A church member's car was destroyed
On Sunday, April 3, 2022, militants from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church attacked a Protestant church in western Ethiopia, the second time in less than a month a Protestant church in that area had been attacked.
The attackers injured many Christians and burned buildings. One church leader said, “We were hurt because of our faith in Jesus Christ. We are ready to accept any trial and persecution that comes to us because of our faith.” VOM helped this congregation rebuild as they continue to witness for Christ in their community. “Because we were hurt for the sake of the Lord, we lived believing that he would repay us. We never thought you would come all the way here to support us,” he said. “This showed us the solidarity of believers. We thank God for ensuring us that we have brothers and sisters who care for, pray for, and support us.”