At least 21 people have been confirmed dead with hundreds wounded after the murder of a Muslim man in Bangui sparked violence in the capital city of the Central African Republic (CAR). In Saturday's incident, angry Muslims left their stronghold in the 3rd district of Bangui and attacked the largely-Christian 5th district using automatic weapons, raiding and destroying property.
Rev Nicolas Guerekoyame, President of the Association of Evangelicals in CAR and AEA Regional President, was in a church ceremony when a group of young Muslims ransacked his house and set it on fire. Rev. Guerekoyame’s home was completely destroyed in the fire, but by the grace of God no one was injured. The same group also ransacked a catholic church in same district. CAR has been relatively peaceful this year since the deployment of French and UN peacekeepers in the country.
Please pray for the president of the Evangelical Fellowship,his family and the Church in CAR.
The Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) was formed on 26th February 1966 at Limuru, Kenya, during a meeting of 102 evangelical Christian leaders from 23 African nations and missionaries from other countries. The meeting had been convened as a result of the felt need by the evangelicals for a permanent association which would help build a united movement of the Body of Christ that would promote evangelical unity, fellowship and Christian witness in Africa.
In its 49 years of existence, AEA has grown into a continental family of over 100 million evangelicals comprising 36 National Evangelical Fellowships that are made up of numerous local churches. There are 34 Associate Members who consist of Para-Church organizations, and 11 Special Members representing local Churches in countries where there are no National Evangelical Alliances.