In Algeria, 97 percent of people are Sunni Muslims. Christian converts from Islam are persecuted by the government and their own family members. They also face a variety of hardships from the local community.
In 2019, the Algerian government permanently closed many churches, and several others that closed temporarily during the pandemic have not been allowed to reopen. “Many believers have gone for months or even years without gathering with their brothers and sisters in Christ,” a front-line worker said.
While Christians in Algeria are receiving biblical training via the internet and Arabic Christian satellite TV channels, relying on the internet and other media sources can leave them vulnerable to false teaching and manipulation.