Monthly archive for May 2023

Indonesia – Church Reopens After 15 Years of Opposition

The Gereja Kristen Indonesia (GKI) Yasmin Church in Bogor, Indonesia has, for the past 15 years, sought to meet for worship. The church was initially approved in 2006 but was rejected by local authorities.

Although the Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that the church could reopen, those who opposed Christianity repeatedly caused much delay, resulting in the church having to relocate to another location.

However, we praise God that the new church building was officially opened on 9th April 2023.

Do continue to pray for churches in Indonesia as many have had to deal with persistent opposition and some were forced to close. One such church was the Simalungun Christian Protestant Church in Cigelam which was forcibly closed in April 2023. Click on this link to find out more :

Pray that churches in Indonesia will be able to gather for worship and ministry with encountering any interference from opposing villagers or the authorities.


(Source & Photo : VOMC)

#Persecuted Church

You can Empower or Build Up someone with your Words or Gift

We are launching a ‘Letter Writing and Handicraft Campaign’ to bless a special group of children and youths aged between 5 and 20 years old. These precious young ones come from very poor families and live in a restricted community where religious freedom is seriously threatened. They are in need of our love and, support.

Do consider participating in this meaningful campaign where you can write a letter of encouragement or handmake a small craft to let these young ones know that someone outside the Philippines cares for them. These letters and handicrafts will be hand carried by our pastors to the Philippines.

Details of how you can participate and some guidelines to follow can be found in the attached pictures.

More details about our Project Philippines (Sponsor a Child) can be found in our Mar-Apr 2023 issue of Stand! Magazine –

Pakistan – Father of Kidnapped Child Murdered

In December 2022, a 12-year-old Christian girl, Hoorab Masih, was abducted by two local shopkeepers, forced to renounce her Christian faith and marry one of her kidnappers.

Hoorab’s father, Basharat, was a single dad of four and did not have the funds to commence legal action against the kidnappers. Thankfully, Hoorab was allowed to return home to her family in late March 2023. Both kidnappers were arrested and one of them, Muhammad, confessed to the fraudulent marriage after his arrest.

Shortly after that, on 24th April, Basharat was attacked and murdered by a group of assailants while he was taking part in a community pigeon flying competition. Basharat’s sister believer that the murder was committed in revenge for Basharat’s part in bringing his daughter’s captors to justice. The family continues to receive threats.

Pray for healing for young Hoorab from the trauma and injustice that was done to her at such a young age. Pray for her siblings who are now left without any parents. Pray that they will be re-settled into a stable and loving home where they can continue to grow and mature in the ways of the Lord.


(Source & Photo : VOMC)

#Persecuted Church

India – Evicted Christian Families Pray For Their Persecutors

In December 2022, seven Christian families in Chhattisgarh State, India, were summoned twice by the village council and pressured to renounce their Christian faith.

When the families refused to turn away from Christ, villagers visited each Christian family’s home. First, they took the families’ household goods and then they physically removed the believers from the village and warned them not to return.

For about a month, these families lived in the jungle where they prayed and fasted together for those who persecuted them. They found encouragement and comfort in Rom 8:31 – “If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Then in January 2023, the families were permitted to return to their homes but the household goods, that were previously taken by the villagers who persecuted them, were not returned to them.

We thank and praise God that these families were allowed to return to their own homes. Pray that God will bless them abundantly and recompense them for all that they have lost and suffered because of their unwavering faith and trust in Him. Pray that many villagers, including their persecutors, will come to faith in Christ.


(Source & Photo : VOM)

#Persecuted Church

Nepal – Pray for Pastor Jagat and his Wife

Jagat Wagle was transformed from a violent career criminal to a passionate evangelist after he encountered Jesus in the Bible given to him by a stranger in 1996. Since then, he completed Bible school, became a pastor and now shepherds more than 300 believers.

However, a group of thugs who dominate the area where Jagat ministers have repeatedly threatened to harm or kill him. These thugs even bombed a church and posted pamphlets identifying Jagat as “most wanted.”

Because his life was in imminent danger, Jagat had to take refuge in the mountains. However, the anguish of that period of time left a lasting effect on Jagat’s wife and caused much suffering. Jagat remains passionate for his ministry but his wife’s condition is a heavy burden.

Pray for healing for Jagat’s wife. Pray that the Lord will strengthen, comfort and encourage her during this difficult time, and fill her with His shalom peace that surpasses all understanding. Pray that Jagat’s ministry will continue to flourish in spite of the persecution, and many people will receive salvation in Christ.


(Source & Photo : VOM)

#Persecuted Church

Contact Us

   (65) 6456 0042 / (65) 6456 0423 / (65) 9788 0457

 Goshen International Ministries Ltd
My MailBox (Business) No.880228
Singapore 919191

Join GOSHEN Prayer Meeting/ Subscribe to our bi-monthly STAND! Magazine/ Update your Record

CLICK HERE to access the online form.

We are giving away a free book "Tortured for Christ" when you subscribe to our STAND! Magazine (while stock lasts).