June 3 - Martyred Saints of Uganda
At first the King of Uganda supported and even protected the white priests, who were evangelizing the country. But the king was later scared thinking that perhaps the priests would interfere with his slave business. So he tried to push them away. Upon his death the king was succeeded by Muanga, who was an avid friend of Christians, but things changed because he had a prime minister that was extremely hostile toward Christianity. Things worsened when the king himself attempted to abuse, in a dishonest manner, the young men who were at his service. When they refused, Muanga ordered the persecution of Christians. It quickly spread throughout the country and it is unclear how many were martyred.
Have you experienced disappointments with your own friends? What would you be unwilling to give up even if it puts your friendship at risk?