Dear prayer warriors, again we must ask your prayer support for our persecuted sisters. It’s difficult to see how many women got in trouble across the world, because they believe in Jesus, their family and community are totally not accepting this. And even beat, abduct our beloved sisters.
Just before Christmas, Iraqi politicians made some amazing changes: cementing Christmas Day as a national holiday and establishing a committee to return stolen properties to their rightful Christian owners.
Again, we didn’t receive good news about a married woman, who got in trouble because she became a Christian. A year ago, Diliana* came to faith after hearing the Gospel through an evangelist, supported by Open Doors.
Five Christians have been executed by Islamic extremists after they were kidnapped on Christmas Eve.
Even in the COVID-19 pandemic, quarantines and sweeping locust plague in Ethiopia, persecution against Christians has not decreased. The pandemic has opened up Christians, especially converts from Islam, to even greater persecution as tribal communities exploit the pandemic to punish them for what they see as betrayal of family, tribe and nation.
Pastor George has seen astonishing courage from new believers in his church. These Christians from Muslim backgrounds are well aware of the dangers, but still choose Jesus. Pastor George continues: “They are not afraid to be killed. A lot of them openly declared their faith, though they knew they might lose their inheritance, their properties, they might be threatened.”