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Church members hang signs in protest.
Church members carried out a peaceful demonstration in 2019.

In a recent conversation between a VOMC ministry worker and Pastor Salah Chalah, an Algerian pastor who leads the country's largest Protestant church, it was reported that his trial hearing was further delayed until February 6th due to a labour strike. Pastor Salah was initially scheduled to appear in court on January 16th to face various charges, including "practising non-Muslim rites without permission" and organizing an assembly. See this page for a previous report on this case.

During the conversation, Pastor Salah specifically thanked The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, including each of the ministry's dedicated supporters, for their ongoing prayers and encouragement.

Continue to uphold Pastor Salah in your prayers, along with his concerned friends, family and church members, as they await the upcoming trial. May God work mightily in the hearts and minds of the court officials, leading them to an equitable judgement. Pray that believers throughout Algeria will remain strong, united and equipped with God's love and wisdom so His Kingdom can expand in this Muslim-majority nation.

Current Ministry Project

The Voice of the Martyrs Canada is equipping persecuted Christians in Algeria through the support of a seminary that provides contextually relevant Biblical and theological training.

Project Fund: Equipping the Saints

Country Information


43,576,691 (July 2021 est.)

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

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

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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