Published on May 1st, 2020
A Christian family in Indonesia were worshiping God at home. They were following their government’s instructions to stay home for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Muslim neighbor heard them as they worshiped. He burst into family’s home and told them they could not hold a Christian meeting at their house. As a neighborhood leader watched from the doorway, one family member began recording the neighbor’s outburst on a cell phone.
The man shook a stick at the family and warned them that he would return with a mob if they didn’t stop worshiping. The family later filed a police report. “We don’t understand why these men were causing problems with us, since we were following our government’s advice to stay home,” they said.
Pray for believers around the globe who are encountering persecution during this unique time. Pray that persecutors will have new opportunities to hear and follow God’s will.