Rt Rev Gabriel Kodili Mau was consecrated as the inaugural Bishop under the National Fellowship of the Born Again Church for the West Nile sub-region. The ceremony, held at the headquarters in Adjumani District, marked a momentous occasion for the region’s Christian community.
Archbishop Moses Odongo of the National Fellowship of the Pentecostal Church expressed gratitude, seeing the appointment as the fulfillment of a journey marked by waiting, preparation, and prayer. He stressed the importance of Bishop Kodili adhering to the truth of God’s word amidst worldly challenges.
“We thank the Almighty God that the West Nile Region now has a bishop. Today is a time of celebration, but tomorrow the real work begins for the new bishop and all the people of the West Nile region,” Archbishop Odongo remarked.
He emphasized Bishop Kodili’s divine calling to ministry, urging him to adhere to God’s word rather than conforming to worldly patterns.
Pastor Jackson Maliamungu, the Youth Leader of the Adjumani provincial area, echoed the Archbishop’s sentiments, encouraging believers to support Bishop Kodili and contribute to the Church’s growth under his leadership.
“We have prayed for a leader at the level of a Bishop in this region for a long time. Today, we witness the consecration of Bishop Gabriel Kodili, signifying the fellowship’s growth with God. Let us embrace him and his family with support,” Pastor Maliamungu stated.
Ms. Jessica Ababiku, the Adjumani District Woman MP, emphasized the communal responsibility to support the bishop and his family in their spiritual duties.
“This marks a turning point for the congregation to support him and his family in their duty to God. Religion guides us in all aspects of life,” Ms. Ababiku said.
She added, “Serving is a sacrifice as pastors are not paid salaries. Unity with government, politicians, and other religious denominations is essential for development.”