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Indonesia: Children attacked by Islamic extremist outside church begin to recover


04 December 2017

Alvaro (4), Trinity (4), Anita (2) and Intan (2) were playing outside their church in East Borneo when an Islamist militant threw a petrol bomb at them. They were all badly burned - but none as badly as Intan. She died the next day.

Today, the surviving children still need support. Alvaro and Trinity, who were more severely injured, require long-term treatment to help reduce the scarring on their skin. Anita, thankfully, has been healing well but still requires check-ups. But they have all been badly traumatised by the attack.

Anita has not yet forgotten the sound of the explosion. Whenever her father starts the motorcycle engine, she runs away.

Alvaro has been struggling to come to terms with his injuries. He says, "I am ashamed, my body is full scars."

But your prayers and support have helped Open Doors to provide them with toys, and their families with financial support. Trinity’s mother says, “You are truly His hands in this world.”

Sadly, hundreds of thousands of children are bullied, attacked and orphaned because their families follow Jesus. Open Doors secret networks allow our workers to reach children in even the most dangerous places with provision, protection, an education, and love.

There are three ways that you can support Alvaro, Trinity and Anita, and other children like them who face extreme persecution:

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