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A Muslim Background Believer (MBB) in Saudi Arabia is facing two hearings this month for separate cases, one for attempting to convert Muslims and one for financial wrongdoing.

The Christian convert, his wife, and his son are facing violent death threats as a result of their faith. Unfortunately, most of these threats originate from his extended family.

In 2020, he shared with some close confidants while at a restaurant about his conversion to Christianity. The conversation was reported to the authorities, who then brought charges against him for attempting to convert Muslims.

Sources: International Christian Concern, Voice of the Martyrs USA

Several years prior, he helped his sister and her children flee the country. She faced abuse from her family and husband when they discovered that she had converted to Christianity.

Because he helped his sister escape, the family charged him with financial wrongdoing. His next court hearing for this case is on 26 March.

The Saudi MBB primarily fears for his wife and son’s safety, should he be imprisoned for either case brought against him. Over the years he has faced several prison sentences and even flogging for his faith.

Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s worst persecutors of Christians. Families, the government and society at large persecute Christians.

Let us pray.

  • Intercede for this Christian man and his immediate family. May they experience God’s peace, strength and divine protection.
  • Pray for the upcoming hearing on 26 March, ask God to grant much-needed wisdom, as well as the right words to say.
  • Pray that both charges against this believer will be dropped and that he would be permitted to continue boldly sharing his faith with those who are spiritually hungry for the Gospel.