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Charity from Arlington Heights helps Uganda floods
The Daily Herald reported within the past week that a charity based in Arlington Heights has motioned to provide relief to communities in Uganda suffering hardship due to the compounded issue of COVID-19 and flood. The charity was initially formed in 2018 as part of an anti-malarial campaign.

The charity is headed up by Don Grossnickle of Lady of the Wayside Parish. Find Mr Grossnickle on Facebook. 

Muslim Father burns Christian daughter__awareness call
Recently from Persecution, reports have come in that an Islamic father in Uganda has burned his Christian daughter for a clash in faith.The young woman's name is Rehema Kyomuhendo. Rehema was converted to Christianity by her Christian aunt, when she accompanied her father on a business trip to the Mbara district. 

Rehema became overjoyed to learn more about the gospel while she was on the phone with a Roman Catholic business associate of her father. When she did, she woke her father up accidentally. Her father beat her with his fists, along with slaps and kicks, and threatened to the girl's aunt that he would kill her for her conversion. Rehema woke up her aunt when she screamed for help from the assault. After this, he proceeded to burn her. It was reported that she was burned wtih the broken pieces of a jerrican. Her father lit the pieces of the jerrican with its remaining fuel. 

She was carried out of the house by her aunt and a Christian neighbor.After which, she was transported to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.

Due to serious burns on her legs, stomach, ribs, neck and back, she will remain hospitalized for one month or more. Rehema and the neighbor have not reported this assault to the police for fear that her father will kill her now. 

It is not clear if Rehema will remain with her aunt after her conversion. Her condition is not entirely well known at this time. 

We are sharing this to raise awareness of religious marginalizing in Uganda. By supporting Uganda-based charities such as CIOC Humanitarian Initiative  you are supporting the needs of the marginalized communities in Uganda. 

Rehema's story initially appeared in Morning Star News. The incident happened on May 4 citing Morning Star News. 

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