Pray for Pastor Tandin's Court Hearing


Pastor Tandin Wangyal, who was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on charges of receiving money for spreading Christianity, has his next hearing on Monday, Oct. 20. As several wise advisors thought best, Pastor Tandin will defend himself in court. VOM contacts ask that you pray that the judge will overturn the two felony convictions and declare Tandin not guilty and return his laptop, cell phone, and overhead projector. Also continue to pray for his wife, Nengboi, and their three young sons. Pray for favor for Pastor Tandin. He has seen God's work in his life through this situation already. He told VOM, "Every day has been a gift to me from God, and I am making use of it. ...I am on bail, but this is God's graciousness on my life through the prayer support of the worldwide body of Christ."

  • Pray for Kumi

    Kumi is a 35-year-old Christian man who fled the Nuba Mountains in Sudan where Christians have been repeatedly attacked. He and his brother fled the area and arrived in a refugee camp in April 2012. He is unable to use his legs, but the gift of a wheelchair, which is a hand-operated tricycle, has given him much more mobility.

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  • Pray for Tony and for German Family's Daughters

    The German Ministry for Foreign Affairs received word last month that three German citizens, kidnapped in Yemen in 2009, are confirmed dead.

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  • Pray for Christians in Battle Zones

    A pastor in the area of Aleppo, Syria, has asked believers to pray for those living in areas where government and rebel forces are engaged in battle. Three buildings near the pastor's home have been damaged by mortar shells. Electricity is available for less than an hour per day, and food and water are in limited supply.

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  • Pray for Eman Saroufim

    Eman Morco Saroufim, a 39-year-old Christian mother of five children, was kidnapped from her village in Menia, Egypt, on Sept. 3 by an armed Muslim man.

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  • Pray for Tou Ly and Fai Cho

    Two Hmong Christian men, "Tou Ly" and "Fai Cho," were forced by relatives to leave their homes because they refused to renounce Christ and return to ancestor worship.

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  • Pray for Pastor Faiz and Family

    Pastor "Faiz" and his family remain in hiding nearly one year after the pastor was beaten by a group of radical Muslims and forced to leave his village.

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  • Pray for Meriam Ibrahim's Lawyers

    Five lawyers who defended Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman who was sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan, have been accused of tarnishing "the image of Sudan by allowing human rights organizations to put pressure on the government."

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  • Pray for Missionaries to North Korean Workers
    Korea, North

    Missionaries continue to reach out in parts of Asia where North Korean workers are sent on short-term labor contracts.

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  • Pray for Believers Attacked by Boko Haram

    In late August, more than 100 Boko Haram insurgents stormed a church in Adamawa state, Nigeria, killing more than 70 people and kidnapping an unknown number of teenage girls.

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  • Pray for Shri and Asha

    A Christian couple in northeastern India's Bihar state were hospitalized after being beaten by Hindu extremists who vowed to kill them.

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  • Pray for Five Arrested Believers

    Iranian Christians continue to face persecution, including charges that can carry the death penalty. Five Christians -- Mohammad Taslimi; Hamidreza Borhani and his wife, Zainab Akbari; Moluk Ruhani; and Sepideh Morshedi -- were arrested on Sept. 2 and are being held without charge.

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