By Paul Waiswa
Former TV personality and veteran female musician Florence Rukundo, who is also the founder of Rukundo Open Heart Organisation (ROHO), a community based organisation empowering youths, has asked parents and guardians to help and guide children on their spiritual lives saying it is one way of nurturing useful future generation on addition to academics.
Rukundo through her organisation was delivering the message of hope to pupils and students during a send off min party held in Kawempe Ji njakalori at Life of Heaven church ministries.
According to her, there was need to maintain and uphold children relevant to Bible teachings and the church in a period when churches where on a ban and decided to have them, care and empower them through skilling to make them have developmental skills outside classroom boundaries. After reopening schools, Rukundo has officially sent off children back to their parents and guardians in a function that housed several heads, the guests of honour being the church senior pastors Ssekanjako and wife Joan Peace.
“I could not wait to see children declining in faith so I decided to have them here at church. We have skilled them differently in the areas of bakery, singing and dancing,” she noted, adding that parents should not only focus on academics, but also encourage and guide them spiritually. She emphasised them to read the book of Mathew 7:7 that preaches about praying and its influence to our lives saying this will tighten the faith and walk their lives in the rightful paths of our Christ Jesus. The period by magnitude that children have been out of school is big. And now that we are set and prepared fully for school should not be an excuse to subsidise God. We should always remember to put God in the lead sit before others in all attempts.
As a norm that spices up any event, attendees were served meals before cutting the cake that Rukundo described as the body of Jesus worth sharing on such a day. Florence Rukundo who had her very first hit song dubbed Bwaka in 2004 has kept herself relevant to the gospel music circles and released two big songs with the latest titled Tukutenda. Upon closure, she performed some of popular songs to the revellers.