ETHIOPIA | OCT. 21, 2020 — Persecution Did Not Destroy Churches
This church that was attacked has since been rebuilt.
When mobs damaged three churches in a small village southeast of Addis Ababa, it initially seemed like their enemies had succeeded.
Christians were discouraged and humiliated, and some new believers left. Then, Christians from other parts of the country came to rebuild the three churches. As building progressed, the persecutors told each other, “We thought we could eradicate them, but they are building better buildings, having better instruments and their number is increasing. God is really with them and for them.” Christian leaders report they have welcomed 37 more people into the body of Christ since then, that the spiritual lives of believers have been revived, and that the churches are united. One church member said, “God has a way to work in us and to build our lives through the persecution.”
Praise God for the loving care of these other believers who encourage their brothers and sisters.