http://www.barnabasfund.org After months of prayer and advocacy, in public and behind the scenes, Afghan convert to Christianity Said Musa has been released from prison where he was under threat of execution for apostasy. Said was arrested last May as part of a crackdown on Afghan converts. He was tortured and abused in prison but remained strong in his faith. It is believed that he is now safely out of Afghanistan.
However there is still concern for other Afghans in prison for their faith including Shoaib Assadullah, who is also facing possible execution for apostasy.
- Give thanks for the wonderful news that Said Musa has been released from prison. Pray that the Lord will heal him from any physical or emotional trauma that he may have suffered and that he will soon be reunited with his family.
- Pray for all others who are imprisoned for their faith, including Shoaib. Pray that the international pressure on Afghanistan over Said and Shoaib will lead to full religious freedom in the country so that those who choose to follow Christ may do so in freedom.