Pray for Continued Fruit from Pastor Emre's Easter Outreach


Pastor Emre Karaali and his church have attracted both local and international attention for their Easter celebration and outreach in Turkey. In preparation for the April 5 Easter service, church members went door to door in Izmit, sharing baked goods and inviting as many as possible to the service. Two local television stations interviewed the pastor, and several newspapers (including an international newspaper) also reported on the church’s Easter celebration. Pastor Emre asked for prayer that the stories will help many throughout Turkey understand why Christians celebrate Easter.

  • Praise God for Umid Gojayev's Release from Prison

    After spending almost three years in a labor camp, Umid Gojayev was granted early release on Feb. 17 under a prisoner amnesty marking the country’s celebration of Flag Day.

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  • Pray for Pastor's Daughter, Attacked and Traumatized

    Five Muslims attacked a pastor’s teenage daughter because the pastor ignored their warnings to stop worship services.

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  • Pray for Pastor Azhar Threatened for Evangelism

    Pastor “Azhar” was forced to relocate after receiving death threats for baptizing “Rashid,” a former imam.

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  • Pray for Pastor Dilson, Facing Possible Imprisonment for Missions Work

    Pastor Jose Dilson, a Brazilian missionary who has worked in West Africa for 25 years, faces a possible prison term in connection with the Christian conversion of a Muslim leader’s son.

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  • Pray for Christians Attacked Over Easter Weekend

    At least 17 people were killed on April 11 in Aleppo, Syria, when rebels from al-Nusra Front launched missiles into a Christian neighborhood.

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  • Pray for Two Christians Caught Carrying Bibles

    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.

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  • Pray for Pastor "Arul" and Evangelist "Omkar", Beaten by Radical Hindus

    More than 30 radical Hindus interrupted a worship service on March 15 and began beating the pastor and another church leader.

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  • Pray for Iraqi Refugee Families in Jordan

    Many Iraqis were forced to leave everything behind when Islamic State militants overran their cities.

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  • Pray for Christian University Students Attacked by al-Shabab

    Four gunmen from the Islamist group al-Shabab stormed Garissa University on April 2, killing at least 148 people. The militants forced their way into the university in the early morning hours with the intention of holding Christians hostage.

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  • Pray for a VOM Partner, Attacked in His Home

    On Feb. 19, a VOM partner in Pakistan was attacked in his home by armed men. The men forced their way into his home, beat one of his brothers and stole the family's belongings.

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  • Pray for Mariam, Abandoned by Husband
    Cote d'Ivoire

    A Christian woman in Cote d'Ivoire was expelled from her home by her Muslim husband because she refused to renounce her Christian faith. When she became a Christian, in 2012, her Muslim family attacked her and she was forced to live on the streets.

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