Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Uganda bomb blasts kill at least 74

I'm sure you've already heard about this. I can't quite believe it! Here's a map of Kampala showing where the bombing at the Rugby club took place.
If I were in Kampala during the world cup final, that's likely where I would have gone to watch it. It's right between a huge shopping centre and the hostel I sometimes stayed at, and I've passed it many times in a taxi.
This is a huge tragedy, and please don't be tempted to dismiss it because it's far away and nobody you know was hurt. It's a very real place with very real people and I can be certain that friends of my friends were hurt and I'm scared that the hospitals won't be able to deal with this influx of critical patients. Please pray for resources, resilient doctors and no power failures and that , as a friend of mine put it, "God [will] give us the wisdom to act wisely through this and to be strong as Ugandans together".

*Update* I was right. Nate was a friend of a friend who worked with invisible children, an NGO working with child soldiers in Northern Uganda. Please pray for his family and co-workers as they deal with the loss of a hard worker and friend.

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