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Bad Things, Tough Beliefs in Third World

Terry Mattingly

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Believers often wrestle with tragedy and death on the Mukono campus of the Uganda Christian University.

Families are large and disease common, affecting young and old. Terrorism and tribal conflicts in this culture often lead to violence, injury and death.

"Someone will say, 'My brother died last night,' and he will say it as a simple statement of fact," said Father Stephen Noll, vice chancellor of this Anglican Church of Uganda school. "Someone may report that a particular student will not be returning to class because he was killed in an ambush by the 'Army of God.' "

It took time for Noll to adjust, after leaving his post as dean of an American seminary to help support the growing churches in Africa. He watched the faithful face so much pain and loss without losing faith in a compassionate and just God.

Read the entire article on the Terry Mattingly website (new window will open).

Posted: 17-Jan-05



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