Published on March 31st, 2017
Last November, a group of radical Muslims exploded some bombs at a church in Samarinda, Indonesia. Two of the attackers were 16 and 17 years old. The Muslims do not want Christians to spread God’s Word in their land.
Several children were injured by the bombs. One of the children was 4-year-old Alvaro. Since the attack, Alvaro has had 17 operations to help him heal.
But Alvaro feels ashamed of his injuries. He avoids new people that he doesn’t know. “I always try to encourage him by saying it is important to regain his health, and by praying with him before the operation,” said his mother, Novita.
Please join his mother in praying for Alvaro. A suggested prayer is below.
Dear God, Thank You for the help Alvaro is receiving from doctors, and thank You that he is getting better. We pray that he and the other people who were injured will be completely healed. Please comfort Alvaro, and give him peace so that he will not feel ashamed. Help the boys and men who carried out the attack on the church to open their hearts and minds to salvation through Your Son, Jesus. In His name, Amen.