By Open Doors 2 May 2022 1 MIN

Burkina Faso: Elderly Nun Kidnapped

An 83-year-old nun has been kidnapped by an armed group in the town of Yalgo.

Suellen Tennyson, an American nun, was taken from her community during a night-time raid.

The bishop of the local diocese said, “She was brought to an unknown destination by her captors who, before leaving, vandalised rooms and sabotaged the community vehicle they tried to take away.”

Five other nuns were left unharmed and have been transported to the nearest city for their safety.

Attacks like this are not uncommon in Burkina Faso. Extremism here has forced many churches and schools to close and led to around 1.6 million people to flee their homes.

Will you take a moment to pray over the situation?

Pray For Burkina Faso:

  • Pray for Suellen’s safety and safe release.
  • Pray over the hearts of the extremists. Pray that God will be moving through them.
  • Pray God’s peace over Burkina Faso. Pray for an end to the violence and insecurity.

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