Ugandan DNA trainer is elected bishop over 100 local churches

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On October 19, 2014, Rev. Canon Alfred Acur Okodi will be consecrated as the first bishop of a new diocese in the Church of Uganda Northern Region–the West Lango Diocese–overseeing about 100 local churches. For more than 10 years, Rev. Acur has been integral to church-based community transformation in Northern Uganda through Transforming Nations Alliance (TNA), a local organization that has fully embraced the DNA mission as its own.

“We view this as an opportunity to have his diocese as a model of TNA/DNA material; we believe he will be of great influence to the region,” says Judith Murungi, national coordinator for TNA.

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Due to his work sharing TNA messages with local churches in Northern Uganda, Rev. Acur is locally nicknamed “the transformer.”

Rev. Acur first attended a TNA Vision Conference in 2001 while serving as a vicar at St. Augustine Church of Uganda in Lira. Afterward, he mobilized his church, teaching what he had learned at the Vision Conference.

“The Vision Conference gave me tools to implement my earlier theological and specialized missions trainings together with insight into how to use Scriptures to change the worldviews established on Satan’s lies and build on Truth to create godly attitudes and bring about transformation.

“I strongly recommend TNA trainings for every local church to God’s glory,” he says.

Even in this region which had suffered years of a bloody, evil war initiated by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), resulting in widespread violence, destroyed villages and a languishing Church, the local church was revived as Rev. Acur applied the biblical teachings he learned from TNA. After Rev. Acur taught on “Kingdom Math” and due fully to the grace of God, the church amassed $320,000 in this war-torn area without any foreign aid.

Much of the funds raised were used to build a new church cathedral in Lira.


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TNA equipped Rev. Acur to be a “trainer of trainers,” spreading God’s messages of redemption and flourishing through local churches as widely as possible. Rev. Acur mobilized 11 parishes in Lira for training and has been an advocate for the teachings in Kampala as well, sharing powerful testimonies from his home church.

Rev. Acur, a native of Northern Uganda, also played a key role in seeking dialogue to solve the LRA insurgency in the region, as mentioned in the below video which tells more of his background.

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9 years ago

God is doing great and amazing things in Uganda. Lets keep Rev. Acur in prayer to see God working through him to develop a role mode diocese.

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