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Prayers for Bogere


Bogere Swalik is a 23 year old man from from Jinja, Uganda who was attacked with acid in early 2016.  He was attacked by a man who wanted to take away his wife.  He has been in the hospital for seven months because the wounds are deep and severe.  His whole chest was burnt and his face, arms and body are swollen.   The attack also left him blind in his left eye.

Bogere’s wife takes care of him but otherwise, no one from his home visits him at the hospital.  The CERESAV team has been helping care for him as much as possible.  Bogere needs a lot of care in terms of food because his body is swollen due to lack of food.  He only gets food from the hospital once a day and the food which the hospital provides for patients is posho and beans and this cannot help his burnt body to regain the fresh skin.  In fact, his situation is worsening every day because his whole body is swollen.  The nurses are advising him to eat a lot of food containing proteins, fat and calories, for example eggs, milk, meat, and fish to enable the wounds heal very fast but he cannot afford them.

He needs a lot of prayers because last week he almost lost his life due to too much pain and over swelling of the body and next week he will undergo a surgery which is not easy.  Therefore he is requesting everyone outside there to support him physically, psychologically and spiritually.

My name is Bongere Swaliki aged 23, I was attacked on 23 Feb 2016 by my best friend over relationship issues and my right eye was blinded.  I would like to thank everyone who has helped in terms of prayers, food donation and medical support.


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  1. Victoria
    September 10, 2016

    Dear Bogere, I will pray for God’s divine grace upon your body and for nourishing food to give you strength and healing from your wounds. God bless you and keep you!
    Avon, OH USA

  2. Alan
    September 10, 2016

    I hope and pray that you get through this and your troubles will end

  3. Diane
    September 9, 2016

    Dear Bogere,
    I have been touched by your situation and by your strong faith. As well as keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, I have made a contribution to CERESAV’s ‘Meals Program’. It’s not much, I’m afraid, but I hope it will help a little.
    I look forward to hearing about you soon, when you are getting better and have had your skin-graft surgery.

  4. Stephen Courtauld
    September 9, 2016

    Dear Bogere,
    your courage streams out as an example of hope and your one eye seems to inspire forgiveness

  5. John Ghormley
    September 9, 2016

    Hi, Bogere, my name is John Ghormley and I live in Portland Oregon on the west coast of the USA. Since I heard about your being attacked several weeks ago, I’ve been praying for you each morning during my time of meditation. I know how important nutrition is to healing, so I’ve just made a modest donation to help your caregivers purchase and prepare for you the food you need to heal. I’ve heard about people like you in Uganda being attacked with acid. A man named Patrick, who is from Uganda, attends the Catholic parish in Portland that I also used to attend. Patrick was totally blinded by an acid attack and now needs assistance in getting around as a result. I sincerely hope and pray that your recovery can continue and that the pain you must be experiencing can diminish as your healing takes place! Blessings and prayers for you, my brother!

  6. Bunny
    September 9, 2016

    Dear Bogere,
    I’m glad to get this update about you. I continue to pray that you will be free from pain soon, that you will receive all the treatment and nourishment you need, and that you will find hope and courage in the midst of your hardship.

  7. John Hanes
    September 8, 2016

    Dear Bogere,
    You continue in my prayers – may the Good Lord grant you food for healing along with courage and strength. You are so special to Jesus.
    Love and God bless,
    John Hanes

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