After large scale attacks against Christians in southern Ethiopia left three people dead and 38 homes destroyed in 2017, it would have been easy for Christians in the region to give up. Instead, church leaders in this rural region committed to encouraging their people.
Two years later, the church in the area is stronger than ever. Attendance has doubled in one church while another has planted to daughter churches. One pastor said the love and determination displayed by Christians in the the aftermath of the attacks inspired Muslims in his community to approach him to ask how they could become followers of Christ.
God’s glory is being displayed in southern Ethiopia, but believers there still face many challenges. Pray for provision for these believers and for more hearts to be won to Christ.