A man accused of blasphemy in Yemen may face the death penalty.
Bashir Al-Bakari was arrested in January by the Muslim Brotherhood militia in Taiz, who accused him of apostasy and preaching Christianity.
Bashir’s brother said Bashir was accused of running a missionary network and of receiving huge sums from abroad. He also said he was not allowed to visit his brother, who suffers poor health, and that the charges could not be true, because Bashir struggles to provide for his five children who live with him in a one-room home.
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
In Yemen, Christian converts face harassment, the possibility of losing jobs and family relationships, and potentially death.
Christians worship secretly in homes or in small groups outdoors.
Let us pray.
- Pray for Bashir and his family, for protection, provision and a favourable outcome.
- Ask the Lord to strengthen their faith and give them great courage as they endure this trial.
- Pray that God will use this event to extend Bashar’s witness and that his fellow believers will be emboldened to stand firm and take opportunities to share the Gospel.