Iran: re-arrested believers face new charges

Iranian Christians request renewed prayer for Eskandar Rezaei and Soroush Saraei, believers who have faced a series of pressures over the past five years, following their re-arrest in July 2017. Eskandar was arrested on 6th July 2017 at his home in Lar where several... read more

Yemen: release of Salesian priest

Christians in the Arabian Peninsula give thanks to God for the safe release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Salesian Priest from India, who was abducted in Yemen on 4th March 2016. In a statement issued on 12th September, the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia... read more

Israel: prayer request for Arad

Messianic believers in Israel request prayer for the town of Arad following recent opposition to the Messianic congregation. At the end of August, a Messianic congregation, Hasdey Yeshua, was meeting in a warehouse facility in Arad, south Israel, when a group of 20-30... read more

Iran: Christian prisoner continues hunger strike

Iranian Christians request prayer for Ebrahim Firouzi, who continues to be on hunger strike in prison. On 17th July 2017, Ebrahim started a 10-day hunger strike to protest injustices inflicted on Christian believers (primarily converts) by the judicial authorities in... read more

Turkey: update on imprisoned American pastor

Christians in Turkey request renewed prayer for American pastor Andrew Brunson, imprisoned in Izmir and facing four consecutive life sentences on newly devised charges. On 24th August Andrew Brunson was connected by a video link from the maximum security prison where... read more

Iran: court hearing postponed for pastor’s wife again

Iranian Christians request prayer for Mrs. Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh, the wife of Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, whose court hearing has been postponed again. Mrs. Shamiram was called to attend a hearing on 31st July in Tehran at Branch 26 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court.... read more

Iran: court hearing postponed for pastor’s wife

Iranian Christians request prayer for Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh, the wife of Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz (pictured), whose court hearing has been postponed by three weeks. Shamiram was called to attend a hearing on 31st July in Tehran at Branch 26 of the Islamic... read more

Iran: Christian woman released from prison

Iranian Christians give thanks to God for the release from prison yesterday (1st August) of Maryam Naghash Zargaran. A convert from Islam, Maryam has served a four-year sentence in the women’s ward of Evin Prison in Tehran. She was imprisoned on 15th July 2013... read more

Iran: update on imprisoned Christians

Iranian Christians praise the Lord for Amin Afshar Naderi’s release from prison on bail on 25th July. They request further prayer for his health following a 21-day hunger strike, and for the appeal process for him and the two believers sentenced with him. Following a... read more

Iranian Christian on hunger strike

The Iranian Christian prisoner Ebrahim Firouzi (pictured) has gone on hunger strike to protest against long prison sentences given to Christians in Iran. In recent weeks 11 Christians, including 2 church pastors, have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms of 10 years... read more

Turkey: update on Malatya murder trial

Christians in Turkey request prayer for the review of sentences handed down last year in the trial related to the killing of three Christians in Malatya in 2007. On Tuesday 18th July a court in Gaziantep reviewed the prison sentences handed down on 28th September... read more

Sudan: update on Christian leader summoned to court

Christians in Sudan request prayer for Rafat, chair of the Evangelical Community Council – a committee of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) responsible for managing SPEC properties. Rafat attended the Criminal Court in Omdurman with his lawyer Mr... read more