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‘Mother Toltu’ was raised as a follower of the Oromo traditional religion, but she committed her life to follow Christ when she heard the Gospel for the first time.

She donated a plot of land from her property to be used for a church, and several other believers contributed funds to the construction of a church as well. However, a mob of local Oromo religious groups attacked the believers and tore down the church they had built.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

With VOM’s support, the church building was reconstructed in 2021. “Because we live in the countryside, we don’t know people that can help us. All we could do was pray to God,” one of the believers said. “God has heard our prayers and sent you to help us.”

After construction had ended, local church leaders visited the congregation to see the new church building.

“Mother Toltu praised God for the support given to them and expressed her happiness for seeing the rebuilding of the church,” a frontline worker said.

Let us pray.

  • Thank God for hearing the prayers of Mother Toltu and providing this place of corporate worship.
  • Pray that God will bless this congregation as they meet in their new church building. Pray the faith of believers will be strengthened.
  • Pray the conduct of believers may act as a witness to those responsible for the destruction of the previous church.