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Fikadu Debesay, a mother of three children, died a few weeks ago at Metkel Abiet, an Eritrean detention camp. She had been imprisoned for worshiping in a Lutheran church not recognised by the government.

She, along with her husband were among 33 believers arrested on the same day in May.

The harsh treatment Fikadu endured in the camp and the extreme desert temperatures reportedly contributed to her death.

Since May, the number of detained Christians has grown to 210. Dozens of children have been left without one or both parents resulting from these arrests.

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

  • Pray for these children to know the love, mercy and generous provision of the Lord, that they will grow in their relationship with Christ and not lose hope.
  • Pray for those in the camps will hold fast to their faith and continue to be a light in the darkness.
  • Ask the Lord for the release of the detained Christians, and that He may grant them the physical, emotional and spiritual strength, they need to endure.