If you watch the news you have no doubt seen the troubling images coming out of Afghanistan this week as our military is leaving and the Taliban is quickly taking hold of that country. Regardless of your politics or who is to blame for this terrible situation, one truth is very clear...we need to be praying for our Christian brothers and sisters in Afghanistan.
I have seen disturbing reports from Pastors in Afghanistan saying things like "we know who you are, and we will be coming for you." This applies not just to the Pastors and their families, but to the members of their congregations as well. These are death threats made to those who follow Jesus as Lord. It is my real fear that Christians of all ages, including children and women, will be targeted because of their faith in Jesus.
Please, be in regular prayer for our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan and around the globe as many are persecuted for their faith.
If you would like to learn more about the persecuted church around the globe, I recommend an organization called "Voice of the Martyrs" and their website www.persecution.com which gives information about worldwide persecution and ways to help, including several wonderful prayer guides.
Thank you for being people of prayer!