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IRAN: Pray for Convert Beginning Prison Sentence

IRAN: Pray for Convert Beginning Prison Sentence

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian convert Reza Zaeemi, 40, from Karaj who turned himself in at Karaj Central Prison on 2 June to start serving a nine-month sentence. In November 2020, Reza was arrested by plainclothes security agents. He was blindfolded,...

ALGERIA: Prison Sentence Suspended; Three Churches Ordered Closed

ALGERIA: Prison Sentence Suspended; Three Churches Ordered Closed

On 6 June, on appeal, Pastor Rachid Seighir and his bookshop assistant, Nouh Hamimi, received one-year suspended sentences on a faith-related charge and were fined. Christians in Algeria request continued prayer for both, thanking God that the earlier prison sentences...

NIGERIA: Pastor and Young Son Killed by Fulani Herdsmen

NIGERIA: Pastor and Young Son Killed by Fulani Herdsmen

Leviticus Makpa, 39, served as a pastor and church planter in Niger State, Nigeria. On 21 May, he sent a text message to an associate, Folashade Obidiya Obadan, stating that Fulani herdsmen had surrounded his house and mission compound. The next day, Folashade learned...

PAKISTAN: High Court Acquits Christian Couple on Death Row

PAKISTAN: High Court Acquits Christian Couple on Death Row

A Lahore High Court has acquitted Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife Shagufta Kausar, two Christians sentenced to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. The acquittals end a nearly eight-year legal struggle that saw the Christian couple jailed separately on death row. On 3...

LAOS: Man Evicted from Village for Faith in Christ

LAOS: Man Evicted from Village for Faith in Christ

After Keo’s wife suffered from numerous health problems for several years, a witch doctor told the couple to live separately until his wife found healing. From 2015 to 2019, Keo lived in a small hut he built for himself. In November 2019, he learned about Jesus. He...

NIGERIA: Convert Loses Wife, Receives Threats regarding Daughter

NIGERIA: Convert Loses Wife, Receives Threats regarding Daughter

When Idara converted from Islam to Christianity, his in-laws removed his wife and daughter from his home and married his wife to a Muslim. Feeling despondent about his loss but determined to stay faithful to the Lord he had come to know, he started to attend Bible...

Project – Pakistan: Providing hope to families of the brick kilns

Brunei is a Muslim-majority nation under the rule of a dynastic sultan and Islamic Sharia law. There are approximately 20 churches in Brunei and few opportunities for Bruneians to hear the Gospel. Bibles are not sold in bookshops and the penalty for evangelising Muslims is a $15,000 fine or up to five years in prison. The urgent need for the Gospel means that equipping believers who are willing to share it is a top priority. ...

Project – Turkey: Refugee outreach and support

Brunei is a Muslim-majority nation under the rule of a dynastic sultan and Islamic Sharia law. There are approximately 20 churches in Brunei and few opportunities for Bruneians to hear the Gospel. Bibles are not sold in bookshops and the penalty for evangelising Muslims is a $15,000 fine or up to five years in prison. The urgent need for the Gospel means that equipping believers who are willing to share it is a top priority. ...

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