Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Wednesday 01 August 2012
Daily Prayer - Wednesday 01 August 2012
“Horrible crimes have been made against the population: massacres, rape of women, obligation to wear the veil, chasing Christians… All the believers had to flee towards the south, leaving their homes and giving up all their goods.” A Barnabas Fund contact in Mali vividly described the rampage of Islamists through the north of the country in March and April and its destructive effects on the region’s Christians. The heavily armed rebels ransacked and looted homes, vandalised church buildings and occupied a Bible school. All the church buildings in Gao and Timbuktu were destroyed. More than 215,000 people were displaced, and many Christians fled to the capital, Bamako. Pray for an end to the violence in Mali and that the Lord will guard His people there from further attack.