Israel: Update on Bible Society bookshop court hearing

The Bible Society in Israel is grateful for the prayers and encouragement of so many, and requests further prayer for the court case regarding their bookshop in Tel Aviv. The property owner has accused the Bible Society of missionary activity and violations of the... read more

Israel: Messianic believer targeted by ultra-Orthodox Jews

Israeli Messianic believers request prayer for Eitan and his family as they face threats and harassment in opposition to his video ministry with “One for Israel”. Eitan, a native born Jewish Israeli, has been targeted by ultra-Orthodox Jews in response to the... read more

Algeria: Expatriate Christian Worker Deported

Algerian Christians have requested prayer for a French Christian, resident in Algeria for several years, who has been denied re-entry to Algeria. Pastor Louis Martinez, in his 60s, is affiliated with the French Reformed Church. He and his wife have lived in Oran for... read more

Update on the court hearing for the Bible Society in Israel

This morning (24 January) two representatives of the Bible Society in Israel went to the court, prepared to give testimony, but the judge was sick and the hearing has been postponed – date as yet unknown. The court case concerns the Bible Society bookshop in Tel Aviv,... read more

Israel: Court case for Bible Society bookshop in Tel Aviv

The Bible Society in Israel requests prayer for a court hearing tomorrow 24th January at 9:30 a.m.. The court case concerns the Bible Society bookshop in Tel Aviv, which has been in the same premises for 55 years and should have protected status. The owner, however,... read more

Egypt: Christian killed in al-Arish

Christians in Egypt request prayer after the killing of another Christians in the town of al-Arish, Northern Sinai governorate, on 13 of January. Bassem Shehata Haraz had only returned to al-Arish six months ago, after fleeing earlier violent attacks against... read more

Iran: Christians preparing to appeal severe sentences

Iranian Christians request prayer for Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, his wife Shamiram Isavi Khabizeh, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari as they prepare to appeal recent prison sentences. On 6 January, Shamiram was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Judge Ahmadzade... read more

Iran: Eight year prison sentence for Shiraz believers

Iranian Christians request renewed prayer for Eskandar Rezaei and Soroush Saraei who were each sentenced on 28 December 2017 to eight years in prison. Both Eskander and Soroush were charged with “acting against national security.” Soroush faced an... read more

Turkey: Imprisoned US pastor grateful for prayers

Andrew Brunson, Pastor of Izmir Resurrection Church, was arrested on October 7, 2016 on claims of links to “armed terrorist organisations.” He remains in prison in Izmir despite US requests for his release. Andrew’s wife has released a note from Andrew thanking people... read more