Pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev was arrested and detained last month in Kazakhstan and thrown into Astana's "Temporary Isolation Prison." Here he will remain over the next two months, as charges are brought against him. Conditions are reported to be very grave there, beatings are likely, as are starvation and a host of other horrible abuses. Prisoners often die in Kazakhstan, a place where persecution against Christians runs most brutal.
Please pray for Pastor Kashkumbayev. Pray that the charges will be dropped and that he will be released. Pray for his protection and the protection of all political prisoners in Kazakhstan. Please pray for intervention on behalf of the Church of Indonesia. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen!
You can also take action and sign a petition for Pastor Kashkumbayev. Please read Please Help Pastor Kashkumbayev, Imprisoned in Kazakhstan, at the Crown of Life Blog, for more information.