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Authorities raided the home of Pastor Stanislav Kim on 2 August in Chirchik, Uzbekistan, detaining 11 teenagers and 3 adults who had gathered for a volleyball game.

Although Pastor Kim, who leads an unregistered church, and his son were not taken into custody, they are expected to face heavy fines. The adults and teenagers were questioned for more than four hours before being released. The authorities confiscated a New Testament, a complete Bible, several Christian books, more than 100 slides of hymns and computer equipment.

Source: Voice of the Martyrs USA

Prayer Points

  • Pray the Lord will supply Pastor Kim and his family with all they need during this difficult time of trial.
  • Pray the congregation will rejoice in the opportunity to grow in Christlikeness through the opposition they face (James 1:2-4).
  • Pray the Lord will grow His church in Uzbekistan despite the efforts of those who would oppose Him and His message of salvation.