Update: Prayer for Central African Republic

December 9th, 2013 by Hannah

Many thanks to those of you who prayed as a response to our update on the situation in the Central African Republic. Unfortunately, the situation in the country is increasingly in need of prayer. We received this news from Larry Robbins, the director of our key partner, SIL, in CAR:

We received the sad news yesterday evening that one of the ACATBA translators, Elisée Zama of the Mandja team, was killed during the fighting that took place in Bangui. He was shot while attempting to get his family to safety at a hospital compound. He leaves behind a widow and three young children. Please be in prayer for his family and the ACATBA leadership as they prepare for his burial under very difficult circumstances.

There have been Seleka [the militia] reprisals in certain neighborhoods of Bangui resulting in thousands seeking refuge on the airstrip of the international airport.

Our SIL colleagues report a quieter night. They remain within the security of the School of Theology compound until further notice. There are French patrols now in evidence. We are grateful for the unanimous passing of a UN resolution which gives the French troops a mandate to take appropriate force to protect the civilian population and it appears that this has had an immediate effect.

Please continue to pray for safety and an end to the violence which has shaken so many communities over the last days.

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  1. […] Robbins, a coordinator with SIL, another Wycliffe affiliate, said in a statement that fighting has been so bad in recent days that many have sought refuge on the airstrip at […]

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