Pray for Christians in Zanzibar

Mar. 22, 2018 | Tanzania The government of the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar is actively working to expel Christians, according to VOM workers who recently visited the area. All schools, even private Christian schools, are now required to teach Arabic and Islam; the construction of new churches is prohibited; and government authorities allow and evenContinue reading “Pray for Christians in Zanzibar”

Pray for a Christian Boy Being Persecuted at School

Jan. 19, 2018 | Tanzania A young boy who is one of only two Christians at his school in Zanzibar has been punished by teachers and bullied by students because of his faith. One day a group of Muslim boys locked him in an outhouse for several hours, and another day they held him downContinue reading “Pray for a Christian Boy Being Persecuted at School”

Pray for Christians Whose Possessions Were Taken

Sep. 07, 2017 | Tanzania A pastor and several church members in a southeastern Tanzanian village had all of their belongings and cash confiscated after they refused to contribute to a ceremony involving witchcraft. Village leaders had called witch doctors to remove “curses” on their village, and everyone in the community was required to makeContinue reading “Pray for Christians Whose Possessions Were Taken”

Pray for Three Young Christian Women Abused by Muslim Leaders

Jul. 07, 2017 | Tanzania Three teenage girls who converted from Islam to Christianity were subsequently raped by their former imams and pressured to return to Islam through marriage to Muslim men. VOM worked with local Christians to rescue and relocate the young women before they could be forced into Muslim marriages, and we haveContinue reading “Pray for Three Young Christian Women Abused by Muslim Leaders”

Persecution grows in Zanzibar

  There is a small  minority of |Christians on the predominantly Muslim island of Zanzibar, still part of Tanzania. Christians are facing increasing g harassment and violence. There is a powerful movement seeking complete autonomy and no-doubt Sharia imposition, the radical Islamists. Muslim oppression is intense. A new constitution is in preparation and recent electionsContinue reading “Persecution grows in Zanzibar”

Mary Lunyamila, Tanzania.

Mary’s husband Elia (35) chairman and leader of the church youth (for ten years), was attacked by a gang with machetes while guarding Gilgal Worship Centre in Mwanza at 1am on October 22nd 2013 along with two other church members-they survived he did not. Bishop Sentoz, the pastor said Elia was like a son to him,Continue reading “Mary Lunyamila, Tanzania.”

Faith Ng’ wandu in Tanzania.

Prayer Meeting Ends with Martyrdom. On Oct. 9, a group of people with machetes attacked a group of Christian men at a prayer meeting in Bukoba, Tanzania, killing two. Dioniz Ng’wandu, 31, left behind a wife Faith and two small children, Michael, 4, and John, 2. Pray for them! Another man, Temistores, 25, was hospitalized withContinue reading “Faith Ng’ wandu in Tanzania.”