Laos – Believers Could be Nailed on Hands and Feet if They Gather for Worship

In October 2021, Christians in six villages in Laos were told they are not allowed to share about Jesus Christ and that children below the age of 17 are not allowed to believe in Jesus.

Pictures of every known believer in each village were taken, their homes examined and any crosses hanging on the walls of their home were removed. The Christians were warned not to gather for worship or even gather in groups of more than five people. If not, they could be “nailed on their hands and feet” or shot to death.

14-year old Kanoa, from one of the six villages, was detained and threatened with imprisonment if he continued to go to church and worship Jesus.

Pray for Kanoa and other Christian villagers – that they will not be fearful and they will remain firm in their faith. Pray that they will be able to find alternative ways to worship the Lord and to fellowship with one another. Pray that God will protect them and anoint them with courage and boldness as they continue to follow Christ and do the work of ministry.

Pray that other villagers will hear the gospel and be touched and inspired by the testimonies and faithfulness of these persecuted believers, and they will also believe in the Lord and receive salvation.

 

(Source & Photo : VOM)

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Pray for India

On 6th December 2021, hundreds of people gathered at St. Joseph School in Ganj Basoda, Madhya Pradesh, to protest the alleged religious conversion of 8 students. The rioting mob vandalized nearby vehicles and the building where the students were busy doing their schoolwork. The crowd also throw stones near the classroom where grade 12 students were taking exams forcing them to stop and move to safety.

The protest was instigated by a video footage on YouTube showing the baptism of eight children. Although these eight children all came from Catholic homes and they did not attend the St. Joseph School where the protest was carried out. Fortunately, no injuries were reported and about 5 of the rioters were charged with vandalism.

Pray that believers and Christian leaders will be granted wisdom and guidance from the Lord whenever they face allegations or threats from people or groups that oppose the sharing of the gospel.

Pray that those who are opposed to the gospel will, through the Lord’s abounding love, grace and mercy and through the testimonies of believers, come to salvation in Christ.

 

(Source & Photo : VOMC)

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Sri Lanka – Christians Beaten After a Prayer Meeting

In November 2021, the pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Polgolla, Sri Lanka, and another member of his congregation visited a Christian family for a time of prayer. As they were concluding their prayer meeting, a crowd gathered outside the house and made it known that the pastor is not welcome there.

The crowd also surrounded a home across the street which belonged to another member of the pastor’s church.  They shouted at the resident and demanded to know why she goes to church. When the pastor and other Christians tried to intervene on the resident’s behalf, the mob beat them up resulting in one of the believers sustaining cuts on the body.

We thank and praise God that no one was seriously injured in this attack.

Pray that each persecuted believer’s testimony and how they handle the challenges they face will be a shining testimony of the light of Christ’s love to all those around them. And through their testimonies, many will believe in the Lord and receive salvation.

Pray that this pastor and members of his church will be empowered by the Holy Spirit and endowered with wisdom, strength and courage as they continue to share the gospel and minister to the needy in the midst of a hostile environment.

 

(Source & Photo : VOMC)

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Bangladesh – Christians Attacked Shortly After Construction of Their Church Building Began

A  church of about 20 families from the Chakma people group had been gathering peacefully for worship in a tin hut for more than 10 years. Shortly after they started constructing a church building in their village, a group of thugs destroyed the church building’s windows and threatened to torture or kill the men of the church, causing the believers to flee into the jungle for several weeks.

The frightened women and children lived together in one home for safety. However, the same thugs found the women and beat them with canes, leaving them bruised. The thugs also looted the believers’ homes, stealing their crops and livestock. For safety, the Christian children have not attended school since the initial attack.

Pray for these Christian families to remain strong in their faith despite the pain they have had to endure and the uncertainties they now face. Pray that they will find comfort and peace in God and all their needs, both physical and emotional, will be divinely provided for.

Pray that those who are persecuting these Christians will hear the gospel message, repent and receive salvation.

Pray for completion of the church building’s construction.

 

(Source & Photo : VOM)

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Project Love North Korea

We are raising funds for two new projects for North Korea –

  1. Bible Distribution
    Target Funds Needed – S$37,400
    The aim is to distribute 29,400 copies of the Bible in digital and/or printed version into North Korea via air, sea and land.
  2. Support for the Underground Church
    Target Funds Needed – S$25,700
    The aim is to identify and minister to former underground North Korean Christians and their descendants who are now living in South Korea, and to connect them to local churches in South Korea so that they can continue to grow and mature in their faith.

Would you join us in showing our love for North Korea by giving towards these two projects?

May the Lord bless you abundantly for giving generously!

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