• Aug. 04, 2022 | Ethiopia

    A Pastor's Bold Witness

    [152] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Pastor Dereje.
    Pastor Dereje's life has been threatened because of his bold witness for Christ.

    Pastor Dereje came to faith in Christ 20 years ago through his friends' Christian witness. Once he became a Christian, Dereje felt called to serve the Lord. As he witnessed about Christ throughout his community, a church gradually formed. Read More.

  • Aug. 04, 2022 | Sri Lanka

    Mob Beats Church Planters for Sharing the Gospel

    [99] prayers in [8] nations have been posted for attacked church planters.

    On June 8, nearly 50 adults and children gathered for an event organized by a group of church planters. Those who attended heard worship songs and the gospel. As people started leaving, a local Buddhist monk came and accused the event organizers of converting Buddhists to Christianity. Read More.

  • Aug. 04, 2022 | Indonesia

    Young Believer Threatened, Held Captive By Her Muslim Family

    [113] prayers in [7] nations have been posted for Nia.

    After Nia's Muslim family learned of her Christian faith, they prepared to behead her if she didn't say an Islamic prayer. Out of fear, Nia recited the prayer. Her family subsequently kept her locked in her room for several days. Read More.

  • Jul. 28, 2022 | India

    Two Families Barred from Village for Their Christian Faith

    [198] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Exiled Families.
    One of two Christian family recently  kicked out of their village due to their faith in Jesus Christ.

    Two Christian families were recently kicked out of their village due to their faith in Jesus Christ. Twice, the families were brought before the village council where, in the presence of police officers, government authorities and radical Hindu leaders, they were pushed to reconvert to Hinduism. Read More.

  • Jul. 28, 2022 | Nigeria

    Four Faithful Pastors Serve Among Many Foes

    [151] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Ishaku, Emmanuel, Gideon, and Emmanuel.
    These four pastors faithfully advance God's kingdom amid persecution from Islamic militants.

    Pastors Ishaku Manawa, Emmanuel Mamuda, Emmanuel Maigari and Gideon Mutum work to advance God's kingdom in Borno and Kaduna states, Nigeria, bearing a bold witness for Christ despite intense persecution. Pastors Manawa and Mamuda have endured multiple encounters with Boko Haram, some of which have resulted in relocation because of the attacks. Read More.

  • Jul. 28, 2022 | Iran

    Muslim Woman Finds Christ Through Christian Broadcast

    [158] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Mina.
    Mina trusted Christ after reading the Bible

    Mina was a devoted Muslim, but one night, she had a dream encouraging her to read John chapter 15. Though Mina didn't understand the dream at the time, she watched a Christian TV broadcast a few days later, and the hosts read passages from the book of John. Read More.

  • Jul. 21, 2022 | Guinea

    Christian Man Attacked by Muslim Wife

    [225] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Soulayman and children.
    Soulayman's wife stabbed him when he refused to perform an Islamic ritual on their son.

    Soulayman is a Fulani painter who came to faith in Christ through the witness of a missionary who had hired Soulayman. When his family discovered his newfound faith, they forced him to marry a Muslim woman to try to reconvert him. Read More.

  • Jul. 21, 2022 | Saudi Arabia

    Deported Yemeni Evangelist Continues Ministry

    [152] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Brother Ahmed.
    A Family in Saudi Arabia

    Brother Ahmed was born and raised in Saudi Arabia and became a successful businessman. In 2014, he gave his life to Christ, traveling to Egypt to be baptized. Upon returning to Saudi Arabia, he organized small Bible study groups in his home and led several people to Christ. Eventually, Brother Ahmed was exposed, arrested, and all his possessions were confiscated. Read More.

  • Jul. 21, 2022 | Sri Lanka

    Buddhist Monks Threaten to Kill Front-Line Worker

    [156] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Malaramma.
    Buddhist extremists threatened to kill Malaramma for her gospel work.

    After a woman named Malaramma led a Hindu priest and his family to faith in Jesus Christ, the former priest urged her to raise funds to build a new worship hall next to his home. When a local Buddhist leader learned of the project, he quickly opposed it. Read More.

  • Jul. 14, 2022 | Mozambique

    Christian Teenager Enslaved by ISIS

    [278] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Evodia.
    Evodia and her mother lived in the bush for months after being captured by ISIS fighters.

    Evodia, age 14, and her mother were captured in 2021 when Palma, a town in the Cabo Delgado province, was overrun by ISIS terrorists. Her attackers killed her brother in front of her because of their Christian faith; she was then tortured and forced to become a prostitute. Read More.

  • Jul. 14, 2022 | Cuba

    Congregation Remains Faithful Despite Oppression

    [158] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Pastor Fis and congregation.
    This congregation in Cuba continues to gather for worship despite ongoing oppression by the government.

    Pastor David Walter Fis leads a Baptist church in Cuba that has experienced ongoing harassment from government authorities. First, state security officials demolished their church building. When the congregation continued gathering, officials placed restraining orders on Pastor Fis and the congregation. Read More.

  • Jul. 14, 2022 | Iran

    Christian Girl Shares the Gospel in Quran Class

    [161] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Christian student.
    A Christian student shared the gospel and read from her Bible in an Iranian public school classroom.

    The daughter of an Assyrian front-line worker attends an Iranian public school where Quran classes are required for Muslim students. As an Assyrian child, the girl is exempt from the class, but a new teacher forgot to excuse her from class one day. When the teacher asked the girl questions about Islam, many of her classmates answered that the girl is a Christian and should be excused from answering. Read More.

  • Jul. 07, 2022 | Kenya

    Church Water Supply Provides Ministry Opportunities

    [203] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for church members sharing their water.
    This pastor's church is making a positive impact on their Muslim neighbors in Kenya.

    When Muslims denied water access to the only Christian church in town, front-line workers helped church members drill a borehole to access water. During a severe drought in Kenya, the community borehole dried up, but the church borehole remained strong. Read More.

  • Jul. 07, 2022 | Mexico

    Four Families Held Hostage for Christian Faith

    [165] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Exiled Families.
    These Christian families were encouraged by watching the Tortured for Christ movie after being rejected by their communities because of their Christian faith.

    Front-line workers recently visited with four Christian families in Chiapas, Mexico, who have been rejected by their community because of their faith in Christ. The families were held hostage in their homes and denied the right to leave for food or groceries. Eventually, members of the community drove the families from their homes. Read More.

  • Jul. 07, 2022 | Iran

    Church Leaders Receive Training

    [141] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Church Leaders.
    A training session for Iranian Christians

    In the past, the Islamic government of Iran banned Christian seminaries from operating within the country. The lack of formal training centers prevents most local pastors from receiving practical, hands-on theological instruction. Read More.

  • Jun. 30, 2022 | Cote d'Ivoire

    Widow Forbidden to See Daughter Because of Faith in Christ

    [217] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Yvette Oulai.
    Yvette's Muslim in-laws have refused to allow her access to her daughter because of her Christian faith.

    Yvette Oulai's husband was a Christian pastor before he died seven years ago from an unknown illness. After his death, his Muslim family members took Yvette's youngest daughter away from her and refuse to allow Yvette contact with her daughter. Read More.

  • Jun. 30, 2022 | India

    Church Leaders Beaten, Arrested After Visiting Christian in Hindu Village

    [155] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Pastor Kuriachan and Selin, and Manikanta.
    Pastor Kuriachan and his wife, Selin, were beaten and arrested after visiting a believer in a Hindu village.

    Pastor Kuriachan; his wife, Selin; and their assistant pastor, Manikanta, were beaten and arrested the evening of May 17. The attack occurred after they had visited another Christian's house in a nearby Hindu village. Read More.

  • Jun. 30, 2022 | Turkey

    Former Swindler Now a Front-Line Worker

    [160] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Nurettin.
    Nurettin pastors in an area of Turkey with much opposition to the gospel.

    Nurettin first heard the gospel when a church planter shared Christ with him in 2007. At the time, Nurettin seemed interested only as a means to emigrate to Europe, but the gospel worker gave Nurettin a Bible and saved his phone number. A few months later, the church planter visited Nurettin's city again and accidentally called him. Read More.

  • Jun. 23, 2022 | Pakistan

    Home Burned, Children Killed by Radical Hindus

    [287] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Sahid and Memona.
    Radical Hindus attacked Sahid and Memona's home, killing two of their young children.

    Sahid and his wife, Memona, have six children and live in a small Hindu village in Pakistan. In April 2022, a Hindu religious leader and one of Sahid's relatives confronted Sahid and Memona about their Christian faith. The religious leader questioned why the couple had not attended Hindu festivals or participated in Hindu prayers. Read More.

  • Jun. 23, 2022 | Algeria

    Sentence Reduced for Convicted Christians

    [170] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Believers in Algeria.
    A group of Christians who were arrested in 2021 have received a reduction in their prison sentences.

    In December 2021, Algerian police raided a worship gathering and arrested 12 Christians. The believers spent 48 hours in jail before being charged with "unauthorized worship" and sentenced to a six-month suspended prison sentence and a $1,380 fine. Read More.

  • Jun. 23, 2022 | Cuba

    Christian Reporter Under House Arrest

    [165] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Robert.
    Robert has been put on house arrest after speaking out against the Cuban government's hostile treatment of Christians.

    Robert is a Christian and independent news reporter who has spoken out against the Communist government's treatment of Christians in Cuba. Because of his bold witness, government officials beat him and imprisoned him for a year. Read More.

  • Jun. 16, 2022 | Cote d'Ivoire

    Young Woman Mocked for Attending Church

    [255] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Aicha Kone.
    Aicha's family opposes her Christian faith.

    Aicha Kone is a young Christian woman who is finishing her high school studies. Both of her parents have died, and Aicha decided to move in with her Muslim aunt and uncle so she would not have to live alone. Read More.

  • Jun. 16, 2022 | Nepal

    Evangelist from High-Caste Family Beaten for Visiting Low-Caste Villagers

    [187] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Shanti.
    Shanti's cousin beat her for her Christian faith and eventually forced her out of his mother's home, where she had been living.

    While living with her high-caste Hindu aunt and cousin, seventeen-year-old Shanti, a Christian, developed a passion for leading others into a deeper walk with Christ. She led youth groups and women's groups and regularly visited believers at their homes. Read More.

  • Jun. 16, 2022 | Turkey

    New Believers Pursue Discipleship Training Despite Family Persecution

    [170] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Mustafa and Nazli.
    This couple is pursuing discipleship training despite violent persecution from family for their Christian faith.

    Mustafa is a former imam who devoutly followed Islam until he grew unsettled with its teachings and became a deist. Through the Christian witness of his wife, Nazli, a recent convert herself, he began asking questions about Jesus and sought answers in the New Testament. Mustafa placed his faith in Christ, and the couple soon experienced persecution from both of their families, who vehemently opposed their newfound faith. Read More.

  • Jun. 09, 2022 | Mexico

    Family Rejected by Community for Following Christ

    [235] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Sister Hermida.
    Sister Hermida and her family have been denied access to basic living essentials because of their faith in Christ.

    Sister Hermida and her husband have four children. Her husband came to faith in Christ through listening to Christian music, and eventually his whole family trusted Christ. Because of their Christian faith, their indigenous community opposes them. Read More.

  • Jun. 09, 2022 | Sudan

    Pastor Attacked, Arrested During Worship Service

    [176] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Imprisoned pastor.
    A Sudanese pastor has been arrested after Muslim extremists attacked his church during a worship gathering.

    On April 10, three Muslim extremists attacked an evangelical church in a city southeast of Khartoum during a worship service, assaulting the pastor and two women in the congregation. Read More.

  • Jun. 09, 2022 | Sri Lanka

    Christian Man Beaten to Death in His Home

    [197] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Kalithas' family.
    Hindu extremists beat Kalithas for boldly witnessing for Christ in his village.

    After becoming a prominent, active leader of his church, Kalithas received threats from Hindu extremists in his community. They warned that he would face severe consequences if he continued his bold witness in the village. On Dec. 16, 2021, four men came to his home and started kicking his gate Read More.

  • Jun. 02, 2022 | Laos

    Widow's Land Stolen After Trusting in Christ

    [247] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for BounMee.
    After her husband died, BounMee's brother-in-law stole part of her land as punishment for her decision to follow Jesus.

    After her husband died, BounMee felt cursed. Although she was an animist who believed in ancestral spirits, BounMee turned to Christians she knew as a way to break the curse. After meeting a local pastor, she put her trust in Christ. Read More.

  • Jun. 02, 2022 | Iran

    Imprisoned Front-Line Worker Ministering to Fellow Inmates

    [171] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Imprisoned Christian.
    In September 2021, three front-line workers were imprisoned after attending a house church gathering in Iran.

    Last fall, three Christian workers were imprisoned after attending a house church. Though officials promised to reduce their sentences if they remain silent about their Christian faith, one of the prisoners is using this opportunity to share the gospel. "Now I understand why God let me be brought here to this prison," she said. Read More.

  • Jun. 02, 2022 | Algeria

    Crackdown on Churches Continues

    [165] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Members of closed church.
    The Algerian government ordered another church closure in April. (Photo credit: Middle East Concern)

    Another Algerian church has been ordered to close in an ongoing campaign by authorities to silence any witness for Christ in Algeria. The church of Aouchiche received notice on April 6 that the governor had issued an administrative closure order and that the church should cease worship immediately. Read More.

  • May. 26, 2022 | Cote d'Ivoire

    Rejected Woman Seeks Prayer for Unbelieving Husband

    [236] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Sanogo Yor.
    Sanogo's husband rejected her because of her faith in Christ.

    Sanogo Yor was raised as a Muslim and married a man who worships the traditional idols of their village. Together, the couple has seven children. One of their daughters asked to go to a Christian church, and her father allowed it. The daughter eventually trusted in Christ and invited her mother to attend church. After Sanogo attended the Christian church, her husband was enraged and abandoned Sanogo and their children. Read More.

  • May. 26, 2022 | Nepal

    Father Abuses Daughter, Forces Her Out of Home for Following Jesus

    [173] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Iniya.
    Iniya's father threatened her with a knife and emotionally abused her after she became a Christian.

    After putting her trust in Jesus, Iniya received a New Testament. Her younger brother noticed it and told their Hindu father, who shouted at Iniya and threatened her with a knife. He told her to leave her Christian faith or leave his house. Read More.

  • May. 26, 2022 | Mexico

    New Believers Celebrate Baptism Amid Community Pressure

    [161] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Christians in Oaxaca state.
    A group of Christians in Oaxaca state recently celebrated baptism to proclaim their faith publicly in spite of ongoing opposition from their community.

    Christians in Oaxaca state recently celebrated baptism to proclaim their faith publicly despite ongoing opposition from their community. In the past few years, members of the community have openly opposed the Christians, making false accusations against them, calling them thieves, destroying their homes and shooting at them randomly. Read More.

  • May. 19, 2022 | West Africa

    Young Woman Threatened, Beaten for Christ

    [268] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Eliza.
    Eliza's dad beat her so severely that he broke her shoulder because she refused to stop going to church.

    Eliza, 19, placed her faith in Christ in 2018. When she became a Christian, she discarded items that she had received from a witch doctor, including a healing stone she'd been given when she was sick. Eventually, her family discovered her Christian faith and learned she had thrown out the stone. Read More.

  • May. 19, 2022 | Libya

    Church Evicted from Building After 50 Years

    [167] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Union Church.
    A church in Libya is being evicted from the building where it's gathered for more than 50 years. (Source: Middle East Concern)

    The Union Church, a denomination officially recognized by the Libyan government, has rented a building from the government since the church's original building was seized in the 1970s. Since 2011, the government has returned stolen properties to their original owners, including the building the Union Church now rents. Read More.

  • May. 19, 2022 | Mexico

    Family Ostracized for Christian Faith

    [180] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Flavio.
    Flavio's family are the only Christians in their village.

    Flavio came to faith in Christ when, while seeking work in a city away from his home village, someone gave him a Bible. When he returned home, Flavio shared the gospel with his family, and they all trusted in Christ as well. The 12 people in Flavio's family are the only Christians in their village. Read More.

  • May. 12, 2022 | Laos

    Relatives Withdraw Support for Christian Grandmother, Niece

    [224] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Gate & Noi.
    Although she is elderly and ill, Gate's family cut her off for her Christian faith.

    Since her one of her daughters died, Gate has lived with her 15-year-old granddaughter, Noi. Another of Gate's daughters with her husband have supported them with food and necessities. On May 15, 2021, an evangelist visited Gate and Noi at home, and both put their trust in Christ. When Gate's daughter and son-in-law learned of their conversions, they scolded Gate and told her to renounce her faith. Read More.

  • May. 12, 2022 | Iran

    Christian Worker Begins Two-Year Prison Sentence

    [188] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Sister F.
    Sister F receives encouragement from other front-line workers before beginning her prison sentence.

    Sister F is a long-time Christian leader in Iran. Last year, one of her discipleship groups was raided by the police, and Sister F was beaten, tortured and placed in solitary confinement. She was then sentenced to a two-year prison term because of her faith in Christ. Read More.

  • May. 12, 2022 | Eritrea

    Christians Arrested During Church Service

    [183] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Imprisoned Christians.
    Eritrean officials arrested 29 Christians during a house church gathering in March.

    In March 2022, Eritrean officials raided a house church gathering and arrested 29 Christians - 12 men and 17 women. All are currently being held at Mai-Serwa prison. Read More.

  • May. 05, 2022 | West Africa

    Christian Teenager Cursed by Father

    [252] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Carla.
    Sixteen-year-old Carla was cursed and driven from her home because of her decision to follow Christ.

    Carla, age 16, came to faith in Christ in 2021. Though she grew up in a culturally Christian home, her widowed father practices animistic beliefs. When he learned about Carla's decision to follow Jesus, he tried to force her to marry a non-believer. Read More.

  • May. 05, 2022 | China

    Seven Christians Detained, Fined after Police Raid Worship Service

    [186] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for An Yankui & Zhang Chenghao.
    Pastor An Yankui remains in prison on false charges.

    On April 3, police raided Zion Reformed Church's worship service. The authorities detained seven Christians, including the respective spouses of the church's pastor and another member who were detained in late 2021 under the guise of preventing the spread of coronavirus. Read More.

  • May. 05, 2022 | Mexico

    From Drug Peddler to Persecuted Pastor

    [169] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Pastor Filadelfo Perez.
    Pastor Filadelfo boldly shares the gospel with those opposed to his Christian witness.

    Filadelfo Santos Perez trafficked drugs before he came to faith in Christ. Now a pastor, he has been persecuted many times for his Christian faith. He has been arrested for failing to participate in pagan festivals and charged heavy fines. Read More.

  • Apr. 28, 2022 | Benin

    Man Hungers for God's Word, Receives His Own Bible

    [217] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Yobiri.
    Yobiri received an audio Bible in his own language.

    Yobiri heard the gospel at a young age through a foreign missionary and desired to know more. He didn't own a Bible nor know how to read, so he relied on Christians from other villages to share God's Word with him. Read More.

  • Apr. 28, 2022 | Laos

    Uncle Refuses to Care for Three Christian Children After Father's Death

    [183] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Neung, Nom, and Ram.
    Following the death of their father, Ram and Nom refused to stop following Jesus.

    On February 13, a Christian named Nin died, leaving behind two daughters, Neung and Nom, and a son, Ram. Since 2009, the three teenagers also lost their mother, a sister and their grandmother, all of whom were believers. After Nin's death, his older brother and sister-in-law blamed the deaths on the family's belief in God. Read More.

  • Apr. 28, 2022 | Iran

    Persian New Year a Ripe Harvest for the Gospel

    [167] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Fariba.
    Front-line workers gave out Bibles and other gospel materials during Persian New Year festivities.

    Coronavirus restrictions have limited opportunities for evangelism during past Persian New Year celebrations, but this year, Christian workers reached many travelers with the Good News about Christ. On March 25, front-line workers met a young Iranian lady, Fariba, in a shopping center and gave her a package of gospel materials, including a Bible. Read More.

  • Apr. 21, 2022 | Nigeria

    Church Security Guard Killed During Kidnapping

    [248] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Rev. Joseph Akeke.
    Christians in Kaduna state, Nigeria, are being kidnapped and killed because of their faith in Christ.

    On Tuesday, March 8, armed assailants abducted Rev. Joseph Akeke from his home in southern Kaduna state. During the abduction, the assailants shot and killed Luka, the church security guard. Read More.

  • Apr. 21, 2022 | Iran

    Muslim Man Seeks Christ After Daughter's Healing

    [181] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Iranian father.
    After his daughter received miraculous healing, a Muslim man has asked to learn more about Christ.

    After numerous surgeries and doctors could not treat his 8-year-old daughter, a Muslim man reached out to his Christian sister for prayer. The Muslim brother had treated his Christian sister badly and had not spoken to her for nearly a decade because of her decision to follow Christ. Read More.

  • Apr. 21, 2022 | Mali

    Pastors Use Children's Bibles as Bible Demand Exceeds Supply

    [175] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Jacques Coutou.
    Jacques is a former pastor in Mali who now helps deliver Bibles to other pastors in the region.

    Jacques Coutou is a former pastor who now equips other pastors with God's Word. Jacques converted a room in his home into a warehouse where he stores the Bibles he helps distribute to pastors throughout Mali. Read More.

  • Apr. 14, 2022 | Benin

    Man Kills Son, Threatens Daughter-in-Law for Following Christ

    [278] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Lea and children.
    Lea's father-in-law killed her husband because of his faith in Christ.

    Lea and her husband, Solomon, lived with Solomon's father, who was a priest in the traditional religion of their village. When Solomon's father discovered that Solomon and Lea were going to a Christian church, he killed Solomon and threatened Lea, kicking her and her three children out of his home. Read More.

  • Apr. 14, 2022 | Indonesia

    Family's Home Burned Down by Muslim Villagers

    [180] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Gabriel and Noni.
    Muslim men burned down Gabriel's (left) home.

    Gabriel and Noni were the only Christians in their Muslim village. One day, a Muslim woman died unexpectedly, and her two sons consulted a witchdoctor to figure out why she died. He told them that the Christians were responsible for her death as they had a magic object that gave them power. Read More.

  • Apr. 14, 2022 | Syria

    Children's Bible Distribution Impacts Young Boy

    [168] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Children receiving Bibles.
    Many children heard the gospel at a recent Bible distribution in Syria.

    Front-line workers held a Sunday School gathering where they shared the gospel and distributed illustrated children's Bibles. Read More.

  • Apr. 07, 2022 | India

    Masked Gunmen Kill Pastor at Home in Front of Family

    [290] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Yallam Shankar's family.
    Pastor Yallam Shankar was killed at home as his village celebrated a Hindu festival.

    Around 7:40 p.m. on March 17, as Pastor Yallam Shankar spent time with his family, five masked men came to his house, calling his name. As he exited his home, the men shot him in the chest and slit his throat. Read More.

  • Apr. 07, 2022 | Iran

    Addict Healed by Christ

    [179] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Manouchehr.
    After reaching out to a Christian media ministry, an Iranian man found hope and healing in Christ.

    After his mother passed away from cancer, Manouchehr battled grief by drinking heavily. Desperate for peace, he reached out to a Christian media ministry, requesting prayer and asking many questions about the Christian faith. Read More.

  • Apr. 07, 2022 | West Africa

    Fulani Christian Beaten, Rejected by Family

    [201] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Jelem.
    Jelem's family rejected her when they discovered she became a Christian.

    Jelem is a Fulani who gave her life to Christ in 2020. When her family discovered her newfound faith, they harassed her, beat her and eventually disowned her. Read More.

  • Mar. 31, 2022 | Pakistan

    Sisters Harassed, Beaten for Sharing the Gospel

    [267] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Mariam and Sarah.
    Mariam and Sarah were beaten for sharing the gospel with a Muslim coworker.

    Mariam, 18, and Sarah, 16, grew up in a Christian home and trusted in Christ at a young age. In 2020, the sisters were threatened and beaten after sharing the gospel with a Muslim coworker. Though the coworker responded eagerly to the gospel, others complained about Mariam and Sarah to their manager, who warned the girls to stop sharing their faith. Read More.

  • Mar. 31, 2022 | Sudan

    Church Closed, Leaders Questioned by Police

    [182] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for members of Sudanese Church of Christ.
    A Sudanese church was closed by police after Muslims in the community complained about the church's ministry activities. (Photo credit: World Watch Monitor)

    Police officials closed the Sudanese Church of Christ, located in a community about 85 miles away from Khartoum, and questioned the leaders for hours following complaints from local Muslims about the church's activities. Read More.

  • Mar. 31, 2022 | Indonesia

    YouTube Evangelist Imprisoned, Beaten

    [200] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Muhammad Kace.
    Christian YouTube evangelist Muhammad Kace has been beaten in prison.

    Authorities detained Christian YouTube evangelist Muhammad Kace on Aug. 25, 2021, for making disparaging comments against Islam during his ongoing public proclamation of the gospel. In prison, Muhammad has been brutalized, threatened and humiliated. Read More.

  • Mar. 24, 2022 | Laos

    Police Pressure Families to Renounce Faith in Christ

    [250] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Sri.
    Christians in Laos minister to a woman in a nearby village.

    During a public gathering on Feb. 15, police ordered 10 families to renounce their Christian faith. When they refused, an officer singled out one of the Christians, a woman named Sri, and ordered her to sign a document stating that she had stopped following Jesus. After Sri refused to sign, the officer wrote her family members' names on the document and forged her signature. Read More.

  • Mar. 24, 2022 | Iran

    Bible Distributor Protected by Government Official

    [196] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Front-line worker.
    A front-line worker distributing Bibles was arrested by police, but protected and released by a higher ranking official.

    When a front-line worker was arrested for possession of 30 Bibles that he intended to distribute, a high-ranking official protected the Christian, scolding the police officers who arrested him. "Why did you take these books from that man?" he demanded. Read More.

  • Mar. 24, 2022 | Nigeria

    Three Christians Killed in Islamist Attack

    [203] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Families of murdered believers.
    Islamists attacked a predominantly Christian community in Nigeria, killing three Christians and destroying a local church building.

    Three Christians were killed on Feb. 25 in an attack on a predominantly Christian community in eastern Nigeria, near Chibok. The attackers, thought to have been members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), also destroyed a local church building. Read More.

  • Mar. 17, 2022 | Pakistan

    Pastors Minister in Dangerous Areas, Reach Isolated Believers

    [261] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Pakistani Pastors.
    Some Pakistani Christians work long hours in brick kilns, leaving them little opportunity to fellowship with other believers.

    Christians are among the lowest members of Pakistani society, and many do not have access to discipleship opportunities to grow in their faith. Working long hours in restricted areas as servants in wealthy households or toiling away in brick kilns, these brothers and sisters have little access to biblical instruction and Christian fellowship. Read More.

  • Mar. 17, 2022 | Vietnam

    Young Woman Injured in Attack Following a Time of Prayer

    [198] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Anh.
    Like Anh and Chinh, front-line workers in Vietnam often ride motorbikes to help them take the gospel to more hard-to-reach places.

    On Jan. 3, 17-year-old Anh and her father, Chinh, visited a village several miles away to pray for a family that had contracted the coronavirus. Because of their Christian faith, local authorities forced them to pay a quarantine fee after they prayed for the sick family; non-Christians they spoke with didn't have to pay a fee. Read More.

  • Mar. 17, 2022 | Kenya

    Christians Experiencing Great Loss Amid Ongoing Attacks

    [188] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Christians injured by attacks.
    An IED exploded and killed several in an attack on a predominantly Christian community.

    A bomb planted by members of the al-Shabab Islamic terrorist group exploded on Feb. 28, killing seven and injuring more than a dozen others. This attack occurred after another recent attack on the predominantly Christian community where at least 13 people were killed and many homes were burned. Read More.

  • Mar. 10, 2022 | Iran

    Imprisoned Christians Sick Amid Suspected Covid-19 Outbreak

    [276] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Nasser, Yousef, Saheb, and Moslem.
    These four brothers have fallen ill while imprisoned for their Christian faith. (Source: Article 18)

    Four Christians imprisoned for their faith in Tehran's Evin Prison are battling sickness following a possible outbreak of Covid-19 in their ward. Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh, 60 years old, Yousef Nadarkhani, 44, Saheb Fadaie, 40, and Moslem Rahimi, 32, are serving prison sentences ranging from four to 10 years for participating in house churches and promoting Christianity in Iran. Read More.

  • Mar. 10, 2022 | Yemen

    Church Attacked, Bibles and Equipment Stolen

    [197] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Pastor Ebrahim and his congregation.
    Armed men attacked a worship gathering in Yemen, threatened the lives of the congregation and stole Bibles and other equipment.

    Pastor Ebrahim leads an unofficial church in Yemen. One day, while the church gathered for worship and prayer, a dozen armed men burst into the church and aimed their weapons at Ebrahim and the congregation. The leader of the armed men pointed a gun at Ebrahim's head, threatening to kill him. Read More.

  • Mar. 10, 2022 | Iran

    "Anything About God That I Do Not Know, I Want to Know"

    [189] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Reem.
    Reem became curious about Christ after having dreams about Him. Pray for her salvation.

    Reem is a Syrian Muslim who lives in Turkey with her husband and children. After having dreams about Jesus, Reem reached out to front-line workers to learn more about Him. "If there is anything about God that I do not know, I want to know it," she said. Read More.

  • Mar. 03, 2022 | Lebanon

    Brother, Sister Led to Christ Via Youth Program

    [217] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Betul and her brother.
    Betul and her brother have experienced the love of God through a VOM-sponsored youth program.

    Betul is a young girl who attends a youth program hosted by front-line workers in Lebanon. She and her brother have lived with their grandmother since their father died and their mother left the children when she remarried. Read More.

  • Mar. 03, 2022 | Iran

    Christian Shares the Gospel with Parents Through Magazine

    [165] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Young woman in Iran.
    This woman encountered the gospel through a recipe page in a Christian magazine.

    One Iranian believer has found a creative way to share the gospel with her parents who do not know Christ. Wanting her parents to trust in God, this girl used a VOM-supported Christian magazine to provide opportunities to talk to her parents about Jesus. Read More.

  • Mar. 03, 2022 | Nigeria

    11 Christians Killed, Others Injured in Attack

    [183] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Christians grieving lost family.
    Militant Fulani Muslims killed 11 Christians and burned most of the homes in an attack on a village in southern Kaduna state.

    Militant Fulani Muslims attacked a village in southern Kaduna state on Jan. 30, killing 11 Christians and burning most of the homes in the village. Read More.

  • Feb. 24, 2022 | Pakistan

    Church Leader Dies, Other Injured Following Shooting

    [260] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Pastor Patrick.
    Assistant Pastor William Sirai (left) was killed and Pastor Patrick Naeem (right) injured following a shooting.

    After services on Sunday, Jan. 30, two militants shot two leaders from the Church of Pakistan in the city of Peshawar as the leaders drove away from the church together. Read More.

  • Feb. 24, 2022 | Cuba

    Authorities Raid Pastor's Home

    [200] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for pastor under pressure.
    Cuba's government is pressuring a prominent local pastor to silence his Christian witness.

    Cuban authorities are pressuring a prominent pastor to silence his Christian witness. The pastor and his church have made firm statements supporting biblical principles in opposition to the Cuban government's policies. Read More.

  • Feb. 24, 2022 | Nigeria

    Islamists Kill, Kidnap Christians in Borno State

    [205] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Kidnapped Christian girls.
    Terrorists attacked multiple villages in Borno state, burning down homes and churches and kidnapping several Christians.

    Members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist group attacked Pemi village on Jan. 20, killing one Christian and kidnapping 17 Christian teenage girls. The attackers also burned several homes and a local church building. Read More.

  • Feb. 17, 2022 | Ethiopia

    Persecuted by Armed Men, Encouraged by the Global Body of Christ

    [254] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Tilahun.
    Tilahun lost his leg in when he was attacked for his Christian faith.

    Tilahun trusted in Christ eight years ago and became an active member in his church. Then, in 2020, his home was burned, and he was physically attacked by armed men because of his Christian faith. As a result of the attack, his leg had to be amputated. Read More.

  • Feb. 17, 2022 | Iraq

    From Islam to Atheism to Christianity

    [189] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Nader.
    An Iraqi man left Islam for atheism, but now he is seeking Christ.

    Nader, 17, grew up in a Muslim home, but he rejected Islam and became an atheist. After some time, he began to have visions of Christ, and he sought someone to help him understand his dreams. He searched online for answers to his questions and discovered a website for those who have had visions of Jesus in dreams. Read More.

  • Feb. 17, 2022 | Laos

    Village Leaders Assault Man for Christian Faith, Deny His Family Basic Needs

    [201] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Taeng.
    Taeng spent three days in the hospital after village leaders assaulted him for not rejecting Jesus Christ.

    On Jan. 18, two Buddhist village leaders assaulted Taeng for his trust in Christ. Many in the village already disliked Taeng for his Christian faith, but the hatred toward him escalated when he began drilling a well to draw water for his family. When village leaders told him he had to renounce his faith if he wanted to continue drilling, Taeng refused. Read More.

  • Feb. 10, 2022 | Mexico

    Christians Families Kicked Out of Community

    [235] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Exiled Families.
    These Christian families have been kicked out of their village because of their faith in Christ.

    Several families have been kicked out of a village in eastern Oaxaca state because of their Christian faith. The traditional religion of the village honors pagan idols through drunken festivals, and the Christian families refused to participate in the festivals. Read More.

  • Feb. 10, 2022 | Morocco

    Former Muslim Seeking Truth

    [184] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for "Mustafa".
    A former Muslim, now an atheist, is seeking more information about Jesus Christ.

    A Moroccan man has contacted front-line workers seeking more information about Christ. Mustafa grew up as a Muslim, but he rejected Islam and is no longer practicing any religious faith. Read More.

  • Feb. 03, 2022 | Kenya

    Christians Killed in Suspected Al-Shabaab Attacks

    [278] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Attacked Christians.
    An Islamic extremist group has killed multiple Christians since the beginning of 2022.

    Multiple Christians have been killed since the beginning of 2022 by attackers who are suspected to be connected to Al-Shabaab, an Islamic extremist group that targets Christians throughout Somalia and Kenya. Since Jan. 3, attackers organized in groups of around 30 people and armed with guns and knives have led brutal assaults on multiple villages in Lamu County. Read More.

  • Feb. 03, 2022 | Nigeria

    Four Christians Killed in Kaduna State

    [200] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for grieving Christian families.
    Militant Fulani Muslims ambushed Christians as they were returning from their farms, killing four and wounding others.

    Militant Fulani Muslims attacked two predominantly Christian villages last month, killing four and wounding others. Two of the Christians were ambushed as they returned from their farms, while the bodies of the other two were discovered later by villagers who survived. Read More.

  • Feb. 03, 2022 | Middle East

    Christian Mother and Daughter On the Run

    [211] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Mother and Daughter in danger.
    A Christian mother and daughter are on the run after their Muslim family member threatened to kill them because of their faith.

    Front-line workers connected with two Christian women, a mother and daughter, who were forced to flee their home because of their Christian faith. Though raised as a Muslim in North Africa, the daughter came to faith in Christ. When her father, a Muslim extremist linked to Islamist groups within their country, discovered her newfound faith, he became furious, and he began to abuse her over a period of time. Read More.

  • Jan. 27, 2022 | India

    Hindu Nationalist Mob Attacks Christian School

    [245] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Churches in Madhya Pradesh.
    School children in India (representative photo).

    On Dec. 6, a mob of Hindu nationalists vandalized a Christian school in Madhya Pradesh state. The attackers destroyed the school with stones and iron rods as students tried to complete their exams. The school had received advance warning of the attack and had requested police support, but according to school officials, the police advised the school to expect the crowd only to shout slogans and then leave. Read More.

  • Jan. 27, 2022 | Nigeria

    Terrorists Kill 12 Christians in Borno State

    [187] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Christians in Borno State.
    Pray for those who lost loved ones in a recent attack my Islamic terrorists.

    Members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist group attacked a predominantly Christian village in Borno state last month, killing 12 and wounding three others. The attack occurred on a Sunday afternoon shortly after village residents were leaving their church worship services. Read More.

  • Jan. 27, 2022 | Iran

    Muslim College Student Researches Bible, Receives Personal Copy

    [168] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for College student studying God's Word.
    A Muslim college student is researching the Bible for one of his classes. Pray the young man responds to the gospel as he studies God's Word.

    A university student needed a copy of the Bible for class to research the biblical narrative of Jesus's birth. His father-in-law reached out to front-line workers for a copy of a Farsi Bible for his son-in-law, who was scared to seek the Bible for himself. Read More.

  • Jan. 20, 2022 | Mexico

    Going Where No One Wants to Go

    [274] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Roberto.
    Roberto takes the gospel to remote, unreached villages where no one else wants to go.

    Roberto is an indigenous evangelist who takes the gospel to communities where others will not go. He walks for days to reach these communities, often with little or no food, communication or adequate medical care. Read More.

  • Jan. 20, 2022 | India

    Pastor and Wife Jailed on False Charges of Forced Conversions

    [183] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Pastor Arjun and Nara.
    Area pastors and church leaders visit the local judge's office to show support for Pastor Arjun.

    On Oct. 3, 2021, Hindu fanatics barged into Pastor Arjun's church building, threatened the pastor and chased members of the congregation away. The police arrived, but instead of controlling the situation, they began beating the pastor and his wife, Nara. Read More.

  • Jan. 20, 2022 | Iran

    Kurdish Man Hears the Gospel Through Action Pack Kit Christmas Card

    [181] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Naske and her Father.
    A young woman in Iran received an Action Pack, which provided an opportunity for her to share the gospel with her family.

    Naske placed her trust in Christ after hearing a Christian friend's testimony of faith. She then began reading the Bible, praying and fasting with her friend for Naske's family to find Christ. She also received a VOM-sponsored Action Pack Kit, which included Bibles, food and a Christmas card with blessings from a Kurdish church. Read More.

  • Jan. 13, 2022 | Ethiopia

    "God Intervened and Rescued Me"

    [276] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Makda.
    Makda's husband kicked her out of her home for her Christian faith.

    After visits to traditional healers and prayers from local sheikhs failed to heal her daughter from a mental illness, Makda decided to take her daughter to a Christian church for prayer. As the Christian leaders ministered to the girl and prayed for her, she gradually experienced full healing from her illness. Because of her daughter's miraculous healing, Makda placed her faith in Jesus Christ. Read More.

  • Jan. 13, 2022 | Laos

    Police Threaten to Nail Hands and Feet of Christians Who Gather for Worship

    [239] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Kanoa.
    Authorities threatened Kanoa, 14, with prison time if he continues to worship Jesus Christ.

    In late Oct. 2021, police announced to six villages that Christians are not allowed to share about Jesus Christ and that children younger than 17 are not allowed to believe in Jesus. The officers took pictures of every known believer in each village and examined their homes, taking down any crosses hanging on the walls. Read More.

  • Jan. 13, 2022 | Iran

    Nine Christians Released from Prison Pending Review

    [178] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Recently Imprisoned Believers.
    Some Iranian believers have been released from prison after the Iranian Supreme Court stated that participating in house churches is not a criminal act.

    Nine believers who have spent nearly three years in prison have been released while their sentences are under review. The believers were arrested in Jan. and Feb. 2019 and later sentenced to five years' imprisonment for "acting against national security." Read More.

  • Jan. 06, 2022 | Bangladesh

    Militant Buddhists Attack Christian Families Constructing Church

    [259] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Attacked Christians.
    Christians in in rural Bangladesh worship in a church.

    After worshiping peacefully together in a tin hut for more than 10 years, a church of more than 20 families from the Chakma people group recently began constructing a church building in their village. Shortly after building began, a mostly-Buddhist organization known as the Underground Army destroyed the church building's windows and threatened to torture or kill the men of the church, who fled into the jungle for several weeks. Read More.

  • Jan. 06, 2022 | Lebanon

    Two Boys Experience Victory in Christ

    [189] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Boys in a Bible study program.
    This football program provides young boys with a positive community where they can hear the gospel.

    Two boys who participated in a VOM-supported sports and Bible study program in Lebanon have recently experienced emotional healing through the ministry. One of the boys came from a background of domestic violence and struggled with aggression; the other boy battled feelings of neglect and rejection because of his home life. Read More.

  • Jan. 06, 2022 | Ethiopia

    Pastors Killed by Violent Rebels

    [202] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Kejela Mekonnen's and Tole Geramu's Families.
    Violent rebels killed two Ethiopian pastors when they refused to renounce their faith in Christ.

    Pastors Kejela Mekonnen and Tole Geramu were killed by violent rebels in late 2021 because of their faith in Christ. Members of the Oromo Liberation Front rebel group threatened these pastors, telling them to stop preaching about Jesus and instead lead their congregations back to the traditional Oromo religion. Read More.

  • Dec. 30, 2021 | Central African Republic

    Finding Healing Through Trauma Ministry

    [257] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Ipolite Kimono.
    After losing his family in an attack on his church in 2014, Ipolite has found healing through a VOM-sponsored training in trauma ministry.

    Ipolite Kimono attended a VOM-sponsored training in 2021 to learn strategies for helping those who have experienced trauma. Rebels attacked Ipolite's church in 2014 and assassinated his wife, two children, and brother along with many others. Read More.

  • Dec. 30, 2021 | Laos

    Couple Forced Out of Village After Placing Faith in Jesus Christ

    [196] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Phan and Yun.
    Phan and Yun lost everything after being forced out of their village.

    After visits to hospitals and a witchdoctor failed to heal Phan from his ongoing illness, his wife, Yun, decided to bring him to her Christian relatives. When Phan and Yun heard the gospel and Phan soon experienced healing, the couple decided to put their trust in Jesus Christ. Read More.

  • Dec. 30, 2021 | Burkina Faso

    Church Destroyed, 400 Bibles Burned

    [196] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Christians in Obiri village.
    Religious extremists attacked this church, destroying equipment and burning 400 Bibles.

    Christians in the village of Obiri seek to rebuild their church after it was destroyed in a recent attack. Religious extremists tore down the church walls, ruined a generator and sound equipment and burned 400 Bibles. Read More.

  • Dec. 23, 2021 | Syria

    Replanting What ISIS Destroyed

    [237] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Aaron and Khalil Hassan.
    VOM is helping these brothers replant their apricot farm after ISIS destroyed it.

    Aaron and Khalil Hassan are two brothers who fled to Lebanon after the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) chased them from their apricot farm in 2013. While in Lebanon, the brothers heard the gospel and placed their faith in Christ. When they returned to Syria, they found their farms pillaged; ISIS had chopped down all the apricot trees and used them for firewood. Read More.

  • Dec. 23, 2021 | Malawi

    Christians Targeted in Response to Gospel Revival Among the Yao People

    [172] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Yao Christians.
    A mob of Muslim extremists recently destroyed a church in Malawi in response to the growing number of those leaving Islam to follow Christ.

    Many members of the Yao people group have come to faith in Christ over the past 18 months, leading to a rise in Islamist attacks on Christians in the region. "Tensions have reached a new level over the last part of this year," a front-line worker shared. "Christian converts from Islam are being physically attacked and hunted." Read More.

  • Dec. 23, 2021 | Uganda

    Explosives in the Shape of Bibles

    [183] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Threatened Christians.
    Churches in Uganda have been warned about planned attacks by extremists.

    Church leaders in Uganda have received reports that violent extremists are planning attacks on churches, some even using explosives in the shape of Bibles to carry out their attacks. Read More.

  • Dec. 16, 2021 | Iran

    Sharing Jesus in the Stable

    [235] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Abid.
    Abid, an Afghan refugee, has been reading the Bible and is eager to know more about Jesus. Pray for his salvation.

    A Christian worker in Iran has distributed Bibles and Christian literature at the stables where his daughter takes horse-riding lessons. Though he questioned leaving the materials in a dirty stable, he felt led to evangelize there as he reflected on Christ's birth in a manger in a stable. Recently, the worker discovered an Afghan refugee, Abid, reading one of the Bibles left by the worker. Read More.

  • Dec. 16, 2021 | India

    Hindu Extremist Mob Disrupts Church Service, Burns Family's Home

    [184] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Kabir and his family.
    Members of a Christian family examine the remains of their home, burned down by Hindu extremists.

    On Nov. 28, Kabir, his four sons and their families went to a 9 a.m. church service in a nearby village. As the service started, about 50 members of the Hindu extremist group Vishav Hindu Parishad disrupted the service and called the police, making false accusations against the pastor. The mob threatened to demolish the church building. Read More.

  • Dec. 16, 2021 | Nigeria

    One Killed, Three Abducted in Church Attack

    [187] prayers in [13] nations have been posted for Kidnapped Christians.
    Islamists armed with guns attacked a Christian worship service, killing one and abducting three others.

    Islamists attacked an evangelical church in Kabba, Kogi during a Sunday service, killing one and abducting three others. Read More.

  • Dec. 09, 2021 | India

    Hindu Nationalist Mob Assaults Christians; Police Arrest Believers Instead

    [239] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Attacked Christians.
    Christian men held in Nandini police station in Chhattisgarh, India until after 3 a.m. (Morning Star News)

    On Oct. 17, about 500 Hindu nationalists beat and stoned more than 60 Christians and detained them, accusing them of forcefully converting Hindus to Christianity. When police arrived, they watched the attacks occur, but then detained the Christians instead of those in the mob, who even vandalized vehicles belonging to the believers. Read More.

  • Dec. 09, 2021 | Lebanon

    80 Children Hear the Gospel at Sports Camp

    [175] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Children hearing the gospel.
    Dozens of children heard the gospel at an evangelistic sports camp in Lebanon.

    Front-line workers held a "sports day" evangelistic outreach event in November for youth of all backgrounds, including several Muslim children. Read More.

  • Dec. 09, 2021 | Nigeria

    Ten Killed, Dozens Kidnapped in Attacks on Christian Villages

    [189] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Families of murdered believers.
    Many believers have lost loved ones after a recent attack on a church service in Nigeria.

    Militant Fulani Muslims attacked a church service in southern Kaduna state, killing two and kidnapping dozens. Eight others, including a pastor, were killed in earlier attacks on predominantly Christian villages. Read More.

  • Dec. 02, 2021 | Burkina Faso

    Displaced Pastor Reaches Refugees for Christ

    [224] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Pastor Pierre.
    This pastor fled his village when extremists attacked and began shooting. Now, he is reaching other refugees with the gospel in his new city.

    Pastor Pierre led a church in northern Burkina Faso until 2019 when jihadists attacked his village. When the attackers entered his village and began shooting, Pastor Pierre was warned that "the terrorists are coming to kill you; you have to leave." Read More.

  • Dec. 02, 2021 | Myanmar

    Family Expelled from Land, Home After Placing Trust in Jesus Christ

    [174] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Aung Hte and Family.
    Aung Hte's family after losing their home and land for deciding to follow Jesus.

    After Aung Hte and his wife came to faith in 2017, his in-laws expelled him and his family from their land and home. His family became destitute and was forced to live in a tent on rented land while Aung Hte worked in a remote fishing village to provide for their needs. Read More.

  • Dec. 02, 2021 | Iran

    Iranian Christians Shine Light in Dark Economy

    [162] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Christians in Iran.
    While Iranians grow discouraged with the state of their country, our Christian brothers and sisters inside Iran share the hope available in Christ as they reach out to meet needs in the name of Jesus.

    Iranian Christians have a unique opportunity to advance the gospel amid increasing challenges due to Iran's struggling economy. Rapid inflation, high unemployment and the impact of the pandemic have created severe economic woes for many inside Iran. Read More.

  • Nov. 25, 2021 | Iran

    House Churches Impacted By Economic Crisis

    [186] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for House church members.
    Houses churches in Iran face challenges due to the country's struggling economy.

    Iran's house church network faces challenges as a result of the country's struggling economy. With limited access to food and fuel and a job shortage, believers face increasing difficulty in opening their homes to share the gospel with friends and family or disciple new believers. Read More.

  • Nov. 25, 2021 | Cameroon

    New Believer Threatened, Homeless

    [190] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for New believer facing hardship.
    One of our Christian brothers in Cameroon is on the run after his Muslim family locked him up and threatened his life because of his newfound faith in Christ.

    A Christian brother is facing hardship after leaving Islam to follow Christ. This brother came to faith in Christ just weeks ago. After his girlfriend found out about his newfound faith, she reported him to his Muslim family, who locked him in a room for more than 24 hours to try to force him to recant his faith. Read More.

  • Nov. 18, 2021 | China

    Authorities Detain Family from Early Rain Covenant Church

    [248] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Dai Zhichao, wife and sons.
    Dai Zhichao and his family.

    On the morning of Nov. 1, government authorities detained Dai Zhichao along with his wife and their two sons. Dai, a practicing preacher of Early Rain Covenant Church and the leader of a small group, was about to take his family to another province for a vacation. Read More.

  • Nov. 18, 2021 | Kazakhstan

    Officials Monitor Unregistered Church

    [171] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Religious Affairs Department officials.
    Unregistered churches are sometimes monitored by the government.

    An unregistered church in Oral was fined after a police raid in January, and officials continue to monitor the congregation regularly. On Jan. 8, police and officials from the Religious Affairs Department raided the church's Christmas service, taking several members of the congregation to the police station. Read More.

  • Nov. 18, 2021 | Ethiopia

    Former Islamist - "I Don't Get Peace If I Do Not Witness for Jesus"

    [199] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Sheikh Ashim Hussein.
    Sheik Ashim Hussein is a former Islamist who now boldly preaches the gospel.

    ​Sheikh Ashim Hussein, 41 and father to nine children, grew up as a devout Muslim. Zealous for Islamic teachings, he sought to destroy Christianity and once mobilized his students to set fire to a church. But when the church members gathered at the sight of their burned church and prayed aloud for the forgiveness of those responsible, their witness bewildered Sheikh Ashim and shook his spiritual foundations. Read More.

  • Nov. 11, 2021 | Uganda

    Pastors Blessed with Motorbikes

    [223] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Nine Christian leaders.
    These pastors received new motorbikes to help their ministry efforts.

    Nine Christian leaders caring for and serving persecuted believers in Uganda recently received new motorbikes to increase the effectiveness of their ministry outreach. Some of these workers faced difficult terrain on foot in order to minister, and their range had been limited because of traveling challenges. Read More.

  • Nov. 11, 2021 | India

    Two Men Attacked at Water Pump

    [190] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Attacked father and son.
    Villagers joined drunks to attack the family.

    A Christian father and his adult son were attacked by villagers while pumping water in Rajasthan state. The two men went to the village water pump one evening for their nightly needs. A group of villagers were near the pump partying and drinking. They began yelling at the Christian men, saying, "You are Christians and have no right to have water!" Read More.

  • Nov. 11, 2021 | Nigeria

    Christians Discouraged After Months of Relentless Attacks

    [200] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Christians in Plateau and Kaduna states.
    Relentless attacks on villages, homes and churches in predominately Christian areas of Nigeria have left thousands displaced.

    Front-line workers report that Christians in Plateau State and Southern Kaduna are battling fear, anger, bitterness and unrest after Muslim Fulani herdsman attacked and killed many in these predominantly Christian areas over the last few months. Read More.

  • Nov. 04, 2021 | Nepal

    Pastor Dies After Contracting COVID-19

    [266] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Lomas Shrestha's family and church.
    Pastor Lomas Shrestha

    Believers in Nepal are mourning the death of a beloved pastor who died from complications of coronavirus. Lomas Shrestha had served as a pastor for the last 20 years after coming to Christ. Last year, Pastor Lomas enthusiastically distributed Christmas Care Packs and supplies to pastors during the first wave of the pandemic. "This is the right time to help people who are in need," he said. Read More.

  • Nov. 04, 2021 | Afghanistan

    "A Dangerous Time for Believers"

    [204] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Believers in Afghanistan.
    Pray for God's grace for Christians in the country right now.

    A front-line worker who spent years living in Afghanistan says it is a dangerous time for believers in the country but that God is working in spite of the Taliban advance. The front-line worker said believers inside the country are making different choices: some have fled the country, some are in hiding and some are choosing to stay in order to be a light. Read More.

  • Nov. 04, 2021 | Ethiopia

    "Jesus Is My Relative"

    [206] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Chaltu Abdalla.
    Chaltu's family refused to help her when her husband died unless she returned to Islam.

    Chaltu Abdalla was born and raised in a Muslim family, but she found faith in Christ when she was young. She later married a Christian man and started a family. Earlier this year, her husband was killed by gunmen, and their home, crops and possession were burned to the ground in violent ethnic-based conflicts that targeted evangelical Christians. Read More.

  • Oct. 28, 2021 | Cuba

    Government Prohibits Church from Meeting

    [231] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Amparo Gallo and congregation.
    Amparo Gallo's congregation has been banned from gathering by the Cuban government.

    A house church of 1,000 members has been banned from gathering for services by the Cuban government. Read More.

  • Oct. 28, 2021 | Somalia

    Somali Christians Mourn Loss of Fellow Believer

    [189] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Friends and family of a Somali Christian.
    A key Somali believer died recently.

    Somali Christians are mourning the loss of an influential Christian woman. A man who served alongside her wrote, "Those of us left behind may grieve because we miss our brothers and sisters, but the believers who die are happy to be with Christ." Read More.

  • Oct. 28, 2021 | Central Asia

    Pastors Train Children with Illegal Gospel

    [197] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Children learning the gospel.
    These children desperately need to learn the truth about who they are in Christ.

    Pastors in Central Asia are faithfully teaching the gospel to children even though such action is against the law. In many post-Soviet countries, teaching religion to children under age 18 is illegal. As followers of Christ, however, these pastors know it is important for young people to learn about the Bible and faith in God from a young age. Read More.

  • Oct. 21, 2021 | Ethiopia

    Congregation Rejoices At New Building

    [234] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Congregation in the Oromo region.
    "Mother Toltu"'s church was destroyed by religious extremists.

    "Mother Toltu" was raised as a follower of the Oromo traditional religion, but she committed her life to following Christ when she heard the gospel for the first time. She donated a plot of land from her property to be used for a church, and several other believers contributed funds to the construction of a church as well. However, a mob of local Oromo religious groups attacked the believers and tore down the church they had built. Read More.

  • Oct. 21, 2021 | India

    Three Men Arrested for Sharing the Gospel

    [180] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Families of arrested believers.
    Sharing the gospel can get you arrested in India, though it's not illegal.

    Three Indian believers were arrested after sharing the gospel and interrogated by police for more than nine hours. After their arrest and while they were still in custody, one of the wives of the men wrote, "I am feeling at peace knowing God is in control of this situation. I am asking that He would be glorified and the national believers to be encouraged and their faith strengthened. I am starting to feel tired and drained, but still hopeful in Him and all the ways He desires to use this and be glorified." Read More.

  • Oct. 21, 2021 | Iraq

    Christian Convert Rejected by Family, Struggles with Deteriorating Health

    [189] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Youhanna.
    An Iraqi Christian is struggling with long term health problems after enduring many beatings for his Christian faith.

    Youhanna's wife and children left him when he placed his faith in Christ several years ago. His extended family beat him severely many times because of his faith, and he was imprisoned in an attempt to force him to return to Islam. Read More.

  • Oct. 14, 2021 | Nepal

    Sold into Slavery, Redeemed by Christ

    [287] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Soni.
    Soni got new crutches recently.

    At age 17, Soni was sold into slavery by her own aunt. She spent three decades as a prostitute in India before a Nepali Christian helped her escape. This woman shared the gospel with Soni, and Soni joyfully accepted the invitation of salvation through Christ who loves her. Read More.

  • Oct. 14, 2021 | China

    Authorities Tell ERCC Christians to Leave Their Homes

    [173] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Early Rain Church members.
    Individuals wearing red armbands knocked on doors and told Christians to move. (Photo: ChinaAid video screenshot)

    Government persecution against the Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in Chengdu continues. On Sunday, Aug. 22, officials arrested 28 people gathered in a home for a worship service. The leaders of the service spent two weeks in jail and were fined. A week later, ERCC church member Zhang Fan, whose wedding was scheduled for Aug. 28, was forced to find a new wedding venue - twice - after officials threatened the venue's owners. Read More.

  • Oct. 14, 2021 | Nigeria

    Pastor Killed While Returning Home

    [196] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for the family of a martyred pastor.
    Islamists killed a pastor and stole his motorbike as he was travelling home from visiting his son.

    On Saturday, Sep. 11, Islamists ambushed and killed a pastor on the road in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The pastor had visited his son at the local university and was traveling home when the attackers confronted him and killed him. "They butchered my husband and took his motorbike," his wife said. Read More.

  • Oct. 07, 2021 | Cuba

    More than 100 New Believers Baptized

    [225] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for New Believers in Cuba.
    God's kingdom is advancing in Cuba as more than 100 new believers were recently baptized amid adversity and opposition.

    Front-line workers in Cuba recently celebrated the baptism of more than 100 believers as part of how God's kingdom continues to advance amid adversity and opposition. Read More.

  • Oct. 07, 2021 | Bangladesh

    Assailants Attack Christian Women

    [163] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Injured Christian Women.
    Unknown assailants attacked a Christian community.

    Believers in a particular community in Bangladesh are requesting prayer after assailants destroyed their homes and attacked the women in the community. A local contact wrote that the aggressors had struck just the night before. Read More.

  • Oct. 07, 2021 | Eritrea

    Christians Re-arrested After Recent Release from Prison

    [179] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Re-arrested Believers.
    The Mai Serewa Prison in Eritrea.

    A group of 15 believers was arrested once again in recent weeks despite being released from prison in the last few months. These Christians were not engaged in any illegal activity as they were arrested in their homes. "The police actually went to each of their individual houses; they weren't caught in a homestead church or gathering," a front-line worker said. Read More.

  • Sep. 30, 2021 | Ethiopia

    Islamists Attack Christian Man's Home and Businesses

    [228] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for Yimenu.
    Yimenu's home and businesses were destroyed by Islamist mobs.

    Yimenu was one of the wealthiest merchants of a small town not far from Shashemane, the administrative city of West Arsi Zone in southern Ethiopia. A father of five and elder of his local church, Yimenu, along with his family, was targeted in 2020 by Muslim mobs who destroyed his home and businesses. Read More.

  • Sep. 30, 2021 | Central Asia

    "They Will Kill You"

    [182] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Pastor Threatened by Taliban.
    Pastors in this nation serve sacrificially.

    Religious affairs authorities told a pastor working in Central Asia that if the Taliban take over, they will kill the pastor. Though church meetings are restricted in the country, this pastor has hosted an enduring house fellowship in his home. Read More.

  • Sep. 30, 2021 | Sri Lanka

    Demonstration Disrupts Church Service

    [168] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Pastor harassed by villagers.
    A religious celebration in Sri Lanka.

    Christians attending a church service in western Sri Lanka were warned about a demonstration against the church. Per pandemic guidelines, only 15 believers were meeting one August day at the church south of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital city. At about 9:20 a.m. as the service was ongoing, the pastor received a call from a member of the police department, who told him there was a demonstration going on and that he should stop the church service in order to maintain the peace Read More.

  • Sep. 23, 2021 | Afghanistan

    Pray for Christians Known to Taliban

    [255] prayers in [20] nations have been posted for The persecuted and the persecutors.
    God loves every Muslim.

    Christians in Afghanistan have been targeted by the Taliban, according to one front-line worker. As the Taliban seeks to cleanse Afghanistan based on their strict interpretation of Islam, they have targeted some believers. Read More.

  • Sep. 23, 2021 | Vietnam

    Christian Family's Home Burned in Their Absence

    [180] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Dinh Hoc and family.
    Since their home burned down, Dinh Hoc's family has lived in a simple structure similar to this.

    For weeks, Dinh Hoc's family has been harassed for their Christian faith. Recently, when they returned from three days in the mountains, they found their home burned to the ground. Read More.

  • Sep. 23, 2021 | Lebanon

    Islamists Threaten Christian Family Due to Church Attendance

    [168] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Brother Amir.
    Amid threats from Islamists to stop attending church, a Lebanese brother witnessed to them about the joy and peace he has because of Christ.

    Brother Amir was traveling with his wife and a friend when he received a phone call from a member of an Islamist group. The man threatened Amir's family, telling him that his family is under surveillance and that they spotted his only son attending a Christian church. Read More.

  • Sep. 16, 2021 | Laos

    Adult Children Reject Christian Mother

    [300] prayers in [23] nations have been posted for Suiy.
    Suiy's adult children want nothing to do with her.

    After accepting Jesus as her Savior, Suiy decided to call her son and daughter: "I told them that I believed in God, and my sickness went away. My health was strong, and I was so happy." Her children did not receive the news well. Her daughter told her to stop believing in God, or she would not come visit her mother anymore. She told Suiy she would not love her any more. Read More.

  • Sep. 16, 2021 | India

    Radicals Warn of Attacks Against Churches

    [181] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Christians in Gujarat state.
    Hindu radicals held a rally against church activity.

    After holding a rally, radicals in Gujarat state issued a statement to district authorities telling them that if they did not stop church activities in the region, the radicals would take matters into their own hands. The document issued by the radicals listed the names of 56 churches and pastors and gave district authorities three days to act. Read More.

  • Sep. 16, 2021 | Middle East

    Christian Couple Flees Amid Threats

    [187] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Rama and Joseph.
    A Syrian couple have fled their homeland and hope to move to a country where they can start a family. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)

    Rama and Joseph have fled their home in Syria after threats from family due to their marriage. Rama is a former Muslim who now follows Christ, and Joseph is from a Christian background. When Rama's family learned of their marriage, they complained to a police officer. Read More.

  • Sep. 09, 2021 | Afghanistan

    Meeting Practical Needs with God's Love

    [227] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Afghan people.
    Practical assistance during this difficult time can be a way to show God's love.

    With ongoing turmoil in Afghanistan, front-line workers and others face challenges in getting aid into the country. One of the biggest obstacles is that most banks are closed, blocking necessary funds for relief supplies, food and other materials. Read More.

  • Sep. 09, 2021 | Ethiopia

    Becoming Homeless for Christ

    [179] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Momina Namee.
    Momina and her son were kicked out of their home because of her faith in Christ.

    Momina Namee, 30, grew up in a Muslim family and was pressured to marry a Muslim man while she was young. Soon after they married, they had a son. But three years after their son's birth, Momina's husband suddenly fell ill and passed away. Devastated and a single mother, Momina struggled to get by as her husband had been the provider for the family. Read More.

  • Sep. 09, 2021 | Israel

    Messianic Believers Targeted with Harassment

    [169] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Messianic believers.
    Homes of Messianic believers have been graffitied by those who oppose their faith in Christ.

    Messianic believers in Arad, South Israel, have recently become a target for harassment because of their faith in Christ. Their homes have been covered with graffiti, and attackers have spit on them and insulted the name of Jesus when the believers are out in public. Read More.

  • Sep. 02, 2021 | Ethiopia

    Christian Businesswoman Bears Witness to Christ Amid Loss

    [223] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Mariam.
    Mariam lost her livelihood when attackers destroyed her boutique. The attack grew her faith and has given her an opportunity to share the gospel.

    Mariam was born and raised in Shashamane. She is the eldest of four siblings, and she works to provide for her aging parents through a boutique she started when she was in her mid-twenties. She is a Christian, having placed her faith in Jesus Christ at a young age. Through her witness, her entire family came to Christ as well. Last year, attackers broke into her boutique, looted all the clothes and destroyed the entire property. Read More.

  • Sep. 02, 2021 | Central African Republic

    Displaced Christian Encouraged by Medical Help

    [184] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Emmanuel Dounia.
    Thousands of Christians in the CAR are living in IDP camps, like the one pictured here, after fleeing their homes when attackers invaded their villages, destroying property and assaulting anyone who opposed them.

    Emmanuel Dounia lives in an IDP camp in the Central African Republic. He was driven from his home after Seleka rebels attacked his village, burning his home and sexually assaulting his wife in front of him. His sons were killed in cannon fire, and he was also tortured. Read More.

  • Sep. 02, 2021 | Nigeria

    Woman Still Recovering After Multiple Injuries in Boko Haram Bombing

    [171] prayers in [17] nations have been posted for Lydia Ishaya.
    Lydia Ishaya has undergone several surgeries for injuries following an attack by Boko Haram in 2016.

    Lydia Ishaya lost her husband in 2015 after Boko Haram shot and killed him. A year later, Lydia was in the market when Boko Haram attacked again, this time bombing the area multiple times. Read More.

  • Aug. 26, 2021 | Niger

    Widowed Mother of Six Rebuilding Life After Husband's Martyrdom

    [258] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Rahila.
    Rahila's husband was killed by his brother for his faith in Christ. She and her children fled after threats were made against her life as well.

    Rahila and Ibrahim met in Niger when Ibrahim began attending Rahila's church. Ibrahim had grown up in a Muslim home, but he heard the gospel while working in Niger, and he started attending church. Ibrahim and Rahila eventually married, and after the birth of four children, they felt called to return to Nigeria where they had two more children. Read More.

  • Aug. 26, 2021 | Iran

    Family Uses Christian Magazine to Share the Gospel

    [163] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Nastaran.
    A young boy in Iran used a VOM-supported Christian magazine to share the gospel with his family.

    Nastaran is a mother of two who regularly receives a Christian magazine that contains stories from VOM's Courageous series. Recently, her brother-in-law visited her home with his family, and her son read the story of Patrick to her nephew while excitedly showing him the magazine. Read More.

  • Aug. 26, 2021 | Nigeria

    Dozens Killed, Many Displaced in Islamist Attack on Miango Village

    [177] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Christians in Miango.
    Last month, Islamists in Nigeria's Plateau state destroyed more than 200 homes and churches, like the one pictured here.

    In recent weeks, militant Fulani Muslims have attacked villages in the Miango area of Plateau state, Nigeria, killing many and displacing thousands. As the violence escalated over the following days, the Islamists destroyed hundreds of homes and churches as well as the villagers' crops, which were being prepared for harvest, eliminating their food source and livelihoods. Read More.

  • Aug. 19, 2021 | China

    Early Rain Covenant Church Family Welcomed to United States

    [231] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Liao Qiang and family.
    Bob Fu with ChinaAid (third from left) welcomes the Liao family to the U.S.

    Liao Qiang and his family, members of the Early Rain Covenant Church, fled to Taiwan in July 2019 after repeated interrogation and harassment by the police. On June 29, the family of six arrived safely in the United States, where they will apply for asylum. Following the government raid of Early Rain Covenant Church on Dec. 9, 2018, Liao and his family were repeatedly interrogated, constantly surveilled, and harassed by police. Read More.

  • Aug. 19, 2021 | Iran

    Suicidal Woman Finds Hope in Christ

    [198] prayers in [18] nations have been posted for Fariba.
    Fariba found peace in Christ after a stranger on a bus shared a Christian book with her.

    Fariba is married to a drug addict, and they have a teenage son. They live in a small room in a machine shop, and Fariba works long hours as a housecleaner to try to make ends meet. Desperate and hopeless, Fariba decided to commit suicide because she felt her life was worthless. Read More.

  • Aug. 19, 2021 | Ethiopia

    Christian Man Loses Livelihood in Riot Attack

    [176] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Alimayu.
    The remains of Alimayu's cafe after rioters attacked his business.

    Alimayu grew up in in a Christian home in the northern part of Ethiopia. As a young man, he placed his faith in Christ and became an active member of a local church. He is married with two children, and he runs a small café in Shashemane. In July, youth mobs destroyed Alimayu's business in riots that targeted the homes and businesses of non-indigenous people and Christians. Read More.

  • Aug. 12, 2021 | Sierra Leone

    Christian Woman's Sewing Supplies Stolen by Family

    [281] prayers in [22] nations have been posted for Fatima Koroma.
    Fatima's family stole her sewing equipment and tried to force her to renounce Christ.

    Fatima Koroma graduated from a VOM-supported sewing center in Kabala last year and moved to another village where she set up a sewing shop. All was going well until a year later when her older sister found her in the new village with a new job and going to church. Read More.

  • Aug. 12, 2021 | Nigeria

    Pastor Released After Seven Months in Captivity

    [171] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Polycarp Zongo.
    Rev. Polycarp Zongo was released after being held captive for 7 months by terrorists.

    On Oct. 19, 2020, Reverend Polycarp Zongo was kidnapped by members of the terrorist group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) while traveling from his home in Jos to Gombe for a conference. Within weeks of his abduction, his kidnappers released a video of him, demanding a high ransom for his release. Read More.

  • Aug. 12, 2021 | China

    Early Rain Church's Pastor Wang Yi Suffers Poor Prison Conditions

    [198] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Wang Yi.
    Pastor Wang Yi, prior to his imprisonment, with his wife Jiang Rong.

    Although prison officials have officially stated that Wang Yi, pastor of Early Rain Church, is doing well in prison, a source familiar with his condition has said the opposite is true. The source shared that prison authorities are holding the pastor in a highly restricted cell. He is not allowed to have visitors or even speak with other inmates, except for two criminal offenders who are charged with watching him. Read More.