By Martin Mulwana
The family conference was held at Luzira Community Church, running for two days from 29th -30th December 2011. The purpose of the conference was to equip believers with Biblical knowledge on raising Godly families.
The main speakers at the conference were Linda and Robert Grimaud from the U.S.A while the Ugandan speakers included Pastor Irene Kasirivu from Gaba Community Church and Pastor Sam Mukabi from Masaka Pentecostal Church.
The participants who came from the conference on the first day numbered 72 (19 men and 53 women), while on the second day 74 people attended (22 men and 52 women).
The conference was well attended by participants from Luzira Community church and other churches. Married people from other congregations were also invited to the conference and the response was positive. The churches that sent participants for the conference included Gaba Community Church, Bible Gospel Church, Cornerstone Community Church and Kampala Community Church.
The main facilitators freely interacted with and engaged all the participants, citing practical examples from the Bible, as well as their own marriages. They employed simple skits, illustrations, question and answer sessions as an interactive way to put their message across.
The Luzira Community Church Praise/Worship team, the children’s choir and a guest musician led the worship sessions and sang special songs throughout the conference.
Breakfast and lunch were also provided to the participants, since they were spending the whole day at church. Some money was also given to the help with the transportation of the members who were commuting to and from Luzira.
The conference challenged and energized participants to raise families in a Christ like manner, through prayer, love for each other, honesty among other principles shared by the speakers.