HICGI News Agency – Updated at 0721 EAT on Wednesday 26th January 2022
WAKISO – The senior pastor of Miracle Centre Cathedral Rubaga, Robert Kayanja, was on Monday surprised with sh100m as his 66th birthday gift.
His wife, Jessica, led the faithful in mobilising the gift that was handed over to him at a surprise birthday party hosted at the Kayanjas’ home located in Kawuku, Bunga, a city suburb.
“My husband was ever thinking of renovating the church with interlocking tiles and he had no idea where to get the money. As his wife, without his knowledge, I led a campaign to raise him this money,” Jessica said.
She went on to sympathise with those who fight her husband, saying they simply don’t know him. She described him as a resilient man.Kayanja receiving his surprise birthday gift from wife Jessica as he celebrated his 66th birthday in Bunga on Monday, January 24. Photos by Ivan KabuyeSylver Kyagulanyi entertaining the guests
The party shocked Kayanja as he had no idea it was his birthday. He was warmly welcomed by gospel artiste Sylver Kyagulanyi, who entertained him and the guests. After the cutting of the cake, the birthday boy requested fellow pastors to pray for him as well.
He said he was tricked by his wife, who insisted on sending him on a visit and to do some ministry work.
“But as I was coming back, she sent kids who got me busy,” Kayanja narrated.
He explained that when he got home, he wanted to turn on the TV, but one of their children stopped him from tuning to Channel 44, where Jessica was fundraising the money.
Kayanja said as he has made 66 years, his main objective is to create awareness about God everywhere.
The party was attended by several dignitaries, including pastors from different church ministries and Makindye East MP Derrick Nyeko.
Kayanja thanked the guests for turning up for the party, and also his wife for being resilient and an entrepreneur.Professor Frederick Ssempebwa, Jessica’s father, giving a speech during Pastor Robert Kayanja’s 66th birthday partyHappy guests at Pastor Kayanja’s 66th birthday on MondayThe couple and daughter Kristiana Kirstein posing for a picture during her father’s birthday party on MondayMakindye East MP Derrick Nyeko enjoying the proceedings at Pastor Kayanja’s home in BungaPastor Imelda Namutebi at Pastor Robert Kayanja’s 66th birthday partyPastor Aaron Mutebi (right) of Entebbe Miracle Center attending his fellow pastor’s birthday on MondayApostle Grace Lubega of Phaneroo Ministries leading other pastors in prayer for Kayanja during his birthday party on Monday