A similar prayer in the type of letter has been in circulation in ~ least due to the fact that 2009 and has to be 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, society media is acquiring flooded with number of strange claims. One among them is the 229 Christian missionaries have been sentenced to death by Afghan Islamists and also that they would be enforcement anytime.

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

Prayer for Helpless Missionaries


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A prayer in the form of a chain letter claiming the 229 Christian missionaries have been arrested by the Taliban and also they have been sentenced come death. The mail started acquiring circulated on respectable 17, 2 days after ~ the Taliban took siege of the presidential palace in Kabul.


The prayer inquiry looked favor an open chain mail and claimed to have actually been sent out from a missionary in Chihuahua in Africa claiming the the Taliban have just manage to siege power in Afghanistan and also will now execute this missionaries.

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

"Just received this prayer inquiry from a friend through church.

Today i m so sad they just shown this devastating news in ~ this time. They have the right to corraborate that in the news. Please pray for the 229 Christian missionaries, who have actually been sentenced to fatality tomorrow afternoon by the Afghan Islamists. Please have the right to pass this post on as soon as possible so that many people will be able to pray. This blog post was sent by a missionary indigenous Chihuahua that is in Africa. The entirety planet united in prayer. If you have the right to forward the please sign up with us in urgent prayer, also because the radical Islamic team has just taken Quaragosh, the largest Christian city in Iraq. Whereby there are hundreds Christian men, women and also children who are being beheaded. Prayer cover is gift requested. You re welcome take a minute and also pray for them. Happen the post to whoever you can. Quaragosh has already been taken number of times. They have actually asked united state for prayer, please pass it on to others."

Nothing True


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The whole prayer plea is nothing however hoax. Truth is that a similar prayer in the type of letter has been in circulation at least because 2009 and also has to be modified time and also again throughout such time of political geography tension. The very same happened throughout the Iraq crisis and it is gift repeated.

This is what the post looked like on on facebook at the time of writing. The post has due to the fact that been gotten rid of by on facebook for gift fake news.

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

Interestingly, on most instances the letter"s initial few sentences have been rephrased but then it nearly reads similar. This time also it starts with recommendation to the situation in Afghanistan yet then move to a totally different situation and also country, in Iraq.

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Hence the letter is nothing but just hoax and there"s naught to be surprised if this reappears in the future too.