Pray for Yoaxis Suarez


Authorities arrested the wife of a Cuban pastor and religious freedom activist on Oct. 16 and tried to force her to sign a document that could be used as justification for future arrests and criminal charges. Yoaxis Marcheco Suarez, the wife of Reverend Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso, refused to sign the document but was warned that she will face imprisonment if she continues to have contact with "counter-revolutionary" elements. Reverend Lleonart Barroso and his wife have had numerous run-ins with the police because of his activism and interaction with other pastors who have faced persecution from Cuban authorities.

  • Pray for Pastor Behnam Irani

    Pastor Behnam Irani and two other members of the "Church of Iran" were spared the death penalty after the charge of "spreading corruption on Earth" was dropped in exchange for new charges that add six years to their prison sentences.

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  • Pray for Family of Dioniz and for Temistores

    On Oct. 9, a group of people with machetes attacked two Christian men at a prayer meeting in Bukoba, Tanzania.

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  • Pray for Khan and His Wife
    Central Asia

    When "Khan's" Muslim family learned he was marrying a Christian girl, they were furious. They told him that if he wanted to remain part of the family, he must return to Islam, cancel the wedding and marry a Muslim woman. Khan refused and was kicked out of his home.

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  • Pray for Family of Pastor Gwamma

    Pastor Eluid Mshelizza Gwamma was killed by Boko Haram insurgents on Sept. 24 while returning from a church program in Shaffa, Borno state.

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  • Pray for Asia Bibi

    Asia Bibi's appeal was denied by the Lahore High Court on Oct. 16. Nearly 2,000 mullahs gathered outside the courthouse to pressure the judges, and an Islamic cleric set a half-million rupee ($5,000) bounty on Asia’s head.

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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 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.

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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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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