attack update: Open Doors partner and trainees threatened by Seleka rebels
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on an attack by Muslim Seleka rebels on communities around the town of Kaga Bandoro, almost 220 miles north of the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, in which 26 people were killed.
We have now heard that among those threatened during the attack were an Open Doors partner and 15 pastors who were attending an Open Doors-sponsored seminar. Our partner wanted us to share this message with our supporters:
“Thanks to your prayers, we have been able to get out of Kaga Bandoro with our lives safe. Some Seleka fighters even came into the church where our seminar was taking place and hurt people lodging there. We came back to Bangui under the escort of the Lord Jesus, but our brothers in Kaga Bandoro, Ndele and Kouango are suffering.”
Witnesses said rebels held the pastors at gunpoint and beat them with their fists and machetes, before taking money and other valuables. At one point they ordered the pastors to lie face down and threatened to kill them. Mercifully, when one of their members protested, the group left.
- For the Lord to comfort and provide for the grieving families of those killed in the attack
- Thank God for His protection over our partner and the pastors attending the training
- That there would be peace in CAR.