Prayer Alerts

Prayer Alerts

Background:

  • A group of Hindus threatened to burn Swamy and kill his family if he did not stop handing out Bibles
  • After they beat him, he tried to seek refuge at the local police station but the officers didn’t help
  • He is now in the ICU at a local hospital while his family continues to pray for a miracle

Prayer:  

  • Swamy would be healed
  • His family would remain strong in their faith
  • People would come to know Jesus through the Bibles Swamy gave away
  • Salvation for his persecutors

Background:

  • Missionary Jeff Woodke was abducted by unknown assailants in October of last year. 
  • So far little is known about Jeff's condition or whereabouts. 

Prayer:  

  • Courage and protection
  • Pray Jeff will soon be reunited with his family

Background:

  • This bill will help displaced Iraqi and Syrian Christians. 
  • The bill now needs to pass through the Senate.
  • It will then be sent to President Trump for signing.

Prayer:  

  • Pray that the bill would pass the Senate and that President Trump will sign it

Background:

  • The four families are the only Christians in the entire village.
  • These families are facing tremendous pressure to leave their Christian faith
  • In a village meeting, they summoned the families and demanded that they return to the Hindu faith. 

Prayer: 

  • Courage and protection for these Christian families.
  • Their faith would remain strong.

Background:

  • Doctors determined the loss of hearing and wounds were a result of being beaten with iron rods and sticks.
  • 15 men beat him and accused him of conversions in the village. 
  • Doctors referred Pastor Sikandar to Patna Medical College for further treatment. 

Prayer:  

  • Healing and strength
  • Protection for Pastor Sikandar, his family and his church

Background:

  • Jeffery Woodke, a Christian Missionary in Niger, was kidnapped in October of 2016
  • The Islamic Terrorist group took him from his home in Abalak, Niger
  • His wife posted a video online begging the group to release her husband.
  • So far though, no talks have come from the group

Prayer:  

  • Jeffery Woodke's release
  • Protection and his faith would remain strong 

Background:

  • Islamic groups opposed to having a non-Muslim lead the city organized massive demonstrations against Ahok. 
  • Ahok has been sentenced to a two-year prison sentence
  • Indonesian law allows a maximum sentence for blasphemy of five years in prison. 

Prayer:  

  • Ahok’s release
  • Protection and his faith would remain strong 

Background:

  • The four men were arrested in June last year.
  • They spent four months in prison and then released on bail. 
  • Three of the men traveled home.
  • Naser, a convert from a Muslim background – remains in Iran and will have to serve his sentence unless successful with his appeal.

Prayer:  

  • Release from prison
  • He would remain faithful and strong 

Background:

  • Habibu was an Islamic teacher before he became a Christian 21 years ago
  • After he became a Christian, Boko Haram once sent a member to kill him
  • He has been beaten several times, on one occasion left for dead
  • His house has been burned down, and Boko Haram has not ceased scheming to kill him

Prayer:  

  • Protection for Habibu and his family
  • The ministry in Nigeria would continue to grow and many lives saved

 

Background:

  • Suzan, a young Coptic woman remains missing after her disappearance last week. T
  • he alleged abduction would be the third kidnapping in a predominantly Christian town
  • Two other young Coptic Christian women disappeared without a trace.

Prayer:  

  • Safety for Susan and the other two kidnapped women
  • They would be released back to their families 

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