Benin is the birthplace of voodoo, and witchcraft is deeply ingrained in local culture. Many Beninese view Christianity as a threat to their traditional beliefs. One Christian church has been targeted by a fetish priest intent on disrupting the church’s worship services. The church has been open since 2018, but recently a traditional shaman set up a temple next to the church. Every time the church meets, the fetish priest also holds a service. He yells and screams and casts spells, interrupting the church's activities. The local Christians do not have the funds to move to a different location, so church members request prayer that the witchdoctor’s activities will stop.
Pray for the church members to remain faithful despite this persecution.
Pray for the shaman to come to know Christ as his Saviour.