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

[327] prayers in [17] 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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  • 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
    Amen
    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
  • Father God, we thank You for our dear brother Kofi. Please heal his arm and help him thrive. Lord, may some who injured him come to faith in You. Thank You for filling Kofi with Your love and joy. Please strengthen him and help him continue to be Your witness. Please help his family come to faith in You.
    Please bless and protect them all. Amen.
    Doree H - USA
  • Lord God,

    Thank you for my brother Kofi's wonderful example of trust in You.

    Please bless him physically, emotionally, and spiritually from now on.
    Provide for his needs, and bless His ministry.
    His reward is with You in heaven.
    In Jesus Name.
    Aaron M - Japan
  • Lord, we ask that you would please continue to give Kofi boldness and endurance. Thank you for being with him always! Please remind Him of your presence with him when he may feel lonely and rejected. Please strengthen him and guard him from the Enemy. Please also provide him with resources to continue to grow in you. Thank you for what you're doing!
    Jerusha M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for Kofi's strong, firm faith & I ask that You give him healing & recovery from loss of his hand. Bless Kofi in his new faith with grace & knowledge of Your Word. May he be a witness to the lost & example to believers in Ethiopia. Praying for provision & more witnesses like the evangelist in Ethiopia. In Jesus' holy name Amen.
    Marlyne P - USA
  • Kofi, thank you for your faith and willingness to serve in Jesus Christ. I am truly amazed and inspired by your awesome courage and astounding faith. I pray for others in your position and those who have been persecuted, beaten, and often killed in their faith. I pray that your persecutors will repent of their sin and come to faith in our Wonderful God
    Miya D - USA
  • Almighty God , We lift up our brother Kofi before you who has lost a hand because of his insistance on keeping the faith in Jesus Christ. Comfort him as he recovers & provide the best care & recovery possible. May his continued faith be a light that shines bringing more people to you. Praise for your greatness & encouraging love! In Jesus name, Amen.
    Robert C - Canada
  • May God strengthen you and bless you . May the hand of God use you to save your people .
    Frederick P - USA
  • FiH, we thank You for Kofi's faith and his willingness to suffer for You. We pray for healing from the trauma caused by his injuries. Father, we ask that Kofi will continue to be a powerful witness for You in his community and that through his testimony, many more will come to faith in Jesus. We ask You to provide every thing that he needs. IJN, Amen.
    Trevor P - United Kingdom
  • Father, I can't imagine what it would be like to lose a hand for you. I pray that Kofi will be able to forgive those who did this to him. Thank you for his boldness to share you with others. Thank you for his faith. May his faith strengthen others whose faith is weak. I pray that Kofi and other believers in Ethiopia will encourage eachother.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Father, we pray for Kofi to find strength and to remain in You. We pray for boldness and a strong witness in Kofi. We pray that his needs be met and we pray for an outpouring of faith and wisdom and love to him. We pray that becomes a light for all to see and be convinced that You are the Christ and than many will be saved. In Jesus name, amen.
    Benjamin C - USA
  • Thank You, Father for the courageous example of our brother Kofi. In days of difficulty, remind him how much you are pleased with his willingness to suffer for You. We pray for the provision of his daily needs, which will be difficult without the use of both hands. Turn this evil into good as he now has a visible opening to tell people of Jesus Christ
    Toni D - USA
  • Father God I commit this brave young man who dare to be a Daniel, for the glory of God , not counting his life ear to him as his new. Found. Faith in Jesus. Christ, Do fence him in asyou did Job. Give your Angels charge. Over him to keep him in all his ways, do provide for him, and make ways where there seems to be no way, in Jesus Name Amen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Dear, I pray that Kofi will continue to feel Your strength & peace, that he will continue to seek Your guidance & that he will know that his brothers & sisters in the faith are praying for him!
    Kathleen D - USA
  • Dear Lord, what faith Kofi reveals by his words and actions! I pray that others will come to know You by his tremendous faith and that we all take notice of his zealous love for You as he pushes fear aside in his actions to hostility. Cover him with Your grace, heal his body, and continue to use him to draw others toYou. In Jesus' name, Amen!
    Michelle D - USA
  • Father God, my heart breaks for Kofi. Please assure him he is not forgotten by You or Your people. Please bring great relief from any pain he is feeling, bodily, mentally, or spiritually. Lift him with your mighty right hand to move forward in the power of the Holy Spirit. I praise you Father for your Son Jesus and that this world is not our home.
    Kathy G - USA
  • OH LORD GOD I PRAY FOR MY BELOVED BROTHER KOFI BLESS THIS LOVELY MAN MY BROTHER AS HE STANDS BY HIMSELF HE TOTALLY TRUST IN YOU. OH MY GOD BLESS MY BROTHER & REMIND ME TO PRAY DAILY FOR MY BROTHER AND MAY WE STAND IN PRAYER FAITH AND TRUST IN YOU TOGETHER IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB IN JESUS NAME AMEN
    lexton s - New Zealand
  • OH LORD GOD I PRAY FOR MY BELOVED BROTHER KOFI BLESS THIS LOVELY MAN MY BROTHER AS HE STANDS BY HIMSELF HE TOTALLY TRUST IN YOU. OH MY GOD BLESS MY BROTHER & REMIND ME TO PRAY DAILY FOR MY BROTHER AND MAY WE STAND IN PRAYER FAITH AND TRUST IN YOU TOGETHER IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB IN JESUS NAME AMEN
    lexton s - New Zealand
  • What amazing Grace in Kofi's life to have this attitude in the face of such horrible opposition to his faith! We pray, Lord, that You keep him strong in Grace and steadfast in believing Your Word above feelings, sight and reason. Infuse him with hope, O God of our hope! Amen.
    Jennifer P - USA
  • Father, please give my brother, Kofi, the comfort only you can give and heal him as only You can. He was drawn to your saving grace, Lord, so keep holding him. He has been made alive in Christ. Kofi, "Don't be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell." Matt 10:28
    Kira F - USA
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