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In early August, suspected Islamists attempted to kidnap a church elder serving in a Muslim community in Mindanao.

‘Aljon’ was followed by a van and two men on a motorcycle after he left his store, but he received a call warning him of the danger and was able to escape. According to a VOM-supported pastor, Aljon believes he was spared through God’s intervention.

Due to continued threats, he has since relocated, leaving the church and his store. The pastor asks that we pray for believers in the region, many of whom are relocating because of threats and violence.

Source: Voice of the Martyrs USA

Prayer Points

  • Thank and praise the Lord for his intervention and protection; ask Him to continue to lead Pastor Aljon in his daily life and ministry.
  • Pray the Lord will uphold and sustain Pastor Aljon’s congregation; pray they will continue meeting together to encourage one another in worshipping the Lord; ask Him to protect them.
  • Pray the Lord will bring an end to the threats of violence in the area. Pray for those in Mindanao who currently oppose the Gospel and the Lord’s people.