Kazakh authorities have charged Shanyrak Church after individual members allegedly made comments about the Muslim community. A church representative said, “This is a very serious charge with difficult, big consequences.”
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.
In Central Asia, government officials suppress all Christian activity, monitoring and arresting anyone showing “suspicious” religious behaviour.
But hidden away from the watchful eyes of authorities, an illegal church service is taking place. And it is full of children.