Israel: Church arson leads to call for mutual respect

Christians in Israel request prayer following a recent arson attempt at the Basilica of All Nations in Gethsemane, Jerusalem. On 4 December, a Jewish extremist entered the church, poured gasoline on the pews and ground, and set it alight. Church guards were quick to... read more

Iran: Second Christian convert given 80 lashes

Iranian Christians request prayer for Saheb, given 80 lashes for drinking the wine as part of Holy Communion. Zaman Fadaei – known as Saheb – was arrested in Rasht in May 2016, along with his pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, Nadarkhani’s wife Fatemeh (Tina)... read more

Somaliland: Christian couple released and deported

On 1 November the Somaliland Regional Court ordered the deportation of a married couple, Somali converts from Islam to Christianity, to Somalia. They had been arrested in September, considered to be “apostates and evangelists spreading Christianity.” On 5 November... read more

Algeria: Prayer requested for closed churches

Christians in Algeria request prayer that the government will cease discrimination in the reopening places of worship closed due to COVID19. All worship and entertainment places have been closed since mid March. In early August, it was decided to reopen places of... read more

Algeria: Call for prayer regarding church closures

The EPA (“Eglise Protestante d’Algérie” – the Protestant Church of Algeria) has called for prayer with this message as the church commemorates a sad anniversary: Thursday, October 15, 2020, it will be one year since the crisis of arbitrary... read more

Somaliland: Couple in need of prayer

Being alerted of “suspicious activities,” police came to the house of a Christian couple on 21 September, arresting both after they found Christian materials. The couple have three children. At a 5 October press conference, a Somaliland police colonel stated that two... read more

Iran: Prayer for a Christian convert in exile

Friends of Christian convert Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi request prayer as he serves a term of internal exile in Borazjan, in the south of Iran. Youhan was arrested in May 2016 (in Rasht, along with pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, Yousef’s wife Tina and two others) and... read more

Iran: Christian convert faces propaganda charge

Iranian Christians are thankful that a new charge against convert Ebrahim Firouzi has been rejected through lack of evidence and the case closed. In 2013, Ebrahim was arrested and sentenced to one year in prison and two years of internal exile in the remote town of... read more

Iran: Christian convert parents lose custody of child

  Iranian Christian converts Sam Khosravi and Maryam Falahi request prayer, after the appeal court in Bushehr upheld a decision to deny them custody of their daughter Lydia. Sam and Maryam adopted Lydia from an orphanage as a three-month old baby in February... read more

Iran: Appeal denied, Christian couple reaches safety

The appeal of Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz (sentenced to ten years in prison) and his wife Shamiram Issavi Khabizeh (sentenced to five years in prison) has been denied. After many postponements, Pastor Victor was informed on 19 July that their appeal has been rejected.... read more

Algeria: Court orders church closure to remain in effect

Christians in Algeria ask for prayer for the church of Makouda, as an administrative court  rejected a request to cancel the governor’s order to close the church. The Spring of Life church, is the second largest Protestant church in Algeria with about 700 members. It... read more