Muslims Attack Villagers and Burn Churches to Force Conversions

July 18, 2008

Christian Aid received this update from a ministry leader in Chad:

"Last weekend, a group of Muslim radicals raided a village in southern Chad in an effort to forcefully convert all to Islam. They burned down four churches and 150 houses, and killed several people. This is a huge threat to the fledging Church in our country.

"The situation in our country is not getting better, and there are still no plans for peace. A few weeks ago, hundreds of military trucks made their way to the Chadian capital after raiding some villages on the border. This created much panic and sent thousands fleeing to the Cameroonian border.

"We continue to give thanks to God for seeing us through this trying moment. We have every cause to thank God for the constant support that has helped the work to survive until now."