Thousands of Christians in the CAR are living in IDP camps, like the one pictured here, after fleeing their homes when attackers invaded their villages, destroying property and assaulting anyone who opposed them.
Thousands of Christians in the CAR are living in IDP camps, like the one pictured here, after fleeing their homes when attackers invaded their villages, destroying property and assaulting anyone who opposed them.
Sep. 02, 2021 | Central African Republic

Displaced Christian Encouraged by Medical Help

[167] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Emmanuel Dounia.

Emmanuel Dounia lives in an IDP camp in the Central African Republic. He was driven from his home after Seleka rebels attacked his village, burning his home and sexually assaulting his wife in front of him. His sons were killed in cannon fire, and he was also tortured. Since living in the camp, Emmanuel has struggled with his health, and access to the necessary medications has been limited. Recently, with VOM’s help, Emmanuel received the prescriptions he needed, and his peace has been restored. “My joy is immense. May the name of God be praised. Thank you — today I have peace of my heart,” he said. Though he has suffered much, his faith has not wavered as he has found comfort in the Scriptures. “What comforts me most is the Word of God,” he said. “In our camp, we never stop meeting to share the word of God.” Pray for Emmanuel to continue to find strength and encouragement from God’s word as his health recovers. Pray that his witness will reach others inside the camp with the love of God.

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  • Dear Father, we know that You love Emmanuel so very much. Thank You for helping him through this horrific time. Please erase the awful memories of his sons' deaths and his wife's assault. (If she is still alive, help her through this difficult time. ) Thank You for giving Emmanuel peace. Please bring a Great Awakening to Africa!
    Tricia G - USA
  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, God Who sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we bless You for faithfulness of Emmanuel. We ask for healing and medicines, that he not be deceived, a hedge of protection be upon him, and angels directly from heaven minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, I lift up Emmanuel. Please completely restore his health and strengthen his faith. Remind him that his name is special; God with us. You are always present with him. Please restore everything to him and help him to have abundant life and peace in Jesus. Please draw many more in Central African Republic to faith and salvation in Jesus Christ
    Julia F - USA
  • Oh God THANK YOU for Emmanuel's witness to others- to us around the world!- that You stay so close to those who suffer from the violence and brokenness of this world- that this not our home, and that You have given Emmanuel a heart to know this truth. But every day is a new challenge to believe- strengthen his faith today to continue on!
    Margaret M - USA
  • Father, It is impossible to even imagine the horrific persecution that Emmanuel has endured. I pray that he will have access to the medications that he needs. Thank you for filling his heart with joy and peace despite what he has gone through. I pray for healing for both him and his wife. May their witness reach others with the love of God.
    Betty D - USA
  • Ohs my heart cry's out at the darkness in this world and I ask for your redemption over these torturers. Let them humble themselves and accept forgiveness as you change them and make them new creations. Heal Emmanuel and his remaining family. Love him so tangibly that he cannot but know it is You - Father of the broken-hearted. Use him for your glory.
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father of comfort and love, for you are "our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.", please strengthen and encourage Emmanuel as his health recovers. May his heavenly joy from you and recovery by you become witness that will reach others resting in your stronghold. May those whose hearts you open come to you and find deliverance. Amen
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Emmanuel Dounia and his willingness to find joy in Christ and Your Word despite the horrible things he has suffered. May he continue to grow in You each day; thank You for the peace he experiences. May he continue to find strength and encouragement from the Bible as his health recovers and may his witness reach others in the camp.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for Emmanuel and his strong faith you have given him. Please continue to heal and strengthen him. Help him to continue to be a bright shining light for the gospel.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Father, thank You for a faith that is real and meets Emmanuel in his time of greatest need. May the power of who You are and what You're about continue to heal his broken heart and raise him up to be an overcomer. May You strengthen, encourage and empower him to walk in the love of Christ in every day. In Jesus name, Amen.
    Bruce B - USA
  • Lord, we are so grateful for what you have done for the displaced people of CAR who have received medical assistants. I pray in particular for my brother Emmanuel Dounia to grow in the Lord and the power of his might. Let this message of the truth spread throughout the camp for many to be saved. i ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Our Father, please have mercy to Your servant. Please help him. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Dear Lord, Heal the spiritual and physical wounds of Emmanuel. May his faithfulness and gratefulness be rewarded by Your Loving grace and peace. Open up Your Word to guide him for Your purpose for his life. Show him the gifting and calling upon his life. Bring faithful mentors and brethren into his life. Renew his mind with hopeful and joyful thoughts
    Jim E - USA
  • Thank you for Emmanuel's joy and steadfast faith. Thank you for the fellowship he has there. Please help this witness to spread to others in that camp.
    emily g - USA
  • Heavenly Father we ask for Your peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding, continue to fill Emmanuel. May this peace flow through him to bear witness to those who do not know You. May all that Emmanuel says and does bring others to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • In the marvelous name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Emmanuel. We ask that he know the height and depth of Your love, complete healing, a hedge of protection be on him and angels directly from heaven to minster to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father bless dear Emmanuel abundantly! Heal him and restore his health. Continue to bless him thru Your Word, that Your joy and peace will fill his heart and soul & carry him thru any circumstance. Draw many to Christ thru Your Word that he shares. Make him salt & light in that camp.
    Carolann P - Canada
  • Father please continue to strengthen and encourage Emmanuel. Help him to have a fruitful witness.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord, I thank you for the mercy you have shown Emmanuel through VOM. Please bless him as he shares his faith around the camp and use him to draw people toward you. Please continue to give him strength and encouragement through your word as he recovers. I pray these things in Jesus's name. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Emmanuel Dounia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide him. May he stay strong in faith, hope & ;love, committed to Christ. Give him full recovery as he draws hope in You. May His witness reach others with Christ's love. Bring those who killed his family & tortured him to repentance. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • I speak physical and mental healing in the name of Jesus to Emmanuel! Others will come to the knowledge of the truth through his life and testimony by the power of Jesus!
    David R - USA
  • Gracious Father, I love and thank You for Emmanuel's life, You truly wereare "with him" as his name implies. I praise You Lord for his great faith given by Your Grace. I come holding him up to You for physical and spiritual healing Father. Grant him Your favor and strength and provision. Expand his borders for Your Kingdom's and your Name's sake. Amen
    Jenny P - USA
  • Lord thank you for your provision for Emmanuel. Thank for your peace that passes understanding in his life. I pray comfort on him as he mourns the loss of he sons. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
  • Holy Father, touch Emmanuel Dounia every day he awakes. Thank you for Your peace and I pray for continued peace that surpasses all understanding in his life today and every day! Give him strength for each new day and a powerful witness for You. In jesus Name!
    Jean E - USA
  • Father, I pray for Emmanuel to continue to find strength and encouragement from Your word as his health recovers. I pray that his witness will reach others inside the camp with the love of God. Thank you, Father God, for his steadfast faith. May he continue to recover and his witness remain strong.
    HELEN W - USA
  • Lord, You are the God who sees, You are the God who cares, You are the God who heals! We lift before you our brother Emmanuel. His faith is a testimony to all of us. May He continue to stand strong in You. May Your Word be his sustenance, encouragement, and strength. And may many be drawn to faith in Jesus through his witness! We pray in Jesus' Name.
    Liz M - USA
  • Father God your faithful servant Job once said, though you slay me you are still God! Even in trials & persecutions you are still our God. Forgive us our sins Father. Heal our land. Heal our hearts. I pray that You send a double portion of faith, hope, & strength to your son Emmanuel & his family. I pray the promise of Joel 2:25 over his life! Amen.
    Shonda C - USA
  • Lord, I grieve for Emmanuel and his wife in the loss of their sons. I pray for Your healing in their hearts and bodies. Thank You for the provision of the medication that he needs and may he continue to grow in faith as he and his wife move forward from such pain. Give them Your peace, Father, In Your Son, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Thank you Father God for your unfailing love and kindness to your people, thou art a present help in time of trouble, thank you forgoing tohe aid of Emanuel in such challenging time, and meeting his needs in his. Situation, bless his effort as they meet and and share the words and pull strength from each other's, contd. to bls their effort in Jesus
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Abba, My Lord I thank YOU for brother Emmanuel and his faithfulness in YOU through difficult tribulations. I pray many would come to know Yeshua as Savior through brother Emmanuel's testimony and sharing of The Word. Bless this dear brother immensely I pray in Yeshua's Name and thank YOU for the blessings of VOM.
    Yahliah M - USA
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