Dr. Benon Musinguzi says one of the hardest places to truly find Christian fellowship is in his own village in Uganda. He was born into a big Christian family (he has seven siblings) and was saved at the age of 10. He grew up with neighbors who were saved, baptized, and regularly attended church, but only the older population were truly “born again,” and living in Christian community, so it was hard to nurture his new, young faith.
Musinguzi depended on God’s faithfulness, and took His hand through adolescence, attending secondary school and university. There, he joined a group called The Christian Fellowships of Youths and was able to explore his faith throughout his schooling, and then into his career beginnings at the Ugandan Christian University.
After attending the Haggai Leader Experience, he carried his equipping and newly strengthened faith to Nyamiko, Uganda, and preached to his own people in the very church where he first found God.
Dr. Benon Musinguzi (front-row, third from right)
“I preached on the love and commitment of Stephen and a number of Christians; children were saved and others recommitted themselves to Christ.”
And God inspired him to do more. There, he established a prayer center where Christians could meet as individuals, in groups, or in fellowships, including every third weekend of the month for prayers, Bible study, and worship.
“They come and spend days reading the Bible and praying together, and get into sessions of prayer and deliverance as the Spirit leads. A number have given testimonies of what the Lord has done for them from that center.”
Now, as a vice-chancellor at Ankole Western University in Kabwohe, he knows that his example is his greatest testimony — he strives to be the salt and the light of the world. Within his new staff, he formed a small prayer team that meets every day at lunchtime to pray for the university and important issues that affect the school. He preaches on occasion and revels in the chance to give his testimony so that he can continue leading people to Christ.