We have been in constant prayer for the people in Uganda who were put on a 42-day lockdown over two weeks ago. Two days ago the lockdown was extended to a full lockdown except for agriculture. The schools are shut down and all the children are back in their homes. The situation in the capital city of Kampala with a population of over 3 million is critical. Some of the people that were able to leave the city went back to their villages. Obviously, the situation outside of the few larger cities are not as critical as far as food, but they are unable to get help with other issues, including medical needs. No work and now, no transportation for the people. In the city, for those that have any money, they can walk to a store and purchase and then have it transported to their home using a motorbike (boda boda), but they are not allowed to transport people. Presently, Pr. Martin walks 8 ½ kilometers to the store to purchase food, when he has money. Not a problem for most of the people, because they do not have money because no one has been able to work.
Many people have a sickness with a lung issue, even though the “covid” results are negative and the hospitals are full. Mandela Stadium is being used as a medical facility but the government has told the people there is a lack of oxygen. Pr. Martin said that they have put microphones on the outside of the church building at the Kibuli church in the ghetto slum to speak words of encouragement to the people. Please join us in prayer. Pr. Martin is trying to purchase some staples, like beans, so they can be rationed to the people. Please join with us to pray for the people.