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Pastor and Convert Drown During Baptism

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by Nicola Menzie, The Christian Post

A pastor and a recent convert he was attempting to baptize drowned before 200 witnesses last week at a dam in Eastern Uganda. According to local news reports, at least seven other deaths have occurred at the same dam, also while baptisms were being performed.

Several media outlets in Uganda have reported that a Pentecostal pastor of Redeemed Gospel Church lost his life along with a woman while performing her baptism before hundreds of other church members in the dam on Tuesday evening. Conflicting news reports list the pastor’s name as either Julius or Wilber Mukisa, and the female victim as Farida or Jennifer Mugolofa.

The Mugoya Dam, located in Nakalama village in the Iganga district, is reportedly a popular choice for Christian baptisms, despite other believers having lost their lives in its waters performing the same rite.

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