Christianity becomes most persecuted religion worldwide, in modern times.
According to details, the facts reveal that Christians are experiencing most persecution in more countries across the globe, than followers of any other religion.
In keeping with the Mission News Network, Central Asia has become a hotbed of persecution of Christians. The region is becoming more and more hostile towards Christianity.
Furthermore, Mission Eurasia reports that, in actual fact, four out of five Central Asian countries had been enlisted by the Open Doors World Watch List for 2015, including Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan. These four Central Asian countries are included in the list of countries where Christians are being persecuted most.
In these countries harassment, persecution and maltreatment is an appalling reality which Christians have to face frequently. Moreover, in many other countries of Eurasia, for example Ukraine, where evangelicals are frequently abducted, tortured, and murdered for their Christian faith throughout the ongoing war with pro-Russian rebels who want separation.
In this regard, Mission Eurasia has urged all Christians to pray for the following persecuted Christians. Mission Eurasia has also urged all believers to pray for other needs of the persecuted church in Eurasia.
Mission Eurasia has requested all believers to pray for the following:
• Tohar Haydarov, a young Christian believer hailing from Uzbekistan, who converted from Islam and was then sentenced to 10 years in prison on untrue charges.
• Ykylas Kabduakasov, an evangelist from Astana, Kazakhstan, who was arrested for “religious extremism.” In actual fact, he was being persecuted for spreading the gospel of Christ with his Muslim co-workers and friends. He is now facing up to 10 years in prison.
• Dmitry Shestakov, a pastor from Uzbekistan who escaped religious persecution three years ago by fleeing to Kiev, Ukraine, with his wife and three daughters. However, if he fails to get asylum in the Western nations, the Ukrainian authorities may deport them back to Uzbekistan.
• Karim Kashkumbayev, a pastor from Astana, Kazakhstan. He escaped arrest two years ago by fleeing to the US, where he is now living in exile, away from his wife and four young children.
• For the Churches in Central Asia, that they would keep on to nurturing and intrepidly share the gospel, even if they do face many challenges in this primarily Muslim region.
• For the Churches in rebel-occupied areas in Eastern Ukraine, that they would be able to keep sharing the gospel of Christ.