Published on May 24th, 2013
If you have a map in your house that was made before the 1990s, Eritrea will not be on it. Eritrea became a separate country in the early 1990s. The people of Eritrea celebrate their Independence Day on May 24.
But independence does not mean religious freedom for many Eritrean Christians.
“As far as encouraging people to pray, I think Eritrea is [a country that needs prayer],” said a VOM worker.
Men, women, youth, and even young children have been arrested at Christian gatherings.
Pray for Eritrean Christians this week as they celebrate Independence Day.
Some churches in Eritrea are known for their murals depicting people from the Bible. Find patterns for mural bookmarks to use as prayer reminders here.