The Enewari Full Gospel Church was burned.
Angry community members burned down a church after a medical missions team shared the gospel.
The Enewari Full Gospel church hosted the medical missions team last year in an effort to bless their community of Debre Brehane. Many people came seeking medical attention, angering local Orthodox extremists. On March 10, 2020, at 5 p.m., hundreds of youth marched on the church. They assaulted three Christians, who had to be sent to the hospital, and burned all the buildings on the church compound. Afterward, the mob went around the community telling believers they would kill them if they left their homes. The next day, a smaller group of young men came and looted everything that was not burned. When officials were asked to intervene, they told the Christians they should not have been preaching the gospel. The day after the church was burned, a group of believers met in the church to spend time singing and praising God.