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Uganda’s Roving Ambassador | The Queen Of Katwe in Hermosa Beach California.

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Posted August 18, 2017 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Charity ~ 792 views

     

Hope Chapel Missions Day — Robert Katende, Phiona Mutesi and Benjamin Mukumbwa of the acclaimed movie “The Queen of Katwe were in Southern California on Sunday the 13th of August for a screening of their movie at a “Missions Night” event organized by Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach. — https://www.facebook.com/hopechapel/
The evening began with an interview session led by associate Pastor Alan Kisaka who hails from Uganda and is now an associate pastoral team leader at the church. Robert Katende recounted how he came to know christ after going through a life threatening injury he suffered while playing soccer. This injury is alluded to in the movie.
He also related how he got started with the Pioneers and how a key mentor Coach Aloysius Kyazze of the Sports Outreach Ministry became a Father figure to him and helped become a mentor and “surrogate” father  to the kids in Katwe.
 
His ministry which started with about 20 kids has now blossomed to over 2,000 kids with a Chess center in  Kenya (400 kids )  El Salvador,  Rwanda, Cameroon, Lynchburg in Virginia and many other new locations that have sprung up as a result of the publicity of the movie.
Katende shared his vision to build a school for 400 kids which he has already acquired land for. As he shared his heart and his story, many were inspired to think about living their lives sacrificially for the sake of others.
 
As Katende said ..
 
“I would be no one if nobody had stood in my life. My prayer was help me to be that person that stands in for them (kids of Katwe)”
 
At the end of the movie, the Katwe team was given a standing ovation as well as a corporate blessing of prayer for them and their ministry work.
From Hermosa Beach they are headed to Washington State where Phiona and Benjamin will begin college at Northwest University.
 
Alan Kisaka
Associate Pastor
Hope Chapel Hermosa Beach
2420 Pacific Coast Hwy | Hermosa Beach, CA 90254


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