2/2/2017: Encompass received this message from Dr. Augustin Hibaile earlier today. Please join us in prayer for our brother, his family, and the people of the Central African Republic.
Dear prayer warriors,
I just got an email from my wife that Bocaranga, my home town was taken over by rebels this morning and that many people died. The news came from the Catholic Mission in the town who could only use a [satellite] phone to communicate. The other telephone links were shut down.
No news about my mother and my relatives. Pray, intercede and ask God for intervention. In November 2015 there was [an initiative by rebels] to get there, and they are there now.
Our God is Sovereign and he knows how to protect his children in a difficult time. I will be going back to Ndjamena tomorrow and depart for Douala on Sunday to be home on Monday.
Much prayers needed now.