Libya: hearing to evacuate church building postponed

On 26 July a court hearing regarding the building used by the Union Church of Tripoli was adjourned until 23 August. Christians in Libya request continued prayer as an order of eviction from the current premises seems immanent. The Landlord  has indicated interest...

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Israel: Messianic believers being harassed 

Israel: Messianic believers being harassed 

The Gur Hasidim, strictly observant religious Jews, have been targeting Messianic believers in Arad, South Israel. Recently, graffiti was written on the pavement directly outside the home of Messianic believers, saying that “the mission” – their term for Messianic...

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Iran: Christian convert starts 10-month prison sentence

Iran: Christian convert starts 10-month prison sentence

On 27 July Hamed Ashouri turned himself in to begin his prison sentence for "propaganda against the regime" at Karaj Central Prison. In a short video he made before going to prison Hamed said, “I'm thankful for the persecution and thank God that Jesus Christ counted...

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Libya: Church facing eviction

Libya: Church facing eviction

The Union Church of Tripoli requests prayer for a 26 July court hearing regarding possible eviction from their current premises. The hearing had been expected to be at the end of August.   Established by expatriate Christians in 1962, the Union Church is one of five...

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