Pastor abducted, 20 Killed in Burkina Faso attack

February 17, 2020 by Open Doors in Africa

Our field team just reported another devastating attack on Christians in Burkina Faso.

On Sunday, attackers broke into a village in the northeast region of the country while Christians gathered for worship. According to the French radio outlet, RFI, the attackers killed 20 people and injured 15 more. The extremists also abducted the pastor and set the church on fire. Several people are still missing.

Please pray for God’s grace on those who lost loved ones. Ask God for a safe release of the pastor. And pray for the Lord’s protection and comfort for those injured in the attack.

These attacks are horrendous, but the Christian community in Burkina Faso is persevering through Christ during extreme persecution. But they need the prayers of the Global Church to be strengthened—and to know they’re not alone.

Join us and pray for Christians in Burkina Faso today—and throughout this week.

Please share this with your pastor, friends and family to encourage more people to pray for Christians in Burkina Faso today.