Climbing Trees & Speaking in Tongues


“When I was converted, after realizing that my sins were forgiven and the implications of Jesus’ death and resurrection, I was overwhelmed by a sense of joy and peace. I suddenly found myself climbing a tree to tell those in the school compound to repent and turn to Jesus Christ. From time to time I spoke in tongues. I stayed up that tree for a long time. Later on I discovered that some boys were converted due to a sermon I preached up that tree. The reality of Jesus overwhelmed me–and it still does. But I would be wrong to demand that those who are converted should climb a tree and speak in tongues.”

–Archbishop Janani Luwum, martyr in Uganda who was murdered by Idi Amin’s regime in 1977, some say Amin himself killed Archbishop Luwum