Pray for "Maina"


On July 15, members of a radical Hindu group abused and tortured a Christian woman for sharing the gospel in their village. When "Maina" refused to stop witnessing, village leaders began to threaten her husband. Maina's husband then beat her, demanded that she return to the Hindu faith, and threatened to leave her and their 22-month-old daughter. She still refused to leave her Christian faith, so her husband abandoned the family for fear of retribution by the radical Hindus.

  • Pray for the Witness of Local Evangelist

    An evangelist and group of visitors were harassed by a shop owner and a policeman for distributing Christian materials during Ramadan.

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  • Pray for Christians Being Targeted for Faith

    On July 5, suspected Islamic militants attacked Christians in Hindi, Kenya, leaving at least 12 dead.

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  • Pray for Jaya, Attacked For Evangelizing

    “Jaya,” an evangelist in Nepal who has led 32 people to Christ in the past two years, was beaten by nearly 20 Hindu women and then kicked out of her village.

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  • Pray for Amir, Christian Scheduled for Execution

    Iranian authorities have set Aug. 12 as the execution date for a Christian man named "Amir" who is imprisoned outside Tehran for smuggling Bibles.

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  • Pray for Families of Christian Aid Workers Killed

    Two women who worked for a Christian aid organization were murdered in Herat on July 24 by gunmen who fired into their taxi.

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  • Pray for Christian Refugees

    More than 200 families fled Mosul, Iraq, after members of the so-called Islamic State demanded that Christians remaining in Mosul after noon on July 19 convert to Islam, agree to pay a tax or face execution.

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  • Pray for Pastor Esmir & Family After Authorities Destroy Home

    Pastor Esmir Torreblanca, his wife, Marieta, and their two children, ages 7 and 11, were left homeless on July 2 after Cuban authorities raided and demolished their home, which also served as a church.

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  • Pray for Local Church Members

    On Sunday, July 20, officials from the Committee on Religion interrupted a worship service of the International Church in Tajikistan, which meets in a building owned by the Russian Baptist Church, to question leaders about the church’s government registration.

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  • Pray for Seven Detained Ministry Workers

    Seven ministry workers have been arrested in Xian, China, for an illegal worship gathering.

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  • Pray for Widower Pastor

    The wife of a pastor serving in one of Colombia's red zones was shot to death recently by FARC guerrillas.

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  • Pray for Sudanese Christians and Churches

    A Sudanese government minister reaffirmed a ban on new church construction recently, after authorities demolished a large church building near Khartoum.

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