Release International prayer shields: Central Asia, North Korea, Eritrea.
Central Asia Christians are routinely oppressed in Central Asia where, for example, evangelism is banned. Pray that God will breathe His Spirit afresh into the church in this region this year.
North Korea Pray that God will bless His people in North Korea with the grace they need to stand. Thank God that His grace is all sufficient to enable them to ‘abound in every good work’ (2 Corinthians 9:8).
North Korea Stand with our partners serving North Korea in this prayer: ‘Pray that the bold, patient Spirit of Christ which we see active in our underground church partners will be at work in us also.’
North Korea Thank God that, despite Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, our partners were able to distribute double the number of Bibles for North Korean Christians as they did the previous year.
North Korea Christians in North Korea have viewed Covid-19 as an opportunity. Our partners say that ‘this has been the most creative year we have witnessed in the underground church to date’. Praise God!
Eritrea Thank God that 70 evangelical and Orthodox believers were released from prison in Eritrea in February, including some who had been behind bars for 12 years.
Eritrea Many Christians who had fled persecution in Eritrea had settled in Ethiopia and have now been displaced again by the recent conflict in Tigray. Pray that God will provide a home for them.