Will you commit to pray for 173 days for Eritrean Christians in prison and believe God for a miracle?
Pastor Oqbamichel Haiminot was Senior Pastor of the Kale Hiwot (“Word of Life”) Church.
In 2003, he became the first senior Eritrean church leader to be imprisoned for his Christian activities, spending a few weeks in prison.
Pastor Oqba as he is[…]
Reverend Haile Naizghe has been in prison in Eritrea since May 2004. Before his arrest he was chair of a network of house churches that was banned by the government.
A former senior accountant with World Vision, Reverend Haile Naizghe was chair of[…]
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Thousands of political prisoners are detained in jails and underground cells; there is no independent civil society; all independent media outlets have been shut down; the head of the Eritrean Orthodox Church is in incommunicado detention; and evangelical Christians are rounded up and tortured on a regular basis. Eritreans flee the country by the thousands despite ‘shoot-to-kill’ orders for anyone caught crossing the border.
Not a single Christian prisoner has ever been charged with a crime or tried, had access to a lawyer or been brought before a judge or a judicial officer to assess the legality, necessity or the duration of his or her detention.
To help you focus on the Pray 173 Campaign in your Church Service or Home Group Meetings please use this free downloadable Powerpoint Presentation. This presentation includes brief background information, a written prayer and prayers for individual prisoners.
The presentation can also be used in your IDOP 2017 service and prayer meeting.
This DVD features the moving testimonies of Eritrean Christians who are now living in refugee camps in Northern Ethiopia and shows how your support is helping them today. The dvd is available from our eStore and runs for 9 minutes.