International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that seven Christians in Nepal have been arrested for distributing handkerchiefs and Bible handbooks to 885 students in the Dolakha district of Nepal.
According to reports, Nepalese authorities are charging the Christians with attempting to convert people to Christianity, something that was made illegal in the constitution Nepal adopted in 2015.
“The Christian community in Nepal believes that this is a very serious case,” a Christian pastor from Nepal told ICC. “Although we are working hard to release the prisoners, the people here are nervous after hearing about this case. We feel that we have to be careful about everything that we do.”
- Pray for the Nepalese Christians who were arrested. Pray for their protection while in police detention, for charges to be dropped and for a speedy release from custody.
- Pray for Christians in Nepal in the light of these arrests. Pray that the perfect love of Christ will cast out fear, and that they will continue to have courage to witness to their faith to their communities.
- Pray for the Nepal government to maintain and uphold freedom of belief for all people in Nepal.
- Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit over this nation, to strengthen and encourage the Nepalese Church and to bring many across Nepal to know the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Colossians 4 vs 2 – 3: “Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. At the same time pray for us as well that God will open to us a door for the word, that we may declare the mystery of Christ, for which I am in prison.“
Source: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/, http://www.persecution.org