Daily Topic for April 12, 2017

Acts 24:15, NET
I have a hope in God (a hope that these men themselves accept, too) that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.

Pray that Hindus in the Netherlands will understand that the resurrection and the final day will be a time where they must give an account for what they do and what they believe.

Tigreans in the Netherlands

by BK

Invisible and unnoticed, lurking quietly in the Netherlands, there is a group of people that goes unseen by the world. They are Tigreans, refugees from the small nation of Eritrea in the Horn of Africa.
A quiet nation, Eritrea has one of the worst records for human rights worldwide. The fleeing Eritreans comprise the third largest people group crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, with up to 5,000 people risking the journey each year. Those who practice “unregistered” religion are arrested by the Eritrean government. Those who attempt to flee Eritrea receive the same fate. What they flee includes extrajudicial executions, torture, indefinitely prolonged national service, and forced labor. In addition, there are accounts of sexual harassment and abuse by government officials.
The majority of Tigreans in the Netherlands are Orthodox Christians, but there is little known about them other than this fact. They tend to be politically oriented, voicing the need for change in their home country. But they are hounded by agents of the Eritrean government who have even worked their way into becoming interpreters during sensitive conversations between the refugees and the Dutch government. Facing persecution even outside their borders, it is no wonder that the Tigrean refugees keep themselves out of sight.

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Pray that the Lord would cover the Tigreans and protect them, both in the Netherlands and Eritrea. Pray that justice and mercy will soon define the Eritrean government. Pray that the Tigreans in the Netherlands will find a way to bring the gospel back to Eritrea.


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