Compass Direct News
(CDN) is reporting that a 15-year-old Christian girl in western Uganda
who lost the use of her legs after her father locked her in a room for
six months for leaving Islam has begun to take tentative steps.
Pictured: Susan Ithungu, holding her Bible, is slowly recovering
CDN says that Susan
Ithungu of Isango village, Kasese district, had been hospitalized since
September 2010 after neighbors along with police rescued her from her
father, Beya Baluku, who had given her hardly any food or water. In
March 2010, Susan had trusted Christ for her salvation – prompting her
father to threaten to slaughter her publicly with a knife.
who discovered that the girl was locked in a room with almost no food
or water notified authorities,” said the CDN story. “They took her to a
hospital on Sept. 6, 2010; she would not be discharged from hospital
care until Oct. 19, 2011.”
She now lives in a rented house in an undisclosed location.
have been paying the house rent and buying me food and clothing,” said
Susan, who added that she has forgiven her father. A member of the Bwera
Full Gospel Church in Kasese, Biira Dreda, left her own four children
under the care of her mother in order to look after Susan while she was
member of a Pentecostal church, Susan has begun to walk with support.
She cannot squat or stand upright because she lay on one side for such a
long time, besides suffering a bout of malaria.
SOURCE: Dan Wooding, ASSIST Ministries