Algeria: Four Christians face proselytism charges

Algerian Christians request prayer for four Christians, including three from the same family, who will appear in court on 6 November in Province of Bouira, in the Kabylie region. These Christians are accused of “inciting a Muslim to change his religion” (a... read more

Turkey: Upcoming hearing for Andrew Brunson

Friends of Andrew Brunson request prayer for the upcoming court hearing on 12 October when Andrew will answer charges related to espionage. Andrew faces charges related to terrorism as well as espionage that could result in a 35-year prison sentence.The indictment is... read more

Iran: Two Christian converts receive prison sentences

Iranian Christians request prayer for Saheb Fadaei and Fatimeh Bakhteri, who have received prison sentences of 18 and 12 months respectively for “spreading propaganda against the regime.” Saheb and Fatimeh are members of the “Church of Iran” – a... read more

Turkey: House arrest for Andrew Brunson

Andrew Brunson has been released from prison due to health concerns and is now under house arrest. On 25 July the 2nd Criminal Court of Izmir ruled that Andrew could be released from prison and be kept under house arrest, as requested by Andrew and his lawyer. At a... read more

Iran: Further arrests in Rasht

Friends of Yasser Mossayebzadeh, Mohammadreza Omidi and Saheb Fadaie request prayer following the arrest of Mohammadreza and Saheb at their homes yesterday evening (24 July) and of Yasser today (25 July). This follows the arrest of their pastor, Yousef Nadarkhani on... read more

Iran: church leader arrested with unnecessary force

Friends of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani request prayer following his violent arrest on 22 July. About ten Iranian police officers were involved, using unnecessary force on Yousef and his son, despite their offering no resistance. On 6 July, 2017, Yousef Nadarkhani, along... read more

Turkey: Judge refuses to release Andrew Brunson

Today (18 July) there was a court hearing for American pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey. This was the third hearing, following hearings on 16 April and 7 May. Despite hopes for Andrew’s release, the judge ordered that he remain imprisoned as the trial process... read more

Iran: Pastor’s son receives verdict

Ramiel Bet Tamraz and a friend have each been sentenced to four months’ imprisonment for “acting against national security” by joining house churches. Judge Ahmadzadeh oversaw the hearing on 18 June and delivered the verdict on 11 July. There is likely to... read more

Turkey: Prayer reminder for upcoming hearing

Please pray for the upcoming hearing on 18 July for American pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey. Andrew faces charges related to terrorism and espionage that could result in a 35-year prison sentence. This is the third hearing, following hearings on 16 April and 7 May.... read more

Iran: Mohammadali Yassaghi freed from detention

Friends of Mohammadali Yassaghi (Estifan) praise the Lord for his release from Babol Prison in Mazandaran Province, North Iran. On 1 June MEC requested prayer for Mohammadali, a member of the ‘Church of Iran’, praying that he would be soon freed and able... read more