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

[244] prayers in [16] 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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  • 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
  • Lord, we praise You for the healing You brought to Ipolite. Please continue to strengthen and comfort him, and may he cling to Your promises in the midst of deep pain. May he have many opportunities to share this healing with others, and may those leading the trauma ministry have great wisdom as they minister to the hurting.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for healing Ipolite and may you guide him as he ministers to others who have experienced trauma. Lord may he be comforted by the Holy Spirit as he comforts others. In Jesus name amen
    Toni J - USA
  • You are Yahweh Rophe, our God who heals. Ipolite suffered great loss, but you have given him peace. I pray that he will be able to visualize his family as they live with you in heaven. Give him the gift of comfort to those he ministers to. Bless his efforts to the hurting & traumatized. Provide for his needs now, & in the future. Guide his path. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Father bless Ipolite as he ministers for you. Continue to heal him of this hardship & use him in a special way for your kingdom. In Jesus name.
    Rhonda F - USA
  • Father, you are a God who works miracles, and forgiveness for this type of trauma is indeed a miracle from you. Thank you for Ipolite's willingness to help others who are themselves experiencing pain and suffering, and may his ministry serve as part of his own healing. Be close to the broken-hearted Lord. May he know your presence.
    Jackie V - USA
  • - IN YOUR NAME MASTER JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH AMEN
    Terrell A - USA
  • - MASTER HELP HIM HEAL FROM HIS ORDEAL , HIS PAIN ,AND LOSS! HELP MY CHRISTIAN BROTHER IPOLITE KIMONO TO FORGIVE THE REBELS WHO MURDERED HIS FAMILY! HAVE THE INDIVIDUALS WHO DID THIS CRIME REPENT AND ACCEPT JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOR OVER THERE LIVES!! PLEASE BLESS IPOLITE TO RECOVER ALL THAT WAS STOLEN FROM HIM -
    Terrell A - USA
  • -ALLOW HIM TO BE ALWAYS ON FIRE FOR YOU AND YOUR WORD LORD !! FATHER HELP HIM TO RECOVER YOUR JOY AND PEACE ! BLESS HIS FOOD AND WATER , BLESS HIM WITH YOUR PROTECTION AND PROVISION !YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND WISDOM ON WHAT HE SHOULD DO ! PLEASE BLESS HIS MINISTRIES GIVE HIM YOUR WORDS HE SHOULD SAY!
    HELP HIM LORD TO REACH OUT TO TRAUMA VICTIMS-
    Terrell A - USA
  • MIGHTY AND PERFECT GOD ! HOLY IN EVERYTHING YOU DO!RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY SAVIOR ! LORD WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT OF LIFE !! FATHER PLEASE CONTINUALLY COVER AND BLESS MY CHRISTIAN BROTHER IPOLITE KIMONO !! LORD BLESS HIS MINISTRY ! GIVE HIM YOUR COMFORT AND PEACE DESPITE THE LOSS OF WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN PLUS HIS BROTHER! FATHER PLEASE TOUCH IPOLITE-
    Terrell A - USA
  • Thank you God for Ipolite,, please Lord let his healing be complete and permanent. As he ministers to the afflicted father please meet his needs and restore him on every sides. Pls strengthen these believers, heal them body, soul and spirit,help them through the Holy Spirit not to give up their faith in you in Jesus name
    funke a - Nigeria
  • Dear Lord Jesus, please continue to heal Ipolite Kimono from the trauma he suffered. Strengthen his faith and help him with the work you've called him to do helping other traumatized Christians in the Central African Republic
    David B - USA
  • Father, thank You for the miracle of Your love given to us to live in this world in difficult times and great sorrow, yet keep our joy. Continue to minister to Ipolite as he teaches about that love to others who too are suffering greatly. We ask for healing for all of them and an undying love for You and building Your kingdom. Guard these dear ones
    Gail M - USA
  • Father, You are healer and we thank You for working all things for the good for those who love You, who are called according to Your purpose. Only You could help Ipolite forgive and help others. May Your healing extend to many more, may the violence against Your followers cease,. Cause Your peace, righteousness and justice rule in C.A.R.
    Beth P - USA
  • Lord, we cannot fathom the grief and the loss that Ipolite Kimono has suffered but You know and can continue to bring grace, peace and healing to him in those broken places.k Pour out Your Spirit on him as he ministers to others in similar situations from a place of knowing what loss feels like. Lord, equip others through his ministry as well, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
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