Two Indian Christian men working in the state of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were recently arrested and sentenced to 45 days in prison. On Mar. 11, Vasantha Sekhar and Nese Yohan were beaten and arrested in the city of Batha on accusations of “proselytizing.”
Their apartment was ransacked after they were imprisoned, and local Christians believe they were arrested to keep them from practicing Christianity privately in their home.
An employer has returned the passport of one of the Christians, making it clear that his job is no longer available and he will be expelled. The other Christian awaits information regarding his legal status and job.
According to the report, numerous Indian Christians residing in Saudi Arabia have been arrested and deported within the last few years.
Source: VOM Australia and International Christian Concern
Please pray that the Lord will protect and comfort these Christians during their imprisonment and that they will be lights shining in the darkness to those around them. Pray that God will grant them favor with those in authority and that they will be released without delay. Pray for the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ to touch the hearts and lives of unbelievers in Saudi Arabia.
“Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested…” Revelation 2:10a