One of the young people arrested en route to a holiday camp in Madhya Pradesh, Akash Gundia, 15, was detained for nearly a month before being freed. Pray this experience will strengthen his faith.
Despite parents’ protestations, six Christians, including a 17-year-old, have been arrested on charges of kidnapping and forcible conversion of the children they were accompanying to a holiday camp (see 17th October Prayer Shield).
Officials detained eight Christians and the 72 children they were taking to a Christian holiday camp in Madhya Pradesh. Children as young as six were held for up to three days before their parents retrieved them and insisted they were not being converted by force.
Stand alongside Archbishop Ben Kwashi of Jos in praying that revival will follow this current time of intense persecution of Nigerian Christians. ‘I’m asking God that out of these ashes will rise a wave of… revival… over Nigeria and all of Africa,’ he told us.
Praise God for the steadfast faith and wise leadership of Release partners in Nigeria, including Stefanos Foundation. Ask God to give them His authority.