Photos and Stories Tugs Readers’ Heartstrings in New Photographic Journal

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Sheila Moseng’s “Pure Religion” truthfully combs through Uganda’s problematic, disease-stricken pastoral beauty and its people’s sincere effort to deal with such poverty

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Page after page of exquisitely taken photographs and heart-stirring stories add up to an eloquent photographic journal in Pure Religion. The author, Sheila Moseng, writes and take photographs not only for herself nor for the readers, but also for AROAD (African Rural Outreach and Development), an organization dedicated to assisting destitute Ugandan children and orphans.

About ten years ago, Moseng was introduced to Richard Kabazzi, a Ugandan missionary. Later on, she found herself in an informal meeting listening to stories of how Kabazzi was making a difference in the rural areas of Uganda as a missionary. She was then told about how to sponsor a child for a monthly donation, and that child would be fed, given Christian education, clothing, and health care. In exchange, sponsors would receive regular cards or letters from the child; little did Moseng know that those sponsorships would change her life forever.

Pure Religion captures Moseng’s journeys through Uganda in its far-reaching regions and back villages of what they refer to as the Bush. Through her photos, readers will come across the villagers’ daily suffering, unfathomable fears such as severe famine, nakedness, and having an abundant number of children to feed. Children are often used as meaningless house slaves and sometimes sold to the local witch doctor for their body parts to be used in rituals and spells for success, health, money, or power.

For Moseng, her point of writing Pure Religion is not to debate what pure religion really is but rather expound on one part of it—caring for those who are truly suffering. “I wish to explain (in this book) that AROAD’s ministry operates with some specific core values. We believe that Jesus is fully God and fully man, is the Creator, and came to the earth to endure a virgin birth, sinless life, death by crucifixion, and resurrection,” Moseng further wrote.

Moseng has flawlessly combed through Uganda’s problematic, disease-stricken pastoral beauty and its people’s sincere effort to deal with such poverty. It’s about time for readers to give back and show the world what Pure Religion really means.
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About the Author
Sheila Moseng has always had a keen desire to help the needy, whether it be someone across the street or around the globe. At 16 years old, she dedicated her life to serving Christ. Having been aware of the suffering and persecution in the 70's at the hand of Idi Amin, she told God, out of fear, that He could send her anywhere in the world except Africa. Little did she know that 20 years later God would put a tender burning in her heart for the people of Uganda. Moseng serves on the board of AROAD (African Rural Outreach and Development) and travels with her camera and journal, often to the remote villages of Uganda. Pure Religion is Moseng's first published work. She hopes To bring awareness of the suffering population in Uganda and how AROAD is offering them hope for a future.
Pure Religion * by Sheila Moseng
Publication Date: June 28, 2012
Picture Book; $31.99; 62 pages; 978-1-4771-1065-2
Picture Book Hardcover; $41.99; 62 pages; 978-1-4771-1066-9
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