Seventeen Christians Arrested in Eritrea- Please Pray!

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in Stories of Persecution


Would you take a moment to pray for these Christians from Eritrea? Thank you for being One With Them!

Eritrean security arrested 17 Christians in Emba-Derho on Wednesday, October 10. The arrest took place after the house, where the believers were gathered, was searched. Among the group were five married women who have children.

Emba-Derho is approximately 14 km from the capital Asmara. The families were taking part in a ‘prayer and fasting’ program at a fellow believers’ house when security officers interrupted the meeting. Everyone present was arrested and taken to an unknown location.

According to an eye-witness, the believers were beaten by the officers who marched them to the main road where a military truck waited. Women were heard crying and pleading for mercy.

Prayer Points:

1. Pray for God’s grace and protection on these Christians, especially on the women.

2. Please pray that family members would soon find out more about their beloveds whereabouts.

Be One With Them