Feb. 16, 2023 | Turkey
Massive Earthquake Kills Pastor and Wife Among Thousands  prayers in  nations have been posted for orphaned son of pastor. At 4:17 A.M. local time on Monday, February 6, 2023, a massive earthquake shook eastern Turkiye and Western Syria. The quake, registering 7.8 on the Richter scale, caused thousands of buildings, including many multi-story residential buildings, to collapse. Tens of thousands of people died as a result, and Christians in Turkiye's larger cities report being unable to contact their relatives in the earthquake zone. Read More.
Feb. 16, 2023 | Central African Republic Front-Line Workers Serve Christians in IDP Camp  prayers in  nations have been posted for Christians waiting on relief supplies. Christians have suffered greatly from ongoing civil war in the Central African Republic (CAR), where thousands have been forced from their homes. "These people are often the poorest of the poor," said a front-line worker. "Entire villages have been destroyed, and people have had to flee with nothing. Some were digging up roots to have something to eat in order to survive." Read More.
Feb. 16, 2023 | Nepal Teen Follows Christ Despite Family Pressure  prayers in  nations have been posted for Himal Paudel. Himal Paudel, 15, grew up in a Hindu family. His aunt shared the gospel with him, and he placed his trust in Christ in September 2022. Himal's family have applied significant pressure to stop him from attending church, and his father, who works abroad, has repeatedly called and threatened him that he would be disowned and kicked out of the house. Read More.