Persecution & Prayer Alert

"And when they bring you before the synagogues
and the rulers and the authorities, do not be
anxious about how you should defend yourself or
what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach
you in that very hour what you ought to say."
~ Luke 12:11-12  ESV

Cuba: Church Building Destroyed

Source(s): Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Morning Star News

Assembies of God church - Photo: VOM Australia
The demolished church.


In the early morning of October 30th, authorities arrived with equipment and began demolishing the Assemblies of God church in Santiago de Cuba. The church, led by Pastor Faustino (Fausto) Palomo Cabrera, belongs to a legally recognized denomination.

Sri Lanka: Pastor Ordered to Stop Worship Activities

Source(s): National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka

A church in Sri Lanka
Pray for the churches in Sri Lanka.

As a Sunday prayer service was concluding on October 18th, six police officers arrived at the Assemblies of God church in Bakamuna. The pastor and one of his congregation members were taken to the police station where eight Buddhist monks were awaiting them. The Officer-in-Charge (OIC) chastised the pastor for continuing worship activities despite opposition from monks in the village. The pastor was then ordered to cease all church operations immediately.

Somalia: Arrested Couple Released

Source(s): Middle East Concern, Barnabas Fund

People in Somalia

On September 21st, police in the self-declared autonomous region of Somaliland detained a Christian couple. They were described as "apostates and evangelists spreading Christianity." To view a previously published report on the arrest, go to this page.