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St. Francis Chaplain Rev. Onesimus Asiimwe & Wife Florence Mark Silver Jubilee

  • In General
  • 22 Sep 2018 - 8:03pm
  • By Mark Wamai
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L-R: St. Francis Chaplain-Rev. Onesimus Asiimwe, his wife-Mrs. Florence Asiimwe and children Marjorie Kiconco, Ruth Ariho and Daudi Mwesigwa sing hallelujah during the Silver Jubilee Anniversary Service on Saturday, 22nd September 2018, St. Francis Chapel, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Joy and praise filled the air as the Chaplain, St. Francis Chapel, Rev. Onesimus Asiimwe and his dear wife Florence, were joined by their children; Daudi, Marjorie and Ruth, parents, family and friends on Saturday, 22nd September 2018 at Makerere University to celebrate 25 years of Holy Matrimony.

Facing her husband with a charming smile, Florence said: “Thank you for loving me. I was a little timid village girl when we met. You have empowered me and contributed greatly to the wonderful Florence standing here. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for loving our children and taking care of them. I will love you pakalast.”

Bishop Henry Luke Orombi (3rd R) officiates at the Silver Jubiliee Anniversary service as Rev. Onesimus (4th R back to camera) and his wife Florence (2nd L) reaffirm their vows.

Officiating at the thanksgiving service held at St. Francis Chapel, the retired Archbishop of  the Church of Uganda, Bishop Henry Luke Orombi who witnessed Onesimus and Florence take their marriage vows in September 1993 congratulated the couple upon a successful and happy marriage.

“Congratulations! Thank you for being a role model to students and the community at large. Thank you for bringing up God fearing and disciplined children. May God continue to bless you!  I look forward to the Golden Jubilee,” he remarked.

The Asiimwes' Silver Jubilee Anniversary Invitation

The genuine speeches from parents, students, staff and friends confirmed that the couple is a living testimony of God’s goodness and faithfulness.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe and his dear wife Susan, members of the University Management, Makerere University staff, students, and alumni turned up in big numbers to celebrate God’s goodness with the wonderful couple!

L-R: UCU Vice Chancellor-Rev. Can. Dr. John Senyonyi, his wife-Dr. Ruth Senyonyi, Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, his wife-Mrs. Susan Nawangwe and Dr. Aaron Mushengeyzi listen to proceedings at the celebration

“On behalf of Makerere University, we are very happy for you. You have been entrusted with leadership to guide most of our students and staff. The University Management will work with you to save the next generation from indiscipline, drugs and hooliganism. We will work together to build a Makerere University community filled with disciplined students. I wish you all the best. I wish you good health so that you continue to minister to our students, staff and the community at large,” said the Vice Chancellor.

Addressing the congregation at St. Francis Chapel, the overjoyed Mrs. Florence Asiimwe said they were celebrating God’s love and faithfulness.

“God has loved us. God has blessed us with great wealth in form of friends. Thank you for loving us. We were wed on 18th September 1993. The best thing that ever happened to me is meeting Onesimus. He brings a smile on my face. He is a blessing.”

The Asiimwes (Centre) joined by their children and friends cut the Silver Jubilee Anniversary Cake at a reception that follwed the service

The Chaplain, popularly known as Uncle O, remarked that the purpose of the thanks giving is to glorify God-to thank the Almighty God for thus far He has brought us.  “25 years have gone by since we started our journey in Holy Matrimony. God has been with us as sure as His word is through all the time.”

I pray to the Almighty God that the young people can be inspired to marry one wife and live with that one wife until death does them a part.

Recalling his teenage years as a very popular D.J. with Michael Jackson as his role model, Rev. Onesimus Asiimwe who accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour on 8th January 1988 thanked God for His saving grace, mercy, kindness, love and favour.

Senior Legal Officer-Canon Goddy Muhumuza (Right) and other guests at the reception

“I really bless the Lord for the transformation I have experienced. Florence and I, also thank God for blessing us with very loving people. We will keep praying for you that the Lord blesses you abundantly” added Rev. Asiimwe.

The Chaplain led the congregation into a befitting hymn of praise: “My hallelujah belongs to you. All of the Glory belongs to you. All of the Glory belongs to Jesus. You deserve it. You deserve it…”

Article by Public Relations Office
Photos courtesy Canon Goddy Muhumuza

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