The remains of the Bokore Full Gospel Church
The remains of the Bokore Full Gospel Church
May. 18, 2023 | Ethiopia

Church Building Destroyed

[137] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Bokore Full Gospel church members.

In September 2022, Muslim extremists attacked the Bokore Full Gospel church in southeastern Ethiopia. Islamists set it on fire, destroying the building and everything inside; fortunately, no church members were hurt during the attack. The church was planted 12 years ago and has around 120 members. While Ethiopia is a majority-Christian nation, Islam is on the rise, and Muslims now compose nearly 40 percent of the population. In southern Ethiopia, political unrest and the rise of Wahhabism, an extreme branch of Islam, have resulted in a wave of attacks against Christians in that area. VOM is helping to rebuild the church and replace the destroyed items.

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  • God, I lift up the members of the Bokore Full Gospel Church in Ethiopia. I pray for their continued strength & faithfulness. I pray none would be fearful nor turn from their faith. I pray You will provide a new place for these believers to safely worship, and for You to make ways for them to safely gather in smaller groups in the meantime.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Abba Father, I pray that YOU will fully rebuild the Bokore Full Gospel church, in Ethiopia, and restore the entire congregation there in a bigger, better, and more beautiful church than it ever was before, that YOU might receive all the glory! Increase the numbers of your sons and daughters there, exponentially! Guard this new church with YOUR angels!
    Michael V - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I cry out for this church and your people. Lead them through this persecution enduring to the end. Let others those that are not saved be awakened to your truth. Shine a light on the darkness on those that are doing evil. Open the eyes of those who persecuted, so they may turn and repent of their evil and violant ways. In Jesus name
    Jason H - USA
  • Dear family in Christ, l pray in the name of Jesus that he will give you strength, comfort and spiritual victories. Stand firm in your faith. Jesus' death has already given us the victory! Jesus is coming back soon and your reward will be great in heaven.
    Susan R - USA
  • Father, thank You for the Christian presence in Ethiopia dating back to the early medieval time. For those who have faithfully borne the heat of persecution, and continue to do so in these days. Grant our Christian family the grace to love their enemies, return good for evil, blessing for cursing. May the light of the glorious gospel shine brightly
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord, I pray for Bokore Full Gospel Church and all the people of Ethiopia. Please keep them close and safe. Help them to endure what You ask of them, and let them know You love them and are ALWAYS with them. Help them to feel Your presence, and let them know they are prayed for. In Your Mighty and Loving Name, Jesus. Amen!
    Gail B - USA
  • Lord, I lift up this church to You. Encourage their hearts and protect them from these evil attacks. You are so good Lord and I know You will bring beautiful blessings in this difficult and terrifying time. You Lord turn ashes to beauty. Don't let them be discouraged due to this hard trial. Continue using them for your glory in Jesus name amen
    Sylvia L - USA
  • Father God, I pray for the Bokore Full Gospel church, and ask that you would provide materials and manpower to help them rebuild their church. I pray that you will use this situation to encourage and strengthen the believers there. I pray that many in the area will hear the gospel and receive Jesus as their Savior. Please draw many in Ethiopia to Jesus
    Julia F - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Savior, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You that Jesus is High Priest, Mediator and Savior for Bokore Full Gospel church. We ask for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Lord, we pray for the country of Ethiopia who are now coming under MuslimWahhabism attack. Please help the Christians in the communities be able to convince many of the converted people that they are on the wrong path. Please help them to show love, mercy, and kindness to those who are attacking them for their attackers to repent and be saved!!
    Donna H - USA
  • Avi Ad! I thank You that our brethren in the Bokore Full Gospel Church do not have the spirit of fear, but Holy Spirit power, Christ's love, and a mind that has Christ Jesus as a constant source of stability. For Christ is abundantly supplying them with safety and great wisdom as they learn to fear, trust and love God. In Yeshua's name
    Randal A - USA
  • Father God, i pray for our brothers and sisters at Bokore Full Gospel church to be steadfast unmoving. the King of kings is coming anytime in His glory. All will see Him even those who hate Him will be confronted with the truth that He conquered death. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Bokore Full Gospel church members in Southeastern Ethiopia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Bring area Islamists to repentance & saving faith. Replace the church building & all these members lost. In Jesus' Name. Am
    Lisa D - USA
  • Help our brothers and sisters at the Booker Full Gospel church rebuild their church even bigger, so they can fit more people in it.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear LORD, Restore the Bokore church & let there be rejoicing there again. Let your love shine forth thru your servants there. Give them courage & strength to rebuild & expand. For those hostile to you, give vision to their blindness. Give them a hunger & thirst that only you can satisfy. Pour out your Spirit & overwhelm the hostility there. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Dear Father: I pray that the members of the Bokore Full Gospel Church may sense Your dear presence providing for their needs and enabling them to rebuild their church building. Protect them from those who would be out to defeat them. May their lives show forth the love of Jesus. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Father Grant the grace that these saints would continue to assemble together despite the persecution and the lack of outward facilities.
    Craig R - USA
  • Dear God, thank You for sparing the lives of the Full Gospel Church members. Please reverse the rise in Islam in Ethiopia, Jesus. May the Gospel flood Muslim and once Christian communities again. Thank You that VOM is helping to rebuild the church and replace the destroyed items. May the church be encouraged and protected. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Christienne D - USA
  • Jesus, we know You see Your people in Ethiopia. We know that You have prepared each one to share Your good news of salvation. Please give them strength and courage, great love for their lost countrymen, and peace. Thank You that no one was hurt in the burning of Bokore Full Gospel church. Make the arsonists ashamed and repentant, and bring them to You.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Abba, I give praise to You for our beloved brethren in Ethiopia and I give thanks for their faithfulness in serving You. I pray they would continue to stand in the midst of this trial as they begin rebuilding. Bless them indeed I pray and bless immensely VOM ministries for their love in helping to rebuild this church. In Yahusha's Name I pray.
    Yahliah M - USA
  • Father, we praise You that no church members died in the church fire and that VOM is helping rebuild. We ask for the protection of the church and its property so it may continue its ministry. As threats deepen in Southern Ethiopa, may the church stand steadfast in the faith and continue to share the Gospel and bring much fruit in your kingdom.
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord please aid those that are helping rebuild Bokore Full Gospel Chutch. We thank you for the no loss of lives of these precious Christian Church members. A building is only a building because when 2 or more are gathered together in your name you are there, so the Church is there. Forgive the Islamic radicals and let them find their way to you. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Lord, I lift up this church to You. Encourage their hearts and protect them from these evil attacks. You are so good Lord and I know You will bring beautiful blessings in this difficult and terrifying time. In the name of Jesus.
    Alison M - USA
  • Father thank You, for in all things we give thanks even in the midst of this tragedy with Bokore Church. Thank You that no physical injury was involved. Jesus, You are The God of restoration, so I ask that You restore all & even more to them. Let this become a testimony to Your great Power & let every opposer bow to The God of Bokore Full Gospel Church
    Maureen E - USA
  • Father, Praise you for your church in Ethiopia which withstands persecution. Encourage them and give them sweet fellowship even when they have no church building. You are the head of the church and its people praise you. May the continuation of the church be a witness to those who oppose you. Thank you for providing for a new building and Bibles.
    Laurie P - USA
  • Dear Father, thank you for sparing your flock. They are faithful to you and realize they are the church and not the building. May they continue to reach out for you to the lost and dying around them. Give them compassion and forgiveness for their enemies. May many be saved through their love and compassion. In Jesus name, Amen
    Rebecca S - USA
  • Father, I pray for the Bokore Church members that they may know and sense your loving presence. Father, increase the faith of these believers and may they turn to You in praise and thanksgiving in spite of this trial. Provide for these members varied needs and I pray that Your love may abound in this fellowship and spill over to the community.
    Scott P - Canada
  • Lord, I pray for the Bokore Full Gospel church to be rebuilt again. I pray the members will not give up worshipping you and meeting together. Please help them to stay strong in their faith. Watch over them and protect them from harm. In Jesus name. Amen
    Teresa W - USA
  • Lord, I pray for the church members of this Bokore full gospel church that you would be with them and strengthen them and give them courage and peace. Thank you that VOM is helping to rebuild this church and the things inside I pray for safety as they begin to gather again, I ask this in Jesus name amen .
    Nancy G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I lift up the congregation of Bokore Full Gospel church. May Your hands wave over this project to restore as never before. May this be done speedily, and may it bring a continue revival and a continual drawing of people to You thru jesus. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Mary M - USA
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