Central Asia: Prayers Asked for Persecuted Christians
*Representative photo used to protect identity
Open Doors is requesting prayers for brother Djanibek*, a A Christian from a Muslim background who comes to Christ. from Kyrgyzstan, who became a believer about 15 years ago. Since then he has suffered intense persecution for his Christian faith.
Recently he was beaten by radical Muslims outside of his village. He did not appeal to the police because he believes that the police know about his faith in Christ and would not even start a criminal case against those who beat him. Please pray for recovery for Djanibek. Pray that his faith would be even stronger.
Prayers are also requested for sister Adilya* from a secret church in Uzbekistan. She was recently sentenced to a fine after she was arrested during a church service with other members.
Adilya is a teacher at a public school in her village. The director of the school wants to fire Adilya after finding out about her arrest and fine. Please pray for her situation. Pray that she won’t be fired and will be able to pay the fine.
Uzbekistan is ranked No. 15 on the Open Doors World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians.
*Names are changed for security reasons
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