Violent rebels killed two Ethiopian pastors when they refused to renounce their faith in Christ.
Violent rebels killed two Ethiopian pastors when they refused to renounce their faith in Christ.
Jan. 06, 2022 | Ethiopia

Pastors Killed by Violent Rebels

[187] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Kejela Mekonnen's and Tole Geramu's Families.

Pastors Kejela Mekonnen and Tole Geramu were killed by violent rebels in late 2021 because of their faith in Christ. Members of the Oromo Liberation Front rebel group threatened these pastors, telling them to stop preaching about Jesus and instead lead their congregations back to the traditional Oromo religion. When the pastors refused to give up preaching about Christ, rebels went to their homes and shot them. Pray for the families of these pastors as they grieve their loved ones. Pray that they can find strength and hope in Christ amid their suffering. Pray that the rebels who killed the pastors will turn to God and find salvation in Christ.
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  • Father God we pray for the love ones of the pastors who gave their life for your word. Father show them compassion and may the brother and sisters of Jesus support them, Amen
    jeff h - 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 Pastors Kejela and Tole and families. We ask for comfort, that they continue to call upon the Lord, for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, I know these two pastors are at peace and in your presence; for that I am grateful. But their families and congregations grieve. Please comfort them as only you can. Help them to remain faithful and bold. And give them hearts to forgive those who have done this thing, and cause the hearts of the perpetrators to repent to they can know you. Amen.
    Carol V - USA
  • Grace, is a promise ,You Lord, have given to us believers. We ask that these believers in Ethiopia will find Your amazing grace at this time. Grace to forgive, grace to know peace, grace to continue to be strong in their faith. The persecutors are the ones in true darkness.Open their hearts and minds to Your light of salvation.May we faithfully pray.
    kathleen r - USA
  • Father in heaven, precious in Your sight is the death of Your saints. They shall have a more glorious resurrection. Protect Your children who are grieving. Grant them peace and greater hope and trust in Christ. Protect them from hatred and bitterness. Use the blood of Your martyrs to be a light and testimony to those whom You are calling. Amen.
    john p - USA
  • Oh God I ask your mercy over the wives and children of these two pastors that were murdered. I pray your presence would be with them and you would manifest yourself to them and show them that you are enough. I pray you would provide for them and give them hope and supernatural faith to rise up again. In Jesus name I pray amen
    Nancy G - USA
  • Please Lord stop this horrid extremism in Ethiopia. Please please, bless, provide, and comfort these precious families that have lost loved ones. I pray that the persecutors would be delivered to serve legal justice, repent, and be drawn to You in accordance to Your will.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Lord - comfort these families who are grieving, and supply all their needs. Send family and friends to strengthen and minister to them.

    Send salvation to those who have committed this crime against your servants.

    Send healing to this community in the Name of Jesus.

    Amen
    JoAnne J - USA
  • Heavenly Father God. We pray and ask for your great mercy and kindness. We pray for the families of these pastors as they grieve their loved ones. We pray that they can find strength and hope in Christ amid their suffering. We pray that the rebels who killed the pastors will turn to God and find salvation in Christ. In Jesus Precious Name Amen.
    Alvin A - USA
  • Lord, I pray for the families of these dear men who were killed by these rebels. I pray that You would bring comfort in their grief! Please help them to be strong in You, and that their testimony will shine through. I pray that those who have done this killing to find faith in Christ.
    Cheryl B - USA
  • Thank you, Jesus for these your faithful servants Kejela Mekonnen and Tole Geramu. Send your Holy Spirit to comfort their families. Bring many people to know You because of their brave witness. Let their deaths not be vain. Give strength to each person in their families. Convict their killers to repent.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Lord send the Holy Spirit to Kejela Mekonnen & Tole Geramu's families to give them courage, strength, wisdom, hope, wisdom, peace, joy & love. Send people & resources to help them grow in Your Word. Provide for their every day needs. Help them to forgive those who try to hurt them & threaten them. Use them to bring others to salvation.
    Angie E - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers, especially for Kejela and Tole's family. Please turn this evil situation for good. Please encourage and strengthen them for the battle, and help them to forgive and pray for those who persecute them. May they be a bright shining light for you.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord Jesus, we pray for these Ethiopian families as they grieve and suffer the loss of their courageous loved ones. Give them strength for each day and hope to face an unknown future. Remind them of your promises and guide them as they make decisions. Give them your grace to forgive as you have forgiven us. May your name be spread as a result.
    Jackie V - USA
  • You told us, Lord Jesus, that those who follow You will suffer persecution. This is another example of the truth of Your Word. We pray for Your comfort for the families and churches that these brothers left behind. May the love of Christ be real to them and carry them through this difficult time. May their killers also turn to the Lord Jesus Christ
    Toni D - USA
  • Prayers for the families of these pastors as they grieve their loved ones. Prayers that they can find strength and hope in Christ amid their suffering. Prayers that the rebels who killed the pastors will turn to God and find salvation in Christ.
    Sylviane K - Canada
  • Our Father, be with the families who have lost their fathershusbandsfriends because of their faith in Jesus. We grieve but not as the world grieves. Kejela Mekonnen and Tole Geramu have run the race and received their reward. It is up to us who remain here to persevere until we can all be together again with You forever. Give their families strength
    Eli S - USA
  • Father, please give strength, comfort, healing, and protection to the family members. Provide for their needs each day. Thank you that this world is not our home. We look forward to the day when we will live with You in a place where there is no evil, suffering, tears or death. Thank you for loving and caring for these families and the church. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Dear Lord, please help the families of those that were murdered. Bring them peace and joy despite their losses. May those that shot these pastors come to accept You as Lord and Savior. May there be true repentance in the hearts of the killers, and forgiveness in the hearts of the grieving families.
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, Thank you for the strong faith and commitment of these two pastors. In refusing to give up preaching they had to give up their lives. May their testimony speak to the hearts of many who had been considering the call of Christ. I pray for the families of these pastors as they grieve their loved ones. May they experience your peace.
    Betty D - USA

  • Father God, I lift up the families and congregations of these pastor martyred for Christ. I pray that you will glorify the name of Jesus Christ through their deaths. Please comfort athose that mourn and bring them hope and peace in the midst of the suffering. I pray that the gospel of Jesus will go out in power among the rebels and draw many to faith
    Marian P - USA
  • Father God, I lift up the families and congregations of these pastor martyred for Christ. I pray that you will glorify the name of Jesus Christ through their deaths. Please comfort those that mourn and bring them hope and peace in the midst of the suffering. I pray that the gospel of Jesus will go out in power among the rebels and draw many to faith.
    Julia F - USA
  • I pray dear Lord that you will give healing, overwhelming strength against the demonic spirits of those whom practice pagan beliefs and justify such against the Kejela Mekonnen's and Tole Geramu's Families.
    michael f - 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 Pastors Kejela and Tole and families. We ask that You will continue to be their guide, for a hedge of protection on them along with angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Eternal Father, bless and comfort the families of these slain pastors. Open their hearts and let them know that all things are in Your hands. Give them the strength and hope in Christ to be strong in the midst of their grief and sorrow. Let them be a witness to those who kill the pastors and turn their hearts to find salvation in Christ. Amen.
    Andre K - USA
  • God, I thank You for the faithful witness of these two dear brothers. I pray You will provide comfort for their loved ones, and for their families to have each need met by You. I pray they will always know their loved ones are not gone, but are with Jesus in heaven. I pray the rebels who killed these men would repent of their sins, and come to Jesus.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Kejela Mekonnen and Tole Geramu. May they hear You say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." Please comfort and provide for their families and enable them to forgive those who killed their loved ones. May they find strength and hope in Christ in their suffering. May their killers turn to You and find salvation in Christ.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Kejela Mekonnen's & Tole Geramu's families: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for these 2 martyred pastors & all like them! May those who killed them be brought to repentance & saving faith. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the families of both Kejela and Tole. I ask that You may protect both families. I also ask that You may give them strength and hope as they grieve and move forward. I ask that You may comfort them as they grieve. Lord, I ask that the rebels will see both families' faith and the faith of both men and want to know Jesus. Amen.
    Spencer B - USA
  • Lord God thank you for the faithfulness of these martyred pastors. I pray that you bless the work they have done and the rebels will see that they cannot stop Your Word from going forward. I pray the rebels will turn to God and realize He is true and that they need Christ to save their souls. I pray blessings on the pastor's families. Amen.
    John S - USA
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