#ForTheSilenced Blog

Closing of Churches in Algeria

Source: Posted by brianstiller on November 5, 2019 Just days ago, Christians joined in a public protest against the Algerian government for shutting down churches. This is unusual. Algeria is an Islamic state. Christians here fear for their very existence. Usually they work out these matters behind closed...

Turkey: Christian Convert Teacher Dismissed From Duties

Turkish Christians request prayer for Christian convert, Esma, who has been withdrawn from her teaching duties and is being investigated by the National Education Board after the Turkish press accused her of missionary activities through her social media account. Esma (40), a graduate from Ataturk Religious...

CHINA: New Regulations Bring Added Restrictions

Source: ChinaAid | Voice of the Martyrs Authorities in Zhejiang province have instituted a series of new restrictions on churches, including regulations forbidding the practice of baptismal services and the use of offering collection boxes. The monitoring of attendees, types of activities, service times and locations...

NIGERIA: Release of Captured Students and Staff

Sources: Church in Chains, AllAfrica | Voice of the Martyrs The six students and two staff members of a Christian-run school in Kaduna state who were kidnapped on October 3rd have thankfully been released on October 26th. To review a previously posted report providing more information...

INDIA: House Churches Under Surveillance to Prevent Worship

Source: Morning Star News | Voice of the Martyrs Police in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu have put several house churches under surveillance in an effort to prevent their use for Christian worship. House church congregations in several villages were warned to stop meeting altogether....

Pray for India

Source: IODP Canada India is ranked #10 most dangerous country to be a Christian on the 2019 World Watch List. Population 1.35 billion | 65 million Christians Leader Prime Minister Narendra Modi The leader of a radical Hindu group in India has declared that by the end of 2021, they want...

Pray for Colombia

Ranked #47 most dangerous country to be a Christian on the 2019 World Walch List. Colombia has a long history of organized crime and corruption. An increase in new armed groups and the growth of illegal crops has kept the level of violence high. Various criminal...

Pray for Afghanistan

Population 36.4 million | a few thousand Christians Leader President Ashraf Ghani Ranked #2 most dangerous country to be a Christian on the 2019 World Watch List. Officially there are no Christians in Afghanistan. Believers are in hiding and although there are small groups of Christians, there is no...

Iranian Christians Request Prayer for Christian Convert

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad who is scheduled to attend a court hearing on 2 November. Ismaeil (65) was arrested in Shiraz on 25 January and was harshly interrogated with no respect for his age. He was charged with “propaganda against the...

PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

Over 200 million Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith in Jesus. As a part of our annual focus each November on the Persecuted Church, International Missions invites you to pray for the top 50 nations where persecution of Christians exists. November 3,...