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MASHARIKI DISTRICT

INTRODUCTION

Mashariki district was started in 1960, with the Head Office  at Ibura. The first district pastor was Rev. Stanslaus Karumuna.

Mashariki District has Seven Parishes which are Ibura, Kanyangereko, Kaagya, Burugo, Maruku and Kyamutwara parish.

The District currently  has eight pastors who are Rev. Dishon Lugumira the District pastor, Rev. Daniel Isaya of Ibura parish, Rev. Geofrey Lwegayula of Kanyangereko parish, Rev. Valence Basibila of Katare parish, Rev. Felix Lwabyo of Burugo parish, Rev. Timoth Kamala of Maruku parish and Rev. Godlove Marko of Kyamutwara parish. The district also has 30 Evangelists assisting Parish Pastors. The Distict has 25,170 church members were the attendance on Sunday services is about 35%.

Mashariki District provides Sacrament, Holly communal and Baptism makes house to house visitation for provision of Pastoral service in Villages and teaching Religion Subjects to some Primary and Secondary schools.

A District has a secretary named Ms. Joyce Kweyamba . Also there are several departments, Women department led by Mrs. Grace Thomas, Youth department led by Ms. Grace Samson, the stewardship led by Ndamwesigwa Karoma. We also have District Human Right coordinator named Ev. Philemon Kabobo and Service for Orphans Children are led by Ev. Onesmo Blazza.

PARTNERSHIP

We have partnership with Nyamirembe congregation of Southern C District in ELCT/ NWD, Kyerwa District of Karagwe Diocese of ELCT and Gladbeck District of Westtafalen church of German. The leader of partnership committee is Mrs. Elina Lwakatahiwa.

PROJECTS

Mashariki District has several projects:

- Tree planting project of about 8000 trees which we have already planted. We are aiming to plant more than 30,000 trees.

- Sponsorship fund to support children and youth from poor families to get education and skills. We are supported by Gladbeck Dorstern District of German.

- To support Orphans to become self dependant by supplying them milk goats for milking and as manure source for their farms.

We are in process of getting Land Titles from Government for the Land belonging to the church at District, Parish and Cong

By: Rev.Dishon Lugumira  (the District pastor)


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