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Persecution of Christians by Muslim extremists continues to increase in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Pastor Mathayo Kachili was killed in Buseresere, Tanzania, recently by radical Muslims who attacked him with machetes. Pastor Mathayo was a husband and father of 12 children.

VOM workers met with his wife, Generosa, to encourage and comfort her, and also helped provide some of her needs, including shelter, food, clothing and seed money to start a small business.

Christianity is still the majority religion in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, and church growth has been remarkable in the last 20 years. But Islamists in the north have been pouring resources into East Africa to radicalise the Muslim population and drive out Christians.

Source: Voice of the Martyrs

• Pray the Lord will bring comfort, strength and continued provision to Generosa and her children.
• May each of the children grow to know and love the Lord.
• Ask the Lord to soften the hearts of those who are attempting to eliminate Christianity from these nations.