Timaru was the first man attacked by the youth.
Timaru was the first man attacked by the youth.
Jul. 09, 2020 | Ethiopia

Orthodox Extremists Burn Down Full Gospel Church

[206] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Members of Full Gospel Church.

On March 10, a mob of several hundred Ethiopian Orthodox extremists assaulted three men at the Enewari Full Gospel Church and burned all buildings on the property. After destroying the church, the mob confronted evangelical believers at their homes and told them they would kill them if they left their houses. The Enewari Full Gospel Church is located in northern Ethiopia, where there is a strong Ethiopian Orthodox Church population. The Full Gospel Church had hosted a well-attended medical mission in March to serve the community, which greatly angered some of the extremists. When asked to intervene, authorities told the evangelicals that they should not have been preaching the gospel. Pray for the recovery of the three injured believers, and pray that other Christians in the area will maintain a bold witness in the city.

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  • I pray Lord thAt the believers in this church continue to meet and shine with the light of Christ. Let the persecutors see the faith in your children And turn them from persecutors to worshipers of Jesus. I pray Lord for full recovery of those injured in these acts of evil Are use for good.In Jesus precious name I pray amen.
    Bob G - USA
  • Father, I pray for truth in love to spread and fill Ethiopia. I pray that the eyes of the Orthodox church members will be opened to see you. Thank you for the courage of the believers of the Enewari Full Gospel Church. Let your light shine through them.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Father, please comfort my brothers and sisters in the full Gospel Church. Give them strength, courage, wisdom, protection, and provision. Help them forgive the persecutors and trust Jesus fully knowing that You are in control. May the Orthodox persecutors be convicted of sin and repent, fully turning to Jesus to be transformed. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Holy Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters of the Members of Full Gospel Church. Be their refuge in this time of persecution and trouble. May their love for You, and faithfulness be a light that draws those who need You out of darkness and into the light. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Father thank You for Ethiopia. Thank You for the Ethiopian church. I pray that You would have mercy on them., I pray for the quick recovery of injured believers and that You would empower the Christians in Ethiopia with Your Holy Spirit. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Dear God,May Your Spirit intercede.Please allow for love and peace between the people in this area.May what is broken down be gloriously rebuilt,in the sense of the injured people and the torn down buildings.May You fill these souls with divine strength,and turn hard hearts.Thank You.In Jesus'name,Amen
    Rae M - USA
  • Break down pride in the Orthodox Church, may they repent of following thier laws and not following in the love of Christ to fellow believers. Comfort, abide with and encourage the faithful in the Enewari Full Gospel church, help them, in the midst of tragedy reach out to Jesus and love those who harmed them. Give provision for a new church to meet.
    Michelle P - USA
  • Lord please help the believers who were hurt during this act of services. Strengthen this Christian community and help them continue to serve you during difficult times. Provide them with peace as the share your word and bring others to the church. End the persecution by authorities who would stop the movement of your word. Bless them mightily. Amen
    Joyce A - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray for these believers in Ethiopia and ask you to protect them and provide for their needs. Please help them to continue to show love and share the gospel as they are able. Draw many from this area into your kingdom. Help the injured to fully recover and spread the gospel to all the people there. Thank you, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Lord, I pray for my brothers and sisters in the Enewari Full Gospel Church. Give them hope and purpose to continue serving you in spite of this persecution. Give the the grace to love their enemies, and protect them from bitterness. I pray for full and quick recovery for those who have been injured.Use this event, Lord, for your kingdom's sake. Amen.
    Joe P - USA
  • Lord God, please help these men who have been hurt and persecuted by the Ethiopian Orthodox. It is so sad that fellow brothers and sisters would do this to someone who also believes. Please change the hearts of those Orthodox that committed this crime, help the authorities to do their jobs and help those assaulted, and strengthen Your church in Jesus
    Amy G - USA
  • God, I pray for each member of the Enewari Full Gospel Church. I pray they will not let the persecution and threats stop their efforts. I do also pray, Father, that you would protect each one and keep them safe. I ask for complete healing of those who were injured, and I pray for their attackers, who desperately need to repent and follow Jesus.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord please watch over your flock whoever or wherever they roam, may they have a right to follow you safely. Give them hope.give them peace and provision. And keep the evil away because the evil wrong doers have no say in what they do only you can control that

    Rachie S - United Kingdom
  • Lord God, may Your injured people be able to recover, and may their hearts be soft with forgiveness and love towards those who attacked them. May this persecution only strengthen and embolden Your people to continue proclaiming You, and may many see through the deception of the extremists and come to know You as You are.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Father we thank you LORD! For the lives of your sons and daughters in Ethiopia, especially for all the members of The full gospel Church, may you heal the 3 injured members and strengthen the whole Church in spreading the gospel of Christ allover Ethiopia and beyond in JESUS mighty name Amen!
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Dear Lord, I ask for total and complete recovery for those who were injured. I pray that the members of Full Gospel be empowered to continue to ne salt and light in their region. May they grow stronger inspite of the opposition. You are for them. Take what the enemy meat for evil,and turn it for good. In Jesus name. Amen.
    Fabiana C - USA
  • Lord God, I ask Your healing touch upon the injured believers, heal not only their bodies but their hearts as well. Give them Your love! Help the whole congregation forgive those who attacked them, destroyed the church & threatened them in their homes. You don't give them a spirit of fear! Keep them boldly proclaiming Your love & Salvation. Praise God!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Lord God, I ask Your healing touch upon the injured believers, heal not only their bodies but their hearts as well. Give them Your love! Help the whole congregation forgive those who attacked them, destroyed the church & threatened them in their homes. You don't give them a spirit of fear! Keep them boldly proclaiming Your love & Salvation. Praise God!
    Sharon C - USA
  • Father, I pray for the three believers who were injured. Help them to heal physically and emotionally. May they continue to be a bold witness in their city. Work in the hearts of those who are persecuting Christians, that they too would turn in repentance to you.
    Betty D - USA
  • Father God, how it must sadden You when those who believe in You attack others who believe in You! Something is very wrong! Please help all of us who think we are believers to know when we go down a wrong path in belief or behavior! I pray You will completely heal those attacked and guide the Full Gospel Church in what to do. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Rena B - USA
  • Dear Lord, please place a hedge of protection around the believers in this church and town. Encourage them to continue boldly speaking your word in a city that needs your salvation. Interrupt the activities of the extremists who want to deprive people of your love and salvation. Heal those who have been injured and give peace to the believers. Amen
    Joyce A - USA
  • Father God, Please heal those who were physically injured, and remove the emotional scars from all of these church members. Please send your Spirit to minister and guide them in powerful ways. Convict the officials and the extremists to stop the violence and the persecution. Open the hearts and minds of the people to accept your truth and love. Amen
    Liane F - USA
  • Lord we know that the people are the church, not the buildings. Keep the faith of these Christians strong and give them courage to continue sharing you with those around them and bringing them to salvation. Send your Holy Spirit to guide them and prepare the way for them despite the persecution they face. Heal those who were injured completely.
    Angie E - USA
  • Oh Father, please help those of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church to come to a faith and belief in Jesus Christ. May the two church groups have You in common. Help those who harmed the Full Gospel Church members to repent of their sin, and may they apologize to them personally. What satan means for evil, may You turn to good. Be glorified in this, Lord
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, bless these brothers and sisters and may they heal fully and be even more encouraged to serve and preach. May their work bear fruit for Your kingdom. May those who oppose them be convicted so they see their wickedness and great need of a Savior and turn and repent. In Jesus' Name.
    janie b - USA
  • Lord give these believers courage and expanded ministry. May their sad divisions with the Orthodox church cease as all turn to you for grace and reconciliation.
    Margaret 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
  • Lord, we lift to you these three dear servants of yours who were attacked. We pray for their healing and recovery. We pray for the ministry of the Enewari Church in the midst of the difficulty of persecution and opposition to the Gospel. Grant them courage and wisdom, and a boldness to continue the work to which you have called them. Amen.
    Sandy F
    Jim F - USA
  • Dear God, thank You for these precious saints of Yours. Please heal Timaru and the others who were attacked in mind, body, soul, and spirit. May other Christians in the area maintain a bold witness in the city, still showing Your love and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Please God bless the Full Gospel Church! In Jesus' Name. Thank You. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
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