Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Cost of Conversion

"Marzieh and Maryam have been in prison for more than six months and need our urgent prayer. Their health has deteriorated and Elam Ministries reported, both women have lost weight because of sicknesses and lack of nutrition. Marzieh has a tooth infection which is being treated by painkillers. If the infection spreads, experts say, her health status could become critical."
There have been more Christians world wide murdered for their beliefs in the 20th century than all the previous ones combined. Please pray for the release of Marzieh and Maryam who converted from Islam to Christianity. They have been requested strongly to recant their faith and belief. They are in jail for being infidels. Physically they are suffering. Spiritually as well, pray God will show Himself mightily to them while in prison.
There is also a pastor in China who was taken prisoner but the Chinese government will not tell anyone where they are keeping him. Please pray for the release of this house pastor.


Doug and Terrye said...

Do you mind if I borrow your post? I would like to let me friends know to be praying for these young ladies, and the pastor in China.

Vivian M said...

We are so blessed to have freedom of religion in our countries. This persecution should have been abolished long ago, and yet even today it continues. So sad.

Marla said...

My prayers are with them.

TanyaLea said...

Wow. What we take for granted, huh?! My heart just breaks everytime I think of people being tortured just because they are Christians. Prayers are definitely going up for all three! Thanks for sharing.

God bless! <><

Calico Sky said...

You know, I think very very few non-Christians are even aware that Christians are persecuted for their faith. I'll be praying for all three. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!