Iran: Christian convert released from prison

Friends of Christian convert MajidReza Souzanchi, thankful for his recent release from prison, request prayer. MajidReza Souzanchi Kushani was arrested at a house church in November 2017 and imprisoned in Evin Prison. He was charged with promoting house churches, in... read more

Somaliland: Trial date set for detainees

A 17 April trial date has been set for several people detained since January. On 21 and 22 January 2021, police in Hargeisa, Somaliland arrested Mohamed, Hamdi, an Ethiopian woman, Aster, and Hamdi A, a Somali woman. Mohamed and Hamdi’s baby was detained with... read more

Somaliland: Prayer for detainees

On 21 and 22 January 2021, police in Hargeisa, Somaliland arrested Mohamed and Hamdi and their new-born baby, as well as an Ethiopian woman, Aster and Hamdi A, a Somali woman. On 14 and 15 February additional arrests took place in Hargeisa.  On 4 April 2021, the... read more

North Cyprus: Update on Ryan Keating’s situation

Continued prayer is requested for Ryan Keating, who has been charged with illegally importing Christian materials into North Cyprus. He faces travel restrictions while the case is in progress and the possibility of a large fine if convicted. On 31 March Ryan presented... read more

Iran: Update – Christian converts summoned to prison

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian converts Homayoun Zhaveh (62) and his wife Sara Ahmadi (42) who have been summoned to serve prison sentences due to their house church activities. Homayoun suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease. In June 2019,... read more

Egypt: Convert beaten

On 17 March “Brother P,” was lured from his house by his neighbours and beaten due to his conversion to Christianity. His house and belongings were also damaged. Brother P has a physical disability that prevented him from escaping. Other Christians who... read more

Turkey: Pastor awaits hearing verdict

Pastor Michael Feulner thanks those who have been praying for him and requests continued prayer as he waits for the results of a 22 March court hearing contesting a security designation that could effectively ban him from the country. Michael, a German citizen, came... read more

Algeria: Christian faces five-year prison term

Algerian Christians request prayer for Hamid, a convert from Islam, convicted of blasphemy after losing an appeal. Hamid (43), married with four children (ages 6, 4, 3 years and five-months-old), has known Jesus since 2001. In 2018 he shared a caricature of the... read more

Iran: Prison terms expected to start soon

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian converts Homayoun Zhaveh (62) and his wife Sara Ahmadi (42) who are expecting to be summoned to serve prison sentences on account of their house church activities. Homayoun, who suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease,... read more

Algeria: Appeals to be heard soon

Christians in Algeria request prayer for three believers from the Oran area, who face appeal hearings soon. The first, Hamid Soudad (43), was sentenced to two years in prison and fined for blasphemy on 21 January. In 2018 he had shared a caricature of the Prophet of... read more

Saudi believer facing court cases and threats to his family

Christians request prayer for A., an Arab convert who has lived all his life in Saudi Arabia. He is facing two court cases brought against him because of his faith, as well as violent threats against his wife and son. Last year, in a meeting in a restaurant, he was... read more

Turkey: Positive response from court and upcoming hearing

  Prayer was requested for Pastor Michael Feulner of Yalova Lighthouse Church for a court hearing on 11 February contesting a security designation that would effectively ban him from the country. Michael, a German citizen, came to Turkey as a relief worker... read more