Apr. 24, 2015 | Syria
At least 17 people were killed on April 11 in Aleppo, Syria, when rebels from al-Nusra Front launched missiles into a Christian neighborhood. The attack occurred the same weekend that Syrian Christians celebrate Easter. Al-Nusra Front has made public statements inciting its followers to attack Christians.
Apr. 24, 2015 | Pakistan
Pray for Pastor Azhar Threatened for EvangelismPastor “Azhar” was forced to relocate after receiving death threats for baptizing “Rashid,” a former imam. Rashid’s relatives threatened both him and the pastor, forcing them to flee the area. Rashid’s relatives severely beat the pastor’s son and informed Islamist groups of the pastor’s work among Muslims and Christian converts from Islam. Despite relocating to a larger city and changing his phone number several times, the pastor continues to receive death threats.
Apr. 24, 2015 | Senegal
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. The pastor spent five months in a Senegalese prison before being released in April 2013, pending final resolution of his case. While in prison, Pastor Dilson distributed 350 Bibles and witnessed to many fellow prisoners. The final ruling on Pastor Dilson’s case is expected soon. He and his family have asked us to pray that they will not be fearful but will “give a good testimony of our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.”