Pembrokeshire Prayer for the Suffering Church

APRIL 2019

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Send a Card to   NIGERIA

Aisha

Two years ago Aisha's community was attacked by Fulani militants.
In September, Aisha was invited to participate in trauma counselling run by Open Doors local church partners.

Read more of her story and learn how to send cards of encouragement here.

Watch her share her testimony in a video here.



Give to   NIGERIA

Aisha

Money given this month will go to Open Doors to strengthen persecuted believers in Nigeria with training, community development, emergency relief, trauma care and legal assistance for people like Aisha.
You can send a gift direct to them here.

Update

Happy-Child-Logo

Last month we sent £ 180.10 to Happy Child for their work in Brazil.

If you missed the meeting and need any addresses, information

If you missed the meeting or would like a DVD of the presentation given, or need any addresses, information etc. write to P.P.S.C., Beth Hesed, 22 Meyrick Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6UT, ’phone 01646 681805 or e-mail us at ppsc@email.com


News NEWS

Pakistan

Asia.

In mid-February The Times reported that a Pakistani government official had asked Asia to promise not to speak about her case with foreign media as a condition for leaving the country.




Indonesia

AB Moses

Abraham Ben Moses (54) was arrested in December 2017 after authorities learned of a video in which he shared the gospel with a Muslim taxi driver.
He was sentenced to four years in prison along with fine on blasphemy charges.
PPSC sent cards to encourage him in May 2018.
His wife Ayu (Sara) is able to visit him twice weekly.
In January it was reported Abraham is doing well and is able to preach in the prison chapel.



Iran

AB Moses

Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh (57) was arrested in June 2016 in a raid on an engagement party held by Christians near the Iranian capital, Tehran.
In May 2017, he was sentenced to ten years in prison for "acting against national security through the formation and establishment of an illegal church organisation in his home".
PPSC sent cards to encourage him in June 2018.
In January it was reported that Naser is well and is in very good spirits.
He enjoys the company of several other Christians in the prison.



Tajikistan

Bakhrom Kholmatov

Pastor Bakhrom is behind bars today because secret police found songbooks and Christian literature during a raid on his church in Tajikistan.
They claim these books are 'extremist' and appear to be pinning the same label on him.
In July 2017 he was convicted of the false accusation of extremism and sentenced to three years in prison.
PPSC sent cards to encourage him in August 2017.
Pastor Bakhrom's wife Gulnora visited him in Yavan prison in November and reported, Bakhrom is feeling well both physically and morally.
He is aware that letters of encouragement for him from Christians from all over the world keep arriving, but the prison authorities do not give him letters.
Forum 18 News Service reported in December that the authorities had agreed to start letting him have his post.



China

Jiang Tianyong

Jiang Tianyong was put on trial in August 2017 and sentenced to two years in prison on the charge of "inciting subversion of state power" on 21 November 2017.
PPSC wrote to the Chinese Ambassador to the UK on behalf of Jiang Tianyong in July 2017.
Jiang Tianyong disappeared on the scheduled day of his release on February 28th.
The authorities had previously told his family that he would be taken to a location chosen by police following the end of his prison sentence.



    If your brother was unfairly imprisoned, what would you want people to do about it? Watch this video, 'Release David', for some answers. It's under two minutes long, and makes an ideal introduction to the issue of Christian persecution.



More things to do.

PPSC flyer

Download the PPSC brochure here.

Connect and Encourage

Download the Autumn/Winter 2018 edition of Connect & Encourage here
or you can also call the CSW office on 0845 456 5464 to request a paper copy.

North Korean Bakery

Hesed has become a bakery sponsor, sending £26.50 a month to keep the bakery in North Korea running.
If you or your church would like to become sponsors, ask us to find out how!

Download the Foreign & Commonwealth Office London Diplomatic List, here.

Visit www.prisoneralert.com and write to a prisoner in his or her own language.

  If you would like to join a Pembrokeshire Prayer for the Suffering Church alert circle and be informed of occasional situations needing prayer or action between meetings, please send us your e-mail address.


Swansea Prayer for the Persecuted Church Group

Consider visisting our sister group now meeting in Swansea.

Next PPSC meeting
at
Zion Free Church
Pembroke Dock
SA72   6UT
Map
Tuesday 30th April 2019    7.30pm

Please help to make this event known.

 

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