At least three Christians have been fined recently for violating a new amendment to Russia’s Religion Laws that prohibits sharing of beliefs. Pastor Aleksei Telius and two foreign residents, Ebenezer Tuah and Donald Ossewaarde, were fined on charges that they shared their beliefs with those outside their church groups through social media or church fliers. The maximum fine is the equivalent of six weeks’ average wages. Please pray for these Christian leaders and others who face similar fines.
Please Pray for the Family of Rehan
A Pakistani evangelist was killed on July 10 for sharing the gospel with Muslims. Rehan attended a prayer meeting with about 20 other believers before being called away just before dinner to meet with a Muslim man he had openly shared his faith with for several years. Rehan’s parents and sisters later received a phone call from authorities informing them that he had been killed. Police questioned the Muslim man, who accused several others before finally confessing that he had killed Rehan because “he was very active to share the Word of God with Muslims.” Please pray for Rehan’s family and church community.
Pray for Christian Workers, On Trial in Sudan
Petr Jasek, a former hospital administrator from Czech Republic, is currently being tried in Khartoum, Sudan, on charges of “crimes against national security.” If convicted of the charges, Mr. Jasek, along with two Sudanese pastors and another Sudanese man being tried on the same charges, could face the death penalty. Please pray for Mr. Jasek, along with Rev. Hassan Abduraheem, Rev. Kuwa Shamal and for the other Sudanese man, as their trial continues. Pray for favor with court officials, for justice in their trial and that all four men will be freed and allowed to return to their families. Pray that God will continue to protect and sustain these men who have been unjustly imprisoned for more than nine months.
Pray for Missionary Kim
Missionary “Kim” has asked VOM Korea for 100 study Bibles to deliver to North Koreans working in other countries. The North Korean government imposes strict rules on workers living outside the country, so it is difficult to distribute Bibles to them. Pray for this missionary’s wisdom and for opportunities to engage with the North Korean workers.
Please Pray for Samer
“Samer” and his family were relocated to a safer place following several recent attacks, and now he has learned that he has cancer. Surgeons discovered cancerous cells in his kidneys while treating him for injuries suffered in an attack. Please pray for Samer’s healing and for his family. You can also pray for requests for the family were posted in February, March and June.
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