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Christians Blamed for Virus

(Sources: VOM Australia, VOM Canada)

Pastor Mamadou Karambiri and his wife share God’s love in the African country of Burkina Faso. Recently, radical Muslims from Mali have been attacking Christians in Burkina Faso.

In February, the pastor and his wife attended a conference in France, where they were exposed to the coronavirus. They were tested, and the tests revealed they did not have the virus, so they returned home. But then they started having symptoms of the illness, and they were quarantined.

Their sickness has resulted in an increase of persecution against Christians. Some are accusing Christians of bringing the virus to Burkina Faso.

VOM Canada offers the following prayer suggestions for Burkina Faso.

Please prayerfully uphold those in Burkina Faso and around the world who’ve been infected by the virus and are facing uncertainty over the outcome, including people who are in need of Christ and don’t know where to turn. Pray that sound judgement and reason will prevail so that Christians will not have to endure added suffering because of unwarranted blame. Ask God to ensure the full recovery of Pastor Mamadou and his wife, so that their ministry can continue in this volatile area. Also, lift up other believers throughout the country who are facing opposition [and threats] due to the hostility of militants.