Persecution & Prayer Alert

"The churches [in Ukraine] are continuing to
faithfully witness for Christ. They do not rely on
pastors or buildings but on the Lord Jesus alone. "

~ Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, President of VOM Korea

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Church building in Ukraine
The church in Chkalovo, Melitopol district.
Photo: VOM Korea

As Russian forces continue their invasion of Ukraine, referenda have been held in regions of the country presently occupied by Russian soldiers. Widely dismissed as a "scam," the referenda seek to demonstrate that the people of these regions want to join Russia. The alleged votes would then render any action by the Ukrainian military in these areas an "invasion" of Russian territory.

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A church service in Nigeria
A Nigerian church service.
Photo: Flickr / SIM USA (cc)

Suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed a church in Suleja, Niger State, in the early morning of September 17th. Several of the church members who had gathered for an all-night prayer vigil were kidnapped, along with the pastor.

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A shaded path leading to a church entry
A Coptic church.
Photo: Flickr / jipolo (cc)

A Christian man and his elderly father were shot dead by Islamic terrorists on August 30th while working in their field. Police found the bodies of 40-year-old Hani Waheeb Moussa and his father Salama after family members had lost contact with them. Hani leaves behind a wife and two young daughters.

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