Thursday, October 17, 2013

You Stole My Wife

Bundibugyo is just a few kilometers from the DR Congo border where war is driving Congolese families to seek refuge in Uganda. These Bundibugyo communities tend to be a happy mixture of nationalities, languages, and customs. I attribute this acceptance to recent memories of their own war-torn past resulting from the likes of rulers like Idi Amin and Joseph Koney.

Though one young pastor-refugee reported that after crossing the border, a Ugandan man took his wife. Very likely she felt that as a refugee her husband could no longer provide for her. Given the very practical nature of marriage in these East African village communities, her survival was surer in the hands of the Ugandan. The sad realities of life in such places.