Persecuted Church

International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is a time to learn about persecution, pray for our suffering brothers and sisters, and engage with love and compassion.

Prayer for the Indian Church
Persecution is a part of the Christian life in many countries where Oak Hills Church ministers. Some of the greatest persecution happens in India, home to the world’s largest Hindu population, 2nd largest Muslim population, and where fewer than 2% of the people are professing Christians.

So as we join in intercession for the persecuted church, we ask for your prayers for the Christian family of India. Please pray specifically for the faithful church planters and evangelists who are taking the Gospel of Jesus to difficult, unreached areas and peoples. Pray also that many sons and daughters would be adopted into the family of God through their faithful Gospel witness.

Pray specifically for OHC’s partners in ministry:

  • For the church planters and Bible translators spreading the Good News among the unreached Bundeli people through our partnership with Central India Christian Mission and Pioneer Bible Translators.
  • For OHC missionaries Filipe and Karan Aires working in Lucknow, India

 Watching this video will help guide you in praying specifically for India.

The Persecuted Church
This world is in upheaval. Record levels of refugees; unprecedented persecution of Christians; unending war, hatred and terrorism. It is enough to make you close your eyes and ears to the world, as well as your heart. But is this how the Body of Christ should respond?

We at Oak Hills Church choose to open our eyes and attune our ears to the suffering in the world. We choose to learn about persecution, to pray for our brothers and sisters who bravely witness for Jesus in the face of great danger, and to engage in the battle by joining with those who are responding with love and compassion to the hurting in our world.

Will you join us?

Learn | Visit Open Doors USA or Voice of the Martyrs.

Pray | Sign up for emails with specific prayer requests from around the world at I Commit To Pray – An initiative of Voice of the Martyrs,  a place to gather and pray for the persecuted church.

Pray for OHC Missionaries and Partners working in areas of high persecution:
India – Central India Christian Mission (CICM)
Pioneer Bible Translators – working in many areas of high persecution
Burkina Faso

Engage | Connect with Baptist Global Response. Online giving opportunities are available.

Gifts of $50 will provide a refugee family with a Food Packet.
A gift of $25 will provide them with a Cooking Set.
A gift of $20 provides a Hygiene Kit.
And $10 can provide a refugee family with a blanket or a tarp.

OHC is directing giving to BGR’s Syria Crisis Project. To help BGR track the giving from our OHC body, please type that you are from Oak Hills Church in the comment section (step 3) when you make your gift online.

Other Resources

Christian Extremism: A Life Worth Dying For  | Book portraying God’s extreme love and sacrifice for us through compelling stories and strong challenges.  Ajai Lall and Josh Howard, OHC missionary partners at CICM in central India, make a strong case for living an extreme life and a life you will not regret.

Sing A Little Louder | A short film set in WWII Germany that challenges God’s church to respond and not stay silent to injustices in our world.

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