Praying for the Persecuted

Prayer pointers: 1. Pray that they will experience God’s presence and peace. 2. Pray that they will remain joyful in the midst of their suffering. 3. Pray that they remain grounded in God’s Word and grow in their faith. 4. Pray that they have opportunities to share the Gospel with God-given boldness and courage. 5.Continue reading “Praying for the Persecuted”

Cuba repression.

Cuban pastor Ramón Rigal and his wife Ayda have both been jailed for home-schooling their children, Ruth (13) and Daniel (9). They wanted to avoid their children being bullied for their Christian faith and taught atheism at government schools in the communist country. The parents were charged with “acting against the normal development of aContinue reading “Cuba repression.”

Nigeria-latest kidnapping update.

Posted on31OCT2019CategoriesNIGERIA The six students and two staff members kidnapped from a Christian-run school in Kaduna state on 3 October were released on Saturday 26 October. Police did not say if a ransom was paid, but sources told Nigerian newspapers that a ransom of 13.6 million Naira (approximately €33,750) had been paid. The teenage girls (four ofContinue reading “Nigeria-latest kidnapping update.”

Ebrahim Firouzi in Iran

Ebrahim Firouzi (33) was released from Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj on Saturday 26 October, near the end of a five-year sentence. He had also spent time in prison previously on charges relating to his Christian activities. Ebrahim must now serve two years’ internal exile in the remote southeastern town of Sarbaz in Sistan and BaluchestanContinue reading “Ebrahim Firouzi in Iran”

IRAN: ‘NINE CHRISTIANS JAILED FOR LEAVING ISLAM’

Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
Photo: BosNewsLife.com TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)– An Iranian court has sentenced a pastor and eight fellow members of the big evangelical Church of Iran movement to jail for leaving Islam. Church leader Matthias Haghnejad and the other believers were each sentenced to five years imprisonment after a short hearing…

Chinese authorities now even targetting registered churches!

Chinese officials demolish megachurch and arrest leaders Chinese Christians in Anhui are said to be ‘outraged’ after their state-registered megachurch was demolished and their pastors arrested. Demolition work (pictured) began at Funan County Christian Church on Friday, partway through a worship service. (More information and short video clip of the demolition here.) Elderly church members knelt down inContinue reading “Chinese authorities now even targetting registered churches!”

Algerian Christians rally for “freedom of worship without intimidation”

Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
Photo: Evangelical Focus report (Evangelical Focus) by Joel Forster—Peaceful demonstrations call authorities to “stop closure of worship places”. Churches re-organise themselves in houses as the government threatens to close more buildings. Algerian Protestant Christians have protested peacefully in the last days against the “unjust” governmental campaign to close…

Pastor Zhang update.

Update below on Zhang. July 4th 2017 We’ve received reports that Pastor Zhang Shaojie, the leader of Nanle Country Christian Church, is currently enduring severe torture. His daughter, Esther, has reported that he is ‘barely alive’, and suffering both physically and mentally from the cruel treatment he’s experiencing, which includes sleep deprivation and starvation –Continue reading “Pastor Zhang update.”