PRAY FOR THE PERSECUTED

THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER is this Sunday, Nov. 4 (or whatever day works for your church, fellowship or group), and believers around the world will be praying for our brothers and sisters in restricted countries who are in chains. Please join millions of “free” Christians as we pray together for millions of our persecuted, suffering and shackled brethren who depend on us to stand with them and intercede for them.

Gospel for Asia’s ministries and missionaries encompass much of the world where persecution takes place, and many GFA ministers suffer daily for their faith and their witness. Watch the video below to get a better idea of the scope and reality of the suffering that so many endure today:
 

 
Every day we hear reports of brothers and sisters in Christ being persecuted for their faith. They are stripped of their rights. Their neighbors threaten them with violence and death. Their homes are razed. Their families beat them. And their governments want to slaughter them.

They are our brothers and sisters around the world, boldly believing and proclaiming Christ in places where the penalty for doing so is often death.

Jesus promised His followers that the world would hate and persecute them. Many Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries have come to know the harsh reality of Jesus’ words.

Beatings, death threats and imprisonment are a few of the things they encounter on a daily basis. But despite great hostility, they continue to press onward as they proclaim the Good News of Christ to the unsaved souls of Asia. They are not willing for any man to perish without hearing the name of Jesus, even if that means that they might physically perish.
 

Don’t Let Them Stand Alone

 
On November 4, churches across the nation are joining in their suffering by lifting up the persecuted in unified prayer. Share this video with your friends, family and congregation and let them see how their prayers can strengthen Christians as they stand firm in their faith in the one true God.

 
Follow these links to learn more about the persecuted, and how you can help:

http://www.gfa.org/persecution/?utm_source=Blog+for+Asia&utm_campaign=9c44e2f6ba-Mission11_1_2012&utm_medium=email

http://www.opendoorsusa.org/

http://www.compassdirect.org/
 
 

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven.”

Matt. 5:10-12a

 
 
 
 

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Posted on November 1, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I didn’t realize that persecution of Christians was so prevalent in North Korea. I didn’t get a chance to watch the video until today. What a world… Thank you for sharing. I will pray.

  2. Big D,
    Thank you for reminding me. I just read an article about a Pastor meeting with folks in China. There was a guard at the door and the Pastors were discussing all of the events that took place in each other’s villages. The one that affected me the most was the story of a woman and her daughters who were believers. The local government officials determined that they were Christian and were in possession of a Bible. In front of her children these ‘police’ cut the woman’s tongue out so she could not talk to others about her faith.
    This heartbreaking story is only one of many.

    I will be standing with you and others in prayer this Sunday.

    PEACE

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