With the Taliban regaining control in Afghanistan, the Afghan people face terror, rape and even execution. Girls are being taken as sex slaves. Men are being shot. You’ve probably seen the shocking images of people clinging to planes in a desperate attempt to escape the country. Some families have been wandering in the desert for more than a week in similar desperation. People are suffering.
Persecuted even when U.S. troops were present, Afghan Christians are now in grave danger.1 Some reports indicate that the Taliban are searching door-to-door for Christians and Afghans who have assisted the U.S. If any evidence is discovered on one’s phone that they are a Christian, they are killed instantly.
“Many in Afghanistan genuinely fear they will not see tomorrow,” said K.P. Yohannan, founder of GFA World. “The knock on their door could be the last they hear.”
In a call to pray and fast for the people of Afghanistan, Yohannan urged believers: “None of us should be acting like life is ‘normal’ while our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan wait in dread for the Taliban to come to their door. God moves when we choose to enter into the suffering of others. We need to be on our knees in prayer now.”
1 Carter, Joe. “How to Pray for Afghanistan—and the Taliban.” The Gospel Coalition . https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/how-to-pray-for-the-taliban/ August 16, 2021.