Uganda is considered one of the poorest nations globally—World Bank reports nearly 88% of the Ugandans live on less than $5.50 per day.
The conditions in Uganda are a reverberation of a violent storm of hardships:
“African Christianity has established itself as a truly potent force…the Church has established itself as the only effective social organization that can bring reconciliation among ethnic groups and cope with challenges in collapsing societies…” ~Africa Profile, Operation World, 7th Edition, pg. 36-37
One out of four Christians in the world presently is in Africa, and while the numbers are encouraging, results from a 2010 Pew research survey show that more than half of those same Christians believe in the prosperity gospel, relying on God to grant wealth and good health in exchange for their faith. And traditional African religious practices and beliefs — witchcraft, evil spirits, sacrifices to ancestors, traditional religious healers, and reincarnation, among others--are still prevalent even among professed Christians.