" “There is not a single day without the discovery of a body in the river
Oubangui” shared a distraught Open Doors (OD) source reporting from Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic. “Early August Islamists stopped a commercial vehicle and executed all its travelers. They put the corpses in bags and threw them into the river. What a horror! We counted in one week in Bangui over 100 murders. And we don’t even speak about the killings in the interior or the continuing rape of women. I cannot keep record of these any more…these scenes overwhelm me. At 18:00 everybody is already at home and in the house. But in spite of this, they come and take away and kill.” "
Please read Not A Day Without Trauma at Open Doors USA.
as leaders of Your church in CAR seek to respond to the violence in ways that honor You, we pray for their protection, for wisdom and discernment, and that You would use even the earthly means of the international community to bring help. We pray for Your grace and comfort to fill the people of CAR who have faced months of trauma, that You would be especially near to them, a present help in this time of trouble. We pray that You would draw many who do not yet know You to call upon Christ for salvation. Father today, we ask that You shower Chancela Gbodéka with divine healing for both the physical and emotional scars that she endured. Father be her comfort and her protector in the days ahead. Lord Jesus we give our thanks and praise for Your clear presence in the release of Pastor Nicolas Grekoyame Gbangouon. Even as we pray for the churches in CAR to stand with courage for Your truth and in compassion for people of CAR, we pray that You would watch over them. In the name of Jesus, our present help in times of trouble,