Missionaries can get caught in political storms! 

Some minister in countries that have anti-proselytizing laws.

In this New Year, the ruling party of another country made it clear that they want to institute new laws in 18 months that will greatly affect freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion.  One legislative article penalizes recruiting for religious institutions, or for transporting people to church with 7-12 years in jail. The penalty for recruiting minor children is 14-20 years.  Saying anything against a political figure could be punishable by incarceration.

The missionaries report, “The country is in an uproar. There were blockades, marches and protests today, and different groups will continue tomorrow and the next day.  We will probably be staying inside the next couple of days.”

Pray for wisdom from the Lord for these missionaries caught in these political storms.