Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The house and farm properties of a Christian family in the southwestern town of Gebar were burnt by Muslims on February 20, according to VOMC sources.
Asfaw Lelisa, his wife, and their five children were able to escape the house without serious injury.
Local Christians suspect that Muslims targeted Asfaw, a mature and influential Christian, in an effort to intimidate other believers into fleeing the area.
Thank the Lord for keeping Asfaw and his family safe from serious injury. Pray for Christians in southwestern Ethiopia to stand strong in their faith by demonstrating Christ's love and grace to their persecutors (Matthew 5:43-48).