Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday's Voice - Uzbekistan

Uzbek Christian fined for having a film of Jesus' life

Uzbekistan has imposed a massive fine on a Protestant man for owning a Christian film. On September 29, police raided Murat Jalalov's home in Tashkent -- apparently on the instructions of the National Security Service secret police. They confiscated 75 DVDs and CDs. The discs included the Uzbek version of "The Jesus Film." The confiscated materials were analyzed by the national state Religious Affairs Committee. The committee declared that the particular film "could be used among local ethnicities for missionary purposes" and was therefore banned. All confiscated materials were ordered to be destroyed.

Please pray for the church in Uzbekistan.

Thank the Lord for the faithfulness of the believers and their desire to spread the Gospel in spite of their restrictions.

Pray for all those involved in church leadership and evangelization; may they be bold and courageous, yet wise and discerning.


Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

Aye, aye, aye. Stories like this fill my heart with gratitude for how easy we have it in our country and sadness for those who are so oppressed. Thank you for sharing this story, Michelle.

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