Church in Kampala Closed Due to Constant Attacks

ICC Note: A Church in Kampala, Uganda has been closed down after continued harassment and attacks by mobs. The Church closed finally after a stone was thrown through a window at the pastor who was preaching.

08/23/2018 Uganda (Morningstar News) – A church outside Kampala, capital of Uganda, has closed after months of area Muslims pelting its gatherings with rocks, sources said.

The final blow came on Aug. 4, when a stone thrown through a window struck Pastor Moreen Sanyu of Greater Love Church in Namasuba Para Zone, Wakiso District, and knocked her unconscious, sources said.

Pastor Sanyu said she was preaching when the stone smashed through the window pane and struck her on the forehead.

“I fell down and became unconscious,” she told Morning Star News. “When I woke up, there were only a few members who surrounded me – the rest of the church members had fled in different directions.”

She was rushed to a hospital in Namasuba, where she was treated for two days before being discharged.

The next Sunday, Aug. 11, no one came to the worship service, she said.

The church had grown quickly after beginning on May 4, 2017 in a predominantly Muslim area, swelling to 400 people at one point, she said. Islamist stone attacks had reduced attendance at worship services to 150 by the end of July, before all worshippers stopped coming after the Aug. 4 attack out of fear for their lives.

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