IRAN & LAOS: Prayers needed.
Today in Iran there is a great hunger for God and for His Word. The Church is growing but so is the intensity of the persecution experienced by Christians across Iran and especially by believers who meet together in the many house churches. Those who embrace Christianity in Iran understand that there is a cost to discipleship and that they may well be targeted because of their faith.
This month's alert focuses on the case of Vahid Zarday. This is not the first time that Vahid has been arrested. Please pray for him and for his family.
Laos – Please continue to pray for former prisoners Pastor Bounchan (Prisoners of Faith Alert November 2009) and Pastor Wanna (Prisoners of Faith Alert November 2011) and other pastors and house church leaders in Laos.
Release contacts say that some provincial and local authorities appear determined to eradicate Christianity from certain districts in Laos. During the past 12 months there has been a marked increase in the number of incidents of persecution and the pressure directed at new converts and church leaders in particular.
Please pray for "the least of these" in the Persecuted Church Prayer Forum at top.
Acts 21 Now they have been informed about you that you continually teach all the Jews who live among the Gentiles to turn back from and forsake Moses...Therefore do just what we tell you. With us are 4 men who have taken a vow upon themselves. Take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses [for a temple offering],...Thus everybody will know that there is no truth in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself walk in observance of the Law of Moses.