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A Hat for a Presidential Head

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Created 9 Nov 2006 - 17:09
The Minister for the Presidency, Mr Kirunda Kivejinja, admires President Museveni's new Akubra hat. Click here on the photograph to see a video of the presentation [1]

At long last, on the final day of our visit to Uganda, we finally did get to deliver our gift and message to President Museveni. Unfortunately we did not get to meet him in person. Instead we met with the Minister for the Presidency, Mr Kirunda Kivejinja, who assured us that he would pass our gift and message onto the President during his meeting with him later that morning. Click on the photograph (top right) to watch a video of the presentation.

Here below are some of the messages that we were able to deliver to the President of Uganda:


Lord you have heard the desire of the humble, You will prepare their heart; You will cause your ear to hear, To vindicate the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may terrify no more. ~ Psalm 10:17-18

Your God has commanded your strength; Strengthen, O God, what you have done for us. ~ Psalm 68:28

The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of your enemies! ~ Psalm 110:2

Minister for the Presidency, Mr Kirunda Kivejinja, examines the messages sent to President Museveni from Australia

Dear President Museveni, May your people know peace, may you and your government rule wisely with the strength of God's Word, and may your nation's welfare be preserved and restored from it's aggressors.
~ John Pilcher (Australia)

Dear Mr President, My name is Joshua and I am 11 years old. I am concerned about the things which are happening to the children in Uganda. I am praying that the resources that you need will put an end to the LRA. I know that I cannot do anything to help but I will pray. ~ Joshua (Australia)

Dear Mr President; As a recent visitor to your country I was deeply humbled and encouraged by the strength, courage and resilience of the people of Uganda ~ especially the people in the north of Uganda. I spent ten days in and around Lira and in spite of the intense pain and suffering of the people there found their welcome and kindness deeply moving. I am praying for you as you seek God's wisdom in dealing with this situation. God bless you; ~ Glenn Cox (Australia)

Dear Mr President; We have found Uganda to be a beautiful country and the people are wonderful. There is so much potential, if only everyone would work together in safety and peace for a prosperous Uganda. I know you will do what you can to make this a reality. Please know that we in Australia are praying specifically for you, Mr. Museveni, your Government and all the people of Uganda, particularly those suffering in the north. ~ Peter Opie Vice President, Friends of Uganda Worldwide (Australia)

Dear Mr President, Hello, my name is Justine and I am fourteen years old. From what God has done in my life and in the lives of the people around me, I have come to believe that when God uses a country or a person to do His will, Satan will always do his best to get in the way. In Uganda’s case, I think that the devil is using Joseph Kony and the LRA to try and deter your nation from the divine plan that God has in mind for it. Gideon fought the Midianites with only three hundred men and still won because God was with them. If then, by having faith and the right attitude of heart, I believe that God will come to your defence also. We are praying for you and Uganda! ~ Justine (Australia)

Dear Mr President, Anyone who has a knowledge of Uganda’s tragic history will understand just what a blessing your leadership has been to the nation. According to 1 Peter 2:14 , the biblical mandate for governments under God is to “punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right” - to uphold justice so that the citizens can live in peace. Please be assured that our prayers go with you as you seek to bring peace, prosperity and security to the whole of the nation - including the very troubled northern region. I praise God for such a wonderful country, the cultures and people, and am so very glad that I have had the privilege of coming to Uganda. ~ Allan Weatherall President, Friends of Uganda Worldwide, Australia

Dear President Museveni, Please accept my greetings to you and your family. My family has a special love and concern for your people. Living in Australia, which is a prosperous country, we have felt strongly that we should share some of that prosperity with people in need, especially children who have been orphaned. As a mother of 4 children I am especially concerned for the children who have been abducted by the LRA and forced to participate in terrible atrocities. I want you to know that we have encouraged many people throughout the world to pray against what the LRA is doing. My personal prayer is that God will give you wisdom and the resources to put an end to the devastation that the LRA are perpetrating. ~ Roslyn Weatherall Treasurer, Friends of Uganda Worldwide, Australia

Dear Mr President, My name is Elyce Weatherall and I am the daughter of Allan Weatherall. Writing to you is an amazing privilege. You hold such a great responsibility and I do not know how significant my words are, but I will continue to pray for you because prayer is of great value. I have not yet been to your country, but my father has told me so much about it. I have also heard stories about how your country has changed under your leadership, and I praise God for the many good things that have been accomplished. I pray and wait in eager expectation to see what God shall do, and my heart longs for peace for the people of northern Uganda. I understand that many things are complicated to do with the north, and so my prayers are for wisdom. I have seen the Akubra hat my father is giving you and have seen the earnest way that our friends and family have prayed a blessing upon it and upon the head that shall wear it. May God reveal His wisdom to you, and bless you in abundance. ~ Elyce Weatherall (17 years)

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