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Friday, July 16, 2010

Much-loved Ugandan pastor among dead in Kampala World Cup terror blast

By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries

KAMPALA, UGANDA (ANS) -- A much-loved Ugandan pastor was amongst those killed in last Sunday’s terror blasts that ripped through two locations while people were watching the World Cup final game on television

Peter Mutabazi and his wife Alice

He was Peter Mutabazi who pastored a local Pentecostal church at Bwaise, in the suburbs of Kampala.

The pastor was amongst the 76 people who were killed, while hundreds were injured.

“On that fatal night, Peter and some visiting American missionaries were seated in the Ethiopian Restaurant where they had gone for dinner and also to watch the World Cup Final,” said Alex Mitala, General Overseer, National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches in Uganda.

“Al Shabaab, a terrorist group of extreme Islamic Somalis, claimed responsibility for the bomb blast in which Peter died and also five of the missionaries were seriously injured. The same group are believed to be connected to Al Qaeda.

“Peter left behind Alice, his widow and five children. His burial took place on July 13th, in Mpigi District Central Uganda, where I originally planted that local church and later handed it over to P.A.G mission. We shall all miss Peter.”

On his Facebook page, Peter Mutabazi wrote, “We live in one of the biggest slums of Kampala the capital city of Uganda.”

Now his many friends in that slum area will be mourning the untimely death of their friend.

For more information about his work, please visit www.bpcministries.org


Dan Wooding, 69, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 46 years. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS). He was, for ten years, a commentator, on the UPI Radio Network in Washington, DC., and now hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on KWVE in Southern California and which is also carried on the Calvary Radio Network throughout the United States. The program is also aired in Great Britain on Calvary Chapel Radio UK. Wooding also a regular contributor to The Weekend Stand on the Crawford Broadcasting Network, and a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 192 countries. He is the author of some 44 books. Two of the latest include his autobiography, “From Tabloid to Truth”, which is published by Theatron Books. To order a copy, press this link. Wooding, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, has also recently released his first novel “Red Dagger” which is available here


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