based on Open Doors 2018 World Watch List
Because Afghanistan is officially an Islamic state, the society is hostile toward Christians. Only about 1 out of every 5,000 citizens are Christian. They are unable to express their faith, even in private. Converts experience loss of personal property and businesses, beatings, and even death at the hands of their own family members and communities.
- For Christian converts from Islam, who face extreme pressure from family, friends, and neighbors to deny Christ.
- For stability and peace in the midst of increasing violence and insecurity.
- For President Ashraf Ghani and the country’s rulers to come to know Jesus Christ.
- For the government to allow conversion from Islam.