Pastor Negus was killed by anti-government rebels.
Pastor Negus was killed by anti-government rebels.
Sep. 24, 2020 | Ethiopia

Anti-Government Rebels Kill Pastor

[207] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Pastor Negus's family.

A pastor in western Ethiopia was murdered after he refused to give money to a rebel group. Pastor Negus, in ministry for 20 years, was from a small town in the West Elega Zone of the Oromia region. A rebel group called the Oromia Liberation Front (OLF) approached the pastor in November 2019 and asked the pastor for monetary assistance. They also directed him to tell his congregation to provide money and food to their cause. Though Pastor Negus knew the OLF was known for killing those suspected to be pro-government or those who do not help them, he refused to let them use the church for political purposes. The rebels killed him instantly. His children, ranging from ages 5 to 18, and his wife have since been supported by local believers Pray for their family and for the faith of believers in that area to remain strong.

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  • Dear God,
    You are so good all the time. Please wrap Your loving arms all around Pastor Negus' family and may they find joy, peace and comfort in You. May they have strong faith in You. I thank You that they are alive. I thank You that You are faithful. May Your will be done in the blessed name of Jesus that I pray in, amenn
    Ife K - United Kingdom
  • Lord I pray for the family Of this pastor that you would continue to provide for them and give them strength and hope and faith all in Jesus name. I pray that You would keep them safe and they would know your presence father in such a difficult time as this. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Please Lord please bless and comfort this precious family and please continue to abundantly provide for them. Please Lord I pray that these murderers would be brought to legal justice and repent and turn to You. In the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Father, I pray for this pastor's family. Comfort them and help them to remain faithful, to forgive those who did this. I pray for the churches and pastors in Ethiopia who are facing death and decisions; Lord give them wisdom and boldness. I pray for those who are doing this, open their eyes , speak to their hearts. Send protection, strength, your peace
    polly c - USA
  • Father thank You for this pastor and his faithfulness. Please be with him and his family. Please keep his family safe and be their Provider. Father, have mercy on them and heal their hearts and please send Your Holy Spirit to help them with their grief. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.
    Kia W - USA
  • Lord God Almighty i ask you that you help Pastor Negus's family as they are facing a future after his murder. Let the children see your hand of grace and mercy during these trying times in their lives. Lord you are Father to the fatherless and husband to widows - let these children experience your loving-kindness in this season of their lives.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Holy Father, hold Pastor Negus's family close to Your heart as they grieve the death of their fatherhusband. Strengthen his physical family, as well as his spiritual family, as they live life without him here on earth. Comfort them with Your precious comfort knowing that we will all be together in Your home one day. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord I weep with the loss of the daddy for these children and I cry out for justice for those who killed him. I ask for provision for his children and wife and for them to be able to live each day. I pray for their hearts to be encouraged by little things You can do to show Your compassion and care. I pray for the congregation to care for them
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Lord, We praise you for Pastor Negus now with you in Paradise. We pray for his family, his town & his church, Lord, that they will be provided for & grow in health, strength, faith & faithfulness. We pray for Ethiopia, this great home of Christianity. Bless those who work against you with dreams & visions, please, drawing them to you. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Blessed Father of Heavens Army, May you hide Pastor Negus's family under the shadow of your wings.
    In Jesus name, Amen.
    Randy S - USA
  • Dear Lord
    Continue to bring grace, comfort and peace to Pastor Negus's family. Let their hearts find comfort in knowing that he is with You, the Lord he loved more than life. I pray for all the believers there, asking that You would fill them with strength and courage. Do not let satan put fear or anger in their hearts. May Your light shine brightly!
    Madison F - USA
  • Dear Lord, please continue to strengthen the faith of Pastor Negus's family. Give them wisdom and courage for each situation they face. Soften the hearts of nonbelievers, so that they too can hear the call to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and love one another.
    Betty A - USA
  • Father God, I praise Your Holy Name, and ask for strength, comfort, and and support for Pastor Negus's family and congregation. May their faith in You remain strong, Lord God. I pray these things in Jesus's Name, Amen
    Mary I - USA
  • Father, thank You for those who have supported Pastor Negus' family after this atrocity. May the power of the Holy Spirit overwhelm those who committed this atrocity. May the power of the Holy Spirit sustain this family in their quest to move forward in their lives. May they be strong in the midst of weakness and may Your hope drive them. Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Lord we give You thanks for the life of Pastor Negu. He Obed his life caring for people and working for You. He refused to allow the church to become a den of thieves and for this he paid the price. Please Lord to help his family to walk a path of love and honor to You. Help them with their earthly needs and walk out Your Will for their lives.
    Donna H - USA
  • Jesus, I pray for this family and community of believers. Be with them and help them to trust You for all of their spiritual, emotional and physical needs. Thank you for the believers who are ministering to this family - may they be blessed right back. Help this family and community to heal and continue the work you have for them. Amen
    Rosemary M - USA
  • Dear Lord I Thank you for this pastor and his bravery he is a good example God and I just pray for the church that it would thrive through all of this and I pray that you would be with this family and comfort them all now and always help their faith not to waiver and you learn help them to feel your presence
    Sierra H - USA
  • Father God we pray for this family as they suffer the loss of the husband and father. May God provide for their needs and may they continue in faith to keep Pastor Negus life of serving God alive in their hearts as well as others, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Almighty God, I pray for this Pastor's family and ask that you would comfort them and provide for them during this time. I pray that the fruit of all his labor would be seen by them and be great. Lord, use his sacrifice for your kingdom and glorify the name of Jesus. Lord, I pray that the gospel message will spread in power throughout Ethiopia. Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • Jesus, let Pastor Negus's blood speak like Abel's. Lord, we ask for justice. But we also ask for mercy. Perhaps You have a Paul in the midst of the murderers. Show Yourself to him. Change his heart as a result of this. Comfort Pastor Negus's family as only You can. In time, restore joy. Provide for and protect them and the church. In Jesus' Name. Amen
    Claire F - Barbados
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for Pastor Negus' family. I pray that peace and joy will come to his family and that the wrong doers who persecuted him and his family would be caught and justice would be done. Please help Pastor Negus' wife and children through this very difficult time.
    Brian E - USA
  • Father, we praise you for Pastor Negus who is now in paradise with You. We pray for his family and the believers supporting them. We ask that you will comfort them and provide everything they need. We pray for unity and love amongst the believers and that the gospel will be preached. We pray also that the OLF will renounce violence and turn to JESUS.
    Trevor P - United Kingdom
  • Precious In Your Eyes Is The Blood Of The Beloved-Our Brother Negus is resting in You. We lift up Negus's earthly family-Make them strong in Faith Hope and Love O Master that they may overcome this great loss by being Witness to your Holy Name. O Helper of the Afflicted, Jehovah Jirah Bless this Family with Health Wealth Abundance & Prosperity
    DNA IND
    Neelesh D - India
  • Lord, be with Pastor Negus' family and keep them safe. Help the local believers to remain strong and continue to be able to help this family. Provide them with a strong Pastor that can guide and encourage them. Keep them united in your love and provide for each one of their needs, physical and spiritual. Lord Jesus comfort them in their grief. Amen
    Pierrette W - Canada
  • Father, I lift up to you this situation in Ethiopia. The family of your Pastor Negus grieves his loss as he was murdered for Jesus. Please meet their needs and supply what is needed for this church to flourish, including a new pastor. Protect eh followers of Jesus from evil and violence and draw these rebels to Christ. Fill the believers with strength.
    Alan G - USA
  • Father of Heavens Army, now one of your warriors is in Heaven with you. Thank you for his service here on earth. We place his family at the foot of the cross and ask you to hide them in the shadow of your wings.
    We pray for protection and provision.
    In Jesus name, Amen.
    Randy S - USA
  • Father thank you for the example of faithfulness displayed by brother Negus. Lord now his family and congregation grieve their loss. May your presence overwhelm them and may their persecutors see your love displayed in them. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, may your name be glorified because of Pastor Negus' faithfulness to you. I ask that his family receive ongoing care in the midst of their loss of husband & father, spiritually & physically. I pray these murderers be brought to justice with a prayer for mercy that you would open their hearts to the gospel so to repent & be saved. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Father I pray for Pastor Negus's family. Thank you for provision for them. I pray they would be faithful and strong in you. Comfort them about the death of Pastor Negus and fill them with thankfulness that he was strong. Bless the congregation and turn these rebels to you.
    Darlene E - USA
  • God, I thank you for the faithful witness of Pastor Negus. I now pray on behalf of his family. I pray You will encourage and strengthen each one, that they may remain strong in faith. I pray You will provide the comfort they desperately need, and may they truly believe the parting is but for a brief time. I pray other believers will remain faithful.
    Curtis M - USA
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