Prayers for the Ministries in Uganda

( [email protected] ) Jan 29, 2004 12:11 PM EST

Uganda – The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee calls upon Christians worldwide to pray for their ministry in the politically volatile Uganda.

For 18 years, members from the “Lord Resistance Army” – a cult that says it will rule the country forcefully through the biblical Ten Commandments, have ravaged through the land, burning and looting villages. Such actions interfere with the work and ministry of the CRWRC.

"Many of the activities that we've been involved in have had to come to a complete stop, and even some of the things that we've been able to accomplish have been completely undone, because of the Lord's Resistance Army creating so much insecurity and then also abducting people and burning houses, and stealing cattle, and things like that,” said Janet Phillips with CRWRC.

According to Phillips, the continued skirmishes cause severe insecurity and constant warfare that make it increasingly difficult for discipleship and mentoring.

"Because of the deteriorating security situation and the inability of the military to provide adequate security for all of the different NGO's (non-governmental organizations) that require it, our convoy that was scheduled now didn't take place,” said Phillips.