|PRAYER REQUEST: second update on Algerian Christians under pressure|
Greetings in the name of Jesus, head of the Church
On 7th and 14th February we requested prayer for Algerian Christians facing court hearings and awaiting official verdicts. Three items continue to require our prayers.
First, one believer has a court hearing this Wednesday, 5th March. The believer concerned has been told informally that he will be sentenced to one year in prison and fined.
Second, the written verdicts on three brothers expected on the 12th February have still not been received. They have been told informally that they will be sentences to prison and fined.
Third, another brother has a hearing scheduled for 2nd April.
Algerian Christians continue to face two other overt pressures; namely an intense media campaign and the enforced closure of seven fellowships.
Algerian Christians request our continued prayers that:
* The brother involved in Wednesday’s trial will be acquitted
* That our three brothers awaiting a written verdict will not be sentenced to jail
* The brother involved in the hearing on 2nd April will be acquitted
* The media attention will have a positive impact on the church, drawing more people to respond to the love and truth of Jesus
* That the closed fellowships will be allowed to reopen
* That all members will find worship and fellowship with others
* God will provide pastors for all groups of Christian migrant workers
* All officials involved will hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and respond to His love.
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