The remains of the Bokore Full Gospel Church
In September 2022, Muslim extremists attacked the Bokore Full Gospel church in southeastern Ethiopia.
Islamists set it on fire, destroying the building and everything inside; fortunately, no church members were hurt during the attack. The church was planted 12 years ago and has around 120 members. While Ethiopia is a majority-Christian nation, Islam is on the rise, and Muslims now compose nearly 40 percent of the population. In southern Ethiopia, political unrest and the rise of Wahhabism, an extreme branch of Islam, have resulted in a wave of attacks against Christians in that area. VOM is helping to rebuild the church and replace the destroyed items.