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On Thursday afternoon, 24 July, Boko Haram launched a massive attack targeting Cameroonian military positions at Bargaram (close to the Nigerian border).

Between 500 and 600 militants stormed the town and ten Cameroonian soldiers died in the fire-fight which lasted well into the next day. An unknown number of people were abducted, among them Pastor Jean Marcel Kesvere (45).

World Watch Monitor reports that Pastor Jean’s body was found on Monday 28 July, dumped in the bush just a few kilometres from Bargaram. He leaves a wife and eight children.

The entire Christian community is in shock, especially the members of the local Lutheran Brethren Church where Pastor Jean served for the past two years.

Source: Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin, World Watch Monitor

Prayer Points

  • Please pray Pastor Jean’s loved ones will know the comforting presence of the Lord. Ask Him to be their strength as well as their protector and provider.
  • Ask the Lord to bring an end to the violence and terror perpetrated by Boko Haram by frustrating their plans (Psalm 146:9).
  • Ask the Lord to shield, protect and deliver vulnerable Christian communities in the area (Psalm 34:7).