Beatrice was known for distributing tracts like this one, called "Have you read the Bible?"
Beatrice was known for distributing tracts like this one, called "Have you read the Bible?"
Nov. 19, 2020 | Mali

Kidnapped Swiss Missionary Dead

[168] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Beatrice's Family.

Swiss missionary Beatrice Stockli arrived in Mali in 1998 as part of a missions team. Beatrice grew close to a local pastor’s family, staying in Timbuktu for several years and becoming known for distributing tracts. She was kidnapped in April 2012 during an Islamist insurgency in the country and held for 10 days before being released. She briefly returned to Switzerland but returned to Mali in 2013 against her family’s wishes and the advice of her government. She cited Galatians 2:20 to local Christian leaders as her reason for returning: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live…” She stayed until June 8, 2016, when she was taken from her home by armed men in pickup trucks. Along with other foreign hostages, Beatrice was held by fighters of the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. In early October, a hostage who had been released reported that Beatrice had been executed just weeks before by members of the Jama’at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslim group. “Her death, in our opinion, is that of a martyr who resisted in her Christian faith and surely refused to reject faith in Jesus,” wrote a VOM contact. Pray that her witness for Christ might lead her executors to salvation, and pray that those she led to Christ in Mali will remain bold in their faith.

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  • Lord, I always thank you for these brave missionaries who seek your kingdom first. Please use her past life and legacy to encourage believers and most of all let those who persecuted her remember her goodness and faith to draw them closer to you. Thank you, Lord Almighty. Amen
    Nadja P - USA
  • I pray that Beatrice's family will be filled with the riches of your Glory in knowing their beloved daughter said 'yes' to the missionary work He called her to do. Although the fruit from her ministry in Mali may not be fully known now, it will be revealed in eternity with great rejoicing as we stand with Beatrice before our loving Lord & Savior.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father I pray for Beatrice's family that they will be comforted in this difficult and trying time. I thank you for her faithful witness and her deep love for you. I pray that her executioners will have a change of heart and experience your overwhelming love.
    Paul K - USA
  • Dear Lord thank you for Beatrice's courage to share the gospel in Mali depite the danger.
    Please comfort her family and loved ones after hearing the tragic news. May the gospel seeds
    she planted sprout and grow strong believers in You. I pray that her executioners will come to
    faith in you and stop their violence soon.
    Anna W - USA
  • Thank you Father for the bold witness and testimony of Beatrice Stockli. May her martyrdom be known. throughout the world and have a powerful effect on Christians and non-Christians alike. Oh that her executors be troubled daily with their act and defiance against you so that they would humble themselves, repent, and have fiath in Jesus.
    Joan B - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom. as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Beatrice and family. We ask for peace for them, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord Jesus, please be with Beatrice's family, fellow captors, & those she led to know you as The Christ! Please provide comfort, grace, & compassion for all the people in Mali that more will come to serve you. We lift up her persecutors to you for forgiveness. Work in their hearts & let them know you are the one true God who died for them! Show love!
    Sharon W - USA
  • Dear Lord, please comfort Beatrice's family and give them your peace. Please give them the peace that passes all understanding. Help them to grow in faith, through Beatrice's witness. Comfort them with the hope of eternal life in Christ. Please help those she reached in Mali to stay strong in their faith in Christ. Thank you for Beatrice's life.
    Julie B - USA
  • Dear Lord thank you for this brave women's faith and love for the people of Mali. It is said the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. I pray like the apostle Paul who witnessed the execution of Stephen, that those who committed and witnessed this woman's execution will come to faith and those whose lives she touched will remain in the faith.
    conni l - USA
  • Dear God,
    Please soften the hearts of the perse. May they know You and may Your will be done in Jesus' name.
    Ife K - United Kingdom
  • Dear Lord we thank You for the life of Beatrice and for her witness to those in Mail. Thank You fulfilling her purpose here on earth and for welcoming her into the heavenly kingdom. Please help to give her family peace knowing that her life was given for the gospel and help those who opposed her witness, to listen to the message and accept You as Lord!
    Donna H - USA
  • Abba! I thank You For Beatrice's ministry in which she has planted many seeds of Abraham. May Beatrice's garden continue to yield much fruit for the kingdom of God. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Beatrice's family & those she led to Christ: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Sustain them in faith. Bring Beatrice's killers to repentance & bring peace to her homeland through bringing many to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. For we are counted as sheep to the slaughter, but the glories here do not compare to those to come. Blessed be Your Name, who have brought her home. Let these killers loathe and detest their god and religion until they find You & repent. May those she led cont. to give Muslims Glad News. IJ Mighty NA.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Dear Jesus,
    Thank You for Beatrice. Please comfort her grieving loved ones and strengthen the believers. Please soften the hearts of her murderers and help them come to know You, Father. Thank You that Beatrice is now resting with You. In Jesus's Name I pray,
    Amen
    Taylor C - USA
  • Dear Lord, We thank You for this blessed sister's great faith and dedication to spreading the Good News of Jesus. May the seeds You planted through her in Mali bring about a great harvest of believers. May she leave a legacy that cannot be stopped. Breathe light into the darkness. Strengthen the remaining believers with her story. Amen!
    Jennifer L - USA
  • Holy Father, thank You for the bold and powerful witness and example of sister Beatrice. Glorify Your name through the work and witness that she provided and bring to salvation those whose lives she touched
    Julie C - USA
  • Father God, we know that the Book of Acts is still being written and we pray that Sister Beatrice's labor of love and acts of kindness for the Gospel are also included - that her witness for Christ does not come back void but lead her executors to salvation and those she led to Christ in Mali will remain bold in their faith, in Jesus' Name.
    Everett T - USA
  • Blessed Father of Heavens Army, another soldier in your Army has passed. May Beatrice's spirit hover over that land and may your spirit bring justice.
    Bring multitudes in that country into your kingdom for your sake.
    In Jesus name, Amen.
    Randy S - USA
  • Lord, you have brought another servant home. Please bless her martyrdom and let her sacrifice move her captors closer to your truth. Please strengthen and sustain those whom she has witnessed to and let them br bold in their faith. I ask that you would spare the green and take the ripe and that your will would be done forever and always. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Father, we pray that Beatrice's death would not be in vain but that her captors would repent of their sin and be brought into a saving relationship with Christ. May the blood of the martyrs truly be the seed of the church. Protect other workers in Mali and may they stay strong in the Lord. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Dennis B - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank you for the bold witness and encouraging example of our sister Beatrice Stockli. As those who captured and questioned her remember her, convict them of sin, righteousness, and judgment. Bring glory to your name even more by her death than you did by her life.
    Jim T - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Thank you for the life of your servant, Beatrice, the shining example she was to many, and for all those who were brought to You through her! Let her family feel Your Presence with them during this very difficult time. Comfort them with the certain knowledge that she is WITH YOU FOREVER! In Jesus' Name I pray. AMEN.
    Ella M - USA
  • Oh Lord. I cry out for Beatrice and her family. Oh my Father, what a broken world we live in. I know Beatrice is with you and at peace. May you protect her family on earth and comfort them in their grief. May you carry out your justice and use Beatrice as witness for your glory.
    Corinna H - USA
  • Lord, what love Beatrice had for You! May the blood of this martyr be a seed of the church in Mali, a church that will grow in commitment and faith and bring many more to salvation. Please comfort her family. May her murderers bear the guilt of her death leading them to repent and find forgiveness at the foot of the cross, placing their faith in Jesus.
    Beth P - USA
  • Lord Jesus, I lift up Beatrice's family, for the lost people who murdered her & for those who are still serving you. Please work through her life as a living witness of Jesus' love. Please move in the hearts of the people of Mali & help the gospel to continue to be shared & lives to be changed. Thank you Jesus, AMEN!
    Niccole E - USA
  • Oh God & Father let the life of Your servant mean much in the lives of the people who killed her as they reflect on her way of life in Jesus. May His sacrifice for all of us cause them to repent and come into the Kingdom of Light to Your great glory. Bring much blessing to the persecuted in the area and give them strength to continue in Jesus!
    William N - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father: Comfort Beatrice's family in her death. Thank You for her faithful witness and for those who know Your dear Son because of her. Help the believers to be strong and courageous and continue to be a witness to those who need salvation. I pray that many souls in Mali may come to the knowledge of the truth. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Father God,
    Praise You for my sister, Beatrice, who is now in Your presence. Praise You for giving her the courage and strength to stay faithful to You, paying the ultimate price. Please comfort her family. Help those in Mali she led to Christ stay bold in their faith.Allow her witness for Christ lead her executors to salvation. In Jesus'
    Debbie D - USA
  • Father, we thank you for the life of Beatrice, a dear sister in the faith and one who gave her very life for your name's sake. We pray for those who held her hostage and killed her. We pray for their salvation. For if Paul found favor in your eyes, surely they can be forgiven too. Open the hearts of those who received tracks from her. In Jesus name.
    Amanda E - USA
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