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UGANDA: Woman Poisoned by Family

UGANDA: Woman Poisoned by Family

A VOM-supported Christian woman died earlier this month from complications due to poisoning.

After several days, she was struggling to walk and in great pain. Her family knew she was ill, and her father sent a message to her saying she would not survive. After a month in the hospital, she succumbed to the illness and died. Doctors found damage to her internal organs from poison, which her family likely administered to her while she still lived at home.

Anna is survived by two children, ages 6 and 12, who are being cared for by the pastor. “It is a very sad moment for us losing Anna,” the pastor said. “It is very sad for the children as well. Please pray for her children.”

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Ask the Lord to comfort these two children. Pray He will walk closely beside them as they come to terms with this tragic loss. Thank God for the pastor’s willingness to care for them.
  • Pray these children will come to know and understand the love their mother had for the Lord and desire to know Him for themselves.
  • Pray the death of Anna will not be in vain, but the Lord will use it as a seed for the Gospel for the sake of many, including her family.

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UGANDA: Unwilling to Forsake Christ

UGANDA: Unwilling to Forsake Christ

When Ssuubi became a believer, his wife and children were given to another man and he was fired from his job teaching Islam. Then his family tried to kill him.

Despite these difficulties, Ssuubi was determined to follow Christ, even when he felt the Lord leading him to go back and share the Gospel with his people.

Ssuubi was attacked, harassed, abused and beaten as he shared the Gospel door to door. And recently he was given poisoned fruit, which made him ill. When his family confronted him again, he told them, “Christ changed me and I cannot forsake Him for anything.”

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Thank the Lord for Ssuubi’s extraordinary boldness. Pray that in spite all he has endured; he will continue to trust in the Lord.
  • Pray that Ssuubi will fully recover from illness. Pray that God will renew in him a steadfast spirit (Psalm 51:10).
  • Ask God to bear much fruit from Ssuubi’s witness. Uphold Ssuubi’s family.

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