Prayers for Erias
Erias Sekaziga is a 26 year old man from Kireka, Kampala who was attacked with acid in January of 2016. He was attacked by an unidentified person while on his way home from work and does not know the perpetrator’s motivation for the attack. Erias lost his ears instantly and later his right eye. He required a blood transfusion, which caused his right hand to swell due to blood clotting. He remains in severe pain and asks that people pray for his pain reduction. He believes prayers are what can save his life.
Prayers for Zalika
Zalika Nakakawa is a 56 year old woman who was attacked with acid in 2013. She was attacked by her friends due to land disputes.Due to the acid attack, she lost her right ear, which caused hearing problems. Her right arm also became fused with her body and her left arm has become lame. Rose (pictured with Zalika), from Good Samaritan Ministries, has helped care for her and brought her back to Mulago Hospital for a reconstructive surgery on her arm. The surgery was successful but Zalika still needs two more surgeries, one on her ear, and one on her neck, which after the acid attack, is fused with her chin. Zalika is from a Muslim background but now practices Christianity. She believes in the power of prayer and calls upon everyone to put her in prayers. She requests prayers specifically for a reduction in her pain (she is still experiencing severe pains in her arm and ear) and for the ability to get the corrective surgeries she needs for her ear and neck.
Listen to the impact of your prayers!
Translated from Lugala: “My name is Nakakawa Zalika aged 56. I was attacked with acid in 2014. After the attack, I lost one ear, was blinded in one eye, and the arm became stiff and paralyzed. I would like to thank all the doctors for the work they have done. I would also like to all people from different religious backgrounds for the prayers you have been sending to me. I am so happy. May God bless you.”