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BENIN: Christian Teenager Attacked by Father


During a fall 2022 revival meeting in her village, 19-year-old Urbi Izegbe committed her life to Christ. Her family was not happy with her decision and responded by insulting her, threatening her and even withholding food from her. Her father also forbade her from attending church. But Urbi decided that her relationship with Christ was the most important thing in her life, so she continued participating in church services and activities. On 11 August 2023, when she returned home from a church meeting, her father attacked her and tried to kill her using a broken bottle as a weapon. He viciously slashed at her and severely lacerated her face. Urbi escaped with the help of several women and is now in hiding. VOM front-line workers and the local church are working to provide for her needs.

  • Pray for Urbi to not get discouraged despite the horrible circumstances she has faced. Pray for her to look to the Lord for comfort and strength.

  • Pray for Urbi's father to realise the mistakes he has made and to repent.

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