Open Doors has just learned that two pastors of an evangelical church in the Central African Republic (CAR) were brutally murdered. Members of a rebel militant group shot and killed pastors Michel Archange Redimo (64) and Paul Orosio (51) as they were returning from a Christmas service on December 25. Because of continued security issues, both pastors had to be buried in the village they died in rather than in their home villages.
Pastor Redimo (64) was married and the father of 16. His widow and children are being cared for by a church in another village. Pastor Orosio (51) was married and father of 6.
Central African Republic is 25th on the 2020 World Watch List, with 924 Christians killed across the country during the reporting period.
Please pray for the families of the murdered pastors. Pray the Lord will comfort them and provide for them.
Pray for the believers who are left without pastors to teach and lead them as a result of the murders.
Please pray for peace in CAR, as it is ravaged by insecurity that keeps people in need of assistance.
Photo: Pastor Michael Archange Redimo (64)