Islamists have a realistic chance of winning presidential elections in 2014, and as Islam becomes more visible in Algeria’s government, Christians face greater restrictions on their freedom. The oppression of Christians continues, especially for Muslim-background believers who are pressured by their families to make difficult choices. The law prohibits public assembly for the purposes of practicing a faith other than Islam, so only a few churches exist. Non-Muslims meet together in homes. A church in the south has been repeatedly attacked, and its pastor threatened, over the past 3 years.
- Ask God to strengthen Muslim-background believers whose choice to follow Jesus brings pressure from the family.
- Give thanks for the resources, training and advocacy support that Open Doors is able to provide.
- That God will speak to many through Christian TV and internet programs.