Updated: Apr 9, 2020
Nigeria In 2009, extremists in Nigeria killed the husband of Monica Dra then attacked her. Her recovery has been long and slow: she has had surgery on her neck seven times, supported by Release associate ministries. Pray that the new tailoring skills she has gained with their support will help meet the family’s needs. Nigeria Pray for Rev Joshua Samaila and 40 others kidnapped by Boko Haram in a raid on Kasaya, Kaduna state, in January. Pray the federal and state authorities in Nigeria will do more to stop the kidnappings and bloodshed. Nigeria In Nigeria, thousands of people in the mainly Christian town of Garkida fled their homes when hundreds of militants launched a five-hour assault recently, burning homes, churches and public buildings. Ask God to restore what has been lost. Nigeria Pray for the family of Rev Lawan Andimi, a senior Christian leader in Adamawa state, Nigeria, who was kidnapped and killed by militant group Boko Haram earlier this year. Praise God for his strong faith: in a video released by his captors, he said he was ‘in the hands of God’. Indonesia Andreas Sarno says he would have preferred a longer sentence so he would have had more time to share the gospel with his fellow inmates. Praise God for him and other Christian prisoners who have led others to Christ behind bars in Indonesia. Indonesia Pray for Andreas Sarno, 80, and Bintang Sirait, 73, who were convicted of blasphemy last March for distributing Christian booklets and sentenced to eight months in prison in Indonesia. Indonesia Praise God for the powerful witness of congregations such as Surabaya Central Pentecostal Church who continued to meet immediately after the 2018 bombings in Indonesia. Pray their determination to remain faithful to Christ will cause many to want to know more about Him.