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It all began when Henry Morton Stanley wrote a letter to the Daily Telegraph:
“Oh, that some pious, practical missionary would come here! Mutesa would give him anything that he desired—houses, lands, cattle, ivory, and other things. He could call a province his own in one day. It is not the mere preacher, however, that is wanted here. It is the practical Christian, who can teach people how to become Christians, cure their diseases, build dwellings, teach farming, and turn his hand to anything, like a sailor—this is the man who is wanted. Such a one, if he can be found, would become the saviour of Africa..."

Alexander Mackay - The missionary engineer and a Scotsman who was inspired by the story of how Henry Morton Stanley found David Livingstone in Africa. He found an entreaty in the Edinburgh Daily Review by Henry Wright for men to go as pioneer missionaries to Uganda. . He wrote: "My heart burns for the deliverance of Africa, and if you can send me to any of those regions which Livingstone and Stanley have found to be groaning under the curse of the slave-hunter I shall be very glad. His offer was accepted. He lived in Uganda for the rest of his life, died and was burried in there.

George Pilkington - The Bible translator. Pilkington translated and had the New Testament printed in Luganda language. He also translated ten hymns as well. He was very much loved among the Baganda. In the days of Pilkington and what people called the Pilkington Revival, brethren loved one another so much so that one banana could be shared by four people. In 1896, Pilkington wrote about the work he had done in Uganda: “A hundred thousand evangelized—half able to read for themselves; two hundred buildings for worship; two hun­dred native evangelists and teachers supported by the native church; ten thousand copies of the New Testament in circulation; six thousand souls eagerly seeking daily instruction; the power of God shown by changed lives.”

Albert Cook - The father of modern medicine in Uganda. Sir Albert Cook was a missionary medical doctor who founded Mengo Medical mission in a shed which had originally been a smithy on 22nd February, 1897. But by May 14th the first Mengo Hospital was all ready to be opened on Namirembe Hill. The hospital was later built in form of a double cross, the walls of reeds woven in the deft patterns and its roof thatched though it was not long until a thunderstorm destroyed and burnt it to ashes. Albert Cook also established a treatment centre for the venereal diseases and sleeping sickness in 1913, which became Mulago Hospital. His wife, Katherine Cook came up with the idea of starting training nurses and midwives in Uganda. This led to the starting of The Lady Coryndon Maternity Training School.

Constance Hornby - Pioneer of girl Child education in Kigezi. On one morning in 1931 parents told their children that they had to be very, very careful that day because a lady who eats people was coming their way. Women in Kyamakanda were all staying indoors just in case. Later, it was discovered that the accusations were false.

Constrance turned out to be a great help to girls in Kigezi. She died and was burried in Kigezi. She quoted: "...I don't intend to leave Kigezi. I will die here and my people will bury me."

John Church - Pioneer of the East African Revival. John often mentioned as "Joe" had been praying for a long time that God would lead him to one really saved African whom he could have deep fellowship. Church had a burning desire to see realised in himself and in Uganda and Ruanda the message of the filling of the Spirit and the victorious life while Nsibambi had a hunger and thirst for spiritual reality and for honesty, trust and new community between Africans and between Africans and Europeans. In his church he had seen Europeans and Africans separated by arrogance of the one and resentment of the other.

24. März
Eddie Sempala