the area was mired in witchcraft beliefs and practices.
Bemba Musota, a big pagan shrine at the entrance of Nansana town was most famous in Nansana and its purpose was to heal people battered with evil spirits, give riches to the poor, and help barren women get pregnant.
Light the World Church decided to drive the witch doctors out of the community. They held continuous crusades near the shrine, disrupting the witch doctors and their ceremonies.
Eventually the pagan worshippers stopped coming. In early 2010, the Bemba shrine was destroyed in a road construction project. Many of the people who once came to Bemba Shrine now come to Light the World Church for their spiritual needs. Katenda, one of 6 Pastors, said the Church was started in 2003 by 10 students from Mengo, Gayaza, Lubiri, and Makerere Highway and Caltec Academy Makerere secondary schools. “We chose the name ‘Light the World’ because we felt God’s calling to go out and reveal his word to the whole nation and thus became the light of the world,” Katenda said.
The church’s six pastors include Wilson Bugembe, Wilfred Blair, Bernard Kibumba, Sayuni Philip, Justine Nabbosa and Joram Katenda.
Tuesday is the busiest day at the church where pastors interact with scores of people in need of counselling and guidance and special prayers. During daily evening services pastors pray for people with different problems and needs from those who are battered by diseases, poverty to jobless and the barren who have longed for biological children in vain.
Emmanuel Tumusiime 28, a resident of Nansana and a worshiper at Light the World said that many people have opted to pray from this Church because Pr. Bugembe and his colleagues preach a true gospel.
Tumusiime said he especially loves the music, much of it written by Pr. Bugembe who is widely known throughout Uganda for his musical compositions.

Picture of choir
Light the World’s Music Ministry has 150 members and 3 choirs that travel to perform at other churches. They will soon be marketing a cd of their music.
The Church has over a dozen "Ministries" which focus on special problems and activities such as music, youth and hospital visits.
Pastor Bugembe has a special connection to the Child Care Ministry.
“I grew up on the streets of Kampala, so I know how it pains to be a street kid! So I myself I have love for these children”. Pr. Bugembe said as he tried to hold back his tears
The Child Care Ministry`s goal is to strengthen families through employment projects so that they can take their children while keeping them off of the streets and in school.
Bugembe said the church welcomes all worshipers to their services and is looking forward to growing and expanding its outreach to the Nansana community and beyond in the years ahead.

For more information about Light the World Church, visit their website, where you’ll find a complete schedule of services and a wide range of activities.

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