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Pray for the safety and success of
evangelistic efforts in Afghanistan.

A member of Afghanistan's parliament has stated that, according to Sharia Law, all who have converted from Islam to Christianity should be executed in order to stop the rapid growth of Christianity among Afghans...both within the country and beyond it. The Afghani MP, Nazir Ahmad Hanafi, stated in a published report (Ava): "Numerous Afghanis have become Christians in India. This is an offence to Islamic Laws and, according to the Quran, they need to be executed."

Islamic leaders of Afghanistan consider the growth of Christianity to be a threat. Reportedly, some Afghani Islamic clerics have warned their government against the influence of Christianity in the country. The Islamic Council of Afghanistan has notified President Karzai regarding Christian aid workers and missionaries coming to Afghanistan, and the likelihood of more conversions taking place as a result. For previous reports
and eye-opening video clips, go to the Afghanistan Country Report.

Thank the Lord for the wonderful work of His Spirit in the hearts and minds of Afghani people around the world. May He continue to build His church according to Matthew 16:18 (the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it). While the building of His church is in process, ask for His divine protection to be upon all the humanitarian ministry workers throughout Afghanistan, multiplying and blessing their efforts to demonstrate His heart of compassion to the lost, broken and needy.

Current Ministry Projects

VOMC works with ministry partners to provide Afghan Christians with evangelistic and discipleship radio broadcasts to equip followers of Jesus to present the Gospel in a specialized, culturally relevant, and context-sensitive way. VOMC is also helping our ministry partners to translate scripture into the Dari language.

Project Funds: Underground Church, Relief & Development, Bible

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
37,466,414 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity
Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek and others

Religions (%)
Islam (99.7), Christianity and other (0.3)

Government type
Taliban takeover August 2021

Leader
President (vacant)

Legal system
Mixed legal system of civil, customary, and Islamic law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Afghanistan

Pray for the protection of these Afghan believers, and for the consistency of their witness, as God continues to build His church according to Matthew 16:18 ("the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it"). In addition to protecting them from physical danger and harm, ask God to insulate these minority Christians from the spiritual oppression surrounding them. May these dedicated followers of Christ mature spiritually and grow in both faith and number.

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