A missionary couple were ambushed while driving from Uganda to Yei, in Southern Sudan. On Saturday 5 th of November, Collin and Hedvig Lee of International Aid Services (IAS) were ambushed by L.R.A. rebels. The missionaries were driving to Yei when their vehicle came under fire. Collin was severely wounded, shot in the neck and shoulder. Hedvig, who was heavily pregnant with their first child, was also wounded, but not as seriously.
They both walked on foot to Yei, for 6 –7 hours. Collin died in Yei on Sunday morning, 6 November, from wounds received. Hedvig is still bleeding and in a serious condition. By now she would have been airlifted to a hospital.
On Tuesday 8 November, a British citizen, Keith Steve Willis, was killed by L.R.A. terrorists. Mr. Willis was assisting the British and New Zealand Expedition team attempting the first complete ascent of the Nile River. Other members of the team were wounded, but escaped.
Please do pray for Hedvig Lee and her baby during this traumatic time. And please do also continue to lift up other missionaries in the area. Frontline Fellowship has a mission team in the area at this time, and they need our ongoing intercession.
MORU CHRISTIANS ATTACKED
The Moru Christians of Mundri County in Southern Sudan have appealed for intercession as their communities have come under repeated violent attack from Dinka tribesmen. The Dinka have been destroying the crops of the Moru subsistence farmers, polluting their water sources, destroying forests, looting church and mission property, terrorising local Christians, including beating, raping, torturing and murdering many innocent people. The assailants have included Dinka elements within the SPLA forces.
Numerous attempts have been made to address this crisis with the SPLA leadership, tribal leaders of the Dinka Bor, and the various civil authorities in Western Equatoria. However, so far without success.
For more details, see the Mundri community’s letter to the Western Equatoria State Governor:
Mundri Community's letter to the Western Equatoria State Governor
Please do pray for all the Christians and missionaries in Mundri County during this time of instability and heightened tensions.
“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2
Dr. Peter Hammond
P O Box 74