ARISE AND GO Church.
Founded by MutekangaBisobokaVictor , ARISE and GO Church was birthed through ARISE AND GO Ministries; a thriving, community-focused church Victor planted in North of Busoga,Kamuli district, Uganda, in 2005.
The ARISE and GO Church Story
Back in 2009, in a town called Iganga, MutekangaBisoboka Victor was confronted by a stark reality that he could not ignore. four years earlier, he had moved to Kamuli District; a district in north ofbusoga region that was known for its violence and poverty. He planted a church in Kamuli, which he believed God would use to restore hope to the city and nation.
Uganda’s people had endured so much. Corrupt and oppressive rulers had waged ruthless wars against the people and, when they were done with their slaughter, nearly a million were dead.
Widows and Orphans
Victor was taken to visit a 82-year-old widow who had mothered five children. As they walked through the banana groves behind her small hut, she pointed out the graves of her husband and five of her children. AIDS had killed them all. Her one surviving child, a daughter, was dying of the same disease. Visiting this woman stirred Victor to the core of his being and became one of the defining moments of his life. Indeed the 82-year old widow had completely lost hope in her life.
He was reminded of James 1: 27, which says: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
In 2012, ARISE and GO Child Care Ministry was birthed out of ARISE and GO Ministries as a result of this encounter. It started with one simple house in Namwendwa trading center; a suburb that is fifteen kilometers fromKamuli town. Here, five orphans and a widow were given the chance to become a new family.