I did not actually get to meet Wilson but I heard his powerful testimony at church yesterday. Here is the super condensed version…
When Wilson was 10 years old, he lost his mother to AIDS. Six months later, he lost his father to AIDS. Three of his four brothers were also HIV positive (only Wilson and his youngest brother were spared). He was forced to live off the streets eating out of garbage cans. Through a series of events, he was able to go to a Christian school where, after many years, he was brought to his knees at the feet of Jesus. Wilson began to grow deeper in his faith and felt a conviction to reach lost souls. At 17, Wilson and some friends heard God calling them to start a church and so began Light the World Church.
Oh, Wilson also sings and plays the piano by ear. He has become one of Uganda’s most popular gospel singers, pastors a church with 3000 members and is currently housing 15 orphans. Did I mention Wilson is 26 years old??? What an inspiration!
"Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.” Isaiah 12:4
God is moving in Kampala!