Prayer Need'S ARCHIVE

  • “Paul,” a house church pastor in Uzbekistan, joined several other believers in a discipleship ministry to teens. During this ministry, however, over 80 government officials stormed the camp and conducted a raid. The authorities confiscated their passports, computers, and books. Following the raid, Paul and his friends were called in for questioning several times. At the end of August, they […]

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  • You may remember how Smyrna helped “Paul,” a young house-church leader, to attend a seminary course in Austria. We recently got this message from him in Uzbekistan: “We have been caught by the government during teens camp ministry…they searched our homes and took our PCs and literature.” Shortly afterward, he sent another email: “We are […]

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  • Through his ministry in India, our partner “Dev” has been exhorting and encouraging believers to share the Gospel with at least two Muslims this year. He reports, “We have received 77 names from believers in 2 of our mission fields. We ask you also to remember these 77 Muslims in your prayers with whom our […]

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  •   Persecution update: At 5 a.m. on September 1, Fulani Muslims shot and killed 9 believers in Adu village, Kaduna state. Three days earlier, outside of Jos, Islamic mercenaries held up a bus and ordered all the Christians to lay on the ground. After robbing them, they killed five believers. The Church in Nigeria is walking […]

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  • Krimo Siaghi, 33, was arrested in Algeria after he discussed his Christian faith with an employee at a cell phone store. He told the employee that since meeting his Savior, Jesus Christ, he no longer believed in Islam. The employee then demanded that Krimo recite the creed for converting to Islam. Krimo refused, and the […]

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  • Islamic officials in Malaysia are forcing minors to convert to Islam at the request of one parent, without the consent of the other. Remember, under Islam, conversion is a legal matter for the State, not a personal preference. Because existing laws require that both parents give consent, Muslim law-makers are tryingto pass a new bill, permitting the […]

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  • Pastor “Mbarra” and believers on staff at his ministry are bringing the Good News to their community in northern Ghana. Islam is dominant, mixed with spiritism. People live in real fear of demons, turning to imams and witchdoctors for deliverance. Right now, children who heard the gospel for the first time at the Mbarra’s Kids […]

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  • Hassan Hurshe was 21 years old when he trusted Jesus as his Savior. This summer, 7 years after his first encounter with Christ, Hassan was martyred. The 28-year-old Somalian met Jesus while visiting Kenya in 2006. In 2010, he and his wife and their baby son returned to Somalia. This summer, Muslims from the rebel […]

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  • On July 3, fewer than 12 hours after the Egyptian military announced that it had expelled Muslim Brotherhood-backed Mohamed Morsi from office, mobs of enraged Muslims began attacking Christian homes, businesses and church buildings. The mobs looted the evangelical church Al Eslah in Deir Mawas. They set fire to St. George Church in Delgia, targeting the […]

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  • In a 2007 interview the Rev. Faye Pama stated that he would not leave Borno state despite death threats from Muslims. “God has called me to work among my people,” he said. “I believe that the best people to reach a people with the Gospel are those who understand the culture of their people.” Pama […]

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