About Us:


Founded:
Agape Outreach Ministries was founded in 1992 in Kampala,Uganda by Pastor Patrick Musoke.
 

Accomplishments:
About more than 30 churches have been planted in East and Central Africa, a Bible Institute for training pastors and church leaders, and a community school for orphans and underprivileged children, have been established at the outskirts of Kampala city in Uganda.

Location:
Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.

Founding Director:
Pr Patrick Musoke was born from a very humble family back ground by his teen age mother and was raised up by his maternal grandmother in a very poor village about fifteen miles from the city of Kampala, in Uganda. Patrick was later converted in 1983 at the age of 16years through a school fellowship. Then two years later when he was in high school, he received the call of God upon his life and started out as a school evangelist, in the same school that he was attending. And then in 1988 he started a Christian fellowship downtown which has grown up into a bigger ministry which has planted churches in East and Central Africa, a Bible college and an orphanage community school.

At the time when Pastor Patrick had started the down town Christian fellowship, he had just joined the Insurance company as an accounts clerk, at the same time when he was pursuing an accounts certified course with ACCA. Little did Pr P Musoke know that he will later become a son in law to managing director of the Insurance company, with whom he had associated himself so much as a family friend.
Unfortunately a few years later the managing director passed away, which triggered a series of turning points in Pr Patrick’s life. There followed a change of management in the company, which restructure the management system whereby a number of staff were terminated including Pr P Musoke.

So after following God’s direction, Pr Patrick in 1990 at the age of 21 years, became a fulltime pastor of the small fellowship that he leading at the time. Things were not easy at that moment, but Pr Patrick devoted himself so much in the ministry, by exercising a lot of faith and hard work. And it was during these times he started to travel out widely in East Africa holding revival seminars and miracle gospel crusades.

In 1995 Pr Patrick was married to Paula after her business course in England and they now have three wonderful children namely; Angel, Paul Prince and Shalom. In the same year that Patrick got married new international doors of ministry were opened for him when he was invited to England both for an evangelistic mission.
Pr Patrick Musoke is a Bible expositor with a powerful and effecting preaching and teaching ministry, which has extended his international ministry to other countries like UK, German, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, DR Congo, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Israel, USA etc.

Pr Patrick is a graduate on New Life Bible College, Kampala, with a Diploma in Christian Ministry, a graduate of Hassed Bible College, Duke, Missouri with Degree in Theology and a Masters degree in Divinity.
Pr Patrick has authored a number of books and hosts a daily popular Radio broadcast in Kampala, Uganda, which is entitled “Hour of Destiny”. Pr Patrick Musoke has produced a documentary film after his recent missionary study tour of Egypt and Israel, and the film is entitled “The life changing Holy land experience of Egypt and Israel.”
Pastor Patrick Musoke is the founding director of Agape Outreach Ministries/Agape Christian Centres, in Uganda and DR Congo, the Principal and director of Abundant Life Word Bible institute of Uganda and executive director of Agape orphanage and Community School.


FACTS ABOUT UGANDA:
The pictures shows part of Kampala, city the capital of Uganda.
Uganda Documentary video courtesy of Uganda Tourism Board.

1.People and Culture

2.Gorillas & Primates

3.National Parks

4.Lakes & Islands

5.Adventure

6.Getting Around

Location:
Uganda is a land locked country found in East Africa, and borderd by Sudan in the north, Kenya in the east, Tanzania in the South, Rwanda in South west and DR Congo in the west.
Uganda is comprised of more than 40 tribes and dialects, but English is one of the major languages followed by Swahili and Luganda.

Religious background:

The biggest religious denominations are Christians beginning with Catholics, followed by Anglicans, but the Evangelicals and Pentecostal churches are growing faster than any other faith denominations.
However the African traditional beliefs comprise of about 10% and the Muslims about 15% although the Muslim influence is on the increase.

Geography:
Uganda although its as little as the size of England, but is proud to the home of the largest lake in Africa, and the second largest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Victoria, which you can easily have a glimpse of its serene waters as you fly into the international airport at Entebbe, Kampala. Uganda is located in the great lakes region of Africa whereby you can find about 200 crater lakes in the western part, rift valley of Uganda.
Uganda is also proud to be the source of the longest river in the world, River Nile, which flows northwards through Sudan and Egypt into the Mediterranean sea. Uganda has a great Christian historical heritage and role its has played being the source of the river which must have fed Jesus Christ while he was in exile as a child fleeing from the wrath of Herod the great.

It is astounding to watch one of the biggest waterfalls as river Nile emanates from lake Victoria only one hour away from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. Its amazing to gaze at the people as they go boat rafting across these great waterfalls! Its also a lifetime experience to see the massive waters at the source of River Nile start their three to four months journey as they flow on their way to the Mediterranean sea.

Uganda is also the home of one of the great high mountains in Africa, the snow peaked Mountain Ruwenzori on the Western border of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. Mountain Ruwenzori is found between Bwindi and Mgahinga tropical forests at the only point in the world where you can only found the human like animals—the gorillas which are believed to be 95% like humans. Gorillas are part of the Apes family and they way walk like humans, eat and behave like humans and live in communities like humans. There are a about a population of 700 gorillas on the slopes of Mountain Ruwenzori, which may be the only population left out in the world. Similar animals like the Chimpanzees can be found in Kibale forests where they number about 1000 of them in population.
Uganda hosts a great wide range of Wildlife with a great variety of many species of animals, which range from Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Antelopes, Giraffe, Zebras, and more than 1000 different types birds etc, which are found in many of its National Parks.

Uganda lies along the Equator, and you can easily visit the landmark of the Equator whereby you can easily stretch yourself from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere at one point just one hour south of Kampala, city.

Climate:
Although Uganda lies at the Equator, but its temperatures are relatively low in some arrears due to the fact that some of Ugandan arrears are on a raised plateau, and also the fact of the big masses of lake Victoria which provide the convectional rainfall contribute a lot to the lowering of the temperatures.
Uganda has a tropical climate with average temperatures ranging from 25C (degrees) to 30C (degrees) that is about 70 F degrees to 90 F (degrees).
Uganda experiences only two types of seasons the wet and dry season, with two rainfall maxima during the months of March to May and August to October, the rest being dry seasons.

History:
Uganda is a former colony of Britain and it got its independence on 9th October 1962.
Due to its green vegetation throughout the year, Uganda was called the Pearl of Africa in 1907 by Winston Churchill while he was a journalist during his travels in East Africa. Churchill later become one of the great Prime Ministers of Britain during the second world war between 1940 and 1945.
Uganda was first evangelized by a Christian missionary society from, London, England in 1877 then two years later followed by catholic missionaries from Rome, Italy.
However, apart from the tradition beliefs that was being practiced, Uganda was first invaded by the Muslim Arabs, in 1840 but Islam did not take much effect from the beginning , due to a number of reasons, some of them being that it was not easily accepted by the chiefs, and the other factor that most people feared to be circumcised and to shed blood at an older age.
Uganda has been characterized by civil wars for more than two decades since the regime of the former dictator Iddi Amin in 1977 until 2005 when the civil wars in Northern Uganda almost came to an end, after the former Rebel Leader Joseph Kony of Lords Resistance Army fled to DR Congo. However Uganda is currently ruled by a democratically elected government.

Challenge:
The population of Uganda is estimated to be about 30 million people with an alarming population growth rate of 3.6%.
The population of children under the age of 16 years is about 52% and the working force about 35% and the elderly people about 13%
This population status is putting the country in a very dangerous position the percentage of the dependants is so much greater than those who have a taxable income.
The poverty line in Uganda is determined by those who cannot afford two meals a day and more than 51% cannot afford to make it, in other words more of the people live below the poverty line.
The people who cannot read and write are about 23%.
A report from the 2007 State of Uganda Population states that ‘the urban unemployment rate is more than two times the rural one! About one in three urban households is headed by a female as compared to 22% in the rural areas. Life in these conditions increases stress, especially among women and the likelihood of violence.’
The life expectancy of men is 51.5 years and women 52.3 years and at least 3 families out 4 families have lost a loved one due to
AIDS!

Fight against the epidemic:
The scourge of AIDS/HIV besides the civil wars in northern Uganda have left behind more than 2 million orphans and more than 10,000 children on the streets.
Uganda has been fighting a great battle against AIDS for more than a decade. About ten years ago Uganda was the leading country in the spread of AIDS but now the country has been able to reverse the spread of able to reverse the spread of AIDS/HIV from the rate of 35% ten years ago up to the rate of 6% to date!
This has been brought about by the church working together with the government through powerful Christian campaigns i.e. the ABC popular program of Abstinence, Being faithful to your partner or use of Condoms mostly among the affected couples, besides other preventive programmes.
The great advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ in Uganda has made a tremendous effect and change of people’s attitude for positive living. There has been a wave of revival in the last ten years that Uganda is now leading in carrying out the torch of evangelical and charismatic revival in East and Central Africa.

 

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