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CURRENT PRAYER REQUEST

Pray for Family of Tomi Alipa, Who Was Murdered by Islamists

Indonesia

On Thursday, Jan. 15, 22-year-old Tomi Alipa was killed by Islamic terrorists in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, while working with his mother and sister near their home in Tangkura village. Shortly after Tomi left his mother and sister to take the family's cattle home, Jana Ode and her daughter, Dian, heard three gunshots. After finding her son's lifeless body, Jana confronted a group of about eight Muslim men and demanded to know why they had killed Tomi. The men told her it was in retaliation for the arrest of their friends, who were members of the East Indonesian Mujahidin (MIT). The radical Muslim group is suspected of killing two other men, Heri Tobio, 59, and Imanuel Tetembu, 56, in separate attacks.

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