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