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COTE D'IVOIRE: Christians Stripped, Churches Destroyed

Followers of local animist traditions in the village of Grahipla had planned an initiation ceremony on Sunday, 31 July 2022 and told Christians not to worship that day. Local Christians decided the threat would not stop them. But on that day, animist initiates attacked five churches, three of which were holding services. The attackers looted buildings, destroyed three, and humiliated Christian men, women and children by stripping off their clothes and beating them. Many of the Christian men now struggle to take care of their farms because of their injuries, and the police have yet to take any action.

  • Front-Line Workers ask for prayer that the brothers and sisters will fully recover, mentally and physically, from the attacks, and for God’s provision as they work to rebuild their churches.

  • Pray for these animists to get saved.

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