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Prayer News 296 (May-June 2023)

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In this edition of Prayer News:

  • Nigeria: Ayuba’s* father was killed by Boko Haram militants. Ayuba swore revenge on the man who had betrayed his father – but has found healing through a trauma centre. 
  • NigeriaIt’s been nine years since Boko Haram kidnapped over 270 schoolgirls from Chibok. Around 100 girls are still missing, and their parents are in agony – please pray for them. 
  • Burkina Faso: Fati* and her family had to flee their home due to violent attacks, and are now being supported by the local church in Ouagadougou. 
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): When Pastor Jean’s* church in Beni was attacked, he and his family survived – but they suffered immense trauma.
  • DRCStephanie* was 18 years old when members of the ADF, an Islamist extremist group, targeted her town. With Open Doors’ support, she is coming to terms with her ordeal.
  • Burkina Faso: When she was 13 years old, Habiba* was kidnapped by Islamic extremists. She eventually escaped, but she is still haunted by the memories and trauma of what happened. [Please note, this story contains particularly distressing content around sexual assault and graphic descriptions of violence.] 

Also in this edition:

  • Pray with us: Join Mark and Rebecca as they share some good news stories and answers to prayer from the persecuted church to encourage your prayers.
  • Let's reflect: Fikiru* from East Africa shares a reflection from Hebrews 6:10.

*Names changed for security reasons

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