Kofi is willing to sacrifice his life for Christ.
Kofi is willing to sacrifice his life for Christ.
Nov. 05, 2020 | Ethiopia

Christian Loses Hand in Beating

[346] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Kofi.

When the young Ethiopian man came to faith his community turned against him, but he remains committed to following Christ. Kofi grew up as a Muslim, but when an evangelist introduced him to Christ, he was instantly drawn to the saving grace of God and became a Christian. As Kofi grew in his faith, he began sharing it with others, which angered local mosque leaders. They brought him before the local Islamic court, where Kofi told them he could never give up his new faith. The leaders decided to set a trap for him, sending a mob out to the farmland of Kofi’s brother, claiming a property line dispute. When Kofi appeared, the crowd shouted, “This is the enemy of Allah!” and began to beat him. His left hand was so badly injured that doctors had to amputate it. Pray for Kofi, who told Christians who visited him, “I am happy not only to give my hand for Jesus, but I am ready to give my life for faith in Jesus Christ.” Pray for continued recovery, provision and witness in the area.

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  • OLord, I lift Kofi and his family to you. Thank you for his faithfulness and commitment to you. Heal his arm and easy any pain related to injury. Give him strength and new talents to overcome his injury. Encourage him with friends and fellowship. May the evil one be bound in his life, and from evil tricks to make him stumble. In Jesus I pray, Amen
    SM D - USA
  • Lord, your servant Kofi is a witness not only in Ethiopia,but through VOM, around the world. May his witness be powerful, far reaching, effective. Help him adapt quickly to the loss of his hand, provide protection, provision and providentially expand his witness to all determined to deter his faith. Train him and sustain him Lord. Thank you.
    John H - USA
  • My Heavenly Father, I pray that your peace and comfort would overwhelm Kofi; that you would continue to give him more and more boldness as he shares your Truth.

    Hebrews 11:37b-38a afflicted, mistreated"" of whom the world was not worthy""
    Steve C - USA
  • Lord, please wrap your loving arms around Kofi and keep him safe from all harm. Allow him to keep preaching your word for I know there will be people listening and turn their lives over to your unfailing love and grace. In Jesus mighty name I pray.
    Jackie K - USA
  • Lord, please wrap your loving arms around Kofi and keep him safe from all harm. Allow him to keep preaching your word for I know there will be people listening and turn their lives over to your unfailing love and grace. In Jesus mighty name I pray.
    Jackie K - USA
  • Lord, please wrap your loving arms around Kofi and keep him safe from all harm. Allow him to keep preaching your word for I know there will be people listening and turn their lives over to your unfailing love and grace. In Jesus mighty name I pray.
    Jackie K - USA
  • Father, what such great faith and love for you. Bless Kofi, heal his arm. Provide for him. I pray you strengthen him and use him to continue to share your love. I pray you help him not to become bitter but continue to grow in you. I pray for those who did this, deal with their hearts, open their eyes. Father, I pray you move on Kofi's behalf. Move.
    Polly C - USA
    MIRIAM S - Argentina
  • Lord, please strengthen, touch and heal Kofi completely. Work a glorious miracle in his body that will be a mighty witness of Your salvation and resurrection power to his persecutors. Release Your mighty angels to protect him at all times. We ask according to Your Word in Matt 21:22 and Heb 1:14. In Jesus precious name and by Your Holy Spirit, Amen.
    Sarah A - USA
  • Father, You are truly Glorified through these heinous acts on your elect. Bless Kofi with an outpouring of your Holy Spirit that will sweep through his village and cause repentance and true conversions. Let your Light shine Father into this darkness. Now give Kofi the Grace he needs to continue in what you have for him, in his race.
    In Our Lord's name
    Jennings W - USA
  • Our Father. Please help Kofi and meet his needs. In the name of Jeesus Christ. Amen
    Maria D - Finland
  • Thank You for granting Kofi saving faith, and for enabling him to stand fast in the face of such suffering. May he continue to put his trust and hope in You, and may he find a way to support himself even without his hand. May his forgiveness and love for his attackers be a bright light that draws many to Yourself.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord
    If only we all could live for You as our brother Kofi is! I pray for Your healing on him. He is standing for You & no matter what may come, he is in hidden in You. Lord, may he know that hearing his story is inspiring me, someone across the world. You will do great things thru him. May his witness bring many, even those who beat him, to know You!
    Madison F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we are humbled by Your servant Kofi and his love for You. Where evil meant to silence Kofi, let his testimony for Jesus abound. May his faithfulness and sacrifice spur other Christians in bold faith. In Job 42:10 God restored to Job after the testing - family, health, fortune. As Kofi seeks God's kingdom, may God bless abundantly!
    Peg B - USA
  • Father, thank you for the strong faith that Kofi has in Jesus. Please heal him and use this situation in a way that brings even more glory to You. Provide opportunities for him regarding work and witnessing. May many be drawn to Jesus through his testimony and influence. May he continue to trust and follow Jesus fully. Guide and protect him. Thank you!
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, thank You for Kofi's faithful witness for Jesus Christ. Bless Kofi as he continues to share the Gospel with the unsaved, even his persecutors. May everyone who Kofi encounters recognize that he is child of God and that it's because of his relationship with You through Your Son that he's ready give up his life to see others saved from their sin.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Thank You, Father God, for Kofi's commitment to Christ and that through the loss of his hand and his spreading of the Gospel will lead others to Christ, including those who attacked him. We also pray for his continued recovery and daily provision, in Jesus' Name.
    Everett T - USA
  • Thank you for Kofi and his faith. We ask that through this persecution you will enable him to be a powerful witness for you. Please help him to recover from his injury and provide for all his needs.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Dear Lord, thank you for Kofi's love for you, may his example inspire all of us to witness and share our faith! Please use him to bring many into the kingdom!
    conni l - USA
  • Lord, it's so amazing what YOu have put in my brother's heart. May he continue to grow even stronger in YOu & YOur Word, drawing many to YOu. Surrround him with Your people & may they encourage each other. We lift up the persecutors that they see Your beauty through Kofi. Would YOu draw them to You? May many come to You in Jesus' Name. ExpectingGT
    Lisa T - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom. as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Kofi. We ask for peace for him, a hedge of protection on him and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Precious Lord, I read this as I prepare for Thanksgiving dinner on the grounds of our church, free from persecution or harassments of any kind...thank you that Kofi's story was sent out. Thanks You for making us in America aware of Your suffering children. May You richly bless Kofi for his faithfulness. In Jesus name Amen
    Della H - USA
  • Dear Lord, please give Kofi wisdom and protection during this time of trial. Continue to strengthen his faith and help him to know that he is an example to all of us of how to stand fast. Soften the hearts of his persecutors so that they, too, may know the love of Christ.
    Betty A - USA
  • Abba, This witness is so amazing. Thank You for the faith of Kofi. May he grow every day in You and the power of Your Spirit. Please help him to recover fully and to be able to work and provide for himself and to continue witnessing to Your grace and love. Lord, change the hearts of those around him. Grow your church there and uphold and encourage
    Amy G - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Kofi and his willingness to endure beatings for his faith in You. I pray that You would heal him from his injuries and that he would grow closer to You each day. May others see the hope he has in Jesus and know that You are a loving God who is faithful to Your followers. May You use all things to work together for our good.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    Thank you for Kofi. I pray You would strengthen him and guide him as he faces each day. If You're willing, please protect Kofi and his fellow Christians, and I pray his witness would change the hearts of those who seek to harm him.
    In Jesus's Name I pray
    Taylor C - USA
  • Dear God, Thank you for Kofi and his dedication to you. May you heal his hand and heal him emotionally from this violence to him. May Kofi's strong testimony of his love for Jesus, speak to those who beat him. Yes, Holy Spirit, reveal Jesus to them, his family and the villagers. Protect him and keep him safe. In Jesus' strong name, amen!
    Linda K - USA
  • Que Deus fortaleça a fé do nosso irmão em Cristo. Seu testemunho é edificante e mostra para nós cristãos ocidentais como ser um verdadeiro cristão em meio a perseguição. Hoje trocamos Jesus por qualquer coisa ou momento, ser cristão de verdade é isso, fica de lição para nós.
    Leide S - Brazil
  • Thank you, Lord God, for Kofi's witness for Jesus Christ. Thank you for strengthening him and that his reward in heaven will be great. Now, I pray that the gospel message will go out in power all over Ethiopia and will not be stopped. Bring in a great harvest for your kingdom, Lord Jesus! I pray that you will continue to give Kofi boldness and blessing
    Julia F - USA
  • dear father, i pray for our dear brave brother kofi. i pray that you may heal his wound and keep him out of further danger. i thank you for his love for you and jesus. jesus, may your light shine through him to many others. i pray that he will have many chances to share the gospel and always feel your love. in jesus name, amen
    esther l - Germany
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