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On November 16th, a young Christian man was severely beaten by a group of militants to the point of unconsciousness. Mulangira Ibrahim, 27, was on the way to his pastor's house after a church service in the Mayuge District when he received a telephone call from an unknown person claiming that the pastor wanted to see him back at the church compound. En route to the church, four men confronted Mulangira and proceeded to attack. Prior to the assault, the men had threatened to kill him if he did not recant his faith.

When Mulangira finally regained consciousness, he found himself surrounded by police, the pastor and church members. Shortly thereafter, he was rushed to a nearby clinic for medication. As a result of the beating, Mulangira suffered multiple injuries, including backaches, from which he is now recovering. The incident was reported to the police who are continuing their investigation. At the time of receiving this report, no arrests had been made.

Mulangira, a former sheikh (Islamic teacher) had first declared his faith in Christ two years ago, a move that a group of local militant Muslims didn't respond to kindly. Upon hearing of his newfound decision, they kidnapped his wife, Nalunkuma Joweria, and the couple's three children (ages 8, 6 and 4). Furthermore, the men took over the home they had rented for him and sold his property, rendering him homeless. Mulangira has been in hiding ever since, residing at a church compound 1.5 kilometres away.

Ask God to minister healing to this young man who has suffered much physical and emotional pain for remaining true to his faith. Pray that Mulangira's troubled soul will be overshadowed by the Lord's loving assurance and comfort so he will be further encouraged to remain strong spiritually and not lose hope. While waiting with expectancy for the day he will be reunited with his abducted wife and children, may Mulangira continue standing steadfastly on the promises of our Almighty God who commands His angels to guard them in all their ways (Psalm 91:11). Please also intercede for the militants who incited the attack, as well as those who abducted his family, praying that they too will experience a dramatic, life-changing encounter with Jesus...our Risen Saviour and Lord.

Country Information

Population

43,252,966 (July 2020 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Baganda (16.5), Banyankole (9.6), Basoga (8.8), Bakiga (7.1), Iteso (7), Langi (6.3), Bagisu (4.9), Acholi (4.4), Lugbara (3.3), other (32.1) (2014 est.)

Religion (%)
Protestant (45.1 [Anglican 32.0%, Pentecostal/Born Again/Evangelical 11.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.7%, Baptist .3%]), Roman Catholic (39.3), Muslim (13.7), other (1.6), none (0.2) (2014 est.)

Leader
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (1986)

Government type
Presidential Republic

Legal system
Mixed legal system of English common law and customary law

Sources: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Uganda

As persecution increases, ask our Heavenly Father to fill believers' hearts with peace to rest in Him and boldness to continue to share the gospel. Pray that new believers will be discipled in solid biblical doctrice and practice. Ask the Lord to soften the hearts of those responsible for the opposition so that they will turn to Jesus Christ.

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