THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church special service

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church special service

This Sunday is “International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.” Golden Valley Church will be participating with a special service focusing on the nations where Christianity is being attacked and threatened.

Prayer items and DVD’s focusing in on two nations – Iran and Nigeria – will form the centre of our presentation.

In the past three years there has been a significant increase in the level of persecution directed at house churches in Iran, though there is an enormous spiritual hunger growing at the grass roots of the nation.

In northern Nigeria churches are being attacked, burned and bombed, and pastors and family members beaten and murdered. They ask for our support in prayer.

Our main resources used on this occasion are from “Release International“, “Open Doors“, and “Aid to the Church in Need“.

We are also grateful for Prince Charles’ recent speech on the persecution of Christians following Aid to the Church in Need’s, ‘Religious Freedom Report 2014’, (see below for link). In it he emphasises tolerance, respect, and humility. We plan to show this short video in our service.

The Bible is clear, “Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering, as though you were suffering as they are.” (Heb. 3:13 GNB)

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http://religion-freedom-report.org.uk/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4Ucsdh3Uqg#t=173

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW6X6dByX64&spfreload=10

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