In a remarkable display of faith and enthusiasm, Phaneroo Ministries, a prominent Ugandan Christian organization led by Grace Lubega Matovu, has shattered the world record for the longest applause during their ninth-anniversary celebration.
This historic event took place at the UMA Multipurpose Hall in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, where 926 devoted members congregated to partake in what was aptly named “Clap for Jesus.” Known for their vibrant and spirited assemblies, Phaneroo did not disappoint during this record-breaking attempt.
The congregation astoundingly clapped for an astounding 3 hours and 16 minutes, maintaining an impressive average sound level of 88.5 dB throughout the duration of their applause. To validate their record, they had to sustain a sound level above 80 dB, a feat they achieved with unwavering dedication.
The previous world record, set at 2 hours and 5 minutes in 2019 by Clark Stevens and The Festival of Awesomeness (UK), was surpassed with zeal and fervor by Phaneroo Ministries.
However, this feat was no small task. Each participant was required to clap continuously without pause, and any deviation resulted in removal from the group by vigilant stewards. Bathroom breaks were strictly prohibited, but for those who became thirsty, stewards provided assistance by holding water bottles to their mouths, allowing them to sip while continuing to clap.
The event was live-streamed, captivating viewers from all corners of Uganda who clapped along to show their support and admiration for the record-breaking endeavor.
Grace Lubega Matovu, the leader of Phaneroo Ministries, explained the significance of the event, saying, “In a time where many are struggling as a result of various life events, I wanted to bring people to a place of thanksgiving and celebration. We sought to send a message to the world that regardless of the struggles and difficulties, we must have room for gratitude and thanksgiving. Our primary gratitude is to our Lord and Savior Jesus, in whom we believe.”
The “Clap for Jesus” event not only achieved a remarkable world record but also served as a powerful testament to the unwavering faith and dedication of Phaneroo Ministries and its members in Uganda.