In 1971 a man named Idi Amin led a military coup in
This form of Christianity was quite new in this area so Ignatius quickly became a leader among the "born again" Christians in the area. They had no church building, so they met under a tree. Other people in the area got suspicious of this group, thinking they might be a revolutionary group. Soon, Ignatius was arrested and spent time in jail for his faith. The Canadian missionary, Stan Hoffman, heard about this and helped Ignatius get his name cleared. The authorities heard about how Ignatius's life had changed and if anything, he was less likely to be violent than he was before. They realized he wasn't a revolutionary leader and so they let him go.
As a pastor, Ignatius found a lot of success in starting churches in the surrounding region. His wife Mary, also a pastor, became the head evangelist for the
I met Ignatius in
Later, our whole group went to visit a small village called Kasaroza where Ignatius lives. We visited his church and met many people whose lives had been changed through their work. We saw how they are also helping educate the kids through a nursery school, and how theyÂre helping people with AIDS. We met some of the orphans that Ignatius and his wife care for (some of them are provided for through child sponsorships from overseas).Kasaroza was probably the most unique place I have ever visited, in comparison to