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Damaged brick church
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On December 27th, Pastor Moses Nabwana and his wife Naura were beaten because of the recent conversion of a Muslim imam. Pastor Moses was admitted to hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries (read a previous report on this incident). Four weeks later, the family was again attacked.

In the early morning of January 24th, unidentified assailants broke into the family's home. Naura reports that she heard loud noises and plates being broken. One of the attackers started strangling her, and two of her eight children were also injured. A ten-year-old daughter sustained cuts when she was thrown through a window. Thankfully, family members were nearby and rushed to their assistance. A Somali sword was left behind, which Naura believes was going to be used to kill her.

After receiving treatment for his injuries from the original attack in December, Pastor Moses needed to return to the hospital on January 15th, where he remains at last report. Naura, who is also in great pain from her injuries, needs surgery. The family's church has provided financial assistance for their medical costs, and efforts are being made to arrange for the funding of additional treatments.

Pray for a full recovery to take place in the lives of Pastor Moses, Naura and their injured children — including those who were affected emotionally due to the attack. May God's peace rest on each family member as they deal with the trauma brought about by the ongoing violence of militants. Ask God to give wisdom to local authorities as they try to locate the perpetrators of the attacks, in hopes of holding them accountable.