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

[216] prayers in [18] 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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  • May you bless the ill and harmed with healing and medical attention dear Lord Jesus. Provide all they need and bless those doing the harm for the benefit of all. Let others preach the face and proclaim what was done for the greater glory of the kingdom in heaven, amen.
    Angela L - 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 I grieve with my brothers and sisters and pray for Your hope to sink deep into their hearts. I pray Lord for healing for the wounded and faith for the weary. I pray for many to come to know You and see Your goodness in the land of the living. I pray Father for Your heart to hold them and touch them deeply. I pray for the extremists to see You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, We ask that You will bring great conviction of sin in the hearts of those who profess Your name and who attack their brothers and sisters in Christ whose worship style differs from theirs. What a blot on the Christian message, and Christ's declared desire that there should be unity in the Body of Christ. Please heal those who were attacked.
    Toni D - USA
  • Help heal the divide between Christians so we both can serve Christ.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Father, heal those who were injured physically and emotionally. I pray this would cause their faith to grow. I pray you rebuke any fear that Satan may try to inflict upon them and the other church members. Give your children wisdom and boldness in dealing with those who oppose them. I pray you would speak to the hearts of those who have done this.
    polly c - USA
  • Father my heart yearns for the Freedom my brothers & sisters in Christ should have. You are a God of Law & Justice. I bind the demons that are stirring up strife and attacks against them in Jesus Name. And I loose Your Protection and Divine upon this church. Help them to be a light for Christ. Do exceedingly abundantly more than they can ask Jesus!
    Sam C - USA
  • Father, protect the believers of the Enewari Full Gospel Church. Grant them boldness and grace to forgive their attackers and declare their commitment to Jesus alone. Convict local officials of their partiality against these followers of Christ and bring justice to bear if at all possible against these attackers. Please heal the injured believers.
    Matt B - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for the members of Full Gospel Church. We know that the church is not the building, but the people. Keep them strong! Heal those injured and convict those who have caused harm. I pray that this would not wear the believers down, but fill them with courage and strength! May all know that darkness cannot over come Your Light! Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • dear father, i pray for the speedy recovery of your children in ethiopia . please heal their souls and bodies and give them strength. please keep our sisters and brothers safe and guide them to evade their persecutors. may they safely share the gospel with many others. i thank you for all of them and their courage. in jesus , amen
    esther l - Germany
  • 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
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