(International Christian Concern) – Two years ago, Dorika Kabuo and her four children were chased from their home by the one they called “protector and provider,” Dorika’s husband. This happened after Dorika and her children committed their lives to Christ and left Islam together.
While speaking with International Christian Concern (ICC), Dorika confided, “My husband of over 20 years turned violent against us when we converted to Christianity and joined the nearby evangelical church in Bwera, Western Uganda. The man we looked upon for love and care turned into a beast, beating me and my children daily because of our new faith in Christ Jesus.”
Sarah, one of Dorika’s children, remembers that time with pain and loss. She shared, “During that period, our father stopped paying for our school fees and taking care of us. He also used to beat us even without reason. He refused us to go to church, but we could sneak and go when he was away. If he learned that we were in church, he would pick his rubber whip and flog all of us.”
In Matthew 10:36, Jesus advised, “[A] man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”
“He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of me,” He said. “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me. He that findeth his life shall lose it, and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.”