Elderly Couple Left Homeless for Converting to Christianity

Muslim relatives damage structure, threaten to ‘destroy’ them.

Sula Mugudi and wife Aisha Mugudi had to flee their home on Sept. 20, 2023 after Muslim relatives threatened them. (Morning Star News)

Sula Mugudi and wife Aisha Mugudi had to flee their home on Sept. 20, 2023 after Muslim relatives threatened them. (Morning Star News)

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – 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, sources said.

In Wakalende village, Kyebando Ward in Mayuge town, 70-year-old Sula Mugudi and his wife, Aisha Mugudi, 62, put their faith in Christ on Sept. 16 during a church’s weeklong evangelistic campaign of home visits.

Three days after converting, the couple attended a church all-night prayer vigil, returning home on Sept. 20 to find that relatives who had learned of their conversion had bashed bricks from their modest home.

“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 a wrong religion.’”

The fearful couple left the house immediately.

“It was a very difficult moment for us – no place to stay, no clothing and beddings,” Mugudi said.

A pastor whose name is withheld for security reasons said the couple has been relocated as far away as possible to avoid attack by the 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 for the lives of these two new Christians. We need prayers for God’s protection and providence.”

The attack was the latest of many instances of persecution of Christians in Uganda that Morning Star News has documented.

Uganda’s constitution and other laws provide for religious freedom, including the right to propagate one’s faith and convert from one faith to another. Muslims make up no more than 12 percent of Uganda’s population, with high concentrations in eastern areas of the country. 

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Photo: Sula Mugudi and wife Aisha Mugudi had to flee their home on Sept. 20, 2023 after Muslim relatives threatened them. (Morning Star News)


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  1. Bro. Nick Nicholas says

    Sula and Aisha Mugudi in Uganda – and “God” only knows how many others of “my brethren” “in Christ Jesus our Lord” all around the world are personally suffering — RIGHT NOW —
    – Only because they Biblically “are saved” followers of “our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”
    – But “the words of truth” are written unto “us” – and about “us” in 1 John, Chapter 3 [AV]~[KJV] :
    [13] Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
    [14] We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
    ~~~> Psalm 119:165 ~ Isaiah 26:3-4 ~ John 10:14, 27; 18:37 [AV]
    I am a Biblical “Christian” (Acts 11:26 ~ Romans 10:8-13 ~ Ephesians 4:4-6 ~AV) who lives in the increasingly “antichrist” spirited country of America
    – So I am personally also very-very-very thankful unto “the LORD JEHOVAH” (Isaiah 26:3-4 ~AV) for each one of “my brethren” “in Christ Jesus our Lord” who live in countries all around the world
    – For it is “we” who have been Biblically ‘led’ by “the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost” (John 14:6, 26 ~AV) to pray Biblically for all men
    – Because “we” “believeth” in “the words of truth” that are written unto “us” in 1 Timothy, Chapter 2 [AV] :
    [1] I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
    [2] For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
    [3] For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    [4] Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
    [5] For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
    [6] Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
    I am also very thankful for each Biblical “Christian” who makes the personal decision to pray for all of “our brethren” “in Christ Jesus our Lord”
    – For there are constantly increasing numbers of “Christian” men – and women – and boys – and girls – and babies who are actively being persecuted – and Martyred – in 140+ sountries all around the world
    ~~~> Verses 17~18 of Ephesians 6:10-20 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23-25 ~ Hebrews 13:1-3 [AV]

  2. Bro. Nick Nicholas says

    How very-very-very thankful I am unto “the LORD JEHOVAH” (Isaiah 26:3-4 ~AV~KJV) that he who is “the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy” (Isaiah 57:15 ~AV)
    – And it is only he that “knoweth” each and every Biblical “Christian” who truly does care for all of our Persecuted “brethren” “in Christ Jesus our Lord”
    – For “the words of truth” that are written in Isaiah, Chapter 55 [AV] :
    [8] ¶ For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    [9] For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
    [10] For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
    [11] So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
    ~~~> 1 Timothy 2:1-6 [AV]
    ~~~> Proverbs 30:5-6 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23-25 ~ Hebrews 4:12, 13:3 [AV]

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