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Pray that believers will be allowed to share their testimonies with those in search of spiritual truth.

Christians in Saudi Arabia are requesting prayer for an Arab convert who is facing two court cases because of his faith. The Christian, referred to only as "A" in the report, spoke openly about his conversion to Christianity in a restaurant last year. He was subsequently reported to authorities and charged with attempting to convert Muslims. A hearing was held on March 11th, but the results of the case are not yet known at this time.

The accused believer is also scheduled for a hearing on March 26th regarding a separate charge. Several years ago, his sister was being abused by her family because of her faith in Christ. After helping his sister and her children flee the country, the family claimed that he had committed financial wrongdoing.

The sister's husband has regularly threatened the Christian man's wife and son. There is concern that, if the accused is imprisoned, his family will be vulnerable to attacks from his brother-in-law, as well as other opposing family members. This is not the first time that "A" has been brought before the courts because of his faith. He has previously experienced both imprisonment and flogging. For further information on the persecution of Christians in Saudi Arabia, visit our country report.

Please remember this Christian man and his immediate family in your prayers as they await the judgement of the courts regarding both cases. In the midst of threats from those opposing them, may they experience God's peace, strength and divine protection. As he and his legal representatives prepare for the upcoming hearing on March 26th, ask God to grant them needed wisdom, as well as the right words to say. Pray that both charges against this believer will be dropped and that he would be permitted to continue boldly sharing his faith with those who are spiritually hungry for the Gospel.

Country Information

Population
33,091,113 (July 2018 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Arab (90), Afro-Asian (10)

Religion (%)
Islam (official: 100)

Leader
King and Prime Minister Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud

Government type
Absolute monarchy

Legal system
Islamic (sharia) legal system with some elements of Egyptian, French, and customary law; note - several secular codes have been introduced; commercial disputes handled by special committees

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Saudi Arabia

Please uphold the Christians of Saudi Arabia, who must secretly serve God in a country where intolerance and violence pose threats to their freedom of worship and personal belief in our Lord Jesus. May He personally take up their cause, working out His very best plans for their lives and future ( Jeremiah 29:11). Pray that He will touch the hearts of the country's authorities – and many others in Saudi Arabia and its surrounding nations – through the Internet and VOMC's evangelistic radio broadcast so that they may experience His wonderful plan of salvation as well.

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