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Three churches have been set on fire within the last month in an area near Lake Victoria in northern Tanzania. Thankfully, no one was killed, but there was substantial damage to all the churches.

In the latest attack, on 12 March, the Pentecostal church in Kyebitembe in the Kahororo ward of Bukoba municipality was set alight.

Two days previously, a church in Kagondo ward was attacked and intruders burnt Bibles, benches and robes. Earlier, a church in Rulongo-Kanazi parish was set alight.

A contact of VOM Australia’s partner mission, Release International, says that a Christian man was recently killed in a Pentecostal church in Bukoba, leaving a widow and two children.

Sources: Release International, Daily News Online Tanzania

 Prayer Points

  • Please pray for our brothers and sisters in northern Tanzania: that God would keep them in perfect peace and that they would stand firm in their faith.
  • That God would comfort and provide for the family of the Christian killed in Bukoba; and that those responsible for the attacks would be brought to justice.
  • Pray that the believers will be encouraged to continue to meet together despite opposition