The Enewari Full Gospel Church was burned.
The Enewari Full Gospel Church was burned.
Mar. 18, 2021 | Ethiopia

Christians Rejoice After Church Destroyed

[207] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Enewari Full Gospel Church members.

Angry community members burned down a church after a medical missions team shared the gospel. The Enewari Full Gospel church hosted the medical missions team last year in an effort to bless their community of Debre Brehane. Many people came seeking medical attention, angering local Orthodox extremists. On March 10, 2020, at 5 p.m., hundreds of youth marched on the church. They assaulted three Christians, who had to be sent to the hospital, and burned all the buildings on the church compound. Afterward, the mob went around the community telling believers they would kill them if they left their homes. The next day, a smaller group of young men came and looted everything that was not burned. When officials were asked to intervene, they told the Christians they should not have been preaching the gospel. The day after the church was burned, a group of believers met in the church to spend time singing and praising God. Pray that their faith remains steadfast and for their protection from attacks.

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  • Father, I pray that the spirit of extreme orthodox religious pride & hatred will be broken & people delivered from the darkness of their ungodly & extreme beliefs. I ask that those who are being threatened will be blessed with courage, peace & wisdom. Help them to rebuild & grow even stronger in Love & Grace as they worship You in spirit & truth.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father God, rebuild this church and protect it's member from any more harm, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • We rejoice with our brothers and sisters of Enewari Full Gospel Church, as they have been counted worthy to experience in Your suffering and to be persecuted for righteousness sake. Now we trust You, Father, that what the enemy intended for evil will bring forth great good, as the persecutors see Your great goodness and experience a Saul conversion.
    Gina A - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without you John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • Dear Father, please protect these Christian brothers and sisters from further harm. May those who attacked the congregation repent and come to believe in You. Thank You for the Believers' boldness in congregating at the burnt-out building and singing praises to You! Bless them mightily, and may many more begin meeting with these Believers.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Lord God, you are the highest good. You are worth the price some pay to praise you and proclaim you. Help those in Ethiopia who worship at risk to keep their focus on your supremacy and know you better. Protect your people so that they may assemble as we must and that more can enter into fellowship with you. Provide for restoration For your name.
    Rachel Albro H - USA
  • Father, thank you that these believers are still holding to their faith of Jesus and praising You in the midst of difficulty. Please protect them. Please provide them resources to rebuild and give them a place to assemble together in the meantime. May they experience your peace, love and joy. Draw others to Jesus in their region. Thank you. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father, please bless our Ethiopia brothers and sisters in Christ when they are reviled and persecuted, and all kinds of evil is spoken falsely about them because of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. May they continually rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is their reward in heaven, for so they persecute Your prophets who proclaim Your Word.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord I pray for a rebuilding of this building and I ask for Your hand in protection for them. I pray for the faith of those who claim Jesus as King to be strengthened and built up. I pray Lord for Your Word to be near and dear to them and hold them closely as they heal. I pray Lord for Your peace to be upon them and comfort them.
    Joy H - USA
  • - RESTORATION, YOUR HEALING , YOUR PROTECTION , YOUR STRENGTH , YOUR COURAGE , YOUR WISDOM , YOUR BOLDNESS , YOUR HOLY TIMING!! AND YOUR PURPOSE LORD YOU ARE HOLY AND A PERFECT GOD !! THY WILL BE DONE NO MATTER WHAT IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN
    Terrell A - USA
  • MIGHTY AND HOLY GOD !! THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND GRACE !! THANK YOU FOR BEING WHO YOU ARE ! MASTER I PRAY FOR MY CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE ENEWARI FULL GOSPEL CHURCH ! LORD HELP THEM !I KNOW THIS PRAY IS LATE ! BUT GOD YOU HANDLE THE PAST ,PRESENT,AND THE FUTURE! LORD HELP YOUR CHILDREN PLEASE BLESS THEM WITH YOUR
    Terrell A - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless these precious brothers and sisters with faith, faithfulness, wisdom & discernment. Strengthen them & guide them please Lord. Help them to know daily how precious they are to you. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, we ask Your continued blessing of this church and thank You for their strong faith in You. May they not despair but grant wisdom as how they should proceed. Watch over them and guard them from further attacks. Reveal Yourself to their enemies, that they might seek after You with all their hearts.
    Gail M - USA
  • In the glorious name of King Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Nissi, our Banner, we praise You for faithfulness of this Ehtiopian Enewari church. We praise You that they can sing Your praises. We ask for banner of protection be on them and angels from heaven to sing with and to minister to them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, we praise You for the the bold and courageous stand that believers in Debre Brehane, Ethiopia have taken and ask that they would be granted grace, love and forgiveness for their Orthodox persecutors who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Please protect these believers and provide for them a place to safely gather. Grant them favor.
    Matt B - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father
    We lift up our brothers & sisters of the Enewari Full Gospel Church. Keep their faith strong in the face of such persecution and trials. I ask that You would protect them by Your power and shower them with Your love, love and comfort. May they feel Your Presence with them! Convict and draw to You those who have done the destruction
    Madison F - USA
  • Thank You for the faith and joy of these believers as they suffer. May they continue to be a vibrant witness of Your power and love, and may many former attackers come to know You as a result of their witness. Please protect them from further attacks and give them wisdom to continue ministering to those around them who need You.
    Danielle H - USA
  • OurLord, we lift Enewari church and all of Ethiopia to you. Soon you will return for your bride, the church. Time grows short for redemption. There are many who need your love & forgiveness, thru Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Open their eyes that they may see You. Melt their hardened hearts and give them hearts of clay that you can mold as you will. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Help them strong in Christ as their faith grows and keep them safe.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Lord God, I ask that you will help these believers in Ethiopia after this violent attack. Please heal those who had to be hospitalized. Please provide a new church for the people in Enewari and I pray that you would help them to be steadfast in their faith. Keep them from fear. Show them your mighty presence. Help the gospel to spread to everyone there
    Julia F - USA
  • In the good name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God of redemption, as brothers and sisters in Christ we lift up believers of Enewari Full Gospel Church to You. We praise You for their faithfulness. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. So Be It. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, please continue to provide wisdom for these believers as they face injustice and possible injury and death. Strengthen their faith and thank You for providing for their needs. Help them to know that they serve as examples to us of standing fast in the face of persecution. 1 Peter 4:14
    Betty A - USA
  • May God Bless & Protect All of You! In Acts 17:24, Luke states that "The God Who produced & formed the world and all things in it, being Lord of Heaven & Earth, does not dwell in handmade shrines". God is everywhere! Rejoice in His Spirit - He is with you. No man can take away what is in your hearts! Christianity is a way of life - Living Truth!
    Tracy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for the Enewari Full Gospel church during their time of distress and need. Please let the plans of the enemy come to nothing. Please comfort all the persecuted Christians in Ethiopia and give them a living hope through the Holy Spirit. Please help these Christians rebuild their church and come back stronger than ever. Amen.
    Brian E - USA
  • Father, I pray that from the ashes of these buildings you would raise up many new believers into your kingdom. As the youth of Debre Brehane have stood up against you as enemies I pray that they would be blessed. I pray that you would work against them in their own hearts convicting them of the worthlessness of their own works and their need of Jesus
    Ross J - USA
  • Lord carry the members of Enewari Full Gospel Church in your arms comforting them when the reality of the earthly loss descends on them. In their grief, heal them physically, emotionally and spiritually. May the whole community see how you bring beauty out of their ashes. May many new converts be brought into this church to encourage the rest.
    Lori R - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I lift up the people of Enewari Full Gospel Church - thank you for their faith, their courage, their witness. In Jesus name I come against Satan & all the forces of darkness that oppose these believers. Soften the hearts of their persecutors, that they would know your Truth & become believers themselves. Bless Ethiopia Father!
    Mike M - USA
  • Father please hold these beloved children close to you. May they be a light in their community, and may those who persecute them be convicted by your Spirit.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Holy Spirit of Jesus, I pray for our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia who have lost everything, but continue to offer praise and worship You. Let the Youth responsible for this destruction learn from the worshippers that there is forgiveness and love available , so I pray for Your grace and mercy to grant them Salvation. In Christ
    Pat D - Canada
  • Heavenly Father, I praise You for the strong faith of these believers who after their church was destroyed, continued to sing praise to You, Lord. I pray that their faith remains steadfast and for their protection from attacks. May their boldness be a strong witness to their persecutors, causing them to respond to the gospel. I ask this in Jesus name
    BETTY F - Canada
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