One of the Many Ethiopian Christian Homes, Businesses, and Churches Destroyed in Recent Years
One of the Many Ethiopian Christian Homes, Businesses, and Churches Destroyed in Recent Years
Nov. 24, 2022 | Ethiopia

Church Rebuilt after Attack

[166] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Isayas and other church members.

Two years ago, extremist Muslims launched attacks on Christians in the community where Isayas lives. They torched Christians’ crops, homes and possessions and destroyed the church where Isayas and others worshiped Christ. The Christians fled the area but later returned and bought land on which to rebuild their church. However, the small group did not have enough money to construct a new building. Front-line workers, with the help of the global body of Christ, provided them with funding to rebuild. “It was like a miracle to us,” Isayas said. “We did not expect that we would be able to rebuild the church soon. But nothing is impossible with God, and He gave us funds.” Isayas and the other leaders in his church request prayers that they will be able to continue sharing the Good News despite persecution.

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  • Heavenly Father, thank you for these precious believers: Isayas and all the others. Thank You for providing for them and strengthening their faith and hope in you. Please continue the good works You are doing through them. Continue to bless them and help them be a bright shining light for the gospel.
    In Jesus,
    Amen
    Lis S - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faith of Isayas and the other church members. Please bless their new church building so that it draws in many people to hear the gospel as well as strengthen the flock. Please let them show their community your love. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Holy God, I believe that there's nothing too hard or difficult for you. Let the Isayas and other church members be crowned with mercy and compassion. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father, thank You that members of the larger Body of Christ sacrificially gave so that Isayas and the other believers in his community were able to rebuild what the enemy sought to destroy. Nothing is impossible with You and we pray that Isayas and the other church leaders will continue to share the gospel so that many Muslim extremists will be saved.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Thank You for providing what was needed to rebuild the church, and for the desire of these believers to continue sharing Your gospel. May they continue to grow in Your grace and knowledge and have many opportunities to proclaim who You are. I pray that they would see many hearts opened and prepared for Your word.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Thank you, Father God, for providing what this community of believers needed to rebuild their church.I pray that they will be sustained in their faith and be encouraged to continue living for Jesus and the Kingdom of God. Please help their message of faith in Jesus alone to spread throughout the area and draw many.I ask for their protection from attack
    Julia F - USA
  • Heavenly Father we thank You for our faithful brothers and sisters, Isayas and his congregation. We praise You for the rebuilding of their church building . We pray that many will come to salvation through the ministry taking place in this place. May all who enter receive Christ and grow in faith inspite of persecution. In Jesus' holy name Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Dear Father, please allow this congregation to rebuild their church building, and allow them to live in safety. May they continue sharing the love of Christ with others, and may those who have been persecuting them, repent and come to a faith in Jesus. Bring a great awakening to Ethiopia, for Your glory!
    Tricia G - USA
  • Father, just thank You in the midst of all the struggle, hardship, and seeming loss, that You show up like this and buoy our hearts. May this new church building be so anointed that all who enter feel Your holy presence and swoon into Your great love. How we praise and magnify Your Name, wonderful Jesus.
    janie b - USA
  • EL Olam, Thank You for the perseverance of Isayas and other church members in Ethiopia despite cruel attacks on their churches, homes and businesses. May they continue to thrive and spread the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially as we enter this Holy Season to celebrate Christ's birth. In the strong name of Jesus, AMEN
    Linda R - USA
  • Thank you, Lord, for this new church. Help the believers stay strong in faith and continue on.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Thank You , merciful Father, for bringing Isayas & this congregation through this fiery trial; for the resources to rebuild their church so that they may rejoice to the extent that they have partaken of Christ's sufferings; so that when His glory is revealed they may be glad with exceeding Joy. May the spirit of glory &of God rest upon them. 1Peter 4
    Julie C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Isayas & other church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You that they got help from Christians worldwide to rebuild their lives after attacks on them! Despite opposition, may their work continue.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Father: Open many doors for Isaiah & others in his congregation to be able to share the glorious gospel of grace. Thank You for their faithfulness. And thank You for Your faithfulness!
    In Jesus'.name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Father, thank you for the strong faith and determination they have to rebuild their church against many obstacles. Thank you for providing the funds they needed to rebuild. Please protect them and provide for their needs so they can continue meeting together and sharing Your gospel message. Help those that attacked them to come to know You as Lord.
    Laurie W - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank you for doing above all that we ask or think. Our logic tells us to flee and lose hope when persecuted but you show yourself!
    Craig R - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank you for showing yourself faithful to your children, just as you've promised. We rejoice in your provision for rebuilding this church and ask that it be built quickly, and would be used to glorify your name. Lord use this body of believers to continue to share to hope of the gospel. Strength them for the task at hand and be with them.
    Maryrose A - USA
  • Lord Jesus, protect & provide for Your Church in Ethiopia. Thank You for believers like Isayas who stand firm in faith during persecution. Praise You for the global body of Christ & workers there helping this local church to rebuild. We pray with them to be able to continue sharing the Gospel & endure in trials. In Christ's Name. Amen.
    Marlyne P - USA
  • Thank you, Lord, for the way these believers have prioritized the gathering of the Church to worship you collectively. We pray for their continued strength and protection as they seek to share the gospel with their neighbors.
    Brenda M - USA
  • Lord, make a way for these Christians to share the Good News despite persecution. Lead the extremist Muslims to the truth of the gospel.

    Matthew 5:44 - But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
    Nellie H - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank you that you have provided the funds to rebuild this church. I pray that you will encourage this congregation and protect them from those that want to stop them. Bless this church and let it be a testimony to this community that you provide for those that love and serve you.
    sandra s - USA
  • Avi Ad! How wonderful and amazing to see God's handiwork and be glad. May each member encourage each other daily so that none will be hardened by sin's deceitfullness. May many folk be drawn to Isayas church and receive the awesome gift of salvation. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Thank you, Lord, for providing the funds for Isayas' church through the giving of other believers. I pray that it will encourage those brothers and sisters in Christ as they rebuild and desire to worship you together. Please help them be a testimony of your goodness to their community and may they have opportunities to share your Good News.
    Christa B - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I praise You and thank You that the church in Isayas' community was rebuilt. I pray, God, that You will bless each one who worships in this church, that their faith will be strong and steadfast, their witness bold that many others will come to know Christ as Savior, including those who destroyed the church, crops, and homes. In Jesus'
    HELEN W - USA
  • Father, You bring beauty from ashes. Thank you for blessing this courageous group of believers with a new church. May their devotion stir the hearts of those around them to come and see what You have done. Give Isayas and others boldness and love to speak your truth in love. Please flood the church with Bibles so that each person may receive one.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Father, we pray for Isayas and th eother leaders and praise you that funds were provided and they could rebuild their church. Please strenghten them and help them endure bringing the gospel to many! Soften the hearts of those who persecute them that they too may be saved. In Jesus name, amen.
    Nancy H - USA
  • Thank you LORD for providing the funds for Isayas and the Christians in his location to build a Church quicker than they imagined. I pray for continued encouragement and endurance as they share the gospel despite the persecution. Help them reach more and people with the gospel. Please protect and shield them. Amen
    Roseline S - Kenya
  • Sunt aproape de toti care doresc sa fie credinciosi si sa iubeasca pe Domnul !
    Ma rog Domnului penru cei ce sufera in diferite situatii si acum in mod special pentru fratii si surorile noastre din Isayas !
    Domnul sa-SI reverse indurarea Sa peste ei si toti cei care le sunt aproape, ii sustin si-i sprijinesc in orice fel ! Amin
    nicolae g - Romania
  • Praise to The Most High! What the devil meant for evil, God has turned it all around for good. Abba, Father I pray You would bless Isayas and church members and enlarge their territory! I pray also blessings upon VOM, Front-line workers and Global body of Yeshua for the blessing and gift of giving! In Yeshua's name I pray and give Praise!
    Yahliah M - USA
  • Father thank you for showing presence and support to Isayas and his colleagues, we praise your name and we have hope and confidence in you, in Jesus name I pray amen.
    Onesmus M - Kenya
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