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On the run from criminal gangs in Columbia.

Discussion in 'Persecuted Christians' started by LoricaLady, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. LoricaLady

    LoricaLady YHWH's Supporter

    You’re settled at home with your family and involved in a loving church. But your son must leave to live with another family – not for study, but because staying would mean recruitment to a gang.

    And then your whole family must leave – not to a bigger house, but because staying could mean being killed.

    This is the story of Pastor Alberto Solá in Colombia, on the run from gangs who made his family and church a target because they offered an alternative to drugs and violence: Jesus.

    Read Pastor Alberto’s story and how you embraced his family by giving them the support to rebuild their lives and dream again.

    • For the protection of Pastor Alberto’s family and the fruitfulness of their ministry

    • For the protection of church leaders who speak out against criminality and young people who are often targeted for recruitment to gangs

    • For Open Doors partners in Colombia, that God will continue to protect them and work through them to bring love and support to our persecuted brother and sisters.
    Christianity is the major religion in the Russian Federation, but there are areas where Christians face significant persecution – particularly in the Caucasus region, where most indigenous people are Muslims.

    There, in areas such as Chechnya and Dagestan, those who leave Islam are often persecuted by their families and communities, who consider conversion to Christianity a betrayal of national identity.

    Many such believers have fled the Caucasus region for their safety. Those who’ve stayed often keep their faith secret. Believers who are discovered may be put under house arrest to make them return to Islam.

    Meanwhile, throughout the Russian Federation, the government continues to favour the Russian Orthodox Church while imposing greater restrictions on other denominations. These are viewed as Western spies.

    Find out more about what it’s like to be a Christian in the Russian Federation.

    A prayer for the Russian Federation

    Lord Jesus, may believers in the Caucasus region tangibly feel the companionship of the Holy Spirit’s presence with them, particularly during difficult moments. Bring breakthroughs in their prayers for loved ones to come to know You. Where leaders and churches are particularly impacted by greater government restrictions, give them a clear sense of what to do next. Strengthen and grow Your church in the Russia Federation. Amen.

    With many thanks for your prayers.
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  2. Paul4JC

    Paul4JC It is for freedom that Christ has set us free

    United States
    Lord God we pray for Pastor Alberto and his family in Columbia. Keep them safe from gangs seeking to harm them. Bless his ministry especially those who've been traumatized by gangs and other bad elements. Protect other church leaders and believers facing the same kind of persecution. Meet their daily needs, and deliver them from evildoers. Bless Open Doors and other ministries in Columbia. In Christ name, Amen.
  3. Paul4JC

    Paul4JC It is for freedom that Christ has set us free

    United States
    Amen, yes Lord we pray for Russia, especially those in the Caucasus region. Help the believers facing persecution. Protect them from these gangs seeking to harm them. Meet their daily needs. Deliver them from evil. Build your church in Russia. In Christ name, Amen.