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Ethiopia: Wasihun’s story

July 9, 2018

When Wasihun was just seven, his father was killed for his faith in Christ; they are the only Christian family in their village in Ethiopia, and their neighbours were angered when they wouldn’t take part in the rituals of a local traditional religion.

Wasihun is now 12. He loves football, and helps his mother care for their cattle. Recently, thanks to your support, Wasihun and his sister, Bachu, were able to attend a youth camp organised by Open Doors for children impacted by persecution in Ethiopia.

Thank you

Your support and prayers have enabled Open Doors to support Wasihun and his family since the terrible tragedy took place, providing food, trauma care, and school fees for Wasihun and his siblings, and helping his mother, Buze, to start a small business to help her support her family.

An Open Doors youth worker says, “Children and youth experiencing persecution can be greatly encouraged when they know they are not the only ones experiencing difficulties. This programme is also an opportunity for a short time of rest and fun. Through fellowship with others, playing games and learning from the Bible, they had the opportunity to be instruments of the Lord’s healing and encouragement to one another.”

Pray now…

  • Pray that Wasihun and his his sister grow to know and love Jesus and can move on from the trauma of losing their dad
  • Pray that the business set up by his mother would be successful and help provide for their needs
  • Pray that children facing persecution because of their faith would know God’s comfort and love

Give to help other children like Wasihun

You can give to help transform the lives of other persecuted children. £6 could provide a week’s school fees for a child who has lost a parent or been orphaned due to persecution. Use the link below to donate now:

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.