According to assessments conducted by the Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia, some 50 churches have been burned down and 10,000 people have been displaced by recent attacks on Christians by Muslim extremists in communities located near Jimma in the western Oromia region of Ethiopia. The immediate needs of displaced families include food, shelter and medical assistance. Food for the Hungry Ethiopia is working together with the Evangelical Churches Fellowship of Ethiopia to meet the critical immediate needs of families displaced by the violence.
This letter was written by a Food for the Hungry Staff member in Ethiopia the week of March 20th.
“Thanks so much for praying for the difficult situation our Christian brothers and sisters are facing as churches are destroyed and families are frightened. The natural reaction is to retaliate. There are elements of those persecuted who feel strongly that if they don’t, they’ll be perceived as weak and face higher risk of being attacked again. Pray that restoration would be the end goal. Not revenge. Thanks again for praying for Ethiopia and for the staff of FHE who desire to see broken relationships restored through proclaiming and living out Biblical principles.”
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To learn more about Food for the Hungry’s work in Ethiopia, visit:http://www.fh.org/help/community/groups/viewgroup/12-Ethiopia