Persecution Update February 2009: Eritrea

Tiny Eritrea is one of the worst persecutors of Christians.  Some 2,800 believers from unregistered churches have been imprisoned for their faith, and last fall 1,500 Bibles were burned by officials.  Christians—including women and children—are locked in metal shipping containers, where temperatures exceed 100 degrees, to force them to renounce Christ.  Pray for special grace for the family of Mogos Hagos Kiflom, 37, who died recently from torture in a military prison.  Yet, an Eritrean church elder said, “God is working mightily; the church is growing!” Click here to take action.