Evangelists in Burkina Faso baptist a new believer.
Evangelists in Burkina Faso baptist a new believer.
Nov. 14, 2019 | Burkina Faso

Evangelist Attacked by Armed Gunmen

[323] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Yaya and Family.

Two armed men forced an evangelist in northern Burkina Faso out of his house one night recently. When they led Yaya outside, he managed to escape into the darkness as the men shot at him several times. His wife and children are staying with relatives, while Yaya has fled to a different town. Islamists have increasingly targeted Christians in the region, attacking churches and killing several pastors recently. Pray for Yaya’s wisdom as he determines how to continue his ministry.

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  • Dear Lord, May Jesus Name be praised in Burkina Faso! May these brothers & sisters grow & prosper in their faith & witness to the lost. Help Yaya to the place you have just for him & his family. Protect & provide for the believers there. Give them courage & hope, as we all wait for Jesus return. amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Lord send your Holy Spirit to the Yaya & family to give them hope, strength, wisdom, courage, forgiveness, love, boldness & peace. Use them to bring their persecutors to salvation. Send people & resources to them to provide for their needs & teach them to grow in their faith to continue spreading Your salvation to those around them.
    Angie E - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please bless and keep an evangelist who was attacked in Burkina Faso by armed gunmen. Please protect his family and guide him into deciding what is best for him to do in continuing his evangelistic work in the region. Grant to him and his family Your peace, in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, please bless and keep an evangelist who was attacked in Burkina Faso by armed gunmen. Please protect his family and guide him into deciding what is best for him to do in continuing his evangelistic work in the region. Grant to him and his family Your peace, in Jesus' Name, amen.
    Barbara B - USA
  • Dear God,Thanks that Yaya was able to escape.Comfort and strengthen him as he processes.Watch over his wife and kids and don't let him be cut off from them.Bless him and others with healing and joy as they process these attacks and mourn(dead RIP)and give them wisdom in their ministry.Bring the attackers to healing in Christ.Thank Ye.In Jesus' nameAmen
    Rae M - USA
  • Dear heavenly Father, I pray that You continue to uphold Yaya and his family in these trying times. Heal them if they are sick, strengthen them if they are weak, comfort them if they are fearful, protect them if they are in danger and help them to grow bold in their knowledge of You from Your Word and to shine with Your glorious gospel light! Amen!!!
    Caroline O - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I do pray that You would strengthen and help Yaya and his family. May they be unified with one another, and have wisdom to determine what to do next. Please enable him to boldly and clearly proclaim Your truth, and may many hear and come to know You through his ministry. May he and his family be guarded by Your peace.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Maker of the Universe and everything in it. Protect,prosper, and guide Your servant Yaya. Bless him physically , emotionally, and with this world's goods that he may proclaim Jesus to the masses. Bless his family while he is away from them. Use this horrible tragedy to bring glory to Your name.
    David C - USA
  • Father God let your hand be upon Yaya and his family to keep him from harm. Holy Spirit only you have all the answers for the direction he must take to move ahead in spreading the gospel. Let him hear your voice as you guide him in your ways.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father please bless Yaya, give him wisdom and how to proceed with his ministry and I asked you to reunite him with his family and make a way for him to provide for them and still do his work as an evangelist in Jesus name amen
    William S - USA
  • Father, thank You that YaYa and his family are safe for now. Comfort and strengthen them in their separation and protect them, as well as other believers, from evil. Comfort the hearts of those who are mourning at this time and may Your church there sense Your Presence. Grant them wisdom as how to proceed at this time so others may hear the Gospel
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for Yaya and his family. Protect them from the evil one and let the workers of Satan be stopped. Let them see the Light of Christ and be saved. Thank You for sparing Yaya's life. May he lead many more people to know Your Love.
    In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Thank you Father for sparing Yaya's life and for protecting his family during this difficult time. We pray that you please guide him with wisdom and Truth and how you want him to continue to serve you and bring others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Please put favor for him into the hearts of his neighbors. Thank you Lord. In Jesus's name, amen.
    Samantha H - USA
  • Oh give thanks unto the Lord for he is good, thank you for your wisdom in this scenario , that Yaya life has been speared, cover him and his family under your wings, and Sheila them from danger, providesafe haven for them to practice their faith, and continues his Evangelical work, help make him to be bold and lean on you for guardience and wisdom
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Thank you for Yaya and his family and the gift of their faith. Protect them. Provide for all their needs. Comfort and strengthen them. Show them Your power and glory at work so that all who surround them will come to faith in You as their Savior. Stop the attacks. Allow Your peace to rule over all so that many will become Christ followers.
    Janet A - USA
  • Help our brother and his family.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Praying for your wisdom in the difficult time. We have prayed daily for your country at my job. I ask God to cause the church to flourish and grow even more because of your country's persecution. May you and your family be strengthened! In Jesus name
    Shannon J - USA
  • Holy Father, protect Yaya and his family from the extremists who wish to harm them. Open Yaya's heart to Your will for his life. Give him courage and strength for whatever comes his way. May his faithfulness to You be a light drawing others from darkness to the light of Jesus and the salvation He offers. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
    1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV
    Lord please shower Yaya with your grace and favor in face of persecution.
    Rob S - USA
  • Father, please protect Yaya and his family. I pray they will be reunited soon. Please continue to guide and use him. In Jesus Name, amen
    Debbie M - USA
  • Praise to You Father my brother is safe. Two evil men could not contain one righteous one!! May he & his whole family stay safe covered under Your mighty wing. Ps 91. Please let Yaya hear Your voice telling him which way to turn & how to continue the ministry. TY that he & his family are growing closer to You each day, in boldness too. Lift upother
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear LORD God, thank You for Yaya and his dear family. Please grant him wisdom as he determines how to proceed with his minsitry. Your will be done in all things. Please protect Yaya, his family and all Your people in that area. May the Islamists tire of violence and hatred and be brought to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without You John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Father rescue this family from perverse and evil men. Strengthen and protect them from the evil one. Let them conduct themselves with wisdom toward outsiders. Let your word spread rapidly and be glorified. Let them be strengthened with all power according to your glorious might for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience. Give them your peace.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Dear Lord we lift up Yaya to You. He is your disciple and is attempting to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to this in his village. Please give him wisdom and discernment to know if he should stay in this village and show his neighbors the love of Christ or if it is a town from which he need to shake off its dust and go to preach elsewhere.
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord God- we thank you for Yaya's escape. Show him what you would have him do at this point in his journey with you. Thank you for protecting his family. I pray for your wisdom for Yaya. In Jesus' Holy name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Father I thank you for the knowledge of these tragic happenings in Burkino Faso. I pray for the safety of all believers in you that face such persecution. I lift my little Constantine and her family up to you especially as this is where they live. Place a hedge of protection around them and all of your children in this place. Guide Pastor Yaya Lord!!
    Jackie S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Yaya & his family: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Give Yaya wisdom in keeping up his ministry; bring his attackers & other area extremists to repentance. May Yaya be able to see his wife & children again. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I lift Yaya and his family up to your throne of grace. May they look to you for wisdom, faith, strength, perseverance, and love. May they know deep in their hearts that you will never leave nor forsake them. Lord, hold them. Thank you.
    Gerelda L - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please grant Yaya the wisdom to know how to continue his ministry. Make a way where there seems to be no way. Open doors for him and his family that they may be back together again. Oh Lord, give the Islamists dreams and visions of You that they will seek out Yaya for answers. Meet their every need Lord. In Jesus Powerful Name, Amen.
    Brenda C - USA
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