PRAY 173: DAY 2

July 2, 2017 On May 13 the Eritrean security in the town of Adi Quala went from house to house to arrest members of the evangelical church members. They arrested a total number of 25 adults and 12 children. All of them were sent to a village in the town nearby. So far, none of…

PRAY 173: DAY 1

July 1, 2017   At the start of these 173 days of prayer for the release of all Christian prisoners of faith in Eritrea, we must thank our Father God for every one of our brothers and sisters who are in prison. Right now, there are hundreds of Christians in prison in Eritrea because of…

Will You Pledge to Pray?

Tomorrow, we will launch our special prayer campaign for the 173 long term prisoners of faith in Eritrea over 173 days. We’re asking you to use the prayer points which will be posted regularly to pray for these Christian prisoners, including the 173 who who have been detained in appalling conditions, without trial, over 10…

ERITREA: HELP BRING FREEDOM

Eritrea today is like one giant prison where hope has disappeared and where the majority of people are denied simple freedoms, basic human dignity and human rights. Many thousands of Eritreans continue to leave their homeland as refugees every year —risking everything to find a better life for themselves and their families. In 2002 the…

PETR JASEK: MY JOY IS NOW COMPLETE

Thank you for praying for and writing on behalf of prisoners in Sudan. After 510 days in prison, Rev Hassan Abduraheem and Mr Abdulmonem Abdumawla were released on Thursday after receiving a presidential pardon. The two were arrested in December 2015 along with Voice of the Martyrs field worker Petr Jasek and Rev Kuwa Shamaal….

PETR JASEK: GOD OPENED THE DOOR

From the first days after his arrest in Sudan, Petr Jasek repeatedly said, “God is the One who holds the key to my cell.” Jasek, a Czech citizen, is VOM’s* Africa regional director and he was just released after 14 months in prison in Sudan. In this third and final part of our conversation with…

PETR JASEK: THE GREATEST PEACE

What verse of Scripture would you grab onto if you were locked in prison for your faith? Petr Jasek, a Czech national and VOM’s* Africa regional director, was released last month after 445 days in prison in Sudan. Listen as he shares the verse that became a theme for him during those long months in…

PETR JASEK: PRISONER SET FREE

Petr Jasek, a Czech national and VOM’s* Africa regional director, spent 445 days in a Sudanese prison. Days after returning home, Petr sat down with VOM Radio to share his story and thank the thousands of people who prayed for him and his co-defendants during his long months in prison. Listen in as Petr shares…

CHINA: Wife’s plea for gravely ill jailed pastor

A pastor in China is paying a high price for following Christ – not only is he in jail for his faith and separated from his family but he is now seriously ill. While serving as co-pastor of a large unregistered church in Guiyang, Yang Hua was detained in December 2015 and charged with divulging…

TURKEY: DAY OF PRAYER TODAY

Protestant church leaders in Turkey have called for a day of prayer for Turkey today. While this date has been designated as a global day of prayer for Turkey since 2009, this day of prayer comes at a time of huge significance for Turkey. On April 16 a referendum was held to decide if Turkey…

Freed prisoner makes a promise…

What would you promise yourself after spending more than a year in a prison in a foreign country? Perhaps you’d commit to never going back to that place again, or taking a year off to recuperate; perhaps enjoying a few good meals or sleeping in a comfortable bed again. In an interview shortly after his…