Many of those who fled have ended up in refugee camps like this one. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)
Many of those who fled have ended up in refugee camps like this one. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)
May. 18, 2018 | Central African Republic

Christians Attacked by Seleka Muslim Rebels

[207] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Severin Bassala and Family.

Severin Bassala, who served as an elder in his church, was sleeping in a field at his farm on Dec. 5, 2013, when Seleka Muslim rebels attacked his village. The rebels went house to house, breaking down doors and stealing whatever they could find. Prior to the attack, the rebels had received information about which homes belonged to Christians. Since Severin was at his farm, he was unable to protect his family when the rebels entered his house. They nearly killed his wife by stepping on her chest. Severin returned to his home after the attack and took his family to a refugee camp in Bangui, the nation’s capital. They remained in the camp until the government closed it in 2017. Unable to return to their destroyed home, Severin and his family moved in with a Christian brother.

Write your own prayer for Severin Bassala and Family

  • Praise you Lord for the Christian brother who has taken Severin and his family to live with him. Lord, please bring dreams and visions of you to the Seleka Muslim rebels who attacked the village so all may come to know You as the Way, the Truth and the Life making CAR a safer place for everyone to live. In the mighty, holy and powerful name of Jesus.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Praise you Lord for the Christian brother who has taken Severin and his family to live with him. Lord, please bring dreams and visions of you to the Seleka Muslim rebels who attacked the village so all may come to know You as the Way, the Truth and the Life making CAR a safer place for everyone to live. In the mighty, holy and powerful name of Jesus.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Help these saints escape death and live for you, eternally. Grant them your love, joy, peace, patience, hope, and faitfulnesss. Bring millions to Jesus through them.
    Mark M - USA
  • Our Father, thank You for the lives of Severin Bassala and his family. Please heal his wife's chest and help them to find a house called home. Please meet their needs. Let them live and work for You. Please send calls of faith to Seleka muslim's and save them. Let them know sin, righteousness and judgement. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Merike O - Finland
  • Father, You know that as frail humans we have basic needs like clothing, shelter, and food. Please provide as you did with the loaves and fish. Bless the persecuted with strong and courageous faith that witnesses to those working for the enemy. Remind them that as Paul stated, this is nothing to the rewards that they will receive for being faithful.
    Cathleen W - USA
  • Father, we pray not only for Severin and his family, but also for all the other families who have been affected by the closing of the refugee camp. Thank You that he has a place with his brother, and bless the brother for receiving him and his family. Open up a place for all who are still without a place to live. Bless Your suffering Church in the CAR.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Severin Bassala and the other believers in Central African Republic who choose to follow You despite the great costs. I pray that You will strengthen him and other refugees in their faith as they endure this harsh treatment. Please demonstrate to others how much You care and provide for those who faithfully follow You.
    Lysander S - USA
  • I pray for the Bassala family, whose suffering You know completely. May they know Your comfort, physical and emotional healing, and power to forgive. May they walk forward in hope and joy and see Your physical provision of a home and a job. Please protect them from future attacks and transform those who seek to destroy Your church.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for Severin Bassala & his family. Provide for, strengthen & restore them now. Move in the lives of all Your people who have suffered at the hands of these rebels to forgive & find rest in You. Bring peace to their hearts & land. Bring repentance & salvation to their enemies, in Jesus name, Amen.
    Jill T - USA
  • Help family rebuild and have a better and bigger and more beautiful home.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord we thank you for Severin, his family and other Christian families in CAR. Please protect and restore them, heal their wounds and let their faith not wane and in all of these, let them see and feel your love. Pls raise help for and grant them the grace to continue to serve and trust you, and through them, let more souls be won to you in Jesus name.
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Father, bless, heal & deliver Severin & his family. Provide for all of their needs. Bless those who are helping them. Protect all of them from additional attacks. Strengthen their faith & allow their light to shine in the darkness, Amen.
    Donna S - USA
  • Dear FATHER GOD JESUS CHRIST, (Isaiah 9:6)

    Please saturate Your Church with Your HOLY SPIRIT , AMEN. (Luke 11:13)
    eric H - USA
  • Dear Lord, please soften the hearts of those that wish to persecute Your believers. Help them to see that Christians are not a threat to them--and that justice should prevail for all. Please send protection, peace, an even stronger faith, and comfort for these victims and for those who wish to spread the Good News in the Name of Jesus, Amen.
    Betty A - USA
  • Heavenly Father we thank you for this family and that you deliver the needy when they cry to you. Thank you for delivering them out of the hand of the wicked. Thank you for setting the solitary in families and for delivering them from their 69&70
    Julie C - USA
  • Thank you for the Christian brother that took in Severin and his family. Keep Severin's faith strong. Help him to find a place and help him to prosper. In Jesus' name. Amen
    Reatha G - USA
  • Father, please provide for this family and give them wisdom and guidance at this time.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father help Severin and his family find a good place to live and grow in their love and faith for You. Make a place for them, Lord. And heal the memories and the hurts and use it for your good. Amen
    Carol R - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless Severin Bassala & his family, and all our Christian brothers and sisters there. Give them strong faith & knowledge of you and your love for them. Comfort them for their losses, Lord. We ask that your kingdom come, Lord. You are mighty. Praise you Lord. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Dear Lord, thank you for providing for Severin and his family. Thank you for the Christian brother. Provide for him a new home and community where Your name can be shared with others. Where loss has occurred, please bring gain. Move in CAR and draw many to You, Jesus. Reveal Your continued plan for this family. Make Your love and purpose known.
    Peg B - USA
  • Father, I pray for this man and his family. I pray your love is felt by them and that they know you have not forgotten them. I pray you go before them and provide for them. Speak to the hearts of those who did this. Open their eyes.
    polly c - USA
  • Keep your son, Severin Bassala & his Family as Your Special Representative even in this most trying times, Lord Jesus. Convince him that he & his household will always be under Your loving care.
    You said, "... though we walk thru the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil, for Thou are with us..." We pray Your words embrace & hold him firm
    rian P - Philippines
  • Thanks Lord for providing a home for this family. Please fill them with love and mercy for their attackers. That they will see Like Jesus saw. Please Lord, Please give them this perspective.
    Please also touch the hearts of the attackers. That they will have open eyes to see the truth and a deep knowledge of what they have done.
    Piet K - Netherlands
  • Father God,
    Praise You for protecting Severin, his wife, and family, and providing a home for them. Help then them remain firm in their faith, and strengthen them, and protect them. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Debbie D - USA
  • Please Dear Lord help Severin and his family find a new life and home in the near future. Keep him strong, brave and faithful as also his wife and family through all this trying time.
    Annalou W - USA
  • I pray for Brother Severin Bassala & his family, & other Christians there, that You shower them with Your glory Lord, wisdom, speedy healing, love, joy, peace, abundant provision, protection, much fruit in Christ, that those persecuting Christians there will come to Christ & join in worshiping Him, in Jesus' mighty name, thank You Lord, amen!
    Sheela G - USA
  • I praise God for His keeping you and your family safe. it must be almost unbearable to live under such persecution. but God is faithful. cling close to Him and He will care for you. it will be all over soon. Christ Jesus is coming back soon and we will be transported to heaven to live with Him forever.
    Donald F - USA
  • Father God, in these stressful times, I thank You for the church and the love of Christ that enables us to help one another. Please provide greatly for Severin's family and all refugees. Let the power of Your Spirit lead them where they need to go. Assure them that their home is forever with You. I thank you in Jesus' name who lives forever.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    These events happened over a year ago although I am sure they are still struggling to find safe places to worship Your Word safely. I pray that they and all the other Christians in that area. Keep them supplied with Bibles, Food, Water and clothing with permanent dwellings. Help them love one another as You love us. Envelope them in You.
    Mary L - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I thank You for the Christian who is helping Severin & his family. I pray for Severin & his family: Protect, provide for, guide, strengthen & encourage them. May they remain strong in faith & be able to rebuild their lives. Bring the attackers to repentance. I pray these things for others facing similar situations. In Jesus' Name. Am
    Lisa D - USA
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