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UGANDA: Three Children Kicked Out by Grandmother

UGANDA: Three Children Kicked Out by Grandmother

Three children in Uganda have been living on their own since their grandmother forced them out of her home for becoming Christians.

Penny, Elijah and Charity’s parents are Muslim. When it was time for Penny, the oldest, to attend school her parents couldn’t afford it. A teacher in her grandmother’s town agreed to teach the children, so they moved in with their grandmother.

Soon after their schooling started, their grandmother noticed the children talking about Jesus and sneaking away to attend Sunday school. The grandmother forced the three children, aged 12, 10 and 6, to leave her house, offering no support.

Penny cared for the other two as best she could with help from their teacher. The teacher asked for help from a VOM-supported frontline worker, who has agreed to care for them.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Thank God for the care Penny, Elijah and Charity are receiving. Pray these precious children will grow in knowledge of the One who truly loves them.
  • Ask God for provision for the frontline worker as he cares for them. Pray too for wisdom as future plans for the children are considered.
  • Ask God to bring the transforming power of the Gospel to the hearts and minds of the children’s parents, grandmother and community.

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UGANDA: Two Muslim Friends Become Brothers in Christ

UGANDA: Two Muslim Friends Become Brothers in Christ

Syamusudini began sharing the Gospel with friends at school after being rejected by his Muslim family and moving in with a local pastor.

One of his friends, Muhindo, listened carefully and soon decided that he, too, would follow Christ. Since he didn’t speak Arabic, Muhindo had never understood the Muslim prayer services, but he understood the words of Jesus.

Like his friend, Muhindo was rejected by his family. When his father learned of his Christian faith, he came after Muhindo with a machete. Muhindo then fled to his friend, where he was welcomed as part of the family. “I am a new creation, and I understand the one I pray to,” he said.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Praise God for the faithfulness of these two young men. Pray their witness may be powerfully used by God.
  • Thank Him for the love and care they have received since being rejected by their families.
  • Ask the Lord to reveal Himself to Muhindo and Syamusudini’s family members.

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UGANDA: Christian Woman Loses Business and Home to Fire

UGANDA: Christian Woman Loses Business and Home to Fire

Radical Islam’s influence in Uganda has grown by more than 7% in the last three years, and many Christians within the majority Muslim border regions are facing severe persecution, especially those who convert from Islam.

When the restaurant she owned and operated was burned six months after she became a believer, Faridah assumed it had been an accident. But earlier this year, the two rooms she rented in a home were also burned, and neighbours mentioned smelling petrol.

Faridah lost everything she owned and now suspects her relatives were responsible for the fires.

After being abandoned by her husband, Faridah’s relatives had been helping raise her six children. But when she became a Christian, they cursed her and told her she would never have peace as long as she was a Christian. Her landlord is also demanding reimbursement for his loss.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Pray that God will meet the needs of Faridah and her children.
  • Pray that in spite of the suffering she has endured she will remain strong in her faith and even learn to rely more on the Lord.
  • Ask the Lord to have mercy on Faridah’s relatives and pray they will come to a knowledge of the Gospel.

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UGANDA: Christian Woman Seriously Beaten

UGANDA: Christian Woman Seriously Beaten

A young Christian woman from the village of Luwooko in eastern Uganda was ambushed and beaten last month for sharing her faith.

Lydia Nabirye, 23, is the daughter of an area evangelist. In early March, she shared her faith with a young Muslim woman who later came to salvation in Christ. After the new convert was threatened by family members, Lydia’s family gave her refuge, along with six other converts from Islam.

On 7 April, Lydia travelled to another village to visit a bereaved mother. As she returned, she was attacked by a mob, three of whom she could identify. The group said they intended to kill her because she was converting Muslims to Christianity. When nearby witnesses heard her cries, police were called and the assailants fled.

Lydia, her father Paul, and the rest of the family remain vigilant, knowing that Muslim villagers have sworn to harm them. This ministering family has particularly requested prayer for Muslim background believers in the area.

Sources: Morning Star News, Uganda Christian News

  • Praise God for the ongoing ministry of Lydia and her family in reaching out with the message of His salvation.
  • Pray for the protection of this ministering family and other Christians in Uganda who are sharing their faith.
  • Ask the Lord to encourage all believers, especially those who face anger from their families for turning to Christ.

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Ugandan Christians: Growing in Christ

Ugandan Christians: Growing in Christ

In Muslim-dominated south-western Uganda, people struggle for basic needs and simply cannot afford a Bible. A number of those who need a Bible are former Muslims who have now placed their faith in Jesus Christ and desire the Word of God to help them grow.

Voice of the Martyrs supports this part of the world by sending Bibles through a distribution team. The team travels all over the nation, unloading the Bibles box by box in preparation for large gatherings where many will come to collect a copy of God’s Word.

A pastor told his congregation at a Bible distribution that many people only think about the Bible as a tool during a crisis.

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