Christian’s house bombed in Jijiga, Ethiopia

By January 18, 2008

(VCM/MNN) — Last
week, on January 12, a bomb severely damaged the house of a Christian family in
Jijiga, Ethiopia. 

According to Voice of the Martyrs' Canada
sources, Terefe Feleke, his wife, and their
two children were in the house at the time of the attack, but no one was seriously
injured. The roof of the house was destroyed by the bomb blast. During their
investigation, police
found another bomb that had been set to explode a few hours after the first one
went off.

Ethiopia is split religiously, with Ethiopian
Orthodox who are primarily in the north
and Muslims who are primarily in the south. Evangelicals in Ethiopia, who may account for as much as twenty percent
of the population, face severe persecution from both sides. 

The country ranks 37th on the Open Doors' World Watch List, a
ranking of the top 50 countries known for their persecution of Christians.

Evangelists continue to work at risk of
their lives. Pray that they will to stand strong in their faith,and
demonstrate Christ's love and prayers for their persecutors.

Pray for Christians in Jijiga, where
Muslims have been trying to drive Christians out of the region. Pray that the believers will stand strong in
their faith and demonstrate Christ's love.


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