Christian students were arrested earlier this month, the latest in a series of
arrests since May 2017. The
students, who were arrested after being discovered praying together,
were held for more than two weeks before being released.
200 Christians have reportedly been arrested since May 2017. “What makes this
persecution different is that whole families are now being arrested,” a Voice of the Martyrs contact said. “Whereas in the past most were picked up at Bible studies or
Christian services, now believers are being arrested at their homes.
of the arrests, more than 30 children have been left without parents or
guardians and the security police are monitoring them to make sure they do not
get support from the Christian community.”
Please pray for:
the Lord to pour out His abundant provision for the children affected.
for those in prison who are living in harsh conditions; may they be granted the
courage, strength and hope they need to endure.
for these believers to have opportunities to minister to one another in the
for the authorities in Eritrea. Ask God to work miraculously in the hearts of
many to bring repentance, compassion and true faith.