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

[190] 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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  • 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
  • Father God, I pray for these two children, orphaned in such a violent way. Provide for all their needs and take good care of them. May they not grow up bitter or angry. Soften their hearts. Fill their hearts with love. Father them. May they grow up with the same kind of passion for the lost that their parents had. And bless their Grandma as well. IJNA
    Kevin R - USA
  • Dear Lord, We lift up our precious brothers and sisters in Cadeau. Please bless & comfort them, give them a miraculously strong assurance of your love for them and presence with them. We praise you for Kanyamanda and Odette, that they are now with you in Heaven. Dear Lord, please bring many in Cadeau and the nation to know and love you. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • I pray to you, our heavenly Father, who brings justice and mercy to the orphaned. I pray that you will help these children whose parents gave their lives for the sake of Christ. May they know you deeply themselves and be strong in the faith. Let your presence and provision be clear to them as we join together hearts praising you! Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father, It is hard to even think about this horrific murder of so many precious saints of yours who are now among the martyrs who gave their lives for the sake of Jesus and the gospel. I pray for these orphans who live with that memory. Protect and heal their minds and hearts. May they find homes where they will be loved and cared for.
    Betty D - USA
  • Father God, thank you for VOM supporting 4 children in DRC after the loss of their parents. Comfort the children and others as they mourn the loss of loved ones. I pray their remain strong and steadfast in their faith and witness for you, Lord. Bless them with safe places to live and protect them from further harm .
    Helen W - USA
  • O Lord only you can heal wounds that are so deep. Grant them great grace to not only forgive the ones who killed their parents but to witness to them of the gospel too. Encourage the whole church with your goodness and favor and protection and provision.
    Lori R - USA
  • Lord Jesus please help all those orphaned in the DRC & help them to become Christians & spread Your Good News. Amen
    James V - USA
  • Thank You Daddy for these missionaries who loved not their lives to death! Thank You for using VOM to take care of the children left behind. LORD continue to teach these children and grant them peace as Your word says they will be taught of the LORD and great shall be their peace!Daddy please uphold all believers in Cadeau and continue to comfort them!
    Cherechi E - Nigeria
  • Lord,
    Thank You for the missionaries who gave their lives so others may be saved and for these children. Thank You for VOM and the ability to help the children of martyrs. I pray for comfort for those who lost loved ones. Please provide for the needs of those who lost a pastor and those who lost their parents; may we know that we cannot outgive You.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for these orphaned children and the other Christians in Cadeau: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May they grow into strong people of God. Bring those who killed their parents to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I lift up my dear family. Would You bring healing to the trauma they have experienced. Minister to them grace, forgiveness, peace, & all they need. What the enemy meant for evil You will surely turn around to slap in his face! Romans 8:28 the lives of these survivors. may they all be reminded You have a purpose for them IJN.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Protect these orphaned children. Give them a heart for you to continue in their parents footsteps. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Karen C - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the orphaned children and others who survived the attack on their village in Cadeau. I pray that You cover them with Your protection, and Your Peace in their heartache and grief. Strengthen them so that they do not walk in fear. Guide them in Your Truth. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Michelle B - USA
  • Lord Jesus, come and put a stop to this violence and hatred. Establish Your Kingdom and Your people. Heal and give strength to these Congolese sufferers. May Your Name be exalted among them.
    Pam M - USA
  • Father God, please comfort and guard all hearts and minds of Your people in the Congo so that the truth and goodness of our Lord and Savior JESUS may continue to go forth. Convict the wicked and cowardly of these attacks that they will REPENT and turn to JESUS and away from false idols. Thank you Father. I ask it in the mighty name of Jesus.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Father, our hearts break for all these who mourn and these children whose parents were killed, and we pray You will comfort and continue to be a Father to the fatherless. Please heal grieving hearts and grant them Your peace. Be with their caregivers and guide them with compassion, wisdom and love. We ask their enemies hearts be brought to the Savior
    Gail M - USA
  • Dear Father, protect them, feed them, direct them. Give them your joy and give us the ability to help them through our prayers and our actions through Your will in Jesus' name.
    Chukwuma N - USA
  • Blessed Father, your children love you. Please restore joy to them. There is always hope in you and we are united with you in spirit.Lead us safely in this world until the time when we meet you in heaven.
    In Jesus name, Amen.
    Randy S - USA
  • Father, what a tragic and horrific event that happened to these in Congo. As they continue to suffer and to experience ongoing grief give them peace and continue to bring healing in both body, mind and spirit. Please minister to the orphans, helping them know that you are their heavenly Father who sees and cares for them. Give them faith they need.
    Vicki W - USA
  • God overwhelm your these orphans with your peace that passes understanding. Raise up individuals to nurture and care for them. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Father God, provide for these children of those who were martyred for their faith, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • I pray God that You will allow for the faith of these children's parents to be stirred up on the inside of them. Not to cause them to turn away from You, but be convinced that faith and trust in You is worth life or death with You. Thank You for those taking care of these children and may You encourage & comfort the church in Cadeau. In Jesus name Amen
    Miranda J - USA
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