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Pray that Saudi believers will be encouraged
in the fact that they are never alone.

Last month, a report was released about a convert, referred to only as "A," who faced various charges after speaking openly about his Christian faith in Saudi Arabia (for more details on this situation, go to this report). He was charged with trying to convert Muslims to Christianity and for assisting his sister to flee the country because of her faith. He was also accused by an opposing relative of stealing money.

A hearing scheduled for March 26th was delayed until April 22nd. During that recent hearing, a dispute broke out between the judge and the lawyers representing the family member who made the theft allegations. The judge, in an angry tirade, concluded that there was absolutely no evidence against the Christian man, who was thereby acquitted of the theft charges.

However, this believer is still facing the two other charges. Over the past few years, he has endured several prison sentences and flogging for following Christ.

Thank God for confounding the false allegations of this Christian man's accusers during the recent court hearing. Continue to pray that justice will be done, and that this servant of Christ will also be acquitted of the other charges against him. May his steadfastness be a testimony of God's enduring love and faithfulness to all those whom he encounters, including his opposing family members.

Country Information

Population
33,091,113 (July 2018 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Arab (90), Afro-Asian (10)

Religion (%)
Islam (official: 100)

Leader
King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud

Government type
Absolute monarchy

Legal system
Islamic (sharia) legal system with some elements of Egyptian, French, and customary law; note - several secular codes have been introduced; commercial disputes handled by special committees

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Saudi Arabia

Please uphold the Christians of Saudi Arabia, who must secretly serve God in a country where intolerance and violence pose threats to their freedom of worship and personal belief in our Lord Jesus. May He personally take up their cause, working out His very best plans for their lives and future ( Jeremiah 29:11). Pray that He will touch the hearts of the country's authorities – and many others in Saudi Arabia and its surrounding nations – through the Internet and VOMC's evangelistic radio broadcast so that they may experience His wonderful plan of salvation as well.

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