KAMPALA: The outspoken Mukono Municipality Woman MP Betty Nambooze Bakireke has joined a list of prominent Ugandan politicians who have condemned Pastor Aloysius Bugingo for abandoning his wedded wife in their marital home in favour of the pretty fiancéeSusan Makula Nantaba.
Read the legislator’s letter as reproduced below.
Dear my brother in Christ Aloysius,
I greet you in the name of our Lord.
The long hospitalisation I underwent from September 2017 to December 2018 brought me closer to you. It’s true we had also met before when you came to request me to run a show on impact FM but when I got sick I started following you and in a way you are my Pastor.
Am a Catholic but there those days in life when you want someone to speak to your heart a thing some of our long-established Churches can’t offer for they are too far from us and so formal. It started with my security aide who would put on salt media while keeping guard at hospital so as to stay awake…then my Doctor who by internet would play your sermons live at night in India. Both my Aide and Doctor go to your Church.
When I returned in Uganda it was rumoured I had crossed from the Catholic faith, the truth I hadn’t and most probably I will never but there is no harm to listen to any person preaching God and telling us words that lift our spirit in the Lord.
Am therefore greatly disturbed by the marriage scandal locking Canaan…we are very unlucky as a Country…..every good story in Uganda finally ends miserably. There are no role models for the young generation.
I have no doubt whatsoever that Bugingo you’re an anointed man of God…all of us are once we believe in our Lord. The word “anointing” has been used and abused by charlatans and schemers, but the word is thoroughly biblical. It’s when God fills a person with His Spirit for the purpose of using him or her in a mighty way.
In the time of Samson, Israel was in bondage, and God anointed Samson as a judge and a deliver. God’s anointing is absolutely necessary to accomplishing His will.
Make no mistake, our families and our nation need more men and women anointed by God. 1John 2:20 says that all true believers “have an anointing from the Holy One.” In Acts, we read that “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power.” The word “Christ” actually means “Anointed One.” Ironically, the more anointed a person is, the more he/she will face temptations. Even Daniel warned of a time when Satan will “wear out the saints of the Most High” (Dan. 7:25).
Religious scholar Francis Frangipane made a brilliant point about this: “This battle to wear out the saints may be rooted in conflicts with children or spouses; perhaps it is some unresolved issue or division within their churches. … Like a skilled and masterful thief, the enemy daily steals the joy, strength and passion of Christians, and many do not even realize what they have lost or how much.” As you can see, it’s absolutely crucial for believers to survive the anointing.
Samson’s life of a mighty man of Jesus who collapsed and got destroyed by his enemies because of a woman comes to my mind as I reflect on this saga my brother.
“Every day Delilah nagged Samson with her words and pleaded with him until he was tired to death.” When he was beaten down and worn out, “he told her all his secrets and said to her, ‘No razor has touched my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I were shaven, my strength would leave me, and I would become weak and be like all other men'” (Judg. 16:17).
I know many people have been wondering where you Aloysius Bugingo gets your power, it’s sad but you now just need to listen to what your official wife Teddy and daughter Doreen says to know that the many things which the public didn’t know about you are now known! And all this because of Lady Susan who got into your anointed life as a temptation!
And when all this is taking place, like Samson, Bugingo you sound as if you believe in your personal power and you are roaring back at the women who are challenging you. Yet I must remind you that God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble” (1 Pet. 5:5).
“Delilah said, ‘The Philistines are upon you, Samson.’ Then he awakened from his sleep and thought, ‘I will go out as before and shake myself free of them'” (Judg. 16:20). He thought, I can handle this; I got this. I’m Samson, the mighty man of God, but “He did not know that the Lord had left him”.
If I had a way to convince you I would tell you man of God that please humble yourself today and turn back to God’s teachings about marriage. Like Samson, the passion we once had for the purity of God’s Word can easily be exchanged for the pollutants of the world.
Pride destroys both our relationship with God and our genuine fellowship with other believers.
Pride also destroys spiritual power and hinders the infilling of the Spirit. It affects our home life as well. In short, everything God calls us to be is compromised. In time, we may find ourselves in the same spiritual condition as Samson: “He did not know that the Lord had left him.”
What secret doesn’t Kampala now know about you…even those followers still clapping as you tear your family apart are doing it out of sear hypocrisy.
At the right time that congregation will raise up and pour all this in your face.
But Like Samson, we too can recapture our focus, renew our strength and finish our race even after going astray. In times of challenge, we need to pull down the pillars of bondage and sin through heart-wrenching prayer and deep repentance: “Oh God, remember me. Strengthen me to fight again!” like Samson we should pray.
Am a humble sinner who only lives by God’s grace… I therefore don’t wish to judge you…I have only penned my opinion as I wish you and everyone else a nice Sunday.
Your Sister Mukyala Bakireke e Mukono.