On , 22-year-old Tomi Alipa was killed by Islamic terrorists in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, while working with his mother and sister near their home in the sub-district of Poso. Shortly after Tomi left his mother and sister to take the family's cattle home, Jana Ode and her daughter, Dian, heard three gunshots. After finding her son's lifeless body in the forest, Jana confronted a group of eight Muslim men and demanded to know why they had killed Tomi. ...
With violence increasing how can we as Christians pray and seek God? Through praise and worship.
The Santoso-led network known as MIT are thought to have killed at least three Christians in Poso district in retaliation for
the recent arrests of six members of their group. Police discovered the bodies of Christians Heri Tobio and Imanuel
Tetembu with their throats cut. Between 1998 and 2000, Poso was the scene of extremist violence in which more than
2,000 people were killed or went missing. A peace-agreement was signed in 2001, but new extremist groups have
continued to form, putting Christians in Poso at risk.
"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
VOM works with Christians persecuted for their faith in Indonesia. Four Christian children who were orphaned after their
parents were killed are receiving help with university fees.