Praise God for the overcoming faith of our Nigerian partner and Anglican Archbishop of Jos Ben Kwashi who has rebuilt his church on Bauchi Road four times, following attacks.
Pray for Pastor T who served and helped evacuate many from his Russian-occupied town in Ukraine before being forced to flee himself (see Voice magazine, pages 16-18). Thank God for all that the Ukrainian church is learning through persecution.
Stand with Pastor Oleg in praying for revival in Ukraine. Last year, he returned to Odessa to share the gospel and support the church, having previously left Ukraine to plant a church elsewhere (see Voice magazine, pages 16-18).
Pray for members of Beijing Shouwang Church in China which has been persecuted since 2004, including being forcibly closed in 2019. Pastor Zhang Xiaofeng was detained for ten days after police raided a meeting in February.
Pray for Li Shanshan of Linfen Covenant House Church in Shanxi province, China whose husband Pastor Li Jie is in jail. Police recently summoned and threatened her, trying to make her admit to false fraud charges against the church.
Wang Minghai and Wan Hongxia, teachers at Xuande School of Mount Carmel Church in Wuhu, China, were charged with ‘illegal business operations’ and tried in January. Thank God they were sent home to their families but they remain under surveillance.
O Lord our Provider, we pray for Release International partners who are working to distribute food and medical packages as well as trauma-counselling support to many of those who have been displaced in Nigeria. Lead them to the right places, protect them as they travel and renew their energy for the work.