Morocco: A Royal Birthday
Mohammed VI (the sixth) is the king of Morocco. He was born on August 21, 1963. (Can you figure out how old he is now?)
The king is considered to be a very modern king. He has more than 3 million Facebook followers, and he likes to take selfies. He has Twitter and Instagram accounts.
King Mohammed, like 99 percent of his citizens, is Muslim. He is called “the protector of Islam.” (Islam is the religion of Muslims.)
Facts About Morocco
The Voice of the Martyrs’ Global Prayer Report shares the following facts about the king’s country.
Life for Christians: Though all citizens are considered Muslim, Christian leaders estimate that there are 4,000 citizens, perhaps more, who regularly attend secret house churches. Conversion is not illegal, but converts can be prosecuted for “shaking the beliefs” of a Muslim and sentenced to prison for up to three years. Those found guilty of … converting others also face criminal punishment or expulsion from the country.
It is also against the law in Morocco:
*To criticize Islam in public.
*For a Muslim woman to marry a Christian. (But Muslim men can marry Christians.)
*For private schools to teach about any religion other than Islam.
(Source: The U.S. State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report)
The Voice of the Martyrs is helping three bold Christian leaders set up a café to provide income. VOM also distributes New Testaments and SD cards with the JESUS Film, The God Story, and praise and worship songs.
On King Mohammed’s birthday, pray that he will rule fairly, love wisdom, and come to know the God of the Bible.
Learn more about Moroccan Christians in Bold Believers in Morocco, available in the free Downloads section.