Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pray for the Persecuted

ALGERIA: status: restricted nation
"For more than 30 years a one-party socialist regime backed by a strong army has ruled Algeria. 'Free' elections in 1999 didn't change the country's leadership, but many have opened the door for peace between Islamic rebels and the government. In recent years, Algerian Christians have suffered the reign of violence from the Islamic Salvation Front. Members of this Muslim rebel group have been known to march threw towns and slit the throats of anyone who has not lived up their call to the Islamic fundamentalism. Two-thirds of Algerians are so young that they have known nothing but the confusion offered by a socialist system. Algeria now has very few Christians (0.4 percent) and the church is suffering discouragement... some believers are withdrawing from the fellowship due to intimidation from family, friends, and Muslim extremists. Prayer Request: Pray that Algerian believers will find opportunities to share their faith and will lead many to Christ." ~ from Jesus Freaks: Martyrs: Stories of those who stood for Jesus by dc Talk Thank you for your prayers for the persecuted church! K. A. Silver