CURRENT PRAYER PRIORITIES:
MISSIONARIES SUPPORTED BY CLAREMORE ASSEMBLY
Duane C. – International Ministries
Jeffrey Coose – Jacob’s Hope
Michael Coppock – Chi Alpha
Gary Davidson – Ireland
Blake Edgmon – Ireland
Mike Ferguson – Church Development
PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN
Afghanistan’s Christian community is almost exclusively comprised of converts from Islam. Some estimate the Christian population to be between 8,000 and 12,000. However, due to extreme persecution, the Christian community remains largely closeted and hidden from the public eye.
Their status as converts makes Afghan Christians direct targets for persecution by both extremist groups and society in general. In Afghanistan, leaving Islam is considered extremely shameful and converts can face dire consequences if their conversion is discovered.
In many cases, known Christians must flee Afghanistan or risk being killed.
According to the Taliban’s ideology, Afghanistan is a Muslim country and non-Muslims must leave Afghanistan or accept second class status. For Christians, coming from convert backgrounds, the Taliban will consider them apostate and subject to Sharia’s deadliest consequences.