Persecution Update for October 2010: Morocco

In this Muslim country of 33 million people, there are only about 1,000 Christian converts. During an Islamic crackdown earlier this year, 128 foreign Christians were deported. A local believer, Jamaa Bakrim, 46, was converted to Christ 17 years ago. He has spent time in a mental hospital for re-education and in jail, and since 2005 he has been in prison. Because of his public testimony for Christ in every aspect of his life, Jamaa was sentenced to 15 years in prison on fabricated charges. Pray for God's will to be done for Jamaa and for special grace for him to shine as a light for Christ in prison.

jamaa-bakrim2(photo from ICC: persecution.org)