After losing his family in an attack on his church in 2014, Ipolite has found healing through a VOM-sponsored training in trauma ministry.
After losing his family in an attack on his church in 2014, Ipolite has found healing through a VOM-sponsored training in trauma ministry.
Dec. 30, 2021 | Central African Republic

Finding Healing Through Trauma Ministry

[258] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Ipolite Kimono.

Ipolite Kimono attended a VOM-sponsored training in 2021 to learn strategies for helping those who have experienced trauma. Rebels attacked Ipolite’s church in 2014 and assassinated his wife, two children, and brother along with many others. Ipolite escaped through a window, and he has spent the last several years struggling with the grief of his loss. “My heart was broken,” he said. “I constantly think about the situation, and the visions come back into my mind, and I relive that awful moment.” However, through the training, Ipolite himself has found healing as he has learned how to minister to others who have experienced trauma. “I have been able to forgive those perpetrators totally since the training,” he said. “I now help other people in the church who have been traumatized.” Pray for Ipolite as he ministers to the broken and hurting. Pray he will continue to experience healing from God as he comforts others.

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  • Dear Father, May You continue to surround Ipolite Kimono with Your love and comfort. He lost so much; his wife, two children and his brother while they were gathered together to worship You in church. This horrible experience would be unbearable without faith in You and Your Son Jesus. Ipolite will be reunited with his loved ones in heaven. In Jesus
    Madeline T - USA
  • Thank you faithful Father for helping Ipolite during these challenging time of his life, you only knows the pain ang distress he endure, thank you for helping him thus far, grant full inner healing and to pick the pieces of his life and carry on for you, I pray that you will put. An end to such onsterous crime and let people live togather in peace
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father, I thank you for the power you give to bring healing to Kimono. Please continue to heal as the pain will never completely go away, but continue to turn his pain into blessing. I thank you that you can truly turn ashes into beauty.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Father, I pray for Ipolite and others who have suffered such grief. I know you are able to wrap your arms around them and comfort and heal them. I pray you would bless Ipolite as he ministers to those hurting. May his faith and knowledge grow in you. Father, as you blessed Job twice, should you see fit bless Ipolite the same. Use him for your glory.
    polly c - USA
  • Praying For All The Above, And That He Experiences God's Comfort Also, Along With Healing, And Knows By Revelation That God Is More Good Than anything is bad And About The Reward He's Going To Get When He Reaches Heaven And How He Will See His Family Again When Reunited With Them Up There And More... Thank You Lord,... In Jesus's Precious Name,... Amen
    Jessica Danielle J - New Zealand
  • Father, for your are merciful and understands the troubles we face, in your love and grace please heal other victims of trauma thru brother Ipolite. As he shepherd others, in your compassion and mercy, shepherd him. For his forgiveness comes from none other but you, anoint him and overflow his cup so that your presence is deeply grasp by his heart.
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Father our hearts weep for Ipolito's tragic loss. We thank you for the training that set him on the path to healing and that he can minister to others who are grieving. Continue to comfort him and restore him to wholeness for the honor of your name.
    Lois Y - USA
  • I pray that Ipolite will continue to find his healing in Jesus ❤️
    Skylar H - USA
  • In the protective name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Nissi, our banner. as brothers and sisters in Christ we adore You for faithfulness Ipolite. We ask for Your favor, Your banner, a hedge of protection and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Ipolite, My heart was so sad when I first read your testimony. You have gone through more than most people, and yet look at your strong faith! You do have strong faith, so ifwhen the enemy whispers a lie, don't believe it! Keep pressing on like our precious Jesus. God be with you.
    Kathy R - USA
  • Jesus thank you for giving wisdom to Ipolite and others so they can be healed of trauma and can share that with others. Watch over them as they build your kingdom.
    michele r - USA
  • Praying for this brother in Christ.
    Vicki W - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Ipolite, we ask that he rest in You because You are strong, a hedge of protection be on him and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, thank You for healing Ipolite from the agonizing pain and trauma of losing his family. Now, Lord, please help him to continue to use that experience to help heal others and bring them to Christ. You are the source of peace, love and forgiveness and I ask Your blessing over them. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Regina L - USA
  • Lord, I lift up Ipolite. You alone can fully understand the pain that he has experienced and You alone are able to minister to those deep places of loss. We ask that Your Holy Spirit will touch him in those very deep places and bring the comfort, foregivenss, and healing at a level beyond our own human capacity. Use him to minister to many. Amen.
    Louisa C - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Raah, our Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we adore You for faithfulness of Ipolite. We ask that they continue to call upon the Lord, for a hedge of protection on him and angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Where can we turn but to you when such horror strikes . Thank you that Ipolite was able to learn deeper Your power to heal and forgive. Continue healing. Help Ipolite be Your instrument to assist others as they journey through deep grief. May they experience your endless grace to heal and forgive. Only because of you Jesus. Pat USA
    Patricia S - USA
  • How do you speak with your people who have suffered from church attacks and family members being murdered. Lord pour out your mercy of healing in the hearts of your people to survive these terrible attacks. Please strengthen your church all over the world so she is in victory for the glory of God. In Jesus name I pray amen.
    Nancy G - USA
  • Dear Jesus, thank you for Ipolite Kimono. Please continue to heal his mind and memory from his deep loss. Send Your Holy Spirit to comfort him as only you are able. Thank you that Mr. Kimono has helped others. Please strengthen him and help him know Jesus deeper and be given Joy in Your presence.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord God, Mighty to Save, speed healing to this Christian brother, strengthen and encourage him and send other sold out Christians to walk beside him and encourage him. Maranatha!
    Della H - USA


  • Father we lift up Ipolite before You.We praise You that he is on the path to healing from his great loss.We pray that as he reaches out and ministers to those who have also suffered great trauma, due to persecution, that you would give him wisdom in each situation.Help us to always remember to pray for our precious brothers and sisters.
    kathleen r - USA
  • Our Father, continue to strengthen Ipolite as he ministers from his pain to others who are suffering trauma. Bless his ministry of bringing Your healing to those who hurt. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father, you love Ipolite dearly. Thank you for how you are healing his heart and comforting him. Continue to let your love and comfort show through him as he comforts and encourages others who have experienced trauma. Thank you that we are citizens of the kingdom of God and not of this world. We long to go home and be will you someday soon. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Thank You, Lord, for the forgiveness Ipolite is showing toward his family's attackers. Bless him in mighty ways. Thank you for the strategies he has learned to help him forgive. May his attackers come to know You as Lord and Savior. Bring a great revival and aqakening to the Central African Republic, for Your glory!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, who art above and outside of time, reach back through the years of Ipolite's life and heal all the hurt and scars, that he may witness masterfully and radiantly to the wounded.
    Margaret D - USA
  • In the great name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, our great God and guide, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Ipolite. We ask that You will continue to be his guide, for a hedge of protection on him along with angels directly from heaven to minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Ipolite Kimono and his willingness to follow You despite the horrible persecution he has suffered. I pray that You would continue to mend his heart as You are the Lord of all comfort and the great Physician. Please use him to serve others who are broken and in pain. May You be glorified through the trials he faces.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear Father. Please bless this Godly man Ipolite Kimono. Through his experience he is now helping others deal with grief. Please bless his work and work through Him to bring more into Your Kingdom. I also pray for those who murdered his family that they will repent for their crimes and turn to You. Please God do miracles for Your glory, Amen
    John S - USA
  • Father, thank You for Ipolite and his sacrificial service to those who are traumatized even as he himself learns to cope with the trauma in his own life. Thank You that Ipolite has forgiven those who caused overwhelming pain, sorrow and grief in his life. I pray that You'll take what his persecutors meant for evil and turn it into good in Jesus' name.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father. Thank you for Ipolite Kimono. Continue to heal his broken heart. Allow this tragedy to give a change of heart to his persecutors. In Jesus's name. Amen.
    Karen C - USA
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