Prayer request: Missing Christians

Need for prayer:

We have just heard from a ministry partner in Africa that a Pastor was detained about a month ago and his whereabouts are unknown. The Pastor was the coordinator and Chairman of the Church of Christ in his country. No one knows where he was taken, or even if he is alive. Please pray for the family and for the church who are determined to hold on to Christ despite the cost. Pray for the release of the Pastor and that the hearts of the government will soften toward Christians.

We have also learned about a member of an underground Christian network in Africa who was persecuted and killed. His wife and children have escaped. Pray that the Church will be strong and protected in the midst of this persecution and isolation from the larger body of Christ. May the Lord watch over and strengthen the remaining family as they are being hunted by radicals.

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;” Colossians 4:2 (NKJV)