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Eritrea: Paul’s brave faith in prison

March 16, 2020

Paul* from Eritrea was imprisoned for his Christian beliefs and spent ten years behind bars, where he was put under pressure to sign a document renouncing his faith. He tells his story in this short animation.

What’s it like in Eritrea?

Eritrea is ranked at number 6 on the 2020 Open Doors World Watch List. In Eritrea, anybody who is believed to have criticised the government is likely to be severely punished – and following an unapproved Christian denomination is considered to be anti-government. This means that hundreds of Christians are arrested and imprisoned, including 141 in May 2019 and 30 the following month. Some prisoners are held in shipping containers in scorching temperatures.

Pray now…

  • Thank God for Paul’s release and pray he would know God’s comfort and guidance.
  • For strength and courage for the hundreds of other Christians in prison in Eritrea.
  • For a new era of religious freedom in Eritrea so Christians will be able to meet and worship without fear.

*Name changed for security reasons

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