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Pastor Rachid Seighir - Photo: Facebook via Morning Start News www.morningstarnews.org
Rev. Rachid Seighir
Photo: Facebook via Morning Star News

On February 27th, Pastor Rachid Seighir and Nouh Hamimi were sentenced to two years in an Algerian prison for allegedly "shaking the faith" of Muslims through the availability of Christian literature in their church-operated bookstore. Although the appeal of their sentence was heard on May 16th (read more), it has been announced that the verdict will be handed down on May 30th.

Pray for the court officials as they give final consideration to the outcome of these charges. May truth and equity for all take precedence in their decisions. During this time of uncertainty, pray that God's peace and strength will sustain Pastor Rachid, Nouh and their families as they await the court ruling. Please also pray that the campaign of intimidation against our Algerian brothers and sisters in Christ will cease and that all churches previously sealed by the government will be allowed to reopen.

Current Ministry Project

VOMC is equipping persecuted Christians in Algeria with Biblical and theological training through the support of a seminary that provides contextually Biblical and relevant training.

Project Fund: Equipping the Saints

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
42,972,878 (July 2020 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Aran-Berber (99), European (<1)

Religions (%)
Muslim (99), Other, Christian and Jewish (<1)

Leader
Abdelmadjid Tebboune (Dec. 2019)

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
mix of French civil law and Islamic law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Algeria

Pray that God will use the current restrictions to draw many more Algerians into a relationship with Christ. Pray for conversions to Jesus among the country’s powerful Islamist leaders.

Pray Algerian believers will respond to pressure with faith and perseverance.

Pray for the nation's young people, who make up a large percentage of the population in general, as well as the majority of Christians. May they not be frustrated or disillusioned but rather strengthened and encouraged in Christ Jesus.

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