Pray for Iran’s underground church and particularly its leaders. Pray that the Iranian authorities will cease to see Christians as a threat to the Islamic republic.
Pastor Yang Hua from Guizhou was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail in December – after being charged with ‘illegally holding state secrets’. His health has suffered because of abuse in jail.
Pastor Gu ‘Joseph’ Yuese from Zhejiang was recently re-arrested and charged with misappropriation of funds. He was held for two months last year on suspicion of ‘embezzlement’.
Ma Huichao recently received a three-year sentence simply for holding a Bible study in Xinjiang province. Pray that God’s presence will be very real to her in prison.
Huang Yan has been refused vital surgery in China – apparently because of her involvement with leading Christians and human rights activists. Pray she receives the treatment she needs.