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Benin Benin
Church building before and after destructon
Photos from
Christian Aid

Last January, according to a March 2 report from Christian Aid, after completing the construction of a simple church building for worship, it was destroyed three days later by local Muslims. The church was established among the Ayizo tribe by a native missionary working with Christ's Power Ministries (CPM). Four months earlier, CPM's centre of discipleship was also destroyed. Ministry leader, Claude Sossa, has also had two of his schools of missions destroyed.

Islam is rapidly spreading in Africa. It is estimated that thirty percent of Benin's population is now Muslim.

Ask God to give these church members in Benin boldness of faith so that they will continue to meet together despite opposition (Hebrews 10:23-25).

Pray that the leadership of CPM will eagerly follow through with the tasks God has given them (I Peter 5:1-4). Pray that persecutors will know Christ's love, forgiveness and blessing through the lives of His people (Romans 12:14, 21).