Uganda is one of the youngest countries in the world. Three-quarters of the population is younger than 30, while only 4.6 percent of the population is older than 60. The average age in Uganda is 15.
These young people are willing to sail across the Mediterranean Sea to find jobs in Europe or travel to the Arab world as domestic workers. Some join terrorist groups like Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram. But others are planting churches, leading congregations, and reaching the unreached. The growth of the African church is happening among young people.
With its boldness and energy, Uganda’s youthful population is an asset, an opportunity for the church to transform broken society for generations to come. Can you imagine how this country and continent could change if these young men and women are passionate for Christ and are trained in the truths of Scripture and the gospel of grace? Oh Lord, may it be so!
Ways to pray:
- Praise to the Lord for the strength of the young Christians in Uganda and Africa
- For deep spiritual growth in young people through discipleship
- For the transformation of the young people in Africa to a mission force into the rest of the world
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
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