In a surprising move, 35 prisoners of faith were released on bail from the Mai-Sirwa prison on 17 and 18 July, after serving more than four years. The 11 women and 24 men, all members of unregistered Christian churches, were mostly young people not in
Author Archive | Sandra Harries
YEMEN Pray that those who lost family members during the civil war will take comfort in Christ.
MOROCCO Pray for the unity of Christians in Morocco.
PAKISTAN Pray that tens of thousands of Bibles will bring living water to spiritually dry places.
SUDAN Pray for children whose schools meet in caves because of daily bombings.
NIGERIA Pray that the church in Nigeria will be encouraged in the midst of persecution.
INDIA Pray for the training of 1000 church planters serving in hostile areas.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Pray that UAE believers will grow in faith and the church will increase in number.
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been detained following a violent raid on his home in Rasht by the police on the morning of 22 July. Police smashed the front door of the pastor’s home, punched the pastor and his teenaged son Daniel, and used electrical batons
House churches in Beijing issued a statement on 23 July expressing their dissatisfaction with the Chinese government. The churches, which include the Beijing Achievement Church and the Beijing Holy Mountain Church, convey three main points in the statement. The first point detailed the constitutional legitimacy
Following the June election, the president issued several decrees that will affect Christians in Turkey. According to a Turkish pastor, meetings in homes are now illegal. Though the law may be intended to hinder Islamic sectarian meetings, it will definitely hinder Christians meeting as well.
LAOS Pray for the physical health of believers living and serving in unhealthy conditions.
MAURITANIA Pray for VOM’s safe house and that needs both spiritual and physical are met.
YEMEN Pray that Muslims will see the fallacies of Islam and embrace the one true God.
JORDAN Pray that VOM-supported refugee centres will be highly effective in advancing God’s kingdom.
SAUDI ARABIA Pray for believers who are frequently arrested, imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
TANZANIA Pray that believers in Zanzibar will continue to grow despite efforts to eliminate Christianity.
SAUDI ARABIA Pray that Saudi Arabians who experience dreams and visions of Christ will come to know Him.
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Leah Sharibu is still being held by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram. It has been 120 days since the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls. Sadly, Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl among them, is still in
Several houses belonging to Coptic Christians in Minbal village in the Mattay region of Minya governorate in Upper Egypt, were attacked by a mob on 9 July, following the publication of a Facebook post which was deemed to be offensive to Islam. The mob threw