Agape Outreach Ministries was founded in 1992 in
Kampala,Uganda by Pastor Patrick Musoke.
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.
Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.
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
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
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
FACTS ABOUT UGANDA:
The pictures shows part of Kampala, city the capital of Uganda.
Documentary video courtesy of Uganda Tourism Board.
1.People and Culture
2.Gorillas & Primates
4.Lakes & Islands
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.
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
However the African traditional beliefs comprise of about 10% and
the Muslims about 15% although the Muslim influence is on the
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.