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A pastor working in a remote area of Tanzania was attacked by angry villagers while showing the JESUS film.

Pastor Paul Oloru was described as influential in his community, but he angered some tribal leaders by speaking out against customs like female circumcision and tribal religious practices.

While the pastor was showing the JESUS film at the end of July, a group of warriors from the village interrupted the movie and began beating those who had gathered to watch. Pastor Oloru was speared through the chest and later died from an infection of the wound.

Three others were also badly wounded, and the attackers destroyed the motorcycles of two pastors working with Pastor Oloru.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Pray that the members of Pastor Oloru’s church will remain faithful and not give into fear.
  • Commit to the Lord Pastor Oloru’s family and fellow Gospel workers as they continue to come to terms with their loss.
  • Pray for the perpetrators, may they have the opportunity to hear the Gospel and be brought to repentance.