Monthly archive for January 2020

PRAYERS needed – URGENT

The late JJ’s children are waiting in anticipation for approval of their appeal for immigration visas to UK to be reunited with relatives. The UK Home Office is due to give their response by 5 February 2020.

The children have spent their 2nd Christmas away from loved ones since JJ passed away on 2 January 2018. They observed the 2nd death anniversary of their father while staying with strangers.

On 6 January 2020, the oldest of JJ’s children turned 13. She celebrated her 3rd birthday whilst the other 2 siblings had 2 birthdays without their father. It has been emotionally wrecking for them.

Please pray that the UK Home Office will approve the children’s application for visas to UK.

Pray that the grace of God will strengthen the children during these trying times. Pray that God will protect these precious young ones.

 

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Pastor crippled by brutal attack and jailed on false charges

A huge mob of extremists surrounded Pastor Jai’s house church in Bichpari Haryana state before dragging him and house owner, Naresh, outside and attacking them.

Pastor Jai was unable to walk after extremists took turns to beat him.

Hours after the attack, Pastor Jai was handed over to the authorities and formally charged with offering people money to convert, along with several other Christians.

Naresh was evicted from his business premises and socially ostracised. According to local Christians, extremist attacks in this part of Haryana are happening in response to church growth.

Pray for healing and justice for Pastor Jai, Naresh and the Christians who were falsely accused.

Pray that believers will not cower in fear but will remain resolute in their love for the Lord and in their labour for the Kingdom of God.

Pray also that God will provide for all the needs of Pastor Jai and his congregation and the needs of the Church.

 

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Christians and churches in tribal areas in South-Central Vietnam are facing increasing difficulties in practising their faith

Front-line workers in these regions reported that Bibles, furniture and several motorbikes were taken away during Sunday worship. The believers in this church were told to leave & the church doors were sealed shut.

In another church, the walls and roof of the church were removed & believers forbidden to meet for worship.

In a bigger church, with over 100 members, 52 chairs, a musical instrument and 2 amplifiers were removed. The pastor here was also beaten up and a cross on the wall and a banner with the words “Glorify God” was removed.

Pray that nothing will stop believers from worshipping God. Pray that they will be blessed with a phenomenal experience of God even when only 2 or 3 are gathered together (Matthew 18:20) in His Name.

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Women imprisoned for collecting offerings

Pastor Hao Zhi Wei and 2 other women from a house church in Hubei province, China, were recently arrested for collecting offerings for their church. All 3 women are currently held without parole.

The church in the city of Ezhou has been ministering to the community for the past 18 years and Pastor Hao is a widow raising 2 children on her own.

Pray that charges against the 3 women will be dropped. Pray that they will be released and reunited with their families.

Pray that God will comfort and minister to Pastor Hao’s children in their mother’s absence. Pray that the church will remain united and strong in their faith in Christ; give them courage to continue reaching out with the Gospel of Christ.

 

Photo Credit & Source : VOMC

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Harassment continues for Early Rain Church members

It’s been more than a year since several pastors and about 100 members of Early Rain Church were first arrested and the church shut down.

Since then, Senior Pastor Wang Yi was sentenced to 9 years jail, his wife and child put under house arrest and Elder Qin De Fu sentenced to 4 years imprisonment.

However, the harassment and threats continue for other members of the church. Four adopted children of church members, Pei Wenju & Jing Jianan were forcefully removed & placed in other homes instead.

Lord we pray for strength and courage for these precious brothers and sisters, that they will be able to withstand the intense persecution and still remain strong in their faith in Christ.

 

Photo Credits : VOM USA

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