The International Missions Center (Winona Lake, Ind.) has received unconfirmed reports of rebel activity in Chad that may result in armed conflict in the capital city of N’Djamena and beyond. According to published reports from the BBC and sources on the ground, rebel forces are moving rapidly toward the city. While this type of activity is not uncommon in the region, this recent uprising may be more serious.
All Grace Brethren International Missions and National Missionary Partner staff has been instructed to evacuate to neighboring Cameroun. The team is comprised of staff members from the U.S., Argentina and Germany.
Frank Puhl, assistant regional director for the Africa Region, requests prayer for peace and security. Currently there are approximately 192 Grace Brethren Churches in Chad and many Points of Light (new church plants).
Additional information will be posted at at the GBIM website as it becomes available.