- The fear of God is the beginning of Knowledge and wisdom
- Obedience and patience give good rewards
- Being born from a poor background doesn’t mean failure in life and education
- Suffering doesn’t mean the end of life.
- God has the full picture and destiny of every person
Rev. Byamukama Godfrey
Community Health Empowerment Coordinator
Diocese of Kinkiizi
Mutual love of community building
I have come to know Godfrey in recent weeks. He reached out to me when I needed a friend like no other time in recent years.
I published this article in my worst moments of sadness and despair recently. It came to me after experiencing a most hurtful experience in my community. This happened at a time when it was most shocking and unexpected.
I was very very angry. The terrible event made me cry and experience sadness to the deepest places in my heart and soul. I wrote this, then, while trying to move beyond my anger.
We talk of love and kindness mostly, healing and mindfulness living. We talk of community building and a spiritual life.
Godfrey is a devote Christian, a pastor of his church in Mpungu, a beautiful village in the mountains of Kanungu County.
The population of Mpunga is around 1000. They are tea farmers too. A beautiful loving people, indeed.
I’m now helping Godfrey build an after-school business model he can drive from the ground up to win grant funding. He is building a charity non-profit organization as an extension of his church. His community will name this new community non-profit, “Godfrey Byamukama Survivors Foundation for Community Health Empowerment.”
All this heart and soul work happened in less than 7 days as a loving and heartfelt conversation between us. I think we are great friends now.
I believe in Godfrey and his dream of rising up and leading his people to a better place in health, happiness, love for community, and a sustainable future.
How about that for a week of labor of love and friendship? I say to Godfrey like an old pal once said to me, “dream big, Steve, dream big, my man!”
Dream big, Godfrey, dream big, indeed, dream big, my man!