The churches in eastern Uganda haven’t been physically attacked since last week’s update, but the battle there for God’s glory is raging on.
You may recall that Pastor Moses has been missing since his church was attacked two weeks ago. At that time, the men were beaten and tied up, and many of the women were raped in the church.
In pastor Moses’ absence, Musa, an overseeing regional elder, has been shepherding the flock. In the photo above, pastor Musa pleads with the church to follow Jesus and love their persecutors because the men were planning to retaliate by destroying the village mosque.
These dear broken-hearted brothers and sisters are struggling under the weight of the cross.
They don’t know if their shepherd-pastor-leader-teacher is dead or alive.
The men are humiliated and angry.
The women are shamed – inwardly and even outwardly in their own community.
This is the cross. If they accept it (with the help of our prayers) they’ll fellowship with Jesus in His sufferings. And, God will be glorified and the world will see the power of the resurrection in eastern Uganda.
Please join us in shouldering the weight of the cross by praying for them. Please pray for:
- Pastor Moses who is still missing.
- For their physical and emotional healing – especially the women.
- That they’ll love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them.
I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value
of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,
for whom I have suffered the loss of all things…
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection
and the fellowship of His sufferings,
being conformed to His death;
in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
(Philippians 3:8-11 NASB)
Please share this message with your friends who love Jesus and pray.
grace and peace,