Congo: Christian woman testifies Jesus is her Shepherd after Islamic terrorists murder her family, abduct, torture, rape her
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has published the horrifying account of the most brutally violent Islamic persecution and unimaginable loss and pain endured by a Christian mother in Uganda who ultimately gives glory to Jesus as her Shepherd. ICC confirmed the organization was able to rescue the mother and child, and has helped them to start a new life in which they are healing physically and emotionally.
On March 20, 2022, Kahindo, 25, and her two-year-old daughter, Nuela, were abducted from their predominantly Christian village in Luna by Islamic terrorist members of the Alliance Defence Forces, ICC reports. Prior to taking Kahindo away to a militant camp in the forest, the terrorists brutally murdered her husband, two other children, two brothers, and both of her parents in front of her. “They killed over 30 people in our small village in Luna,” Kahindo told ICC in recounting her story. “They said that they wanted to kill all unbelievers because they have defiled the call of Allah and the teaching of Mohamed. My two children were shot dead while escaping and I could also see their little bodies crumpled on the ground. I was lying next to my husband’s dead body, pretending to be dead as well. I lay there for about 30 minutes as the rebels went on to kill my parents, brothers, and other villages.”
“I scooped the soil that was soaked in my husband’s blood, hoping to keep it as a reminder of him if I survived,” Kahindo continued. “They saw my body moving and they pulled me up from my husband’s body. They shouted that they had found a wife for their leader. So, they took me and my child away to the forest. They abused me for days.”
“There were many of us being held at the camp in the forest,” Kahindo said. “Those who did not cooperate were being shot dead or slaughtered. They were speaking Arabic words as they slaughtered them—one of them was taking a video. We were forced to sleep on dead bodies.”
Kahindo was able to escape when the Congolese army arrived and attacked the camp. She was ound a few days later and rescued by ICC, which set her up in a safe home and helped her start a small grocery business. “Thank you, I now have a shop of my own,” she says. “My child and I are now starting to see life from a different perspective,” Kahindo concludes. “We see the Lord as the Shepherd for all people and gracious to the widows and the orphans. We are slowly coming out of the bondage of emptiness after so much loss.”
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