Persecution & Prayer Alert

"Suffering is the school in which God
chastens us and teaches us to trust in Him so
that our faith may not always stay in our ears
and hover on our lips but may have its true
dwelling place in the depths of our hearts."

~ Martin Luther

Eritrea: Arrests of Christians Continue

Source(s): Open Doors, International Christian Concern

Eritrean family praying - Photo: Release International
Photo: Release International

In the days leading up to Eritrea's Independence Day celebrations during the month of May, authorities arrested more than 140 Christians in an attempt to quell any indications of dissent in the country (see this report). Unfortunately, the renewed crackdown on Christians does not seem to have abated.

Pakistan: Family Left Homeless After Attack

Source(s): International Christian Concern, Mission News Network, Forgotten Missionaries International

The Makran coastal highway - Photo: Wikipedia / Furqanlw
The Makran coastal highway in Balochistan province.
Photo: Wikipedia / Furqanlw (cc)

A Christian pastor, his wife, and college-aged daughter are thankful to be unharmed after they were attacked by a mob of 34 men. A police officer happened to be passing by at the time and rescued the family. Although they escaped with only minor injuries, they are now left homeless, as the attackers seized their property.

China: Pastor's Wife Released on Bail

Source(s): China Aid, Pray for Early Rain Church

Pastor Wang Yi and his wife, Jiang Rong - Photo: ChinaAid
Pastor Wang Yi and his wife,
Jiang Rong in an undated photo.
Photo: ChinaAid

On the evening of December 9th, 2018, over 100 members of the Early Rain Covenant Church were arrested in coordinated raids on their homes. The pastor, Wang Yi, remains in detention, facing up to 15 years in prison. Several others, including his wife, also face charges. For more information on this incident, go to this page.

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