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CURRENT PRAYER REQUEST

Pray for Two Christians Caught Carrying Bibles

Algeria

On March 16, a 33-year-old pastor and a fellow church member in Tiaret, Algeria, were arrested after being caught transporting Bibles and Christian books. The two were interrogated for several hours before police submitted their report to the general prosecutor for further processing. While charges have not yet been filed, the Christians are expected to be charged with proselytizing and transporting Christian materials without  permission. Pray for the two men as they await word on possible charges. 

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