Even in the COVID-19 pandemic, quarantines and sweeping locust plague in Ethiopia, persecution against Christians has not decreased. The pandemic has opened up Christians, especially converts from Islam, to even greater persecution as tribal communities exploit the pandemic to punish them for what they see as betrayal of family, tribe and nation.
Poverty and persecution have presented Iris and Muluken – a young couple with two young children from Ethiopia – with unimaginably difficult choices. At the height of desperation, they fell for the empty promises of local Muslims – a decision they have since reversed and deeply regret. Your timely Covid-19 support offers the encouragement and fellowship they so desperately need.