Imprisoned Indonesian women, others need prayers.

By September 22, 2005

USA (MNN)–Three Indonesian Christians were recently imprisoned for running a religious education program for children in their community.

On September 1, the Indonesian Indramayu local court found Dr. Rebekka Zakaria, Eti Pangesti and Ratna Bangun guilty of breaching the 2002 Child Protection Law and sentenced them to three years in prison.

“These women need our prayers and letters of support for this travesty of justice,” says Open Doors USA President Dr. Carl Moeller. “That these women were found guilty for simply conducting an approved Christian education program for kids is another example of how Christians suffer for their faith.”

Their case, unfortunately, is not unusual. Open Doors is urging Christians around the United States to pray for suffering believers, like these women.

They have set aside Sunday, November 13th as the 2005 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. During that day millions of Christians around the world will lift up their prayers for our brothers and sisters. The theme of 2005 IDOP is “Storming the Stronghold.”

A free kit to get your church involved is available. It includes: a DVD featuring a video with testimonies from the persecuted Christians, a pastor’s guide featuring a sermon outline, and bulletin inserts to prepare the congregation for a focused time of prayer.

Click on the highlighted link above to contact Open Doors for your free kit.

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