The situation for our brothers and sisters in Belarus has become challenging. Christmas time for Evangelicals was an important possibility in focusing prayers for peace and revival. During the last two years Protestants have planted many new churches and hundreds of new believers have been baptized. The tensions in the society are however increasing and some cases of discrimination against Christians have been known through media. Now the need for prayer support is exremely important.
Just before Christmas I received greetings from the New Life Church in Minsk. They ask for intresession. Please read the the short extract from their letter below. If you want to get the whole message with more details, you can leave a reply and/or a comment after the text, or send us a message. Then we will try to send you more information from Belarus, so that your church could pray more concrete.
Our church has been through many trials and battles: having no church building for years, then rebuilding the old cowbarn into our sanctuary. However, last summer and up to this moment, we have been going through a real battle of faith.
The church has been the owner of the building since 2002 until its eviction on February 17th, 2021. When moving out of the building, believers were not allowed to take the majority of belongings on the property. Later is has been plundered and looted (even prior to the demolition of the building).
The church has practically switched to online services due to the impossibility of renting premises in the city. There is only one church in Minsk that is able to provide our church their auditorium twice a month for a Sunday evening service. Numerous programs and projects have all been cancelled and are operating in home group mode, including the work of youth and children’s ministries.
We ask all the praying people and churches to lift up your voice with us, just like the nation of God did in the times of Esther. May God’s victorious deliverance come and the evil Haman does not see the desired destruction of God’s church. We need the deliverance now!
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May God strengthen you and give you wisdom in everything you do. We will be happy to hear from you as well. www.newlife.by