“The Spirit himself and our spirit bear united witness that we are children of God” Romans 8:16. These are the words upon which The Children of God group of the Uganda Martyrs RC Church, Longdenville, established its foundation 16 years ago. The group commemorated this anniversary with Holy Mass on February 1 officiated by Fr Urban Hudlin OP who served as the group’s spiritual director from its inception.
The Children of God started at the St Philip and St James RC Church in April 1999. It was cultivated there for five years before solidifying its new home in Longdenville in February 2004. All members strove to nurture the development of the Children of God programme and 16 years later, the group continues to flourish and gain full support from its shepherd, Fr Derek Anton.
Passion and commitment were all that was needed for founding members: Pamela Lewis (coordinator), Garry Bartholomew, Annie Halls, Monica Mitchell and Marjorie Pierre to thrust an idea into fruition.