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…

ERITREAN CHRISTIANS: THE WORLD’S FORGOTTEN REFUGEES

They are the Christian refugees the world has forgotten. Often eclipsed by the crisis in the Middle East, one in 12 Eritreans has fled the country. Many of those leaving are Christians. Eritrea has been branded one of the world’s fastest emptying nations and the North Korea of Africa. Last year, 40,000 risked death from drowning to escape to Italy. Others…

THE SORROWS AND JOY OF AN ERITREAN CHRISTIAN

Alem was imprisoned for three years at Mai Serwa military camp in Eritrea, because of his Christian activities. He was held in a metal shipping container, beaten up with a plastic baton, and was often subjected to mindless hard labour. When we first met Alem, in a refugee camp in Northern Ethiopia, he just looked…

ERITREA: IMPRISONED FOR OVER A DECADE

Although the East African nation of Eritrea has a population of just 6 million, this tiny country is one of the leading sources of refugees in Europe. There are many reasons for this, but chief among them is a lack of religious freedom. In 2002 the Eritrean government outlawed the freedom of worship outside of Islam…

ERITREA: HAILE NAIGZHI AND FAMILY

For nine years, the wife of Haile Naigzhi – leader of Eritrea’s Full Gospel Church – waited bravely with her children for her husband’s release. He was arrested in May 2004 alongside at least five other prominent church leaders, after the Eritrean government’s contentious decision to outlaw many religious groups in 2002. But the family’s difficulties…