Family and societal pressure combined with government persecution have pushed the church underground. The state treats converts, who all come from a Muslim background, in a very hostile manner. Due to this persecution, Christians cannot meet in public; even gatherings in private houses require extreme caution. No church buildings exist, even for expatriates, and both local and foreign Christians are subject to kidnapping, abduction, killing and having to flee the country. The Taliban is regaining power and has vowed to purge all Christians from Afghanistan, both foreign and local.
- For peace and stability as international troops withdraw in 2013-14
- That God would thwart Taliban attempts to target NGOs and relief organizations
- That Christian radio and TV programs will strengthen isolated believers and bring the gospel to this closed country.