News and Stories
Hidden away in remote villages, tropical rainforests, and grassy fields, bold stories of faith are being written in even the most dangerous places to follow Jesus.
In India, the 10th most dangerous place to follow Jesus, Christians are putting their lives on the line every day. In the country worst hit by COVID-19, persecution is also higher than ever.
Despite the suffering experienced by Christians in India from persecution and the pandemic, they are shining as lights in the darkness, and have not given up hope for the future of the church in India. This week, be inspired by the faith of our brothers and sisters in...
June 27, 2021, residents in Beni, a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s eastern region, were rocked by explosions throughout the city of 230,000. Some of the incidents were attacks on area churches. City officials have warned of more expected attacks.
“Whether I die or I live, that is for the Lord,” says Preetha*, a Christian woman from India. She doesn’t say it lightly – her decision to follow Jesus very nearly cost her life. But by the grace of God, and thanks to your support and prayers, she survived. This is her story.
“They were armed with rods in their hands,” remembers Vinita. “For almost 30 minutes they were beating us. They were stamping on us and hitting us. We were falling down and they would pick us up again, and continue the attack. I felt that today we would not be spared.”
Christians in India are urgently asking for our prayers as they find themselves caught between two crises: pandemic and persecution. So we have set aside July to pray with them. There is much to pray into, but also much to be grateful for. Thank you – your prayers make such a difference and mean so much to your persecuted family. This is the second week of prayer points. All names have been changed for security reasons.