In January, officials threatened to strip a pastor's congregation of state registration after he held a service for disabled Christians at a church-owned home in a village in Brest Region rather than the church's main building in a nearby town. Officials said that the pastor had violated the law by conducting a religious service away from the congregation's legal address without first receiving permission from authorities.
In February, police in the capital city of Minsk launched a mass raid at a pastor's home where believers had gathered for a meeting. Thirty-four participants were taken to a police station, but were released two hours later without any explanation and without any official record being drawn up.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Belarus.
- Please pray believers will be encouraged to continue to meet together despite opposition (Hebrews 10:23-25).
- Ask the Lord to strengthen His church in Belarus and add to its number and faithfulness.
- Pray for wisdom for pastors and church leaders in Belarus.