By ICC Field Staff
10/21/2021 Uganda (International Christian Concern) – It’s no secret that a Muslim who converts to Christianity in Uganda faces extreme danger. As they come to Christ, Muslim-background believers (MBBs) often lose relationships, security, safety, and other worldly comforts. This was the case for Hamza, who, in February of 2020, gave up everything to be a Christian.
Hamza grew up in a strict Muslim household. When his father found out that he had converted, he burned all of Hamza’s belongings and cut him off from his entire family. In one instance, Hamza tried to attend a relative’s funeral but was chased away with stones and told to never come back.
Hamza managed to find a job in a printing outlet; however, his boss, a Muslim, fired him when he found out he was a follower of Christ.
During his time of need, Hamza turned to the church. In a recent interview with ICC, Hamza’s pastor explained the unfortunate situation:
“The first challenge is that Hamza was rejected from home, and he is now catering for himself, which makes it difficult since his income was sabotaged. Hamza is a good man and now serving in the youth ministry. Hamza is under good surveillance, and I pray that Hamza will get any help he desires and yearns for.”
What Hamza yearned for was his own printing and branding outlet, to enable him to be financially independent.
In early October, an ICC correspondent in Uganda set out to fulfill his request. Hamza was delivered his very own heat press machine, computer, and printer, as well as three months’ rent for his new workstation.
“I am out of words. I feel like crying,” Hamza told ICC through tears. “I don’t know how to express my gratitude towards ICC, but all I can say is, thank you for healing the pain I have carried ever since I gave my life to Jesus Christ.”
“May the good Lord bless everyone who is behind the fulfillment of my heart’s desire,” he continued. “This printing outlet is going to help so much in my life, but more so to spread the gospel of Jesus through sharing my testimony.”
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