Pray for Family of Godana, Killed During Church Attacks


Pray for the family of Godana, who was killed on Aug. 30 in a Sunday afternoon attack on his church in Ethiopia. Attackers assaulted a woman outside the church and continued their attack on other Christians, including 55-year-old church elder Godana, who had rushed out to help the woman. Godana was dragged back inside the church and hacked to death with machetes. Godana, who was his family’s sole provider, leaves behind a wife and eight children. The attackers returned on Sept. 1 and Sept. 27, leaving many more Christians wounded and traumatized.

  • Pray for Dasilve Sondakh, Pastor of a Closed Church

    The Indonesia Pentecostal "Agape" Church in Surabaya, Indonesia, was closed on Nov. 8, 2015, after neighbors told the city's mayor that the church did not have permission from the neighborhood to operate as a church.

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  • Pray for Christians Teaching Children

    Every week, members of a children's ministry travel to different parts of Pakistan to conduct camps and Bible clubs.

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  • Pray for Christians Arrested at Church

    Iranian security agents raided a house church in Tehran province on Nov. 1, arresting at least 14 Christian converts from Islam.

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  • Pray for Hmong Believers Whose Church Was Destroyed

    Local officials dismantled a building used by a Hmong house church in rural Laos earlier this year.

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  • Pray for the Family of "Jeejo," Who Was Killed Because of Missionary Work

    In August, Maoists brutally murdered a missionary serving in Odisha state. The leader of the Maoist group came to Jeejo's home one evening, set his house on fire and took Jeejo into the forest. The next day, villagers found Jeejo's body, along with a note forbidding future evangelism in the area.

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  • Pray for Felisha John, Victim of Boko Haram Terrorist Attack

    Felisha John, 26, sustained serious burns on her arms and legs as a result of an Islamist terrorist attack on her school in 2014. a as she continues to recover from the burns she suffered in the attack.

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  • Pray for "Musa," Threatened for Sharing His Faith

    After "Musa" told his sister about Jesus, his father threatened to kill him and kicked him out of their home.

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  • Pray for the Family of Samson Nfunyeku, Murdered for His Faith

    An evangelist in eastern Uganda was murdered by Islamists after he participated in a series of debates with Islamic scholars.

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  • Pray for Christian School Children Affected by Peshawar Bombing

    Children whose parents were killed or seriously injured in the All Saints Church bombing in Peshawar will be able to continue their education this year thanks to support from VOM and another ministry. The 30 children that VOM is currently helping are in pre-kindergarten through 10th grade. Twenty-two were orphaned in the attack, and parents of the other children were badly injured and can no...

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  • Pray for Luz, Widow Being Sought by Husband's Killer

    The guerilla leader responsible for the murder of Luz's husband was released from prison in Colombia and is now seeking Luz. The man returned to the remote community where Luz now lives, telling her neighbors that he wanted to find her. Within a few days of his release, a SWAT vehicle of armed men also stopped by her farm in search of her. Luz was pregnant with twins when her husband went missing...

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  • Pray for Pastor Fausto Palomo and Church Scheduled for Demolition

    Pastor Fausto Palomo and other church members stopped a demolition crew from destroying the Santiago de Cuba Assemblies of God house church on Oct. 28 by standing inside the building. The church collected thousands of signatures in favor of leaving the church in its current location, but the city has threatened to tear churches in the city down because it is the birthplace of the revolution....

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