Old Couple Left Homeless for Becoming Christians
Old Couple Left Homeless for Becoming Christians: According to a recent report, an elderly couple in eastern Uganda has fled their village after Muslim relatives, upset with their conversion to Christianity, threatened to destroy them and their home.
During a church’s weeklong evangelistic campaign of home visits, Sula Mugudi, 70, and his wife Aisha Mugudi, 62, made a decision to follow Christ on September 16 in Wakalende village, Kyebando Ward, Mayuge town.
The couple attended an all-night church prayer vigil three days following their conversion. When they returned home on September 20, they discovered that their modest home had been bricked over by family members who had learned of their conversion.
“As we returned back to our grass-thatched roof house, we found some of the debris around the house,” Sula Mugudi told Morning Star News. “On entering the house, we found there was a threatening message: ‘Today, if we find you around, we shall destroy you with the house. You have become an embarrassment to our Muslim family by joining the wrong religion.’” The fearful couple left the house immediately.
“It was a very difficult moment for us—no place to stay, no clothing and bedding,” Mugudi said.
A pastor whose name is withheld for security reasons said the couple has been relocated as far away as possible to avoid attacks by Muslim relatives.
“When the couple arrived at our church, they looked shaken and fearful,” he said. “The church has hidden them for the sake of the church as well as for the lives of these two new Christians. We need prayers for God’s protection and providence.”