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Police have detained and questioned members of an evangelical church in northern Belarus three times in the last two months for distributing Christian literature.

As recent as 14 October, police arrested Andrei Fokin as he and other believers were distributing Christian books and magazines in the Lepel town market. He was released after a warning, but later fined for repeat offenses.

On 4 November, police again interrupted their literature distribution, this time taking nine Christians to the police station.

Prior to the October arrest, the church had served the community through its street library ministry since 2004 without objection from authorities.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Pray that church members will be able to pay their fines and resume their library ministry without harassment.
  • Pray the conduct and attitude of these believers will be a strong witness for the Gospel to those in authority.
  • Pray the members of the church will not be fearful but may continue to love and serve the Lord and the members of the community.