West Acholi Pastorate
West Acholi Pastorate is one of the 10 pastorate in Northern region of Uganda with Pastoral offices located in Gulu town.
The pastorate comprises of 24 Assemblies, 200 Churches (branches),24 Pastors and 4 political districts of Gulu,Omoro,Amuru and Nwoya with a total of around 40,000 Christians, the pastorate is overseen by a Bishop and administered by a Pastorate Secretary.
It has seven departments namely; Education, Women, Men, Youth, Children, Evangelism & Missions; and the Mission Development Department (MDD) coordinated by the Coordinator of Ministries(COM).
This region was greatly affected by LRA war for over two decades with its tragic effects of war, it brought great loss in the political, social and economic welfare of the people. For instance ,there was great loss of lives and property due to the plight of war with many children ,the youth and women being the greatest victims that suffered most.
The children abducted are estimated at about 30,000,HIV and AIDS escalated highly ,contagiou s diseases like Ebola and Nodding disease also hit the region during this same time, People lived in Internally Displaced People’s Camps (IDPs) which were so congested and were affected by communicable diseases like Cholera, Tb, and many were Malarias, poor nutrition, shortage and lack of access to safe clean water, and with disrupted education system, there are high illiteracy rates and People survived on relief aid.