Andreas Sarno and Bintang Sirait spent eight months in prison for sharing a gospel tract in a Muslim neighborhood.
Andreas Sarno and Bintang Sirait spent eight months in prison for sharing a gospel tract in a Muslim neighborhood.
Oct. 24, 2019 | Indonesia

Two Christian Men Released from Prison

[220] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Andreas and Bintang.

Two elderly Christian men who were imprisoned in February for distributing gospel tracts on the island of Sumatra have been released. Andreas Sarno and Bintang Sirait were sentenced to eight months in prison for distributing several copies of a booklet about Jesus Christ in a Muslim-majority region near their home in Jambi City. Andreas has distributed Christian literature regularly since his partial retirement five years ago. Praise God for these men’s release and for their desire to share Christ with their Muslim neighbors.

Write your own prayer for Andreas and Bintang

  • Thank you Father for these men who retired and took up the work of sharing the gospel even though it may cost them their freedom. Thank you for their love and their commitment to Christ please use them in a mighty way Lord in Jesus name amen
    William S - USA
  • Thank you Father God for the relief of these innocent men that has been imprison for doing your will, grant courage that despite their challenge, they will stand up for Jesus as true soldiers of the cross, if we suffer with him we shall reign with him, open the blind eyes of the Authority that they will see the light of the gospel and embrace it too
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Lord I praise You for the release of these men and lift up their service and commitment to You. I pray for fruitnfulness and hope in the tracts they are passing out. I ask for others to follow in their footsteps and learn from You. I pray for hearts to be prepared to receive these things and be ready for the message of peace.
    Joy H - USA
  • Thank God for this release.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Lord,
    We praise You that Andreas and Bintang have been released! Bless them mightily for their strong faith and for their hearts that seek to share Your love. Guide them in all they do. Protect and provide for them. Shower them with Your Spirit and surround them with Your Peace.
    In the precious name of Jesus I pray, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Praise you Lord for the release of Andreas and Bintang from imprisonment in a Muslim majority region where they have distributed Christian literature. Please bring dreams and visions of you to those who persecute them so all may come to know You as the Way, the Truth and the Life. In the mighty and powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
    Linda R - Australia
  • Thank You for our brothers who, despite their advanced age, desire to please You and to make Your name known in the time remaining to them on the earth. Use these booklets about Christ and their love for You to touch the hearts of their muslim neighbors. Give them continued health and strength as they reach out to others in their community.
    Toni D - USA
  • Praise You Lord for these men and their release. Please Lord please keep them and their families safe and please draw the muslims that they witnessed to to You, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, amen.
    Pmandy Y - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank You for these men of faith, Andreas & Bintang. Their acts of obedience to You inspire & teach. May the presence of them both in & out of prison draw others to You. We celebrate their release & their continued love for others. Let their gentle spirit be known to many as a reflection of You. The light of Christ in them magnified!
    Peg B - USA
  • Dear Lord, we pray for Andreas and Bintang and praise you for their release from prison. Help them through the Holy Spirit to share the Gospel with their Muslim neighbors, prepare their hearts to receive Jesus when they hear your word in Jesus name amen.
    Connie V - USA
  • Dear Lord, we lift up and praise you for the faith & faithfulness of our precious brothers, Andreas Sarno and Bintang Sirait. Thank you for the release. Please bless & strengthen them. Empower them mightily in their lives & the work they do for you. We love them Lord. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • THANK YOU LORD FOR SETTING THESE BROTHERS FREE! LET THERE LIGHT CONTINUE TO SHINE FOR YEARS TO COME!!!!!!!!!!! CONTINUE TO USE THEM TO BRING OTHERS TO THE LORD!!! GIVE THEM STAMINA AND JOY AS THEY CONTINUE TO SERVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!!! THANK YOU LORD FOR PROTECTING AND GUIDING THERE STEPS. BLESS THEM BOTH MIGHTLY! In Christ name Amen
    Deidre S - USA
  • Heavenly Father I'm so grateful for their release from prison, I pray as they both go forth boldly to proclaim the gospel that you empower them to lead others boldly to Christ without any wavering, Lord carefully guide them and direct their paths in Jesus name guard their paths and direct their steps carefully so they maybe safe all their days Amen
    April B - USA
  • Thank you father for releasing these men. Use their witness to bring many you, in Jesus name
    mark h - USA
  • YAHUVEH GOD ALMIGHTY AND YAHUSHUA our REDEEMER we have some real faith praying for our two beloved Brothers. Please fill them with an increased measure of YOUR PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT. Hide them YAH under the Shadow of YOUR WINGS. We pray that they will be steadfast unmovable courageous wise as the Bible Commands. We also pray this for all YOUR children
    David B - USA
  • I do praise you Father for these two men! Thank you that your love and power resides in them and they continue to be used by you!
    Paula L - USA
  • Praise You Lord for brothers like Andreas and Bintang, who are zealous to share the gospel with their Muslim neighbors. Praise You Lord that they were released from prison. Continue to guide and strengthen them in their ministry. Praying for Your church in Indonesia that it may flourish and grow in spite of persecution. Fill them with power and grace
    margaret m - USA
  • Father, I rejoice my brothers were released and also that they are willing to share their faith even as they age. I am so thankful to hear they continue to serve you and not use their age as a crutch to sit and do nothing like so many do. Bless these brothers with health, strength, and wisdom as they continue to share. May their lights shine bright.
    polly c - USA
  • Father God, we thank You for the boldness and fearlessness of these 2 brothers in Christ. Please help them to be strengthened in their faith and to continue grow in Your Grace and Knowledge. May we all be as bold as them in fulfilling the Great Commission. In the Mighty Name of the Only Savior Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
    Mikayla H - USA
  • We praise and worship with gratefulness in our hearts for Andreas and Bintang for their release in prison. We thank you Lord for your hand of grace and mercy upon their lives. Give them the strength to continue to lift Jesus Christ higher in the communities where they live. Let more souls be added to the kingdom through their ministry.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Heavenly Father, we praise you for your intervention on behalf of your children, Andreas and Bintang. we pray this ordeal has strengthened their faith and will be a testimony of Your faithfulness to all who hear their story. Father give strength to other brothers and sisters who are still in prison for sharing the truth of your love and the way
    La Donna R - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, I ask for forgiveness for all my sins. Please surround these men, protect them watch over them. Guide them. Give them strength. Courage to continue Your will Lord! I pray in Jesus Holy name.
    Sandra P - USA
  • Lord God, I thank you for the release of these brothers in Christ. I pray that in spite of the persecution that your Holy Spirit will draw many to faith in Christ. May their suffering not be in vain but bring glory to God and result in profit for your kingdom. I pray that you will strengthen these men and grant them rest and good health as they recover
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, thank You for the hearts of Andreas & Bintang & their freedom! Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May they readjust to family & community life. Open the hearts of their neighbors to Christ & may they be resume ministry. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, please protect these men. Give them wisdom and discernment as they share gospel truth with others. Provide for their needs. Time is short and Jesus will come soon. Provide open doors for them to share the gospel. Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I praise You for Andreas's & Bintang's hearts & their freedom! Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Help them readjust to family & community life; may they continue ministry. Open the hearts of their neighbors to You. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord, thank You so much for these men's willingness to share you with others. Please help them to find strength and healing in their release. May You bring much fruit from their suffering. O God, please be ever near to them. Help the church in this region to grow strong in unity and truth. Appear in dreams to many Muslims calling them to Yourself
    Amy G - USA
  • Thank you, Father, for the release of these Christian men. Give them strength to continue to share Christ with their Muslim neighbors.
    Betty D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank You for releasing Andreas and Bintang from prison. May they continue to have soft hearts to Your Spirit and respond in whatever ways You are leading them to. May their lives boldly proclaim the truth of Your gospel and may many come to know You as a result of their testimony.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Lord, thank You for Andreas and Bintang and their faithful witness and love for You. May Muslims who hear the message they share of hope and salvation come to believe in Jesus. Thank You for protecting them and releasing them. For those who heard the gospel through them, may they find perfect love in You that casts aside all fear of converting.
    Beth P - USA
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