Last Friday I had half of a day disruption of my internet service so I wasn't able to share with you on Friday about our weekly Persecution Podcast.
Today, I wanted to make sure that you know that we posted Persecution Podcast #131 in which David and Dory shared prayer requests from Central Asia, Iran, Indonesia and Pakistan.
The good news is that since the posting of our podcast, God has already answered our prayers. Rimsha Masih, the teen with Down Syndrome, has been released from prison on bail!
Please keep praying for her and her family because they are under threat. Pray for the Lord's protection and provision.
In Indonesia please pray for two evangelists who recently had charges dropped against them for being Christians and sharing Christ with a Muslim woman. Even though their case was dismissed, there is always a possibility that the police can bring new charges against them.
Iran recently suffered a massive earthquake in which hundreds were killed and thousands displaced. Several Christians in Iran reported they were assisting the injured and displaced. Iranian officials first rejected international assistance before being overwhelmed with the needs. Pray for families who have lost loved ones and for the recovery of the homes, schools and businesses in the affected area.
Lastly, in Central Asia, Christians with Muslim backgrounds need your prayers. These believers were expelled from their families and threatened with death. Children in this country are especially subject to extreme persecution. They are ridiculed and threatened at school during anti-Christian propaganda events organized by local authorities.