China’s house churches need your prayers as crackdown continues

Our Chinese family needs your prayers as officials continue to clamp down hard on house churches across their nation. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in China, amid a fresh wave of persecution which appears now to have spread to the north-west. Our partner China Aid reports that ‘dozens’ of Christians have been detained…

UZBEKISTAN: Tohar Haydarov released from prison

22 November 2016 Uzbekistan has released Christian prisoner Tohar Haydarov (33) after six years and 10 months of his ten year sentence, local sources have confirmed to Open Doors. His release came unexpectedly for everyone involved. The Uzbek authorities didn’t alert anyone and there was nobody to pick Haydarov up from the prison. On 7…

Sudan accused hearing today

The case against three Sudanese Christians and a Czech believer continues today when they are due to appear again in court in Khartoum. Please pray God’s peace over our brothers, pastors Hassan Abduraheem and Kowa Shamaal, Abdulmonem Abdumawla and Petr Jašek. Sudanese officials have accused the four of funding rebel movements in areas such as…

IRAN: FOUR CHRISTIANS RELEASED FROM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

Relatives and friends of three Christians from Azerbaijan and an Iranian Christian are delighted to report that they have all been released from prison on bail, and the Azerbaijanis were able to travel back home yesterday (6th November). Eldar Gurbanov (48), Yusif Farhadov (51) and Bahram Nasibov (37) from Baku in Azerbaijan had been invited…

PAKISTAN: What if you or your child were accused of blasphemy?

In Pakistan, that’s every Christian’s nightmare. And that’s exactly what’s just happened to a family in Punjab. An eight-year-old boy in one district has been accused of blasphemy after a copy of the Koran was allegedly set alight in his village. Please pray that God will protect and comfort this child and his family. A…