Mount de Sales to hold prayer service for student injured in Uganda bombing

Mount de Sales student Emily Kerstetter and her grandmother were injured during a July 11 bombing in Uganda.

Courtney Gahagan, Mount de Sales’ director of communication, said they were in the African country doing mission work there. Although school officials knew they were injured, Gahagan said few details were immediately available.

“We’re so grateful,” Gahagan said. “We just ask that everybody keeps Emily and her grandmother in their prayers for a speedy recovery.”

The New York Times reported July 11 that three bombs exploded simultaneously that day in a synchronized attack inside the Ugandan capital of Kampala. More than 50 people were believed to be dead in the aftermath of an attack timed to the climax of soccer’s World Cup.

The school was to hold a prayer service for Kerstetter and her grandmother July 14 in Mount de Sales’ chapel at 1 p.m.

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