Christian fined in Kazakhstan
February 22, 2010
(christiansunite.com) - A Christian in Kazakhstan, Zhanna-Tereza Raudovich, has been fined for hosting a worship service for local women and children in her home. Kazakh police raided Zhanna-Tereza's home in the village of Ayteke Bi on January 17.
Three days later, she was fined for "leadership or participation in the activity of an unregistered social or religious organization." Authorities have warned her that she will face criminal charges if she does not pay the fine, which amounts to approximately 100 times the minimum monthly wage in the country.
There is concern over how Zhanna-Tereza will pay the fine, as she has six children and is currently unemployed. At last report, she was in the process of making an appeal. (Source: Forum18)
Pray that the fine against Zhanna-Tereza will be dropped. Pray that she and her family will rest in the Lord as their portion and continue to seek His face with all their hearts (Psalm 119:57-58). You can stand in solidarity with this family by posting a prayer online on our Persecuted Church Prayer Wall at www.persecution.net/prayerwall.
For more information on Christians facing opposition for their faith in Kazakhstan, go to www.persecution.net/kazakhstan.htm.