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Story of Persecution from Chechnya

June 5, 2013 by Open Doors in

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To be honest, I don’t know much about Chechnya.

There seems to be many opinions about this region- some think that Chechnya should be independent, while others believe that it should be part of Russia. It seems that violence is continuous and many live in poverty.

What I know from field workers is that the people of Russia’s North Caucasus region have seen much violence already, but no end is yet in sight. A week does not go by in Ingushetia without civilians being killed and maimed in terror attacks and assassinations. The churches in this region are generally quite small and vulnerable.

They ask us to pray for Christians in this volatile area- that they may experience God’s protection and encouragement, so that they will be strengthened to share the Gospel with many who have never had the opportunity to hear it.

They also ask us to pray that God will reveal Himself unto many Muslims in this region, either directly through dreams and visions, or through other means like Christian radio and television programs, Scriptures and Christian literature.

A part of the world I know little about, making it all the more important to learn about and pray for Christians there, so that they know they are not alone and not forgotten. Thank you for praying for Chechnya this week!

 

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