The two children now live with their grandmother.
The two children now live with their grandmother.
Jun. 25, 2020 | Congo, Democratic Republic of the

VOM Supports Orphans of Martyrs

[212] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Orphaned Children.

VOM is supporting four children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) whose missionary parents were killed by Muslim extremists. On the night of Oct. 16, 2014, Islamists attacked Cadeau and a neighboring village in the DRC, killing the missionaries and 11 members of their church. The missionaries, Kanyamanda and Odette, were sent by a Congolese denomination to plant a church in the remote Pygmy village of Cadeau. But that October night, extremists intent on establishing an Islamic government in the region came to the missionaries’ home, dragged them from their bed and killed them with machetes. The Islamists also killed the village chief and 15 others, mostly church members. Those who survived the attack continue to mourn the loss of their pastor and his wife as well as the others who died. Pray for these orphaned children and the other Christians in Cadeau.

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  • Our Father, thank You for helping orphaned children in Congo You know many families divided in various countries because they could not stay. Please bless and protect and reunite families. In the name of Jeesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Father,
    Thank You for the Christians of the DRC. Please draw the survivors near to Your heart and strengthen them, and give them Your peace. I pray for protection over them and that You'd stir in the hearts of the extremists and others who are lost. Please cause them to seek You.
    In Jesus's Name I pray
    Taylor C - USA
  • Lord I am grieved with the orphaned children of this village and I weep with them losing their parents to violence and hatred. I ask for healing and hope and help with the trauma they are working through. I pray Your Holy Spirit would tend to their wounds and bind up their broken hearts. I pray for a restoration and a peace that only Jesus can bring.
    Joy H - USA
  • For all those persecuted for the lords work and to all our brothers and sisters in the lord i pray when you all pass away you may R I P this to me dose not only mean rest in peace but intended to mean by prayer risen in peace at the time of the resurrection of the dead to live forever this time this is my prayer for all those in JESUS love your all
    Themis K - Australia
  • Lord God, thank You for protecting these children's lives. Please continue to guide and lead them safely through life. Bless those who bless them. Bring comfort to them and all those mourning the precious lives lost. In Jesus' Name. Much thanks. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Help these orphans adopted their own families.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Oh God, we weep with our brothers and sisters who weep. We pray that You, God of all comfort, will comfort those who have such grave losses of homes and loved ones. We pray for those who suffered these great traumas, that You will heal their minds and spirits. That You will restore their souls by the love of Christ. That they will be able to forgive.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord, we mourn with the body of Christ in the DRC for these martyred missionaries back in 2014. We ask for the surviving orphans to be cared for and discipled. We ask for these survivors to be bold followers of Jesus in that Pygmy village of Cadeau. We pray for these believers to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves before their persecutors.
    Matt B - USA
  • Lord God, I pray for the orphaned children of the DRC. I pray that you would give them Your peace as well as courage and strength to forgive their parent's murderers. Be with both the children and Christians of Cadeau for Your precious Name's sake.
    Hosaena C - USA
  • Lord, I lift these orphaned children to you & pray that they are well cared for until the day they can care for themselves. Place a hedge of protection around them. Interrup the adversary to do further harm & squashed his efforts. Please bless those providing care for them during this time of need & comfort their hearts in the name of Jesus Christ.

    Joyce A - USA
  • Dear Lord
    We pray for these precious children and place them in Your care. You are their loving Father even in this time. Comfort them and all those who are grieving in this village. Take away the horrible images and sounds of that night from their minds. Replace them with Your love and peace. Cover them in Your wings and give them rest. In Jesus, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Lord please comfort and bless these believers during their time of loss. Keep them ever mindful that they will be together with the ones they loved and loss when you return for your church. Until that time help them stand strong in the faith and may the continue to win others to your love. Thank you for giving us the hope as an anchor for our souls.
    Joyce A - USA
  • Lord, I pray for these children who are orphaned because of radical extremism. Give them your peace and love. Protect them from bitterness, and may the legacy of their parents live through them. Use VOM mightily as they reach out to love and care for innocent victims. Thank you Lord.
    Joe P - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus, I do pray that Your comfort and grace and peace would fill the lives of these children, and all those who mourn the deaths of those they love. May these children learn to trust You and hold to Your promises in the midst of an evil world, and may they have loving caregivers who can help them grow and develop in You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord I lift up the orphans to you. Heal them of their hurt. Send your Holy Spirit to them to give them comfort, peace, strength and courage. Send Christians to them to provide for them physically and spiritually. Teach them forgiveness so they can teach others to forgive and come to salvation. Provide boldness and courage to them to rebuild
    Angie E - USA
  • Dear Lord Jesus, we come to You with an impassioned plea to gather these orphans to Your breast and hold them close. Sustain them through the loss of their missionary parents. Please don't let their deaths be in vain, but help the children understand one day what their parents died for and be willing to follow in their footsteps. In Your name amen.
    Laura K G U - USA
  • Please help these children to have a heart of forgiveness for their attackers. Please give them peace and they are missing their parents. Give Your peace to those who survived the attacks. Bless those who love and serve You in Cadeau. Please, bring a great awakening to the Congo.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray that you would comfort your people and heal deep wounds of fear and despair. Set them free in the name of Jesus to minister to others in your name and share the good news of Jesus Christ to as many as possible. Draw people into your kingdom through their stories and through the gospel message. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, I pray for Your people in Cadeau. Thank You that You are building Your church in that place. Lord Jesus, You have overcome the enemy. Give strength and courage to your people. I pray especially for the comfort, care, protection and provision for the children whose parents were killed. Let them stand fast. Shine the light of the Gospel.
    Brian E - USA
  • Father, I can't imagine the hate. Lord, help this village and those who lost loved ones to heal, comfort them. Touch those children, help them to forgive and not become bitter. Remind them of who you are and your love for them. Someday this is going to be over, and we are going home. Speak to the hearts of those who did this. Pour out your Spirit.
    polly c - USA
  • Dear Lord, please provide for these children. Give them even more faith to stand fast int he face of persecution. Please give them wisdom on how to handle each situation as it arises. Keep them close to You. Bless those that are trying to care for them.
    Betty A - USA
  • Lord, I pray for these orphaned children and the other Christians in Cadeau. Praying for all who have suffered the loss of their Pastor and others in such a horrific way. Give them comfort and peace. May these Christians band together in love and support of each other. Help them as they minister to each other. Give them the ability to forgive and heal.
    margaret m - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You for Kanyamanda and Odette and the witness to Christ they have been. I pray for those who have been left behind, mourning. Father, will You continue to work through this pastor's life to encourage his church to follow You with all of their heart. Guide them by Your Spirit, put before them open doors, and encourage their hearts.
    Karen K - USA
  • Lord Jesus please continue to walk hand in hand with these precious children. Please protect them from a spirit of bitterness, fear, and revenge, guiding them in every situation they may face as time passes. Please Lord, provide and speak to their hearts. Heal their hearts, in Jesus' name, and let them not grow weary in faith. Amen
    Bre D - USA
  • Father, we thank you for caring for the children orphaned by this attack on your workers. How can we go on against such violence without your help? Provide for their needs, food and shelter, and lift them up spiritual to find healing and salvation from the terror of the attack. May their attackers be ashamed of their actions and drawn to Jesus quickly.
    Brad H - USA
  • The Islamist cult is a major Antichrist in the world today. It is our duty as Christians to ask GOD, the creator of all, to rebuke the demonic angel who is in charge of this Antichrist and also the hard line leaders, who teach and enforce this abomination against our SAVIOR. In the name of CHRIST JESUS I pray.
    Bobby C - USA
  • Lord,
    I Thank You for the healing that is still taking place now for these believers and orphan children. Heal there minds and hearts continually. Give them peace in replace of the anguish and terror they have witnessed. Cover them all in Jesus blood. Give them strength where they are weak. You are GOD!!! Be might in all there lives. In Jesus name Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Thank you, Heavenly Father, for giving these orphan children a home where they are loved. We pray for all the orphans and families in the DRC who suffer because of those who serve the evil one. We know You desire that all will come to know our Savior, and ask that you soften minds and hearts of these lost souls.
    Meg K. P - USA
  • Lord heal with beautiful comfort & grace these orphaned children.Let their delight be in You for you will never leave them nor forsake them.Let them rest in joyful hope as you attend to their needs & raise them up to be used by You.Let their testimony be strong & full of mercy as they have been given mercy.Do not waste their heartache but use it fully.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father, thank You for the people in the Congo. Please have mercy on them. Please have mercy on the church in the Congo. Please protect and keep safe those Christians who are there, please send Your angels to defend them. I pray for the orphaned children that You would care for them and all the Christians suffering please send Your Holy Spirit.
    Kia W - USA
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