September 30, 2010

Praying for the Persecuted in Uzbekistan


Uzbekistan is a small country along the southern border of the former Soviet Union.  Like so many persecuted countries, the primary beliefs here are Muslim.  All religious communities must be registered with the government, and anything against the Muslim faith is certainly denied.

Community leaders are known for shutting off water and electricity to homes where Christians live in an attempt to drive them out of their villages.  The parents of children attending protestant schools have been warned to stop attending church.  The children were even forced to write out statements that stated they would stop attending church.

Would you pray with me this week that these Christians will be encouraged to stay faithful in their struggles?  Pray also for their government to lift  sanctions against believers and for all imprisoned for their faith to be freed.

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