A similar prayer in the kind of letter has remained in circulation at least because 2009 and also has been modified time and again during such time of political geography tension.

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Amid horrifying reports that tension and also chaos coming in native Afghanistan, social media is obtaining flooded with numerous strange claims. One amongst them is that 229 Christian missionaries have actually been sentenced to fatality by Afghan Islamists and also that they would certainly be executed anytime.

So lot so, that even a prayer request has been circulating in the kind of a chain mail questioning for aid and mercy to it is in bestowed on this missionaries. However, the insurance claim has been discovered to be false and also has remained in circulation for years. This time it has been amendment a bit and is being circulated again.

Prayer for Helpless Missionaries


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A prayer in the kind of a chain letter claiming the 229 Christian missionaries have been arrested through the Taliban and they have been sentenced to death. The mail started gaining circulated on respectable 17, two days ~ the Taliban took siege of the presidential royal residence in Kabul.


The prayer request looked choose an open chain mail and claimed to have been sent from a missionary in Chihuahua in Africa claiming that the Taliban have actually just control to siege strength in Afghanistan and will currently execute this missionaries.

The prayer was likewise posted on facebook with plenty of sharing the instantly. The letter read:

"Just got this prayer inquiry from a friend with church.

Today i m so sad they just shown this damaging news at this time. They can corraborate it in the news. You re welcome pray because that the 229 Christian missionaries, who have been sentenced to death tomorrow afternoon through the Afghan Islamists. Please deserve to pass this message on as soon as possible so the many human being will have the ability to pray. This post was sent by a missionary from Chihuahua who is in Africa. The totality planet united in prayer. If you have the right to forward the please join us in immediate prayer, likewise because the radical Islamic team has just taken Quaragosh, the largest Christian city in Iraq. Whereby there are hundreds Christian men, women and children who room being beheaded. Prayer cover is being requested. Please take a minute and also pray for them. Happen the blog post to whoever girlfriend can. Quaragosh has already been taken number of times. They have actually asked united state for prayer, please pass it on come others."

Nothing True


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The entire prayer plea is nothing but hoax. Truth is that a similar prayer in the kind of letter has been in circulation in ~ least due to the fact that 2009 and has been modified time and again throughout such time of political geography tension. The very same happened during the Iraq crisis and also it is being repeated.

This is what the post looked favor on facebook at the time of writing. The short article has because been gotten rid of by facebook for gift fake news.

Earlier Snopes had reported around this hoax top top November 17, 2009 in an post titled, "22 Christian Missionaries Sentenced to Death" Prayer Request". However, the number have altered from time come time, at times discussing 229.

Interestingly, on many instances the letter"s initial few sentences have actually been rephrased however then it almost reads similar. This time as well it start with reference to the case in Afghanistan however then moves to a completely different situation and also country, in Iraq.

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Hence the letter is nothing however just hoax and there"s nothing to be surprised if this reappears later on too.