Aug. 17, 2023 | Mexico Church Planters Face Unrelenting Pressure  prayers in  nations have been posted for Mateo and Elena. Mateo and Elena are church planters advancing God's kingdom in Central Mexico. Elena was diagnosed with a rare brain aneurysm that required surgery. However, in the most recent round of tests, the doctors found that the aneurysm had been healed. One even called it a miracle from God. Still, Elena and Mateo continue to face enormous pressure to stop their gospel outreach, including threatening phone calls, an unexplained fire in their house, and spiritual attacks on Elena and their two young daughters. Read More.
Aug. 17, 2023 | Ethiopia Church Attacked by Militants  prayers in  nation have been posted for Church Attacked. On Sunday, April 3, 2022, militants from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church attacked a Protestant church in western Ethiopia, the second time in less than a month a Protestant church in that area had been attacked. The attackers injured many Christians and burned buildings. One church leader said, "We were hurt because of our faith in Jesus Christ. We are ready to accept any trial and persecution that comes to us because of our faith." VOM helped this congregation rebuild as they continue to witness for Christ in their community. Read More.
Aug. 17, 2023 | Bangladesh Evangelist Beaten for Testimony at Rally  prayers in  nation have been posted for Juhel. During an Islamist gathering denouncing Christianity and encouraging anti-Christian activity, Juhel stood up and shared his testimony about his faith in Christ. Some in the crowd listened with interest because of his reasonable and gentle approach, while others expressed opposition and anger. Some in the group invited Juhel to speak again in the mosque, planning to attack him there. When he turned them down, they planned an ambush instead. Read More.
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