In a simple but cordial meeting that was held at CUC headquarters in Kireka and attended by the entire CUC leadership and staff, two pastors and one serviceman officially retired from active service. These included Pr. Bogere Moses, former district leader of Entebbe, Pr. Wavamunno Paul, former district leader of Masuulita and Muyingo James, former security personnel at CUC headquarters.
CUC executive secretary Pr. Alisengawa Jeremiah commended the outgoing pastors for their unwavering service to God and their church. He commended the outgoing shepherdesses for standing with and supporting the ministry of their spouses amidst the challenges of pastoral ministry. He continued on to thank the children for supporting the ministry of their fathers through exemplary behavior and charged them to continue on despite their fathers’ retirement from active service.
In attendance was the CUC Executive Director, Pr. Kajoba Samuel and the Executive treasurer Eld. Miiro Edward. Pr. Kajoba Samuel presented a token of appreciation from the Central Uganda Conference in gratitude for the retirees’ service to God and the Seventh-day Adventist Church to the retirees which included five high profile wooden doors and a 10,000 liters water tank for each of the retiring pastors, and 40 pieces of iron sheets for Mr. Muyingo James. By the time of their retirement, Pr. Bogere Moses and Pr. Wavamunno Paul had both served as ordained pastors for 34 and 26 years respectively. Mr. Muyingo James has served as security personnel at CUC for the last 22 years.
CUC executive director called on church members and children of the clergy to take up the mantle of service from their parents to serve God and the church in all facets and professions in which God has placed them. In their speech, the retired pastors thanked CUC leadership for the good relationship and support which has partly enabled them to serve God. They thanked the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the welfare the church has rendered to them together with their families in terms of education, medical insurance, and as well spiritual nurture amidst their personal follies and weaknesses as humans. They went on to acknowledge God’s providence and sustenance that has enabled them to serve in His vineyard. Pr. Bogere Moses has retired in his home in Ndese whereas Pr. Wavamunno Paul in Masuuliita.