14 MARCH 2020

Please Join Us Today in Prayer

We believe in the power of prayer to heal sickness, to provide for families, to surround believers with a hedge of protection, and to change lives for the better. God’s Word tells us that all believers can go boldly unto the throne of grace in times of need, whether those needs be our own or those of others. Please join us in praying for others around the world.

Who We’re Praying For Today

Introduction to prayers for Asian countries during the week of 8–14 March

The cost of following Christ is often high and immediate. In many countries in Asia and Central Asia, believers are physically attacked, their homes and businesses destroyed, and livestock and crops killed. They are also usually banned from their village. Often, these acts come at the hands of family, neighbors and local authorities who see conversion as a betrayal of the tribe and even nation.

Nepal: Praise God that Open Doors was able to help Komal open a shop in Nepal after she was socially boycotted and denied inheritance rights because of her choice to follow Jesus.

Other Countries

Iran: Praise God for the early release three prisoners in Iran. Asghar Salehi, Mohammadreza Rezaei, and a third anonymous convert had their homes raided in September 2018. They are charged with propaganda against the state, a charge that the government often uses against Christians in an attempt to protect its Islamic identity. The three men were sentenced to six months in prison and lost their appeal. They began their prison sentence two months ago, but petitioned for a pardon and early release. Read more on International Christian Concern.

NEPAL: THIS IS WHO GOD IS

A conversation with Michael Huff, who was leader of Operation Mobilization (OM) in Nepal and is now based in the US helping to mobilize Christians to take the gospel all over the world. Michael discusses how OM is working to raise up Christian workers and evangelists in Nepal, as well as some of the lessons Nepali Christians have taught him during his years of ministry there.

CHRISTIANS TREK TO MOUNTAINS TO BURY THEIR DEAD

IRAN: "I'M GOING TO TELL EVERYBODY"

“Sister Nilufar” (anonymized) is ministering in the name of Jesus and sharing the gospel inside the Islamic Republic of Iran — a nation where Christians are persecuted by their government. Nilufar tells the story of a young woman, Eldora, who became a follower of Christ, leaving behind a difficult life and becoming a bold witness among members of her family. God revealed the pain in her past and rescued her from a life of depression and addiction.

IRAN: FOLLOWING JESUS IS A DANGEROUS CHOICE

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